Arround de hostel
The surroundings of our guest house are plenty of monuments and interest places for sightseeing in the historic centre where we are located, next to Mercado Central and La Lonja. Back in 1238, Jaime I recovered Valencia from moorish dominion and the surroundigs reflects the magnificence of reconquest with the highest concentration of monuments of the city. Now, a confortable walk through Barrio del Carmen y Ciutat Vella leads to discover history just next to our guest house.
Plaza de la Virgen and Centro Catedralítico:
A preclassic gothic cathedral with romanseque, gothic and baroque main doors, a baroque main chapel and a neoclassical chapel inside. Is located just east from our place and between Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen squares, not to forget the impressive cathedral belltower, El Micalet the best for a full panoramic view over Valencia historic centre.
La Lonja de la Seda:
The Silk Market, declared UNESCO world heritage place since 1996, is the most emblematic masterpiece of valencian civil gothic period, representing the economic and cultural peak of XV century Valencia. A graceful building combines art and commerce with elegance and sobriety. This emblematic work of art also represents transition of the Flamboyant or late gothic. Is located between St/de la Lonja y Plaza del Mercat, just a few yards from our place.
El Mercado Central:
In the XIII century market use to be located between a gone city wall and Santos Juanes church. In 1536 city broadened and market went into the new citywall. Over the crystal dome of the market, a spear, a lightning rod, and a weather vane green colored and shaped like a bird can be observed. The market is located in front to La Lonja de la Seda west to our guest house.
La Plaza Redonda:
THe Round Square has four asimetrical accesses to a 4-faceted central fountaine, each side with little bronze faces pouring water. Three of its entryways are called as the street they look: Vallanca, Sindico, y La Pescaderia. THe fourth side of the Rounded Square is accesed from Lope de Vega Square.