The traces of the Republic and the civil war in Valencia- Free tour

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on August 22, 2019

Hello! I´m Lucia, a native of Valencia and passionate about local culture and traditions. I am an official tourist guide of Valencia County and a seasoned languages teacher. I´m bilingual in English language and I hold a B.A. in Social Sciences and Geography I have worked as a tour guide for several years, first in Dublin in the City Tour bus and now in my hometown, Valencia. As a local, I know many hidden corners and secrets of the city that I will share with you. I consider myself an empathetic and cheerful person with great communication skills. I love travelling and that is why I know very well what makes a place special. I have lived in exciting countries like Ethiopia, Burma and China as well as the UK and Ireland. Valencia is an amazing city where many exciting adventures await you. I will help you discover spectacular places and endless secrets and curiosities. Tour Valencia with me and I promise you an unforgettable experience!!!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The route "Valencia in the time 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 official 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 traces 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.


  • North Station (meeting point)
  • Bullring
  • Town Hall Square
  • peace street
  • Tetouan Square
  • Palace of the Marquis of Campo
  • Borgia Palace
  • Serranos Towers

- A minimum of 5 people is necessary for the tour to take place

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Carrer d'Alacant, 2, 46007 València, ...
    Carrer d'Alacant, 2, 46007 València, Valencia, Spain
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaça de l'Ajuntament
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Bullring of Valencia
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Calle de la Paz
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Plaça del Col legi del Patriarca
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Tetouan Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Palace of the Marquis of Campo
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Virgin Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Benicarlo Palace
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Serranos Towers
  • 10
    Outside visit
    North Station

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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Julia 26 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Lucía was exceptional at bringing the history to life, with a wealth of knowledge. I was particularly fascinated by the tour's coverage of Valencia's role in the Spanish Civil War, which is often overlooked in other tours of the city. Through Lucía's vivid descriptions and historical context, I gained a better understanding of the struggles and triumphs of the people who lived through this turbulent time. If you're a history buff or if you want to explore a different side of Valencia's past beyond the typical tourist sites, I highly recommend this tour!
Izzy 24 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Lucía was very knowledgable. Her tour is a really interesting and personal insight into the Civil War in Valencia. Would definitely recommend!
Javier 17 Apr 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Un tour muy interesante y bien explicado. Lucía es muy amable.
Sara 14 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
One of the best thematic tours I have ever done! Thank you so much 💓
Zorana 28 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Estupendo!Muy informativo . Gracias
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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