The Silk Road in Valencia

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Alejandro
Registered on November 17, 2019

Hello! My name is Alejandro, I am a graduate in history, senior tech in guiding, information and tourist assistance, and I have the accreditation as a tourist guide by avt. I speak Spanish and English, and I have extensive cultural knowledge.

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Tour description

Discover why the city of Valencia has been a reference in the historic Silk Road.

The "Silk Road" was a network of trade routes organized from the Chinese silk business since the s. II a. C, which spread throughout the Asian continent and took hold in the s. XV in the Hispanic kingdoms and the western Mediterranean.

Even today, this route is perceived in the Velluters neighborhood (now El Pilar) and in buildings such as La Lonja de la Seda and in Colegio de Arte Mayor de la Seda. It is also perceived in the best Valencian traditions, such as the impressive dresses of the Falleras and the costumes of the Falleros.

The importance of Valencia on the Silk Road has been recognized by UNESCO. In 2016, the II World Encounter "Valencia, Silk City 2016" was held to disseminate the cultural and natural heritage, and art on the silk road and with it the idea of ​​sustainable tourism.

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  • Meeting point:
    Mercat Central, 46001 Valencia, Spain
    Mercat Central, 46001 Valencia, Spain
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    Main Gate of the Central Market, next to the stairs, in front of "La Lonja".

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Borja 05 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Excellent tour, enjoyable and well documented
Inigo 03 Mar 2023
Camden Town

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Not sure if it is only the fault of the guru, but there were two meeting points...
Celine 03 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Alejandro was a great guide! He was patient while we we took photos and asked many questions - he was very knowledgeable about La Ruta de Seda. We definitely recommend Alejandro for other tours around the city of Valencia.
Sergio 07 Nov 2022

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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Alejandro was nice, a bit shy, but overall lacking enthusiasm. Also, The tour was supposed to be an hour and a half and was only 30 minutes - not entirely his fault because the museum was closed on Mondays, but there was no warning of this, so all of a sudden after 30 minutes we were done, and half of that was just walking. We very very quickly within 10 minutes toured the entire silk exchange, spent the next 15 minutes walking to the museum, and spent about less than 5 minutes actually talking about what's in the museum Maybe Alejandro had a bad day, or was hungover or something, but it definitely did not meet expectations. He was quick in all of his explanations, only touching on the surface level details, kind of like what a caption in a book would say.
Camilo 07 Apr 2022

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Travelled alone - Apr 2022
He is really cool, knows a lot of history really nice
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