Valencia in times of the Second Republic and the civil war- 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

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

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  • 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

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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M. L... 01 Oct 2022
Muy, muy recomendable, Lucia ha conseguido que la visita de la valencia republicana sea muy interesante y amena, ha contando muchas anecdotas, con una narración interesante de principio a fin. Nos ha gustado mucho a todos los asistentes, con edades diferentes.
Ana ... 28 Sep 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022
No tiene las habilidades sociales para ser guía turística ni para tratar al público.
Taylor 22 Aug 2022
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Lucía es todo una experta. Me gustó muchísimo el tour y todo lo que contaba. Aunque llevo unos 7 años aquí en Valencia, aprendí un mogollón. Además Lucía es muy profesional, puntual y agradable. ¡Para repetir con amigxs! Recomiendo este tour para cualquier persona que quiere un tour fuera de lo común y lejos de lo cotidiano.
Laura 10 Aug 2022
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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Nos gustó muchísimo el tour. La guía Lucia nos transmitió de forma muy elocuente la historia de la ciudad durante la época de la República, aprendimos un montón! Super recomendado.
yamila 10 Jul 2022
Buenos Aires
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Excelente tour, Lucia nos proporcionó información súper completa y recorrimos los lugares históricos más importantes la ciudad. Fue muy agradable.
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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.
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