Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas at dusk.

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Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas


Quite a sight from outside, this immoderate palace has a pair of wonderfully extravagant rococo caryatids curling around the main entrance. The exterior also boasts flamboyant Modernista features. The interior offers further sumptuous delights in what is now the Museo Nacional de Cerámica.

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1. Museo Nacional de Cerámica

Inside a striking palace, this ceramics museum celebrates an important local industry. Downstairs (which also features a decadent hand-painted 1753…

2. Museo del Patriarca

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This seminary was founded in the late 16th century by San Juan de Ribera, a towering Counter-Reformation figure who wielded enormous spiritual and…

3. Centro Cultural La Nau

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Long the headquarters of the University of Valencia, with a harmonious cloister-courtyard that's worth popping into. It's lined with plaques of notable…

4. Iglesia de Santa Catalina

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This church, badly knocked about in the civil war, is starkly impressive inside. It’s dwarfed by the striking late-17th-century hexagonal baroque bell…

5. Luis Adelantado

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This stylish spot is a local reference point for high-quality, carefully selected contemporary art exhibitions. There are often some real gems on display,…

6. Baños del Almirante

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These Arab-style baths, constructed in 1313, functioned continuously as public bathing facilities until 1959. It's worth dropping in if you're passing by…

7. Catedral de Valencia


Valencia’s cathedral was built over a mosque after the 1238 reconquest. Its low, wide, brick-vaulted triple nave is mostly Gothic, with neoclassical side…

8. Museo Catedralicio Diocesano


Newly reopened, this cathedral museum is a good-looking blend of the modern and venerable. There are some excellent religious paintings here; it's…