Discover all the treasures of the enigmatic Spanish city of Valencia when you take our fantastic guided tour of the historic city center. The tour also includes the entry to the famous Llotja de la Seda (Silk Exchange).
Guided Tour of Valencia and the Silk Exchange
We will begin our guided tour through the old town of Valencia in front of the iconic Serranos Towers. This medieval bastion is where several priceless works of art from the Prado Museum were kept during the Spanish Civil War. You will hear all about this, and other fascinating facts about the towers, before we head to the elegant Plaza de San Lorenzo square, where we will observe the splendid exterior decoration of the Valencian Courts.
Our next stop is at the Plaza de Manises square, opposite the headquarters of the local government. You will hear some interesting stories about this institution as we walk to the nearby Plaza de la Virgen square. Here, we will admire the architecture of the Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados church and the rear side of Valencia cathedral. You will also admire the famous Miguelete bell tower.
Later, we will walk to the impressive Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange). Inside this medieval, Gothic building, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, we will learn all about the history of Valencia in the 15th and 16th centuries. This period was a great commercial heyday for the city and was particularly reflected in this market.
Our tour finishes in the surroundings of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento square. In this area of the city, we will see monuments such as the Bull Ring or the Estación del Norte train station, a beautiful modernist-style building.
Minimum group size
A minimum of 2 people is required to make the reservation.
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 15 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Accredited students and retired citizensUS$ 16.90
Children under 12 years oldUS$ 5.60
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English speaking guide specialized in the history of Valencia.
Llotja de la Seda ticket.
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 (10:00 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 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
The Serranos Towers