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Sights in and around Plaza Del Ayuntamiento, Valencia

In the Square

At the apex of the triangle which is the square there sands a statue of Francesc de Vinatea (also Francisco de Vinatea or Guillermo de Vinatea), a hero of historic Valencia and now a symbol of the city.  Erected in 1993 it is a Bronze sculpture and stone pedestal Sponsor by The City of Valencia and made by the artist Manuel Rodr�guez V�zquez.    De Vinatea was a knight of the kingdom of Valencia, as it was then in the 14th Century, and had been elected to a senior judicial position or jurat in cap (first jury) the capital city of the kingdom.  His is famed for standing up to the authority of the king, possibly Peter or Alfonso IV of Aragon in demanding the rights of citizens.  It is a place in history for the Spanish similar to the signing of the Magna Carta for the English and so he is honored to this day.

City Hall - the source of the name of the square but also an imposing and interesting building holding government offices, and in the lower part, a museum of the city. 

Post Office - The city main postoffice and telegraph office, is more formally El Palacio de Comunicaciones, and was completed in 1922 by the architecte Miguel �ngel Navarro (also known for this Joaquin Costa School, Zaragoza), after 7 years of work. 

Flower Stalls - there are wonderful flower stalls all around the Plaza.  Flower have been for sale since 1924, and for some of the time were in an underground market when the square was made into a raised platform.  Today however the stalls are again at ground level and host a beautiful display of blooms all year around. 

The Fountain - today there is a simple circular fountain, though in the past a more elaborate one was here which has now been moved, but the current one provides a little careful area of rest among the busy city traffic.  Surrounded by a small circular garden area, is virtually embedded in the chaotic traffic of the city. It was inaugurated in March 1962 and built by Charles Buigues.

Teatro Rialto, Institut Valenci� de l'Audiovisual i de la Cinematografia - the headquarters of the institute and an active theater.



Plaza de Toros de Valencia

Estacion del Norte Valencia

Plaza Redonda Valencia

Catedral de Santa Mar�a de Valencia

Bas�lica de la Virgen de los Desamparados de Valencia

Inside the Parque de la Cultura are to be found:

Public Library of Valencia (in the historic General Hospital building) and the The Valencia Museum of the Enlightment and Modernity (Museo de la Ilustraci�n) aka MuVIM in a wonderulf exmle of modern architecture

Former silk exchange, the Lonja de la Seda