GuruWalk Original
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Valencia Old Town free walking tour in English with a local!

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: JC
Quality Verified Registered on September 26, 2022

Hello! I am Juan Carlos, a globetrotting Valencian who loves to travel and share with other travelers all the knowledge, passions, emotions and tastes of any destination, especially those of my city, Valencia. I consider myself a nomadic Valencian, extroverted, friendly, enthusiastic, open-minded, fun, passionate about tourism and design, daring, demanding, a dreamer, involved... I like to live experiences, and that people live experiences, I love knowing every corner of the world, explore, learn, discover, teach, share... in short, live to the fullest.

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Tour description

If you want to discover Valencia and its most beautiful corners and most interesting stories, join the most authentic walking tour in town!

After years of adventures in Europe and other places, I am back home so that we can walk together through the historical and beautiful streets of Valencia so you can take with you the best memories and experiences that "la terreta" has to offer.

We will visit corners, streets and squares, monuments, buildings and gardens that tell stories and legends or even spaces that no longer exist but are part of the past.

Starting with the impressive Serranos Towers and then strolling through the narrow streets, learning about the Spanish Civil War in the 30s or jumping back into the past to discover the Arab legacy of Balansiya, walking through the main noble street and its palaces, the Cathedral, the squares around it and finishing in the Central Market and Silk Market, the nerve centres of gastronomy and history.  

This is your moment to discover Valencia :)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaça dels Furs, s/n, 46003 València,...
    Plaça dels Furs, s/n, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
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    You will find me at the door of Torres de Serranos with a Guruwalk board.

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    Outside visit
    Serranos Towers

    The stunning and beautiful medieval main gates to enter into the old town of Valencia.

  • 2
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    Serranos Street Air Raid Shelter

    We will see from the outside one of the shelters protecting the civilians from the bombs dropped by the fascist army.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Muralla àrab de València

    One of the few remains walls and towers from the fascinating Muslim period in our region.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Valldigna portal

    One of the doors separating two districts, two cultures, two religions but at the same time connecting people. This point will allow us to learn about the Arab heritage in the Valencian culture nowadays.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Knights Street

    The main noblemen avenue from the old town with beautiful houses that keep in its colours what once became a powerful Mediterranean kingdom.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Palace of the Valencian Generalitat

    The historical and important Valencian government palace which represents the autonomous rule of the medieval Kingdom of Valencia.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Virgen

    The perfect spot to learn about the origins of Valentia during the Roman Empire time. This square is considered the oldest one in town!

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Valencia Cathedral

    A very unique cathedral in Europe thanks to the mix of different architectural styles, we will do a loop around this building to find all of them and also to discover what makes this cathedral very important for Christianity.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Calle de la Paz

    The first long straight avenue of Valencia during the Modernism period. Thanks Paris for that!

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Mercat Central

    The biggest fresh food market in Europe! The wonderful central market of our gastronomy gathering the products growing in the orchards around Valencia.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Silk market

    Last but not least, the beautiful Silk Exchange Market. The best example of the influence from the Valencian commerce during its Golden Age in the 15th century.

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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Sanah 24 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
JC was so lovely and engaging. I’ve been on other walk tours before but this really stands out. I learnt so much about Spain’s history and he even sent a great list of recommendations of restaurants etc after. He’s an exceptional guide.
Ronald 24 Apr 2024
Los Angeles

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Thanks JC, you gave us our best tour in all of Spain!!
Marianne 24 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Energetic tour guide with a lot of knowledge. Pleasant and meaningful👍 thanks JC, groetjes 😎Pascal & Marianne uit Nederland
Oleksandra 24 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
A great tour to get to know the old town
Kaitlin 24 Apr 2024
Santa Monica

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
JC is vivacious and so knowledgeable about his hometown of València. His tour really helps fill in the gaps of the current political happenings in Spain that international observers may not know or be exposed to, explains the language and cultural differences within the country well, and does so with a joyful tone and sense of uplifting humor. He is considerate of possible needs for shade or sitting. The only downside was that I wanted it to be longer!! Can’t recommend his tour enough!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
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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