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Free tour: Valencia, capital of the Republic

Your Guru: Lucia
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  • Valencia
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours y 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 several countries all over the world, 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 thi... 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 several countries all over the world, 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. I have experience doing guided tours in cities like Dublin, Ireland. I want to make you feel at home in my hometown and share with you an unforgettable time.

About the Tour

Valencia was a key place in the 1930s and in the events that shook Spain and that defined the history of the 20th century. The route "Valencia, capital of the Republic" puts in context the importance of Valencia in these years of the Second Spanish Republic. 

On April 14, 1931, the republican flag was raised for the first time in the City Councils of all Spanish cities. Already in the middle of the Civil War, on November 6, 1936, the Government of Francisco Largo Caballero decided to move to Valencia. This would be the capital of the Republic for almost a year until it was relocated to Barcelona in November 1937 by the new president Juan Negrín. These months were a period of culture and great changes that had a tragic end but whose vestiges are still alive, both in architecture and urban planning and in the stories that remain in the memory of our elders. 

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 footprint 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 air-raid shelters that were built in Valencia to mitigate the impact of the over 400 bombings that the city suffered during the civil war. 
Itinerary: - Torres de Serranos (meeting point)- Aircraft Shelter Calle Serranos- Benicarlo Palace- Palacio del Marques de Campo- Plaza Tetuan- Calle de la Paz- Plaza del Patriarca-Town Hall- Estacion del Norte / Plaza de Toros

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BOOK THIS TOUR WITH AT LEAST 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE DUE TO CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS IN THE VISIT TO THE SHELTER.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

Tour Schedule

  • Tue, 02 Mar
    17:15
  • Sat, 06 Mar
    17:15
  • Sun, 07 Mar
    10:45

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!

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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!

No reviews yet