Free tour a walk through Muslim Valencia

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Amelia
Quality Verified Registered on April 28, 2022

Thanks for stopping to read me! My name is Amelia and in addition to being born on this land, I am an official Guide of the Valencian Community. Being a tourist guide is an exciting profession and that's why I decided to start as such after a long career in the business world. It is living a new adventure every time, meeting people from other places. Because? Because I love telling stories of a city that never ceases to amaze. Every time a public work raises a piece of soil, new archaeological finds emerge with more data from its rich past. It is a non-stop learning from them to be able to tell it on tours... and that makes me enjoy it even more. Let me guide you through charming corners and alleys of the historic center on a delicious journey through more than 2,000 years of history. Will you accompany me on this journey?

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Did you know that Muslims were in Valencia for almost 900 years? Amazing, right?

On this tour we will get to know the vestiges of the 11th century that still remain from the Muslim era within the current Barrio de El Carmen . In addition, you will discover why in Valencia you cannot see any mosque or any other type of similar building with Arab architecture of the time.

We will begin the visit in the current La Almoina square, right in what was the center of the ancient city of Balansiya.
From there, crossing the Plaza de La Virgen , we will reach the outskirts of the old Muslim city next to the Torres de Serrano and we will discover the importance of the Turia river and the ditches that channeled the river's water.

Later, in what was the old suburb of Roteros, we will talk about the organization of the Arab city and how the Muslim society based on family clans influences the design of the labyrinth of streets and alleys that exists today.

We will continue our visit through narrow streets and squares along the sections that remain of the imposing wall and that are interspersed with watchtowers over 14 meters high.

Later on, along Calle de los Caballeros we will arrive at the Galería del Tossal where we will visit one of the most important archaeological centers of the city at the time.

Then through the Plaza de San Jaime we will enter the area known as La Morería (Muslim ghetto) where after the Christian conquest by Jaime I of Aragon in 1238 d. C., the Valencian Saracens lived for more than three centuries until their expulsion from Spain in 1609.
We will end the tour next to the picturesque Mossen Sorell market.

Points of interest:

  • Almoina Square
  • Plaza of the Virgin
  • Serrano Towers
  • angel tower
  • Mare Vella Tower
  • Valldigna Portal
  • Galeria del Tossal (only from Tuesday to Saturday in the afternoon tour and Sunday morning)
  • Mossen Sorell Market


What are you waiting for? Book and join this interesting and exotic journey through time.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de Dècim Juni Brut, 46003 Valènci...
    Pl. de Dècim Juni Brut, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
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    I will be next to the door of the archaeological center of La Almoina.

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).

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Mari 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Muy buena profesional.. explicación muy entendible...y agradable..merecevña pena hacer este tour
Jorge 18 Mar 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Excelente guia
Óscar 16 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Un tour muy recomendable Hay mucha historia y Amelia .es un encanto.como.lo detalla
Alej... 12 Mar 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Amelia nos ha guiado por la historia de la Sevilla musulmana de manera amena y entretenida, se nota su profesionalismo con el que dirige el tour y la pasión con que desarrolla el mismo. Tour muy recomendable!!
MARIA 28 Feb 2023

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Amelia busca lugares realmente para sorprenderte, y fuera de los tours normales. Genial
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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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