10 places of Valencia that you should not miss

1. Church of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir

Popularly known as the Valencian Sistine Chapel, this small church has some of the most beautiful and spectacular frescoes in the entire city. Closed to the public for a decade, it was recently reopened to the public and today it is one of the most visited churches in Valencia.

2. The Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas

This palace, which impresses many with its spectacular façade, was built in the 15th century and was later renovated in the 18th century by the Marquis himself who gave its name. Inside is one of the most beautiful and worth visiting rooms in València, the impressive Ballroom, whose decoration is reminiscent of Versailles itself.

3. The Holy Grail in the Cathedral of Valencia

The whereabouts of the Holy Grail has for centuries been a mystery to everyone. Although the crusaders searched for it for centuries, finding different locations as the exact place, modern research suggests that almost certainly, the chalice that is kept in the city’s Cathedral could be the original. For all those who wish to visit it, it is located in the Aula Grail Museum in Valencia, inside the building.

4. El Miguelete

The Torre del Miguelete, the name given to the bell tower of the Cathedral itself, is one of the tallest buildings in the entire center of Valencia, making its views a real privilege. Built between the fourteenth and fifteenth century, it receives this name so characteristic for the bell that strikes the hours and, although its stairs can be difficult, it is worth reaching the top and being able to contemplate the entire city down to the sea.

5. The Colon Market

This unique market that today hosts cafes, bars and restaurants is, with no doubt, the great jewel of late Valencian modernism. This building, which turned 100 years old in December 2016, was built in its beginnings to fill the lack of markets that existed in the area known as Ensanche de València. However, today it is one of the most chic places in the city to have a drink as well as having several market stalls and restaurants on the lower floor that from Flight Mode we recommend visiting at the very least.

6. Central Market of Valencia

If the Mercado de Colón is a must for its uniqueness and beauty, it would be a mistake not to get lost as a visitor among the almost 400 small shops that inside this building located opposite the Lonja and in the heart of the city. Although it is a place to go for shopping, it has several places both inside and outside that allow the traveler to make the popular Valencian lunch.

7. Museum Fallero

It is one of the most popular museums in Valencia and a must-see for all those passionate visitors who want to know more about the Fallas and its history. In it you will be able to know some of the ‘ninots’, the name given to the figures that decorate the Fallas, the most important in recent years, as well as learn the way in which monuments are built and the historical origin of this Valencian festival that today is World Heritage.

8. City of Arts and Sciences

Of course, one of the obligatory visits during your visit to Valencia is the City of Arts and Sciences, a place where both younger of the family and the older ones can enjoy entertainment and fun.

This complex, which is located in the bed of the Túria river, has different museums and buildings, although the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía and the Oceanographic stand out mainly for their size, as they are the main attraction of all ages, with packs for all those who dare to visit it.

9. Monastery of San Miguel de los Reyes

One of the most impressive buildings in the city of Valencia and one of the least known is the Monastery of San Miguel de los Reyes, which was built in the XVI century and inside it preserves the remains of great figures of Spanish history as well as temporary exhibitions that are worth visiting.

This monastery has free guided tours every weekend and holidays at 12:00 or 13:00 for which you do not need to make a reservation. It is a truly recommended visit for lovers of history and mystery, as it is said that ghosts have been seen inside.

10. Mosaic Room of the North Station

Another of the most spectacular secrets that the city of València keeps and not many people know, not even the locals, is the old cantina or Mosaic Hall of the North Station, located next to the city’s Plaza de Toros.

This room is located inside the train station itself and is considered one of the great jewels of Valencian modernism, as is the station itself. It was opened to the public in 2008 after being closed to the public for more than 20 years and in its mosaics you can see typical scenes from the Valencian countryside, as well as women in typical Valencian costumes, all surrounded by a coffered ceiling and a detail. You must visit it.