La Petxina is currently a sports and cultural complex, located on the Paseo de la Petxina in Valencia.

It is a building from 1895, developed by the famous Valencian architect Luis Ferreres Soler. It is for many the most important work of the professional and a reference of Valencian civil architecture between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

It occupies a total area of 12,875 square meters and served as a slaughterhouse. For this, the interior area was distributed in three slaughter barns for the different types of livestock (cattle, lanar and goats and, finally, sow).

The interior of this slaughterhouse was built with minimal interior decoration and taking advantage of all the possible functionality of the tile. To highlight of its infrastructure were the large windows that supported some roofs, thanks to a structure that was formed with cast iron pillars and lattice beams.

For practical functionality, effective lighting, ventilation and cleaning systems were installed, the latter taking advantage of the irrigation water from the Rovella irrigation canal.

Architecturally, it is a pity that the main façade has not remained intact until today, but in 1940 it was modified to allow the passage of larger trucks.


What was in the early twentieth century one of the best slaughterhouses in the whole country, today is a sports and cultural complex, dependent on the City Council of Valencia. At present, different services are offered to practice sport and promote culture.

For this, a complete rehabilitation of all the facilities was carried out and adapted in order to build spaces such as a swimming pool, a gym, libraries and even meeting rooms, among others, which are available for adults and schoolchildren who wish to take advantage of them.

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Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Paseo de la Petxina, 42
46008 Valencia

Més informació:
Phone: 963 82 04 26 Fax: 96 394 45 83