The Plaza Redonda has always been a must visit for any tourist or even for a valencian person. It has always been a tradition to go there on Sundays morning and exchange cards, domestic animals, music…
We are talking about a place that was built in 1840, and that by its history, particularity and peculiarity, is classified as Good of Local Relevance. It was the Municipal Market and was the core of the city that over the years and growth has been displaced.
Our recommendation is to get lost in the streets of the Carmen district and get one of the three access roads or the entrance of the square, where you will get amazed by its symmetry.
In its early years, the low buildings surrounding it were the small businesses that supplied the citizens with food products, household goods or haberdashery. Over the years, the stalls changed and became street vendors, and that format remained until today.
In 2012 the square was reformed, which caused controversy with the citizens claiming that the bohemian atmosphere that characterized the Plaza Redonda had been lost. Moreover, most of the original businesses have not closed or now they sell clothes, souvenirs… Purists or not, this market is still surprising because of its uniqueness and the environment that has. In addition, in 2014 the Plaza Redonda won the European Price of the Urban Public Space.
An idea of the perfect plan to visit it is to stroll through the center of Valencia (Plaza de la Virgen, Plaza de la Reina, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Torres de Serranos, Torres de Quart …), choose the itinerary that you prefer but leave for the end the Plaza Santa Catalina and take strength with a good and fresh horchata and accompany it with a couple of fartons. From there, sharpen your senses and look for the Plaza Redonda. Have you already found it? Pretty, right?
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