Monuments in Valencia


  • The transformations to which it has been subjected have left few vestiges of its origins. It was one of the towers built for surveillance of the surrounding countryside.

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  • The origins of this tower are hardly visible given that it was originally built in a rural setting but has been practically absorbed by the city.

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  • Conjunto histórico artístico Elx/Elche

    La Vila Murada is the ancient medieval Christian City, within the city. Most of the historical buildings are within this walled enclosure, including the Palau d'Altamira, the Basilica de Santa María, La Calahorra, and the council building: La Torre del Consell.

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    This fortification is found annexed to a house that dates from the 18th century. However, both have been greatly modified.

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  • Misteri d'Elx

    The Misteri d'Elx is a lyrical drama, medieval in origin, which relates the Assumption of the Virgin into Heaven. This is the only work of its kind that has survived to the modern day, as the Council of Trent banned theatrical plays being acted out in holy pl...

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  • Img 1: TORRE DE LA CALAFORRA
    It was originally an Arabic tower that gave access to the city. Later an almudín was built next door, which was a building to store and weigh the wheat before taking it to the mills. In the XIX Century it became home to a Masonic lodge foundation, and was decorated with frescos depicting dail...
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  • Torre del Consell Elx

    The Torre del Consell stands out because of the clock it has at the top. It is a mechanism from which two well-known human figures appear; Miguel Calendura, the larger one, makes the hours sound, and Vicentet Calendureta, the smaller of the two, announces the quarters.

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  • The remains of the tower are in an orchard of palm trees, but its sorry state has left few of its Gothic details.

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  • Was one of the fortifications built for the surveillance of the surrounding terrain, at the moment it is built into the side of a house in the same plot of land as the Santa Bárbara hermitage.

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  • Baños Árabes Elche

    The Arab baths are inside the “Convento de La Merced”. They are very well conserved and reflect the city's past as being one of economic wellbeing and prosperity.

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