Location and how to get there
Location and how to get there
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The monument acts as a gate to Mediaeval Valencia, standing between the Turia park and the Old Town. Thanks to its advantaged position, the Serranos gate is easily found and reachable, no matter where you are in the city.
The Torres dels Serrans mark of course the entrance gate to the city of Valencia, or at least its ancient core.
If we consider this central part of the city to be an oval of sorts, the gate stands at its northern end, right in front of the middle sections of the Turiagardens, which hug the old quarters from that side.
The park-facing side (the northern one), is found along Carrer de la Blanqueria, right in front of Puente dels Serrans. The interior, which faces the Old Town, to the south, looks at Plaça dels Furs and Carrer dels Serrans behind it.
How to get there
Because of its position, the gate is rather easy to reach, whether you are in the city centre (in which case we suggest you walk there) or in other parts of the city (there you might want to take public transport).
|Lines||3, 5, 7, 9||4||C1, C2, 6, 11, 16, 26, 28, 94, 95||-|
|Stops||Alameda||Pont de Fusta||Comte de Trénor/Blanqueria-Pare d' Òrfens||036|
There aren’t many metro stops close to the Serranos gate. In fact, the closest one would be Alameda, about 1.1 km (0.7 miles) away (14-minute walk).
The tram network’s line 4, however, passes rather close to Torres dels Serrans, just on the other side of the bridge (view map). The stop is called Pont de Fusta, and it is about 500 m (0.3 miles) away from the Towers (6-minute walk).
For detailed information about how this system works, you can read our article about the metro and trams in Valencia.
There are numerous buses stopping by the Serranos gate.
If you need to get there from other parts of the city centre, especially along the old walls of the city, your best options are buses C1, C2, and 28. If instead, you are located along the Turia park, buses 94 and 95 will work perfectly for you. Buses 6, 11, 26, will mostly be used by those that are north of the city centre.
For detailed information about tickets and how to get them, you can read our article about buses in Valencia.
Here you have a summary of the bus lines, routes, and stops you should use to reach the Torres de Serranos.
|Stop||Blanqueria - Pare d' Òrfens||Comte de Trénor||Comte de Trénor||Blanqueria - Pare d' Òrfens||Comte de Trénor||Blanqueria - Pare d' Òrfens|
|Details||It is a circular line that runs the length of the old city walls, hugging the old quarters of the city. Some of its stops are Puerta del Mar,Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Xátiva, Torres dels Serrans.||It circulates directly around the C1 route. It follows along Valencia’s tree-lined avenues and then for a stretch of theTuriapark, also including the university area in its route.||They dwell mostly in the neighbourhoods north of the centre, (La Saïdia, Rascanya) and along the Turiapark. Here they follow the garden for a stretch that goes from Torres dels Serrans to Alameda metro stop.||This line runs the entire length of the old city walls, circumscribing the old quarters of the city. It also goes into the neighbourhoods north of the centre for a stretch.||From Campanar (north of the centre), it descends towards the Turia park and loosely follows its course until its last section, where it goes back.||It follows the course of theJardín del Turia in its entirety. Its route connects Avenida del Cid with Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and then Neptú, by the harbour.|
Cabs are obviously the most comfortable option to move around the city, but they are also the most expensive.
As the Serranos gate is so central, we would only recommend this means of transport if your departure point is quite far from the old quarters. Who knows, you might even get some good recommendations from the driver.
It is normally quite easy to hail a taxi in the street in Valencia, but other options are also booking through a mobile app or through a phone call.
To see detailed information on this, check our article about taxis in Valencia.
Valencia is a very bike-friendly city, so we always recommend exploring it this way.
On the official map , you’ll see that there is a bike path circling the city’s old quarters that can lead you right to the Torres. You can also cycle in the city centre and its pedestrian zones, as long as you leave enough room for people to walk.
On the same map, you will also see that there is a Valenbisi station right by the Torres, as well as others in the vicinity.
Remember that the gate is located in front of the Turia gardens, which means you can always cycle through the park to get to the Puerta de Serranos.
This complex is also a very popular stop for many bike tours offered in the city. This way you won’t be able to stop and get inside the Towers, but you’ll see how to get there from other parts of the city centre.
If you want to know more about cycling in the city, read our article about biking in Valencia or our article about Valenbisi, Valencia’s public bike rental service (with video guides).
Electric scooters are an ever-more popular transport solution in Valencia. They are ideal if you want to move independently around the city and you don’t want to get stuck in traffic, but you don’t like cycling or walking. Many scooter-sharing companies offer rental plans that let you pay per minute of use and nothing else.
You can park and drive your scooter within a designated area in the city’s urban zone. Generally, you are not allowed to park in the old quarters of the city, but luckily Torres de Serranos are just at the edge of the Old Town**, so you can park nearby**.
If you want to know more about this, you can check out our article about electric scooter rentals in Valencia. In the article, you’ll find step-by-step instructions and video guides to help you through the rental process.
Given that the Porta de Serrans is an old entrance gate to the city, it is normal that reaching it on foot is not difficult at all. In fact, if you are in the old quarters of the city, going on foot is likely the easiest option.
Even from Estación del Norte, which is located precisely at the other end of the city centre, the gate is only 1.4 km away (18-minute walk, about 0.9 miles). To reach it from the train station, you will only need to go straight, crossing the centre in its entirety.
If you are located anywhere along the Turiapark, reaching the Towers will be very easy. You will just need to follow the course of the urban garden towards its centre, and soon enough you will find the ancient gate standing at the entrance of the city’s old quarters.
If you want to get some interesting information about the Serranos Towers while walking through the park or the city centre, we have a selection of self-guided tours that you can enjoy at your own pace. If this sounds right for you, feel free to check out our Northleg itineraries.