The city hall building after which the plaza is named is a fine example of Baroque
Revival or Neo-baroque architecture being in the Baroque
style but built between 1900 and 1950 in phases.
Originally built as a House of Education it now holds
city government services including the tourist office, the
municipal census or registration, of the general information
of the Police and local taxes. There is also a very
interesting museum of city history which also holds
The museum is divided into different rooms: The first
room displays five maps showing the evolution of the city.
The most famous of them is made by the father Tosca in
In the second of the rooms, views of the city,
there are exhibited a total of 46 prints from the collection
include a municipal chronological period from the late
eighteenth century in the middle of the nineteenth century.
In the Hall of Furs, contains murals in 1958 by
Ramon Stolz . These represent the eight kings of the history
of Valencia, from James I to Alfonso the Magnanimous. At the
center of the room is the display of medieval books,
including the Llibre dels Furs from 1329, after which
the room is named.
Finally, the Statutory Hall, located in what was the
Church of Santa Rosa and decorated with paintings by Josť
Vergara, contains some of the symbols and relics that are a
landmark in the history of Valencia. You can see Royal
British Flag, the Pennon of the Conquest, the trophy of the
conquest, the sword of King James I, the Book of the
Consulate of the Sea , the painting of the Immaculate
Conception and the Jury of Espinosa , the reliquary St.
George, St. Michael the Archangel, the Keys of the City,
union flags, several pieces of jewelry, etc..
Admission is free and is open from 09:15 to 14.00, Monday