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 payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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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
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    Under the clock on the façade of the North Station with an orange folder

  • 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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Isabel 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Me ha encantado conocer de la mano de Lucía una Valencia que desconocía. Fantástico tour, muy bien documentado, que recomiendo a todo el mundo que le guste la historia y las huellas que va dejando en las ciudades.
Rose 10 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
¡Lucía es fenomenal! Aprendí muchas cosas sobre la historia de Valencia y me divertí durante la visita guiada. Me entusiasmé mucho con la presentacion de Lucía hasta que me he apuntado de algunos de los lugares donde paramos para poder regresar a verlos con mas tiempo. Vimos mucho en las dos hours y media que estuvimos juntos. Recomiendo a Lucía con mucho fervor.
Tatiana 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Hicimos el tour aun siendo de València porque, como bien puntualizó Lucía durante el recorrido, se sabe poco de esta parte de la historia. Nuestra ciudad esconde historia en cada esquina y nos ha encantado descubrir qué ocurrió en la València republicana. Recomendamos este tour y a Lucía como guía, sabe de lo que habla y es muy cercana y amable. ¡Gracias por los nuevos aprendizajes, Lucía! 🤗
Federico 27 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Muy buen tour, con mucha info y ayudas visuales incluso algunas escondidas a simple vista en medio de la ciudad
Marta 01 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Sumamente interesante el tour! Para aprender siempre un poco más!!!
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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 5 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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