Plaza de la Virgen ~ Top Valencia Squares to Visit
On your right is a shaded area where you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere.
The meeting has been performed every week for hundreds of years. Disputes are aired between farmers over the irrigation of water in the huerta – the surrounding agricultural area around the city.
Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparado
Further along is the 17 century, blue domed baroque building of the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparado (Church of the Virgin de los Desamparados) Patron of Valencia.
The statue of the virgin is loved and deeply respected and kept inside the church.
Many other festivals and events are held throughout the year such as the Feast Day of the Patron on the second Sunday in May.
There are open air terraces and at the top of the square is a statue of a man reclining over water fountains which represents the river Turia.
Leading off Plaza de la Virgen is Calle Caballeros and the trendy area of Barrio del Carmen.
The area is good for nightlife as there are many clubs, bars and restaurants. The stunning Palau de Generalatit, seat of the Valencian Autonomous Region government, is behind the square.