Plaza de la Reina ~ Valencia City Spain
The Cathedral of Valencia overlooks the square and the entrance is via the baroque door (Puerta de los Hierros) which you can see in the image below.
The church was originally built on the site of a mosque in 1262 and is mainly gothic with a baroque facade.
The Cathedral is open daily from 7.15am – 1pm and then from 4.30-8.30pm – free. El Micalet is open from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 4.40-6pm – (admission fee).
Plaza de la Reina is surrounded by cafes, tapas bars and restaurants so a great place to enjoy a drink or meal.
The square is easy to reach from Plaza del Ayuntamiento via Calle San Vicente Martir.
This narrow street is drenched in history and full of tiny shops and cafes selling pastries and cakes, boutiques and cafes full of local dishes.
After a ten minute walk you reach the church and bell-tower of Santa Catalina which is the gateway to the Old Quarter.
The tiny Plaza Santa Catalina is surrounded by a few cafes and restaurants and two of the most famous horchatarias in Valencia.
The Horchateria El Siglo and Horchateria Santa Catalina are two of the most famous horchaterias in town serving this traditional drink.
Just off Plaza de la Reina is Plaza Redonda (round not square) which has three entrances. It’s known locally as ‘the Hole’ (el Clot) with a fountain in the middle, surrounded by stalls with birds, ceramics and bric a brac.
From here it’s just a few minutes walk down Calle San Vicente Mártir, to Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and the tree-lined shopping area of Calle Colón.
Places to stay near Plaza de la Reina ?
Plaza de la Reina Car Park
If you need to park your car there is a 24 hour underground car park in the square.
- Payments accepted: Coins, Notes
- Number of spaces: 348
- Mon-Sun 24 hours
- € 2.70 / 1 hour
- €19.80 / 24 hours