We begin the places to visit in Valencia in its historical center. Some of them you will already know because they are the typical postcard-ones like the Miguelete, the Cathedral, the Lonja, the Basilica of the Virgin or Town Hall Square. Others, however, are exquisitely beautiful and may not be so much in view for the visitor. Like the Royal College of the Patriarch, which houses works by Benlliure, Ribera or El Greco, a collection of unique Flemish tapestries and historical documents of great value like texts by Tomás Moro. As a curiosity, at the entrance you will see hanging on the wall a stuffed crocodile known as ‘the dragon of the Patriarch‘, which according to legend was a caiman that terrorized the fields of Valencia during the sixteenth century.
Near the College of the Patriarch another of the places to visit in Valencia that you can not miss is the Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas, which today houses the National Museum of Ceramics. Just seeing its façade is already worth it. The palace is one of the greatest examples of Baroque architecture in Spain, with an impressive alabaster cover depicting two men who represent the two rivers, Turia and Júcar, which irrigate the Valencian orchards. Inside you can see collections of ceramics and porcelain from all eras and places in the world.