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Iglesia de los Santos Juanes

The first church on this site was built in 1240. Once the site of an old mosque, it is now home to the Iglesia de los Santos Juanes, one of Valencia’s oldest churches which is also a National Heritage site. The original structure was heavily damaged...

La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia or Silk Exchange was built in the fifteenth century to serve as an exchange where silk was traded. The textile industry played a big role in Valencia’s illustrious past. These days, La Lonja de la Seda is one of Europe...

Torres de Serranos

The Torres de Serranos is what remains of the twelve gates that used to be part of Valencia’s ancient city walls and it is one of the city’s eye-catching monuments. The large but elegant towers were built as a city gate in 1394 but never played an im...

Mercado de Colón

No Spanish city is complete without the influence of Antoni Gaudí. The world renowned artist’s work can be admired in Barcelona but Valencia is also home to his ground breaking design. However, the old railway station Mercado de Cólon was designed by...

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

The well-known Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Túria. Opened in 1998, this large cultural and architectural complex consists of an opera house, a performing art...

A sunny city break to Valencia - Tips and highlights

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