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Valencia Maritime Free Tour

Your Guru: SPAIN FREE TOURS
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5.0
12 ratings
  • Valencia
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

SPAIN FREE TOURS ® is a young, dynamic and expanding company. We are a team of tourism professionals and guides with extensive background in culture, history and art. We work every day from our headquarters in Valencia to become a reference in tour guides services in Spain.

SPAIN FREE TOURS ® is a young, dynamic and expanding company. We are a team of tourism professionals and guides with extensive background in culture, history and art. We work every day from our headquarters in Valencia to become a reference in tour guides services in Spain.

About the Tour

One of the great attractions of Valencia is that it is a maritime city.

However, it has always been said that "Cap i Casal" has lived with its back to the sea.

That's right? Or, if it was, does it still be today?

We tell you about it in our tour of maritime Valencia, a walk in which we will discover the origins of one of the neighborhoods with the most identity in the capital of the Turia.

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We will meet in front of the Cabañal Municipal Market , the nerve center of the neighbourhood, to begin our guided tour approaching the past, present and future of this old fishing district.

We will go through its peculiar urban fabric looking for its modernist facades with colorful tiles and floral motifs. Did you know that originally El Cabañal was a town made up purely of barracks?

On our way we will find picturesque and eclectic buildings such as the Teatro La Estrella, Lonja de Pescado or Casa del Oso , but we will also find examples of urban art that has increasingly proliferated in the neighborhood.

During the tour we will get to know its gastronomy, its festivals or the way of life of its people and all those characters who captivated the Cabañal, such as the writer Blasco Ibáñez or the artist Joaquín Sorolla , whose paintings represent maritime scenes that took place in the beaches of this charming neighborhood.

Precisely speaking of its beach, our steps will take us to it to explain the intimate relationship between Valencia and the sea.
We will walk in front of the Balneario de las Arenas , now converted into a luxury hotel and which was the scene of the wave baths of the aristocracy at the beginning of the 19th century. Did you know that it became the origin of summer vacations on the beach?

We will walk through the Marina area, which currently tries to integrate the leisure and culture of the maritime neighborhoods; A good example is the Veles e Vents building, built during the America's Cup. Do you know what this event consisted of?

With this wonderful view of the port, accompanied by a sea breeze, we will discover buildings as characteristic as the Varadero, the Tinglados... where modernist decoration continues to stand out.
We will say goodbye in the singular Clock Building , now, captivated by the sea.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Cabañal Municipal Market (in front of the main door: Calle de Martí Grajales, 4) Look for the ORANGE umbrella!

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

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!

Tour opinions (12)

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Professionalism
5.0
Fun
4.75
Expression
5.0
Quality
4.92
Route
4.83
Barbara
02 Jul 2022 Valencia
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Hola, me llamo Barbara. Primero, agradecer a Ximo, "mi" guru, por la pasión y la profesionalidad. La ruta me ha gustado mucho y Ximo ha sido un "guru" increible. Recomiendo tanto el tour como Ximo.

Gorka Azkarraga
08 Jun 2022

Mery una genia, para repetir

Eleonora Garcia
08 Jun 2022

Fuimos unos amigos a conocer la parte de los poblados marítimos, y visitamos todo con Mery. Fue súper guay!! ella sabe un montón, nos contó todo de forma amena y simpática. Además, nos resolvió todas las dudas. gracias Mery

Alba
08 Jun 2022

Francisca Tamudo
08 Jun 2022

Hicimos el tour valencia marítima con Ximo. Muy interesante y agradable


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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!