Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca

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  • 1. Catedral de Valencia

    Ciutat Vella | Museum/Gallery

    Valencia's 13th- to 15th-century cathedral is the heart of the city. The building has three portals—Romanesque, Gothic, and rococo. Inside,...Read More

  • 2. Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    At the heart of the Força Vella, the cathedral looms above 90 steps and is famous for its nave—at 75 feet, the widest in the world and the epitome...Read More

  • 3. Lonja de la Seda

    Ciutat Vella | Building/Architectural Site

    On the Plaza del Mercado, this 15th-century building is a product of Valencia's golden age, when the city's prosperity as one of the capitals...Read More

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  • 4. Monasterio de Santa María de Poblet

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Founded in 1150 by Ramón Berenguer IV in gratitude for the Christian Reconquest, the monastery first housed a dozen Cistercians from Narbonne...Read More

  • 5. Teatre-Museu Dalí

    Museum/Gallery

    Museum" was not a big enough word for Dalí, so he christened his monument a theater. In fact, the building was once the Força Vella theater...Read More

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  • 6. Ayuntamiento

    Government Building

    Constructed between 1696 and 1780, the town hall is a beautiful example of baroque civic architecture. Inside, a gold sculpture by Salvador...Read More

  • 7. Basílica de Santa María

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Constructed in a Gothic style over the city's main mosque between the 14th and 16th century, this is Alicante's oldest house of worship. The...Read More

  • 8. Catedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built between the 12th and 14th century on the site of a Roman temple and a mosque, this cathedral shows the transition from Romanesque to Gothic...Read More

  • 9. Concatedral of San Nicolás de Bari

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built between 1616 and 1662 on the site of a former mosque, this church (called a con catedral because it shares the seat of the bishopric...Read More

  • 10. Església de Sant Vicenç

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Founded in 977, this pre-Romanesque gem contains the relics of St. Vincent as well as the tomb of its benefactor, Pere de Rovira. La Capella...Read More

  • 11. Estación del Norte

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Designed by Demetrio Ribes Mano in 1917, the train station—declared a National Historical–Artistic monument in 1983—is a splendid Moderniste...Read More

  • 12. Palau de la Generalitat

    Government Building

    On the left side of the Plaza de la Virgen, fronted by orange trees and box hedges, is this elegant facade. The Gothic building was once the...Read More

  • 13. Plaza del Ayuntamiento

    Casco Antiguo | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    With the massive baroque facades of the Ayuntamiento (City Hall) and the Correos (central Post Office) facing each other across the park, this...Read More

  • 14. Torre de Gironella

    Building/Architectural Site

    A five-minute walk uphill behind the cathedral leads to a park and this four-story tower (no entry permitted) dating to 1190; the tower marks...Read More

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