Literally translated “Town Hall Square”, the grandiose Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the main square in Valencia and probably the best starting point from which to visit the city.
Home to some of the most representative administrative buildings in Valencia, Plaza del Ayuntamiento features an outstanding mix of Spanish architectural styles.
Dominating the square are the stunning neoclassical Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) and the magnificent Central Post Office (Edificio de Correos), designed by architect Miguel Angel Navarro in a beautiful eclectic style that combines striking Modernista features with lavish baroque-inspired interiors.
In the center lies a sparkling fountain surrounded by flowers and greenery, and illuminated by multicolored lights at night.
The plaza is a popular meeting point for Valencians and is often filled with stalls selling wonderful flowers, a local tradition that dates back to 1924. From here you can either start exploring the lively narrow lanes of Valencia’s Old Town or go shopping at the fantastic stores that line the adjoining streets.
Plaza del Ayuntamiento is also a favorite venue for celebrating local events and festivities, from post-game tailgating parties, Christmas Nativity scenes, and the Region of Valencia Day to the annual Fallas Festival, when the entire place is bursting with energy and spectacular mascletas (explosive pyrotechnic displays).