Guided Tour to the City Centre of Valencia
Guided tour in the city center of Valencia
Guided visit in the Old Town of Valencia to discover an amazing city you don´t expect.
A highly advisable Guided tour in order to get a nice glimpse of the city.
Visit to the most representative buildings and monuments in a walking tour:
- Serranos Towers, considered the most important military gothic door of Europe.
- Cortes Valencianas or Palacio de Benicarló nowadays it’s the seat of the Valencia Regional Parliament. It’s the ancient Borgia´s family Palace.
- Plaza de la Virgen, it has been and it is the heart of the city since it was founded.
- Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados, dedicated to the patroness saint of the city, built in the XVII century in baroque style.
- Palacio de la Generalidad, it is a representative building of the later gothic. Nowadays it is s the seat of the Valencian Government.
- Catedral de Valencia, Although there are vestiges of the 6th century, the present cathedral is a gothic-style based building with additions in later styles. The altarpiece was painted by Fernando Yánez de la Almedina, one of the Leonardo Da Vinci’s disciples. You can also visit The Holy Chalice Chapel, the saint Francisco de Borja chapel, with paintings of Goya.
- El tribunal de las Aguas, it is a 17th century legislative structure, the most ancient of Europe and they resolve the problems of the irrigated fields around Valencia. It meets outside the Gothic Door of the Cathedral every Thursday at midday since more than 1000 years ago.
- Miguelete, the belfry of the Cathedral built in a markedly baroque style and it has great views of the city.
- Torre de Santa Catalina, one of the most original Baroque belfries of the Spanish architecture.
- Plaza Redonda, It is a small interior round Square with a fountain surrounded with beauty and narrow streets full of shops and tapa’s bars.
- Lonja de la Seda,(the Silk Exchange). Built for commercial transactions. It’s divided in three parts: el Salón Columnario (the Columned Salon), el Torreón (the Tower) and el Consulado del Mar (the Sea Consulate). It was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO cause it is one of the most representative civil gothic monuments in Europe.
- Mercado Central,(Central Market), built in 1914. Modernist style building and one of the biggest markets in Europe.
Other routes through the old town
In addition to the most representative monuments and places of Valencia, you can take other tours to visit the historic center such as the Barrio del Carmen, the Church of San Nicolás (called the Valencian Sistine Chapel, restored in early 2016), The Almoina Museum (which preserves the most important Roman remains of the city’s origin), the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas (González Martí National Ceramics Museum), the Town Hall Square where the famous mascletás are held, the North Railway Station…
From the foundation of Valencia to the present day
The centre of Valencia will allow us to take a journey through the whole history of the city, from its origin and foundation by the Romans in 138 BC to the present day, passing through all the cultures that have subsequently intervened as Visigoths, Muslims and Christians because each one of them left a mark that has allowed us to become what we are, which is a sign of our identity as Valencians.
Tasting of Valencian products
We will give you a break with an exquisite tasting of traditional Valencian products and there are products to suit all tastes: from Iberian ham with cheese, D.O. Valencia wine or freshly squeezed orange juice in an incomparable setting such as the Central Market, to a horchata with D.O. with fartons or a delicious chocolate with churros in one of the most traditional establishments in the city of Valencia.
Segway tour in Valencia
If, on the other hand, you want to discover the historical centre of Valencia in a different and exclusive way, we encourage you to do it by segway! Our guides will teach you how to drive it quickly and you will be able to tour the city from a different and unique perspective. A funny and interesting way to discover Valencia.