Turia River and City of Arts and Sciences: surprising architecture

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Nicolás
Quality Verified Registered on June 05, 2020

Hi! My name is Nicolas! I am an architect and have been living in Valencia for 5 years. I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to live in many countries, among which are the United States, Canada, Venezuela, Chile, Mexico and my country of origin; Bolivia. I have always been passionate about the cultural diversity and history that exists in each place and one of the things I like the most is to learn about the places where I am. In addition to my architecture activities, I am a professional pianist and in my spare time I take the opportunity to discover new places or visit the ones I already know to study them more. When I go out, one of my favorite activities is to draw the landscapes that I find on my way. I love this city and it is my passion to be able to teach its wonders to travelers who pass through it.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

A unique visit to the city through the most beautiful route it could have: the Turia river, an old channel that is currently the main park that embraces all of Valencia.

 The tour takes place along a section of this river, discovering in it natural and unique landscapes for a metropolis like Valencia. The visit ends in the symbol of this city: The City of Arts and Sciences , a site within which a walk is made describing each of its buildings, with time to take photos and stop to contemplate.

 The starting point is halfway up the Puente del Mar (pedestrian stone bridge that crosses the Turia river (on top of the bridge)).


  • General meeting halfway up the Puente del Mar (at the midpoint of the bridge (on top of it)). - 10-15 minutes

 Presentation of the tour and brief overview of the city and the place where we are.

  • Beginning of the route through the Turia river. - 35-45 minutes

 Walk on the river until you reach the City of Arts and Sciences; On the way there will be explanatory stops and we will visit the following milestones:  

-Pont de Arago
-Pont de l'Angel Custodi
 -Gulliver Park
 -Bridge of the Kingdom of Valencia

  • Start of the tour through the City of Arts and Sciences. - 1:30 hours approximately.

 In this architectural complex worth photographing and contemplating, we will see the following milestones:

  1. Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
  2. hemispheric
  3. Museum of Sciences
  4. Agora (Caixaforum)
  5. Umbracle
  • End of the tour in front of the Umbracle

 Useful information:
From the end point of the tour you can easily take a bus, tram or taxi to any part of the City of Valencia or from where it is recommended to walk 2 minutes to the Fallas Museum of Valencia.


  • You will recognize me wearing black clothes, holding a blue carpet and a blue umbrella.

  • In the event of a thunderstorm, this tour will be cancelled.

  • In case you are not going to attend this tour and you have already made a reservation, please cancel the reservation or let me know by mail, Whatsapp or the Guruwalks messaging system saying that you will not attend.

 Without another particular, I hope to guide you through the best of Valencia!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pont de la Mar, Pont del Mar, 46004 V...
    Pont de la Mar, Pont del Mar, 46004 València, Valencia, Spain
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    Halfway across the bridge: "Puente del mar" (at the midpoint of the pedestrian bridge (ON TOP OF THE BRIDGE)) You will recognize me with black clothes, a blue carpet and a blue umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Parque Gulliver

    Theme park with a gigantic sculpture of a character from classical literature.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía

    Building with multiple concert halls.

  • 3
    Free admission

    Screening room for multiple films of an educational nature.

  • 4
    Free admission
    Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe

    Building with exhibitions on various scientific topics.

  • 5
    Free admission
    CaixaForum Valencia

    Monumental cultural space due to its imposing internal free height.

  • 6
    Free admission

    Garden with autochthonous plant species of Valencia.

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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arturo 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Magníficas explicaciones. Muy buen conocimiento de todo lo relativo al tour. Material gráfico y pdf que nos envió por WhatsApp. En resumen. De los mejores tours que hemos hecho. Un 10
Maria Marta 20 Sep 2023
San Isidro

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Nicolas excelente guía. Mucho conocimiento de arquitectura, mucho entusiasmo para compartir sus conocimientos, muy claro en sus explicaciones y muy dispuesto a contestar las preguntas Lo super recomiendo!!!! Un apasionado en lo que hace. Gracias Nicolas!!!
Lina 10 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
As Nicholas is an architect, he has a lot of knowledge on current architecture and past architecture. He is clear in his explanations too. Thank you
Fernanda 10 Sep 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Buen información, con datos y tips valiosos!!!! Felicidades!
María Victoria 05 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Me encantó!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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