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Valencia Essentials

Brief description of the tour

We invite you on a journey through 2,000 years of Valencia’s history; you will discover the main monuments of the historic center of the city.

What are we going to see?

Itinerary

We will start this guided tour of Valencia in the Plaza de la Virgen, the heart of the historic center of the city. Under our feet was founded the city of Valentia by the Romans. Around us we will discover the Cathedral, the Basilica of the Virgin and the fountain that represents our river Turia with its irrigation ditches.

We will talk about two important traditions that take place at this point: the floral offering to the Virgen de los Desamparados during the Fallas and the meetings of the Tribunal de las Aguas (Intangible Heritage of Humanity). Along with the religious and spiritual power of the city we also find the core of political power: the Palau de la Generalitat.

But Valencia is much more! Its captivating streets smell of orange blossom and tell us about a rich past, legends, curiosities, tradition, heritage and a lively folklore…
We will arrive at the Torres de Serranos, the main gateway to the walled city, and we will look out over the old Turia riverbed, which has become a green lung for the city.

We will continue our way to the Lonja de la Seda or Lonja de los Mercaderes, a symbol of the prosperity and commercial influence that Valencia experienced during the 16th century, a real architectural jewel!

From the fifteenth century we will jump to the twentieth century and almost without moving from our location to delight us with the modernist architecture of the Central Market of Valencia, ready to discover the Cathedral of the Senses? This magnificent space is dedicated to the sale of the highest quality fresh produce and is the largest specialty market in Europe.
And there is nothing as ESSENTIAL as unveiling its mouth-watering and abundant gastronomy. Do you know the authentic Valencian paella recipe? What is Valencian white gold?

We will culminate our guided tour in the Plaza Redonda, with many recommendations for you to continue enjoying your experience in Valencia.

Meeting point:
Plaza de la Virgen
End point:
Plaza Redonda

Meeting point

Additional information

Permite perros
Apto para todas las edades
Cancelación gratuita
Se permite llevar agua y comida

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Approximately 3 kilometers

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Recuerda buscar el paraguas NARANJA, ¡en cuanto llegues a la plaza nos verás enseguida!

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Data of interest

Meeting point: Plaza de la Virgen
Duration:  2h 30m.
Accessibility: Suitable for wheelchairs

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