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The Demolished Valencia: What its streets hide

Your Guru: Gabriel
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4.8
4 ratings
  • Valencia
  • Available in Catalan, Spanish
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes

About the Guru

Hi everyone! My name is Jerónimo. I was born in Buenos Aires in 1990, but I have been in love with Valencia for many years. I moved to the city in 2008 where I studied Art History, and stayed here since then, except in short occasions where I lived in Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona. In this last place I attended a masters in International Cultural Cooperation

Hi everyone! My name is Jerónimo. I was born in Buenos Aires in 1990, but I have been in love with Valencia for many years. I moved to the city in 2008 where I studied Art History, and stayed here since then, except in short occasions where I lived in Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona. In this last place I attended a masters in International Cultural Cooperation

About the Tour

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 that 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 took place at the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century and those that luckily did not take place.
But we will not only talk about urban issues and reforms. since 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 town.

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, in front of Calle del Torno del Hospital

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)

4.8
Santiago 12/13/2020

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 12/07/2020

Response from Gabriel
Gràcies!
Yolanda 12/06/2020

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 10/18/2020

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!
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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!