Valencia, art and architecture


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: madrid, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Walking tour to discover the beauty and amazing buildings full of colors, history and the main important buildings of art and architecture in Valencia. The most majestic in our tour: San Nicolas Church.

Discover the city of Valencia in this historical tour, the entrance of San Nicolas Church, la Lonja and the Cathedral is included.

An official local tourist guide will sow you the best of Valencia.


What's Included

All activities

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Local guide

Local taxes

Professional art historian guide

Ticket entrance to Saint Nicolas church, Cathedral and Lonja de la Seda

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 8
  • CHILD: Age: 9 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Torres de Serranos
Our fantastic tour start at Torres de Serranos, where we will meet to make an introduction of Valencian History, speaking about the old main gate of the medieval wall, the conexion with the Turia River and the diferents walls that Valencia had.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palacio de la Generalidad
Did you realaized how many palaces have Valencia? We will discovered why so many around Barrio del Carmen...

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir
Known as the "Valencian Sistine Chapel", San Nicolás is one of the most attractive temples in the city, with nearly 2,000 square meters of perfectly restored frescoes that leave visitors breathless. The spectacular paintings that decorate the vault represent the twice the surface area of ​​the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. With more than 700 years old, Saint Nicholas, which was already a place of worship in Roman times before being a mosque and a Christian church later, is a clear example of coexistence perfect between a temple with a Gothic structure and a splendid baroque decoration.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

La Lonja de la Seda
It is a surprising Gothic building that puts to Valencia city on the list of World Heritage Sites.

It is not easy to see large civil buildings of Gothic architecture, which in our imagination we have more linked to the great cathedrals of central and southern Europe.

For this reason, in 1996 the Lonja de la Seda was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This international body justifies the declaration because it is an exceptional example of civil Gothic, and represents the strength of trade in Mediterranean cities during the time of its construction.

It was built in just 15 years during the 15th century.

We will enter to discover why it was so important with silk.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Valencia Cathedral
Built on an old Roman temple that was later a mosque. In the Cathedral of Valencia we observe numerous elements from different periods, from the Romanesque to the Baroque. Construction began in the XIII century, having numerous reforms throughout the centuries we find this monumental building.

Did you know that the Holy Chalice is in the Cathedral of Valencia? And that it also houses one of the most important pictorial works of the first Spanish Renaissance?

History and art mix in the Cathedral. Its walls and doors also protect treasures as valuable as the Holy Chalice.Many studies think that the Grail of Valencia is the one that Jesus used at the Last Supper. Hence, Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI used this relic in the celebration of the Eucharist on their visits to Valencia.

Another of the Cathedral's jewels are the Renaissance frescoes on the High Altar of the Valencia Cathedral, which were rediscovered ten years ago when the baroque vault that covered them was removed.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Almoina Archaeological Center
Valencia, an important roman city... all where we will walk was Valentia, the first name that receives this incredible city, let's discover how many culturres has passed through this city...

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Plaza de la Virgen
Basilica and Cathedral in the same square, what a view! what a history!

We will finish the tour here but discovering the last important points of our culture.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

A great tour!
Cynthia_S, 24-09-2022
Such a great tour! Our guide Paulino spoke great English, was super knowledgeable, took time to explain complicated aspects of what we were touring and all his great info really helped us to appreciate the fascinating art and architecture of beautiful Valencia. I highly recommend this tour-the detailed info and Paulino’s excellent guiding was wonderful!
Excellent tour brings beautiful city to life
Iris261, 15-09-2022
Paulino is knowledgable and brought art and architecture to life - we would have passed by so many things on our own.
Awesome tour - Highly recommend
Dragos_A, 14-08-2022
Our guide, Ferran, was very engaged in our tour, which was wonderful to see and it most certainly made the tour more exciting and enjoyable He showed us multiple details that would’ve been nearly impossible to spot with an untrained eye. It was a wonderful tour and I greatly recommend you reserve it.
Tour of Old Town
traceyprest, 03-08-2022
This was a great tour with many highlights including San Nicholas and the Silk Exchange. Our guide was very informative and friendly. We got lost on our walk to meeting place and guide kindly waited for us. Valencia far exceeded our expectations.
A worth while experience
Red231, 16-07-2022
Absolutely fabulous, our guide was patient and happy to answer our questions. We’ve learnt so much and really enjoyed the experience. We did this on our last day and this was a great way to finish our trip to Valencia.




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