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Calatrava and Chipperfield Walking Tour: Architecture in Valencia

Your Guru: Enrique
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  • Valencia
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Tour

The first stop of our experience at the City of Arts and Sciences (2kms long at the end of the old way of the Turia river) is the Sciences Museum "Prince Felipe". Here we enjoy its architecture and explain the highlights its construction (as in the other buildings of the complex).

The 3-D cinema "l'Hemisferic" shows cultural and scientific films. The "Queen Sofia" Arts Palace" is the embassador of classical music and opera "Thurandot", "Don Giovanni" or "La Traviata" have been played here. Star directors like Lorin Maazel or Zubin Mehta have played here as well. The Agora building is a multiuse building with is being renewed.

The last but not less important point of "the City" is the "Umbracle" Promenade. A perfect place to discover the Mediterranean nature: tres, vegetables, and flowers... and the main summer terrace to see and be seen.

20 minutes walking and we arrive to the America's Cup port where the "Veles e Vents" building is waiting for us. It was created by British architect David Chipperfield who won the competition in 2005. It was finished in just eleven months and it was the "balcony" for visitors who attended the 32nd and 33rd America's Cup which took place in Valencia in 2007 and 2010.

Some experts say it has connections with "Fallingwater" a house created by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in Mill Run, southwestern Pennsylvania

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: At the main entrance of El Corte Inglés Maella in front of the City of Arts and Sciences

Tour Schedule

  • Tue, 02 Mar
    10:30
  • Thu, 04 Mar
    10:30
  • Sat, 06 Mar
    10:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (16)

MARÍA TERESA PIÑOL SEMPERE about 1 month

Estuvo muy atento y amable, nos mostró documentación gráfica y nos acercó a nuevas visiones de este espacio único.

Response from Enrique
Muchisimas gracias por tus palabras, Maria Teresa. Feliz Año a ti y tu familia
MIGUEL ANGEL MARTINEZ 2 months

Todo fue fenomenal. Muy interesante y completo. Muchas gracias por todo.

Response from Enrique
Miguel, muchisimas gracias por tus palabras. Encantado de haberte conocido. Un gran saludo!!
Andrea 3 months

Muy bueno!! Muy entretenido y dinámico, la guía ha sido excelente ya que hemos recorrido toda la parte nueva de la ciudad en una mañana! Enrique ha sido super cordial y amable!! Nos ha dado todaa la Información necesaria! Recomendado!!

Response from Enrique
Muchisimas gracias, Andrea! Muchas gracias! Ha sido un dia increible para mi. Diría que no he trabajado, he disfrutado. Un gran saludo!!
Bernardo Lopez 5 months

Enrique tiene muchas anecdotas de la obra de Calatrava. Disfrutamos el tour. Gracias

Response from Enrique
Muchisimas gracias, Bernardo. Encantado de haberos conocido. Un gran saludo!!
Mar Martinez 5 months

El tour fue muy ameno e instructivo, y Enrique muy amable y servicial. ¡Se nos pasó el tiempo volando¡. Muy agradecidos por tus explicaciones ya que nos ayudaste a captar detalles y perspectivas que de otra forma nos hubieran pasados desapercibidos. Fue un auténtico placer compartir el tour contigo. Muchas gracias!

Response from Enrique
Muchas gracias Mar. Que suerte tuve yo de estar esa mañana con vosotros. Un saludo!

4.8(16) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.8(16) Ratings