Walking Tour Within The Old City (Non-Private)Explore > Spain > Valencia > Walking Tour Within The Old City (Non-Private)
Valencia is going to astound you. It is magical beyond belief.
Valencia is Spain's third largest city and is the capital of the Comunidad Velenciana region of the country. It is the venue of the 2007 America's Cup yachting regatta and it is the place where the Holy Grail makes its home. It is a vibrant and friendly place that is constantly growing in every way. We loved this city.
Since it was founded in 138 BC, a visit to the historical City Center signifies a journey through time, and the civilizations and cultures that have lived in Valencia since then.
This Tour Includes:
- English speaking guide
- Walking tour of Valencia
Plaza del Ayuntamiento
- Art-nouveau Central Market
- La Lonja, or "Old Silk Exchange"
- Saint Catherine’s church
- Round Square
The best way to explore the old city is by walking. You will feel instantly comfortable with your guide as well as the old city itself when you arrive.
Your tour will begin in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, where the guide will be waiting for you to start the tour. After a brief introduction to the area, you will begin a mind-blowing journey that will take you back to the 18th century. Following the explanations in the Main Square the tour continues along to the art-nouveau Central Market, constructed in 1928-a must-see building, which is a kind of temple of fresh products. It is a swirl of smells, movement and colour.
Just in front you will pass by one of the most astonishing gothic civil buildings in the world, La Lonja, or “Old Silk Exchange,” declared a World Heritage monument by UNESCO in 1996. You will continue to the “round square”, a charming plaza where you can still experience an XVIII century environment with all kind of handcrafts, ceramics, wrought iron items, and other souvenirs.
On the way to the Cathedral, a microcosm of the city's architectural history, you will see one of the most beautiful Spanish bell towers, that of Saint Catherine’s church. You will also see the façade of the National Ceramics Museum, considered to be the most astonishing baroque facade of Spain. You will view then the exterior of the Cathedral of Valencia, which is like an Arts history book. Building started there in 1262 and the current building reflects various styles from Romanesque to Renaissance to Gothic to Baroque.
The Plaza de las Virgin, once the forum of Roman Valencia, is the heart of the old city, with remains of the roman forum, the basilica, the cathedral, the Renaissance Palace of the Regional Government and the start of Caballeros Street-full of manors and palaces where the King’s knights used to live.
- The taxi ride will take 30 minutes and cost approximately 15€ ($18-$19) each way.
- Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour will run rain or shine.
- For morning tours only, there may be additional time for shopping in the Central Market, although hours of operation are subject to change on account of local holidays.
- This tour will not be available on December 25th or January 1st.
Days offered: Saturday