Guided Walking Tour in Valencia
Explore the enchanting city of Valencia on this 1-hour walking tour, starting at the iconic Lonja de la Seda and ending at the splendid Museo y Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda. Journey through history as you stroll past the Mercado Central, where aromas of fresh produce beckon, and uncover the legends of Plaza de la Virgen. Marvel at the ornate Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas before delving into the secrets of Valencia’s silk trade at the Silk Museum. This immersive experience is a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Valencia’s past and a celebration of its timeless treasures.
Price / 29 USD
You can pay online
English & Spanish
Tueday to Sunday
Included / excluded
1 hour guided walking tour
A tour guide
Food and drinks
Explore Valencia, a city steeped in history and culture, where every corner holds a story waiting to be discovered. Today, we invite you to embark on a 1-hour walking tour that will take you from the iconic Lonja de la Seda to the splendid Museo y Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda, two sites that embody the essence of Valencia’s silk trade and rich heritage.
Our journey begins at the Lonja de la Seda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Valencia’s prosperous past. As we stand here, marvel at the intricate Gothic architecture that once hosted the city’s bustling silk market in the 15th century. Picture merchants from distant lands trading exotic silks and spices in these hallowed halls, their voices echoing through the centuries.
A short walk will bring us to the heart of Valencia’s culinary soul, the Mercado Central. As you explore this bustling marketplace, soak in the vibrant colors and intoxicating aromas of fresh produce, seafood, and spices. Let your senses guide you through the stalls, where locals and visitors alike gather to celebrate the city’s gastronomic heritage.
Leaving the market behind, we head towards the charming Plaza de la Virgen. Here, you’ll find the majestic Valencia Cathedral and the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados. As you gaze upon these impressive structures, learn about the legends and traditions that have woven their way into the city’s spiritual fabric.
Our route takes us past the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas, an architectural gem adorned with intricate ceramics. This palace houses the National Ceramics Museum, where you can explore the history of this artistic craft and its connection to Valencia’s silk industry.
Our journey culminates at the Museo y Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda, where you’ll gain deeper insight into Valencia’s silk trade. Discover the secrets behind the exquisite silk fabrics that once captivated the world, and admire the craftsmanship of local artisans. As you explore the museum’s collections, you’ll gain a profound appreciation for the intricate designs and centuries-old techniques that have made Valencia synonymous with silk.
Meet your guide at Mercat Central, 46001 Valencia, España,at the main door of the Central Market, next to the stairs, in front of “La Lonja”.
This tour will take place rain or shine.