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Activities in Valencia

Silk Tour of Valencia

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 23.30
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Discover the secrets of Valencia's most historically important industry when you take our fantastic Silk Tour of the city. Learn all about this wonderful product which has been at the center of the city's identity and culture since the 8th century.

Discover the secrets of Valencia's most historically important industry when you take our fantastic Silk Tour of the city. Learn all about this wonderful product which has been at the center of the city's identity and culture since the 8th century.

Silk Tour of Valencia

Our Silk Tour begins at 11 am at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, located in the historical heart of the city on the banks of the River Turia. From here the tour to discover Valencia's role in the famous Silk Road will begin.

From the Valencian City Hall we'll go to Market Square, where we'll take a guided tour of the Silk Market. Did you know that this 15th century building was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site? It's considered a jewel of civil Gothic art.

Inside you'll learn about the details of the silk trade, the city's most thriving industry from the Renaissance until well into the 18th century. We'll pay attention to the ribs of the vault, as well as the decoration of the tower, the Consulado del Mar or the Sala de Contratación. We'll also talk about the "Taula de Canvis", a banking institution of great importance for commercial transactions.

Our next stop is the Museum and College of High Silk Art, home to the fascinating Silk Museum. Here, you'll witness the impressive optical illusion created by the intricate tiled decoration. Inside you learn even more fabulous secrets of the city's beautiful silk.

Finally, we'll return to the starting point to end the tour at 1 pm.

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 12 years old Children under 6 years old
Tour in English
US$ 23.30
US$ 15.20
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 23.30
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 15.20
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 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.

All those 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 transport used 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 70% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 60% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entry to the Silk Exchange.

Entry to the Silk Museum.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 23.30
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

City Hall Square, Valencia