The historic silk exchange, the magnificent gothic cathedral, and the impressive Serranos Gate. Discover all this and more when you explore medieval Valencia on our fantastic city tour. Witness the legacy left behind from the Kingdom of Valencia.
Medieval Valencia Tour
Our guided tour of medieval Valencia begins at the Plaza de la Virgen square in the heart of the historic quarter of the city. Afterward, we will visit one of the architectural symbols of the city: the magnificent Serranos Gate. These watchtowers were built in the 14th century, a key period in the history of the city which you will hear all about during the tour.
One hundred years earlier, in the 13th century, the conquest of Valencia by James I meant a period of transformation for the city. We will appreciate these changes as we stroll through the historic center of the capital of the Turia region.
The cathedral of Valencia is one of the principal landmarks of the old town. Its famous bell tower, the Miguelete, hides a fascinating history. Our professional guide will reveal all as you marvel at the beautiful architecture. The medieval architect Pere Balaguer participated in much of the construction of the tower, just as with many other of the city's important monuments.
Another jewel of the Valencian Gothic is the iconic Llotja de la Seda (the Silk Exchange). Standing in front of the impressive façade, we will appreciate its mix of different architectural styles, which offer us clues about the city's fascinating commercial past. You will learn all about why this activity is so important for the Valencians.
After hearing other enthralling stories about medieval Valencia, our visit finally ends in the Plaza de la Reina square, the heart of the city.
During the tour, we will not enter the interior of any museum or monument, but we will visit their exterior grounds and admire the exterior architecture.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory.
- All those taking running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Should land, air, or water transport of any kind be used they will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
- At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 30% of the total maximum capacity.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 16.50
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Official English speaking guide specialized in the history of Valencia.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (10:30 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Plaza de la Virgen square