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Key Info

Plaça de la Reina, s/n

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
4.0

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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Within walking distance of the Valencia Cathedral, the Plaza de la Reina is a great space to sit and observe activity in the old part of town.

Past travelers found the area lively at all times of the day and said they visited on several different occasions during their trip. Multiple options for food and drinks flank the square. It provides places both to soak in the sun or to find relief in the shade. Even if you don't seek out the plaza, you'll likely spend some time here as it's home to a variety of bus stops, according to reviewers.

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