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Free Tour What the Streets of Valencia Hide

Your Guru: Gabriel
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  • Valencia
  • Available in Catalan, Spanish
  • 1 hour y 45 minutes

About the Guru

Extensive multidisciplinary training, both in the professional field of music and art and in the branch of Social Sciences and Humanities. Ability to perform and / or organize shows and manage cultural events and other disciplines. Lecturer and sociocultural animator. He has skills as an editor and writer in various publications. Computer skills. Great knowledge of the Europ... More

Extensive multidisciplinary training, both in the professional field of music and art and in the branch of Social Sciences and Humanities. Ability to perform and / or organize shows and manage cultural events and other disciplines. Lecturer and sociocultural animator. He has skills as an editor and writer in various publications. Computer skills. Great knowledge of the European reality, working as a guide in cities such as Krakow or Valencia, unfolding very easily in several languages. A fan of photography and poster design. Experience as a teacher in E-Learning, double bass and orchestra, Spanish for foreigners and throughout the humanities area. I am an official tourism guide.

About the Tour

Ever since Roman generals founded the city of Valentia, its inhabitants have walked, lived, traded and enjoyed its beautiful corners. The main axes of the ancient Roman roads largely coincide with those we find even today. All the cultures that have populated our city have left their mark, from the Muslim Atzucacs and its narrow streets to the medieval urbanism that has shaped the city in which we live. We will talk about urban changes. Those that were already carried out at the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century and those that, luckily, were never carried out. But we will not only talk about urban issues and reforms. The names of the roads themselves have undergone profound modifications. From those that the town granted in medieval times, the attempts by the authorities to "clean" the street of names that were politically incorrect, to the uncertain origins or mysteries that are resolved when knowing the origin of the most curious names of the city. We will talk about toponymy and history, heritage and memories and echoes of the past. Also in the way of modifying the street map, according to who held the power or the form of government and the new form that was found to honor certain people or institutions by labeling streets and avenues. We will wander through little crowded squares through tourist circuits, beautiful corners, romantic places and streets through which we will never be able to pass again. We will try to evoke those memories of life, of commerce, of uproar, of circulating trams, of running children, of an incessant traffic of people, despite the very probable noise of vehicles with which they receive us today.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Under the arch of the old General Hospital, main door of the Public Library, facing Calle del Torno del Hospital

Tour Schedule

  • Sat, 06 Mar
    11:30
  • Sat, 13 Mar
    11:30
  • Sat, 20 Mar
    11:30

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 (4)

Santiago Bofill about 2 months

Nos gustó. Fue deprimente pensar el poco interés que este tipo de actividades suscita. Nuestra ciudad es milenaria y es mucha la historia que está detrás de sus piedras, y sobre todo de los silencios provocados por su destrucción. Solo tres escuchando una historia que empezó muy ajustada al guión y que poco a poco se fue haciendo interesante hasta resultar un suspiro la hora y tres cuartos que duró

Response from Gabriel
Muchísimas gracias por sus bellas palabras y gracias por la puntuación.
Maria Sempere about 2 months

Response from Gabriel
Gràcies!
Yolanda Sanchez Fideli about 2 months

Es un tpour muy interesante que te permite conocer la historia de las calles de valencia de una forma muy amena. Muchas gracias Gabriel!

Response from Gabriel
Gracias!
Òscar Felis 4 months

Un tour muy ameno y divertido! Gabriel nos han contado un montón de curiosidades sobre nuestra ciudad que no conocíamos! MUY RECOMENDABLE!

Response from Gabriel
Muchas gracias!

4.8(4) 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(4) Ratings