The origin of the town of Campanar was a group of farmhouses from the Muslim era. The old town of Campanar is made up of the Plaza de la Iglesia and the adjacent streets. It was an independent municipality from 1836 until its annexation to Valencia in 1897. It is currently surrounded by highways and tall buildings.

The church is from 1507, being renovated in the Baroque era. Its bell tower is from the 18th century.