Whether you are a tourist or a Valencian, you may think that the city of Valencia is seen in just one or two days. That by making the typical visits to its historical centre and the City of Arts and Sciences you have already done the capital of the Turia. You are however very misguided. The possibilities of leisure and discovering unknown corners are endless in Valencia. There will be things you did not even know existed, just a few steps from your hotel or apartment. Put on your most comfortable sneakers and get ready to wander around the whole city. Get rid of any preconceptions because Valencia has many plans and places to offer.
Valencia’s historic centre is one of the largest in Europe and a definitive must see. However, it is not enough to just see the stand-out monuments already mentioned, such as the Torres de Quart and Serranos, the Miguelete and the Cathedral. You must also explore the more hidden, yet highly emblematic landmarks that also form part of Valencia’s historic centre. For example, you may not know that one of the greatest frescoes, after the Sistine Chapel, is in Valencia. Specifically, in the church of Saint Nicolas in the heart of the Carmen district. Its recent restoration has made this church a jewel that is being studied by art experts as ‘the Sistine Chapel of Valencia‘. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover this corner of Valencia.