12 Must Visit Historical Sites in Valencia, Spain

12 Must Visit Historical Sites in Valencia, Spain, Valencia, Spain (B)

Steeped with history, Valencia, like most of Spain, has a long, dark yet interesting historical past. Whether you're looking to marvel at ancient churches or discover Valencia's roots in the Silk Trade, there is something to explore for every historian at heart. 

This market is not to be missed while in Valencia. Whether you want a coffee, tapas or groceries, Colon Market is an eclectic mix of modern and traditional cuisines. The original structure dates back to 1916 and contains a mix of architectural designs including a hint of Gaudi. Colon Market attracts a variety of tourists and locals alike, some who purchase flowers and others who just want to enjoy a coffee and a smoke. There are over 1,300 stalls inside this these four walls. Next door is Iglesia de los Santos Juanes, a 14th Century church.

This 14-century church is one of the oldest in Valencia. It features a Baroque façade though the original structure is gothic. A fire destroyed the interior in the year 1552, but is still considered a Baroque gem. The church is built upon the site of a 13th Century mosque. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 12 Must Visit Historical Sites in Valencia, Spain
Guide Location: Spain » Valencia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/12-must-visit-historical-sites-in-valencia-spain
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mercado de Colon
  • Iglesia de los Santos Juanes
  • Puenta del Mar
  • Jardin del Turia
  • Plaza de la Virgen
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria
  • Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados
  • Palace of the Generalitat
  • La Lonja
  • Serrano
  • Quart Towers
  • Horchateria de Santa Catalina
  • Parroquia de San Nicolás de Bari y San Pedro Mártir
  • Almoina Archaeological Center