Great free tour of Valencia of all time

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, 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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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

ūüćä What will you find on this tour?

  • Why did the Romans decide to found a colony on the banks of the Turia river in the 2nd century BC?
  • How did the Romans supply the city of Valentia with water?
  • Do you know what historical event made Valencia become a sacred place of Christian pilgrimage at the beginning of the Middle Ages?
  • What makes the Valencia Cathedral, even though it is Gothic, different from others of the same style?
  • Did you know that Valencia from the Middle Ages to the 17th century was the bloodiest and most violent city due to street brawls between noble gangs?
  • Why, at the end of the 15th century, did you decide to build a building like the Lonja, today declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO?

And much more historical and real information about Valencia (old).

ūüćä The tour:

The tour passes through the main streets of its historic center:

- From the Cathedral and surroundings (Plaza Junio Bruto, Plaza de la Almoina and Plaza de La Virgen) , we will go to the Palacio de Los Borja (seat of the Valencian Parliament), from there to   the Torres de Serranos , from there entering the traditional Barrio del Carmen to visit some of the vestiges of the Arab Wall .

- We will go through the important street of Los Caballeros where we will talk about its history and the stately homes that still remain there today.

- Once there we will cross the market neighborhood along Calle Calatrava to reach the Plaza del Mercado with some of the most emblematic buildings of the city, such as La Lonja, the church of Los Santos Juanes and our beloved Central Market.

ūüćä Come and join us

….. in this fluctuation of events, stories and emotions that, in addition to a pleasant and entertaining time, will help you get to know this city in a unique and authentic way!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

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

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Almoina
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desamparats
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Virgen
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Palacio de Benicarló
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Torres de Serranos
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Muralla árabe de València
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Portal de Valldigna
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Calle de Caballeros
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Palacio de la Generalidad Valenciana
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Plaza del negrito
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mercado

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 ‚ā¨10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

103 ratings
4.7
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Professionalism
4.8
Fun
4.27
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4.56
Quality
4.71
Route
4.66
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Constanza 08 Nov 2023
Barcelona

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Amelia nos hizo sentir especiales y excedió sus labores de guía al escucharnos interesarse por nosotros, nos respondió nuestras dudas nos contó su cultura más allá de lo detallado en el itinerario. Nos aconsejo de lugares típicos para comer, beber y conocer gratis Fue un gran tour y la recomiendo de todas maneras
Ali Sutherland 08 Nov 2023
Toronto

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Amelia is so knowledgeable and passionate about sharing what she knows!
Maria 08 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Genial
Hillary 07 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Amelia is a wonderful guide full of knowledge. If you appreciate history, book her and enjoy it!
Laura 30 Oct 2023
Florence

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
Very competent guide - she provided us a thourough view of the history of Valencia. A very pleasant and useful way to spend two hours of our journey!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 33 people.
Pets
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
Only cash payment is accepted.

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