Wow Them With Magnificent Events at Valencia’s Neoclassical Clock Tower


Valencia, situated along the southeastern coast, is the third-largest city in Spain after Barcelona. It is significantly known for its arts and culture as well as fine cuisine and of course, tourism   The Port of Valencia attracts thousands of visitors, especially with the cruise ships frequently docking there.   It is the 5th busiest seaport in Europe and the largest in Spain.

At the port sits one of the most iconic and symbolic buildings is the Clock Tower or El Reloj.  This beautiful, tall, ebony and white building is neoclassical in design and sits at the entrance to the port and the Juan Carlos Royal Marina.  It is named after the clock in its tower.

Originally its function was to serve as the maritime entrance to the city and today is still the headquarters  of the Port Authority.  It originated back in 1916, inspired by Parisian Gare de Lyon and is quite similar to the Lyon, France station.  The tower, attached to the building, is finished with an original vane in the shape of a boat with a bell below called Maria.  The entire building underwent a renovation in 2007.  Also, a dock was added to house recreational boats and a walking area was built around it for both tourists and Valencians to enjoy.

Inside this magnificent building you will find modern décor with a minimalist vibe and superb lighting effects.  The building both outside and inside offers a wonderful contrast between the past and the present.  The exterior of the building remains classical and the inside’s understated décor offers bright, open spaces.  The large skylight captures the Mediterranean light, accenting the modern white marble, alabaster and steel furnishings.

The lower floor has an enclosed patio ideal for seated meals or standing cocktail parties.   Adjacent to the patio is a 100-person capacity press room. This space is fully equipped to accommodate business and social events.  Parking is also available.  It is perfect for a business meeting, dinner, cocktails or a special event, seating up to 300 and 500 for cocktails.  For your next Valencia event, meeting or incentive, consider this iconic building.


For more information, contact Natalia Alcañiz Fillol in Valencia at (+34) 963 939 510 or  Visit the Port of Valencia.  You can also contact the team at the Tourist Office of Spain for more information on Spain.


Julie Martinez, CMP, CMM is a meeting, event and incentive planning specialist providing consulting, strategic planning and on-site management.  She is a member and contributor of I-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events. Please connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her Twitter.


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