Virgen de los Desamparados Basilica is one of the most prestigious architectural monument built in Valencia in baroque style. The Basilica was built between 1652 and 1667 by architect Diego Martínez Ponce de Urrana based on the designs of the most important architects of that time.
Virgen de los Desamparados Basilica is located in Plaza de la Virgen, one of the most important areas of the historic city. In this square we can also find River Turia fountain, which symbolizes the ancient eight streams (Quart, Favara, Mislata, Mestalla, Rascanya, Tormos, Benáger and Faitanar). The Water Court (in spanish “Tribunal de las Aguas”) continues to meet once a week in this place for more than 1,000 years. Both the Basilica and the surrounding area correspond to the ancient Roman Forum and there are also many gravestones and inscriptions preserved of that time. Subsequent amendments to the Virgen de los Desamparados Basilica added elements of late renaissance (1668), Baroque (1694), Rococo (1754) and neoclassical (1768-1824). It is considered an architectural gem among the monuments of Valencia.
Virgen de los Desamparados Basilica remains one of the major sights of Valencia. So if you’re looking for places to visit in Valencia don’t forget Virgen de los Desamparados Basilica.
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