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Plaza de la Reina
Holiday Travel Guide

This busy square marks the center of Valencia’s Old Town. Come here to admire grand architecture, visit a centuries-old café and shop at handicraft markets.

Plaza de la Reina sits in the heart of Valencia’s Old Town. This pretty square is home to historic city architecture, seasonal handicraft markets and a range of cafés and restaurants, most with outdoor seating areas. The square is the unofficial starting point of the city of Valencia.

Upon arriving at the square you can’t help but notice the Valencia Cathedral, which dominates the square’s north side. Founded in the 13th century on the site of a Moorish mosque, the cathedral displays a wonderful mixture of Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles. Rent an audio guide and take the self-guided tour to discover art by Francisco Goya and a chalice that many believe to be the Holy Grail. Climb the spiral staircase to the top of the Miguelete bell tower for panoramic views of Valencia’s city center.

On the streets surrounding Plaza de la Reina you’ll find various cafés, bars and restaurants. Take a seat at one of the outdoor terraces and admire the square’s architecture, such as the cathedral and the bell tower of Santa Catalina Church.

Be sure to try a horchata, a traditional local drink made from water, sugar and tigernut. Perhaps the best place to try this drink is at Horchatería de Santa Catalina, on the south side of the square. This café opened in the 1800s and is reputedly the oldest place in Valencia’s city center that serves the drink.

Shoppers will enjoy artisanal markets held at certain times of the year. One example is the Mercado de L’Escuraeta, which takes place in May, with traders selling clay pots, cooking utensils and ceramic items. Visit the square’s tourist information office to find out more about the markets and other events.

Plaza de la Reina is a short walk from major Valencia attractions, such as the Central Market and Plaza de la Virgen. Public buses also stop at the square. If you are driving, there is parking available for a fee in the square’s underground lot.

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The Westin Valencia
The Westin Valencia
5 out of 5
The price is SG$178 per night from 28 Dec to 29 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Valencia City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Turia Gardens and Mestalla Stadium. Plaza de la Reina and Central Market are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (800 reviews)

"I liked the rooms, the decor, the facilities and the friendliness of the staff. What requires immediate attention is their use of plastics and overall ability to recycle and create the most minimal environmental impact. Ideas would include - no slippers, no plastic cups, no plastic swim caps, recycle ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar,2020

The Westin Valencia
Zerka Centro
Zerka Centro
3 out of 5
The price is SG$114 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Valencia City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Teatro Olympia and Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Central Market and Plaza de la Reina are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (50 reviews)

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Reviewed on 23 Nov,2020

Zerka Centro
Hi Valencia Boutique
Hi Valencia Boutique
3 out of 5
Plaza Alfonso El Magnánimo, 1 Puerta 2, Valencia, Valencia
The price is SG$50 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Valencia City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Iglesia de Santo Tomás Apóstol y San Felipe Neri and University of Valencia. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (139 reviews)
En general, muy bien

"En general muy bien. Buena habitación, silenciosa, cómoda. El único problema fue que en el baño encontramos una cucaracha y la ducha tenía algunas manchas. El acceso es fácil, pero los códigos de acceso los mandan el mismo día por lo que sí o sí hay que tener internet móvil. Está muy bien ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug,2020

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21 Sep 2019

Be careful ordering drinks in the square. Some establishments overcharge and serve larger beers than ordered.

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9 Jun 2019

Main stop to pick up the local tourist bus, also where the 2 lines meet, nice place to chill out get something to eat, check out the cathedral or market stalls.

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The Westin Valencia
The Westin Valencia
5 out of 5
The price is SG$178 per night from 28 Dec to 29 Dec
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The Westin Valencia
Zerka Centro
Zerka Centro
3 out of 5
The price is SG$114 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees
Zerka Centro
Hi Valencia Boutique
Hi Valencia Boutique
3 out of 5
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Catalonia Excelsior Hotel
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Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar
Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar
5 out of 5
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Down Town 13
3 out of 5
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Mon Suites Catedral
4 out of 5
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3.5 out of 5
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Old Town Flats Casa Burguerini
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$132 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec
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