Central Market, Valencia Walking tours

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Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

1. Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

Meet your friendly, local guide in the Old Town district, then set out onto the picturesque streets of Valencia. On this walking tour, discover the treasures of the historic Old Town and marvel at the unique blend of architectural styles, which date back through the Roman, Moorish, Baroque, and Gothic periods. Follow your guide through some of Valencia’s most famous plazas, including Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen, while learning about their rich-history. Arrive at one of Old Town’s hidden gems next, the Church of San Nicolas, and marvel at the dazzling interior and spectacular frescoes. Later, gain exclusive access to an 11th-century historical monument in the heart of Old Town. Inside, indulge in a delicious 10-course tapas meal that showcases the very best of Valencian cuisine and local produce. Throughout the meal, enjoy a selection of prizewinning regional wines that have been perfectly paired with the food.

Valencia: Cathedral, St Nicholas, and Lonja de la Seda Tour

2. Valencia: Cathedral, St Nicholas, and Lonja de la Seda Tour

Immerse yourself in the charming historic district of Valencia and take an informative stroll through its picturesque narrow roads. Come across impressive local landmarks on a walking tour of the area. Step into the Cathedral, the Church of Saint Nicholas, and the Lonja de la Seda. Meet your guide at the imposing Torres de Serranos, then dive deep into the bustling city center. Discover the ancient walls surrounding the district and walk into the Church of Saint Nicholas. Admire its stunning interior, covered in 2,000 square meters of Baroque frescoes, painted by Dionís Vidal. Continue on to the Lonja de la Seda, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in its Gothic architecture, tall and sturdy columns, and geometric roof. Gaze at the busy Central Market just across the road and head toward the Plaza de la Reina. Enter the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, said to hold the Holy Grail in its interior. Discover the Roman ruins of the Almoina, the most relevant archaeological remains in Valencia. Finally, in the Plaza de la Virgen, learn the secrets of the Basilica of the Virgin Mary of the Forsaken. End your journey in this very area.

Valencia: Historical Walking Tour

3. Valencia: Historical Walking Tour

See the highlights of Valencia on a 2-hour walking tour and learn about its majestic history with the help of an official guide. Stroll the atmospheric streets of the Old Town to see key attractions such as City Hall and Central Market. Go to Plaça del Ajuntament – the city's largest public square – to look at elegant architecture, such as the Central Post Office, built to an eclectic design by Miguel Angel Navarro. Marvel at the size of the old bullfighting ring and pass the magnificent cathedral. Look at the historical Silk Exchange and see a fine example of Art Nouveau architecture at the main railway station. Discover beautiful Plaza Redonda hidden among the narrow streets of the old quarter, and be impressed by the monumental city gates of the Torres de Serranos. Ask your guide any questions you have and get tips on what to see and do during the rest of your stay.

Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour and Valencia Cathedral

4. Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour and Valencia Cathedral

Explore the architectural heritage of Valencia, from the ancient remains of the Roman Empire to the most striking contemporary buildings of the city on this guided walking tour. Have the chance to see the Serranos Towers, the lively Caballeros Street, and other landmarks around the city. Next, visit an unmistakable icon of the capital, The City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava. Walk through its incredible facade where you will find the buildings of the Oceanogràfic, the Museu de les Ciències, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, and the Hemisfèric. Continue by strolling around the Plaza de la Virgen, where the city was first constructed and home to the UNESCO festival of Las Fallas. Stop by the Central Market of Valencia and browse over 1000 stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses, spices, and seafood. From here, visit the Cathedral of Valencia featuring the "El Miguelete" bell tower. See the intricate Holy Chalice inside the Cathedral, one of the most important pieces of art from the first Spanish Renaissance. Admire the large collection of art and various religious treasures here. Finally, uncover the secrets of the frescoes that adorn the ceilings of the Church of St. Nicholas of Bari, which were painted by the Valencia-born baroque artist Dionís Vidal. See the strong gothic influence that blends effortlessly with the baroque art.

Highlights of Valencia: Private Half-Day Tour

5. Highlights of Valencia: Private Half-Day Tour

Begin the tour with a small trip through the "City of Art and Science." Let the breathtaking architecture amaze you and learn the backgrounds of these buildings. The tour continues with a panoramic ride past the Formula 1 track to the America's Cup Harbor and into the old city. On the drive, learn interesting facts about Valencia's sights. Wander down the narrow alleys of the old city. The Central Market, Silk Exchange, Cathedral, and many more important sights bring the city's history to life. The tour can be tailored to your likes and interests and can begin from a place of your choosing.

Valencia: History Walking Tour in the El Carmen District

6. Valencia: History Walking Tour in the El Carmen District

Trace the history of Valencia on this private, guided walking tour in the historic El Carmen district. Discover hidden gems and city secrets that only locals are aware of. Pass by sights like statue-studded Court of the Waters of Valencia and the space where the Fallas festival is held.  Meet your guide in the Plaza de la Virgen and be transported back in time as you guide explains how the city has changed over the past 2,000 years. Begin your journey in Plaza de la Virgen, admiring Valencia's Cathedral and the Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados.  Explore the Old Town's atmospheric streets and walk by the City Hall and Central Market. Take in prominent structures, including the lavishly decorated Silk Exchange and the 14th-century Serranos Gate which was once part of the ancient city wall.  See the Tower of San Bartolomé, the Generalitat Palace, the old bullfighting ring, and the magnificent Plaza Redonda. Learn about the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was built in the 13th century and used as a mosque under the reign of the Moors. Return to the Plaza de la Virgen at the end of your tour. 

