University of Valencia

This is the seat of the University of Valencia since its foundation in the 15th century, and today it is a cultural centre of the university itself, with exhibitions, theatre and music all year round. If you visit it, don’t miss the opportunity to relax in its Neoclassical cloister.

The origins of the University of Valencia go back to the end of the 15th century, when the city decided to unify the higher education courses in one place. The work was commissioned to Pere Compte, the architect of the Silk Exchange, who also participated in the construction of the Cathedral and the Palau de la Generalitat. The constitution of the General Study was approved in 1499 by Pope Alexander VI and King Ferdinand the Catholic. It was elevated to university status in 1502.