If you want to visit the Cathedral, just walk one hundred metres from the restaurant and you’ll get to Plaza de la Virgen, the bustling heart of Valencia and site of the flower offering to the patron saint of Valencia during the world-famous Fallas festival. Plaza de la Virgen is a very lively square with craft stalls, shops and all kinds of restaurants. And not forgetting the spectacular Turia fountain, surrounded by statues.
The square and nearby streets are pedestrianised, making it perfect for a leisurely stroll without noise from traffic. It’s a must for architecture lovers, as it’s lined by an array of historic buildings. One of them is the Baroque-style Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados, famous its impressive blue-tiled dome. Next to the Basilica is the rear entrance to Valencia Cathedral.
On the opposite side of the square is the castle-like Palace of the Generalitat, which fuses Gothic, Renaissance and Mudejar styles.