Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia

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Discover the charm of the historic main square, Plaza de la Virgen. Situated adjacent to the cathedral, the 13th-century plaza is home to the basilica and old city hall, centered around the iconic fountain of Neptune. Walk the pedestrian-only area of the plaza and admire the impressive Baroque architecture of the buildings. Stop for coffee or tapas at one of the many outdoor cafes. Use our Valencia road trip planner to visit Plaza de la Virgen on your trip to Valencia, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • All the buildings around are on a postcard. Fonatanna on hot days cools, but also blends with the Cathedral in the background
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  • Large imposing with its fountain is worth the ride and visit the square is very large with the fountain and the tapas all around tourist clearly!!
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  • There are many photo opportunities to be had here. The fountain are alone is perfect for this and the backdrop from most angles will be nice. There are many places to eat here nearby and it makes for ...  more »
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  • One of the best plazas, great atmosphere during the evening with the cathedral and many nice restaurants to eat. Usually there's some street artists playing good music and making it magic! Note: it's super clean!
  • Beautiful area. Go to the latest slackens to eat .fantastic food. Lovely staff. Excellent prices.
  • This is a beautiful lively place to visit. Like most Plazas in Spain, there will be music. There is a fountain and places to eat. There is something for everyone on the Family. We came in the summer of this year. There was a show for the kids with activities and music and dancing. We were smiling the whole time. A must see when in the area.
  • Really nice "plaza" with pulsing atmosphere during the evening. Small Tip:)- if you want good dinner you can find better places;)
  • Very lively tourist oriented place. Beautiful during the day and in the evening. You can take beautiful pictures sit for nice coffee. Usually very crowded.

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Where to stay in Valencia

The Valencia city center is hugged by a river bed-turned park that leads down to the City of Arts and Sciences and harbor area. Stay along the river to be no more than a pleasant stroll away from some of the main neighborhoods and attractions. The popular El Carmen neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, is known for its bohemian atmosphere and historical architecture, making it a popular area for daytime tourism and lively nightlife. For a selection of newer hotels and well-known shops, you can opt to stay in the city's commercial district of Colon Street, only a short walk from the old center and well-connected by the metro. For a laid-back, sun-filled retreat, El Cabanyal is a quiet residential neighborhood near the city's main beach.
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