No one can overlook that Ruzafa is the fashionable neighborhood in Valencia. And this district in Valencia that was independent municipality until 1877 has risen from the ashes.
Migrants gave life to the neighborhood, and after them came the artists, architects, designers.
Today, after a thorough renovation process, Ruzafa is the trendy area of the city of Valencia, a Valencian SoHo brings together dozens of races, religions, languages. A quiet neighborhood living, as the town was once before being swallowed by the big city.
What you can not miss when visiting the Ruzafa:
• Church of San Valero and San Vicente Martir: Nicknamed the “Cathedral Ruzafa” this church is perched on a previous fire in 1415. It is a Latin cross with a single nave and six side chapels between buttresses. The bell tower, possible work of Jose Mingues, ends in 1740. Burned in 1936, rebuilt in 1939.
• Convent of Our Lady of the Angels: Another nuanced historical religious monument is the Convent of Our Lady of the Angels, to be found in Calle General Prim On April 22, 1238, James I of Aragon Ruzafa set up his camp, for besiege the city of Valencia, on 14 September initiated conversations with Zayan, Moorish king of Valencia, culminating in the surrender of Valencia on September 29, then signing the surrender in the place of this convent today. King James I and his army made their entry into Valencia on October 9. You can see on the main facade a plaque commemorating the historic event.
• Ruzafa Municipal Market: Another characteristic monuments of this district in Valencia, is the Municipal Market Ruzafa. Located in the heart of the neighborhood of Ruzafa, opposite the baroque church of San Valero and San Vicente Martir.
• Plate sculpture of Don Bernardino Landete Arago: Relief sculpture in profile with the facial features of the father of stomatology Spanish on the Plaza Dr. Landete. This relief was financed mainly by the group of dentists Valencia.