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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • Great tourist destination, but city authorities should do something with pigeons sitting (and not only sitting) on the Neptune's sculpture, as well as with the wires hanging over the square, that destroy each picture taken here.
  • A lovely view in every direction with a fountain in the middle. A great meeting place for locals and tourists alike.
  • Good place to enjoy your beer & food with a decent view. Tried Cafe & Tapas and it was good
  • Beautiful square.......specially during Fallas a must visit place. The statue of Mother Mary decorated with white flowers. She look very beautiful.
  • Beautiful square in the heart of the historic city center; a "meeting point" of such famous touristic attractions as: The Cathedral of Valencia, The Basilica of the Virgen, The Fountain of Turia. This area is a "Must See" in Valencia as well as the area around it.

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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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3 days in Valencia BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Valencian Country BY A USER FROM MALTA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Valencia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Valencia, Ibiza & Barcelona BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Valencia BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Valencia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italy & Spain BY A USER FROM CROATIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain BY A USER FROM SERBIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
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