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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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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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Esmeralda 31 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Lucia nos llevó por los lugares importantes durante esa época y se notaba que le interesaba el tema. Hizo el esfuerzo de hacer el tour en bilingüe y es un detalle de su profesionalidad, aunque es una pena que por eso mismo tuviera que explicar un poco menos de información para que no se hiciera tan pesado.
Brenda 29 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Muy interesante. Lamentablemente por falta de interesados se unieron dos grupos mezclando español e inglés lo que prolongó mucho las explicaciones repetidas en los dos idiomas y posiblemente reduciendo la informacion
Laura 01 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Es un tour muy recomendable. Quedamos muy sorprendidos sobre los eventos de la Valencia republicana. Repetiría sin duda!!
Jose 27 Aug 2023
La Selva del Camp

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Tour muy interesante viendo in situ escenarios relevantes de la guerra civil
Maria 25 Aug 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Gracias Lucía por tu tour, muy bueno. Mucha información y de calidad. Muy amena, es para recomendar
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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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