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Free tour Valencia, capital of the Republic

Your Guru: Lucia
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  • Valencia
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

Hi! My name is Lucia. I am a languages teacher with a degree in Social Sciences and Geography. I was born in Valencia and I'm passionate about local culture and traditions. I have lived in amazing countries such as Ethiopia, Myanmar and China as well as England and Ireland, so I know very well what makes a place special. I am great communicator and I speak English at native... More

Hi! My name is Lucia. I am a languages teacher with a degree in Social Sciences and Geography. I was born in Valencia and I'm passionate about local culture and traditions. I have lived in amazing countries such as Ethiopia, Myanmar and China as well as England and Ireland, so I know very well what makes a place special. I am great communicator and I speak English at native speaker level. My city has lots of exciting things to do, amazing places to visit and secrets and curiosities I can help you discover. My experience as tour guide started in Dublin, Ireland. I want to make you feel at home in my hometown and share with you an unforgettable time.

About the Tour


The route “Valencia, capital of the Republic” puts in context the importance of Valencia in the 1930s, those of the Second Spanish Republic. In the middle of the Civil War, the Government of Largo Caballero decided to move to Valencia, which would be the capital of the Republic for a year.

From the hand of an expert local guide, you will learn more about the transformations that took place in the appearance of the city, in its streets and in the most emblematic places, those that changed the course of history.

You will discover the trace of "blasquismo", since the Valencian writer and politician Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was a key figure in the development of the republican spirit of the city. You will visit various medieval palaces converted into ministries such as the Benicarló Palace or the Marqués de Campo Palace. And you will visit one of the many bomb shelters that were built in Valencia to mitigate the impact of the 400 bombings that the city suffered during the civil war.

Saturday itinerary:

  • North Station / Plaza de Toros (meeting point)
  • Air Raid Shelter City Hall
  • Peace Street
  • Tetuán Square
  • Palace of the Marques de Campo
  • Borja Palace
  • Serranos Towers


Sunday itinerary:

  • North Station / Plaza de Toros (meeting point)
  • Peace Street
  • Tetuán Square
  • Palace of the Marques de Campo
  • Borja Palace
  • Serranos Towers
  • Serranos Street Air Raid Shelter (optional)


IMPORTANT:
- The tour will not be carried out with less than 4 people.
- Remember to cancel the tour if you are not going to be able to attend.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Under the clock on the facade of the North Station with an orange folder

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • Spanish
    Sat, 02 Oct 17:00
  • Spanish
    Sun, 03 Oct 10:30
  • Spanish
    Sun, 10 Oct 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 (28)

Carlos 09/18/2021

Response from Lucia
Muchas gracias Carlos. Aprendí mucho con vosotros
Jorge 09/17/2021

Es un tour interesante que cuenta las acciones de la ciudad cuando por un corto tiempo fue capital de la República española

Response from Lucia
No entiendo bien tus comentarios privados, Jorge. Cuando dices que debería interactuar más, por ejemplo, si estuvimos hablando de historia y política durante casi 3 horas, paramos a tomar un café y te dí recomendaciones para comer.
Aratz 08/08/2021

Un tour genial, super recomendado y Lucia una persona encantadora. Todo genial! Mil gracias!

Response from Lucia
Muchas gracias por tu valoracion, Aratz. Fue una tarde muy agradable en vuestra compañía
Nacho 08/07/2021

Response from Lucia
Gracias por las estrellas , Nacho. Me alegra que os gustara el tour
Isa Valera 07/30/2021

Fantástico!!! El tour es muy completo y ameno. Lucia te situa en la época, te da mucha información y sobre todo me ha descubierto un montón de lugares en mi ciudad que no conocia. 100% recomendable!!

Response from Lucia
Muchas gracias por tus palabras, Isa. Me alegro un montón de que os gustara el tour. Un placer compartir con vosotros. Un abrazo

4.8(28) 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(28) Ratings