Plaça Redona - From Torre de Santa Catalina, Spain

Plaça Redona - From Torre de Santa Catalina, Spain
Plaça Redona - From Torre de Santa Catalina, Spain
Plaça Redona serves as a peaceful old-town escape in Valencia, Spain. Built in 1583, the busy plaza is limited to pedestrians, making for a peaceful, cozy atmosphere - the perfect pause to escape the city hustle and bustle. In the center of the plaza, surrounded by modern apartment buildings and a variety of trees, sits the baroque Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados. This ornate basilica of the Virgin of the Forsaken, dates back to 1787 and is a meaningful center of the city. At the surrounding markets, shops, eateries and cafes the local behavior is to catch up with friends, enjoy Valencien snacks and drinks, and celebrate the many festivals that are often held in this lovely place. For those looking for a slice of old-town València, Plaça Redona is the place to be!