Top Historical Places in Valencia

Are you looking to explore the history of Valencia through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Valencia including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Valencia. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Valencia ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Valencia, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Valencia for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Valencia with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. City Of The Arts And Sciences

    Science Museum, Arena, Aquarium, Walking Area

    This freaky place puts Valencia on the map. Eye catching and brilliantly detailed, the complex is possibly Valencia’s most popular destination. There are five main buildings: the Opera House, the Imax Theatre, the Science Museum, the Agora (sports venue), and the Oceanographic (Europe’s largest aquarium). Even if you don’t visit every building here, it’s a good place to ...Read more
  2. La Lonja De La Seda

    4.5 (2883 Votes)
    La Lonja De La Seda

    Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    This lovely gothic hall was once a major mercantile hotspot. So much so the UNESCO named it a world heritage site. It stands as a prominent reminder of the rich, secular heritage of a great commercial city. The architecture is unusual, featuring gargoyles, lovely stained glass windows, a beautiful central courtyard, twisted columns and coffered ceilings. Visit for the sheer atmosphere.
  3. Palacio Del Marques De Dos Aguas

    Art And Culture, Museum, Historical Site, Palace

    This beautiful building houses a ceramic museum. Yes, it’s a strange combination, but that’s part of the charm. Those not quite interested in pottery will be able to just wander about the place taking in the lavishness of the interiors.It was a royal palace after all. All in all, there isn’t much to see here, but take an hour.
  4. St Mary's Cathedral

    Art Gallery, Church, View Point, Historical Site

    This eleventh century cathedral is essentially Gothic, but melds multiple influences into its structure, a result of a long period of construction and expansion. It’s quite important to Christianity in general, seeing how it houses what is purportedly the chalice from the Last Supper (the true Holy Grail). It was the official chalice for many popes. Make sure to at least climb the bell to...Read more
  5. Mercado Central

    4.6 (2474 Votes)
    Mercado Central

    Landmark, Historical Site, Food And Drinks, Market

    Among the famous markets of the world, this one doesn’t get nearly as much fame as it ought to. It’s one of Europe’s oldest markets, specialising mainly in foodstuffs and restaurants. Not knowing any Spanish isn’t going to be a problem; the vendors are all very helpful. Beef, fish, fruit, Jamon, cheese… it’s all here and cheap as anything. The atmosphere is ...Read more
  6. Torres De Serranos

    4.6 (1308 Votes)
    Torres De Serranos

    View Point, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    This is only one of the dozen gates that led into Old Valencia. It’s one of Valencia’s best-preserved monuments. The best time to visit would be in the morning. Catch the sunrise as dawn hits Valencia. The views are nothing short of spectacular. There’s not much to do here in terms of exploration, but it’s a wonderful place to relax, take in the Pace of Valencia’s ...Read more
  7. Miguelete Tower

    View Point, Historical Site, Tower, Architecture

    This Gothic tower, built in the thirteenth century, derives its name from the giant bell (Miguel) that resides within it. 207 steps spiralling up to the top of the tower will lead you to some terrific views of Valencia’s rooftops, old gates and many squares. Try and get there as the bell chimes; it’s loud and quite and experience; don’t fall off in shock. Naturally, the best t...Read more
  8. Casco Antiguo

    4.4 (903 Votes)
    Casco Antiguo

    Bar, Walking Area, Historical Site, Restaurant

    This is the heart and soul of Valencia, it’s historical and cultural influences blending together with the modern in a series of quaint and beautiful neighbourhood. Hundreds of tiny narrow streets will lead you astray in this old quarter, and you’ll only be too happy to be lost as you explore boutiques, bars, restaurants, and marvel at the magnificent architecture at every next corn...Read more
  9. Plaza Ayuntamiento

    Historical Site, Food And Drinks, Performance, Leisure

    This is said to be the best place to begin your tours of Old Valencia. The buildings surrounding the square are magnificent: The Town Hall is splendorous, the Post Office is always worth a visit and the fountain in the middle of the garden is lovely. Photo opportunities abound, so make sure you’re carrying your cameras and see if you catch a few shots of the Spanish city life. The restaur...Read more
  10. Valencia Museum Of Fine Arts

    Art Museum, Art Gallery, Historical Site, Palace

    The museum is worth visiting for two things: its preservation of Valencia’s cultural heritage, and the beautiful palace within which it resides. Luca Giordano, Bartolommeo Esteban Murillo and Juan Valdes Leal are only a number of Valencia’s favored painters showcased here. Other than that, there’s a whole collection sculptures and artefacts gathered from all over Europe. While...Read more
  11. Basilica De La Virgen De Los Desamparados

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Statue

    The entirety of the fascination and the mystery of this Basilica revolves around the statue of it’s namesake, which depicts the Virgin, (also known as the Little Hunchback), the patron saint of Valencia. It’s when you step inside that the beauty of the place becomes evident. The paintings of the copula, the fantastic ceiling, the goldwork on the altar and the beautiful ornaments and...Read more