Valencia: Historic Center Audio-Guided Tour with Earphones

7. Valencia: Historic Center Audio-Guided Tour with Earphones

Explore the historical center of Valencia with the help of this audio guide. Pickup up your guide and earphones and immerse yourself in the city's facinating past and unique architectural gems like the Church of Santos Juanes, the Valencia Cathedral, and the La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) Head to the Tourism Hub office in the North Station which is known for its stunning Valencian Art Nouveau. Get set up with your audio guide that is in English, Spanish, and Russian. Pop in the conveniently provided earphones and begin an adventure of discovery.  Learn about sights like the Plaza de Toros (bulls), the Jesuit college, the Casa del Chavo building with its exquisitely-restored façade, and the La Unión y el Fénix building. Step back to the 15th century when the city had a golden age at the La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange).  Enjoy the modernist style of the Post Office building and check out the Main Theatre and the Bank of Valencia. Take in the Rococo and Neoclassical-styles of the Ceramics Museum. Dig into the story behind the Historical Library of the University of Valencia and the Royal Seminary complex. Admire religious architecture at the Church of San Juan Bautista, the Church of Santo Tomás Apóstol and San Felipe Neri, the Church of San Juan del Hospital, the Valencia Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Basilica de la Vigen de los Desamparados, and the Church of Santa Catalina.  Hear about the Almoina Museum and the Art Nouveau Casa de Punto de Gancho. Step into the lively Plaza de la Virgen to admire the Turia fountain which depicts Neptune. Stroll through the grand Plaza de la Reina and soak up the atmosphere in the central market and discover its colorful dome.  Walk by the 14th-century Church of Santos Juanes to take in its mixture of Baroque and Valencian Gothic features. Listen to facts about the Church of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, the Valencia City Hall, and the Town Hall Square.

Valencia: Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion

8. Valencia: Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion

Enjoy a private 4-hour shore excursion of Valencia, tailored and organized to your personal preferences. The tour covers the 2 most important areas of the city, and can be adjusted by schedule, duration, and/or activities. The main highlights include Santiago Calatrava’s stunning architecture in the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències), built on reclaimed land from the former riverbed of the River Turia. Inaugurated in 1998, the project’s completion catapulted Valencia onto the world stage, for its avant garde constructions, such as the L'Hemisfèric, wave-like L'Oceanogràfic, and covered plaza and sporting venue of the L'Àgora. By contrast, the sights in Valencia’s medieval heart reveal a city of antique charm. The unusual Cathedral contains Moorish elements, while the neighboring Basílica is Gothic in form. Discover the heart of the original city at the Plaza de la Virgen, and marvel at the circular Plaza Redonda. You can also explore the Central Market, with the opportunity to taste local produce, and see the old silk exchange market of La Lonja, and the Serrano Towers, part of the old city walls.

Valencia: Private and Guided City Walking Tour

9. Valencia: Private and Guided City Walking Tour

Discover every corner of the Valencian capital and live an unforgettable private experience. Get to know the historical center of the city from a different perspective, accompanied by a private guide. Visit Plaza de la Virgen, Cathedral of Valencia, Town Hall Square, and more. Explore the architectural heritage of Valencia and see for yourself the ancient remains left by the Roman Empire. Discover contemporary works and the most striking buildings of the city, known as the cradle of the Spanish paella. Completely customize the meeting point inside the center of the city, and make the tour everything you want it to be. Admire the Plaza de la Virgen, which is said to be the site of the original city construction. Visit iconic buildings such as the Cathedral of Valencia, the Palace of Generalitat, and the Church of the Virgen de los Desamparados. Learn about the celebrated traditions of the Tribunal of the waters and festival of Las Fallas, recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Within the church of St. Nicholas of Bari, view the striking frescoes that adorn its ceilings that were painted by the Valencia-born baroque artist Dionis Vidal. Appreciate the blend of strong gothic influences and baroque art. Other incredible points of interest on the tour include Serranos Towers, La Lonja de la Seda, Santa Catalina, The Central Market of Valencia, Caballeros Street, Town Hall Square, the Plaza Redonda, and many more.

Valencia: Group Walking Tour

10. Valencia: Group Walking Tour

Discover the most important buildings of the historical center of Valencia, including the Torres de Serranos gates that formed part of the ancient city wall. Admire the impressive Palau de la Generalitat and walk down Carrer dels Cavallers to reach the 13th-century cathedral and Micalet bell tower. Continue to Plaza de la Virgen, where the locals gather to drink coffee overlooking the beautiful fountain of Neptune. See the Iglesia de Santa Catalina and visit the Silk Exchange, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Admire the Art Nouveau architecture of Central Market and more. Led by a guide trained by the Valencian Community, the tour can be adapted to suit all ages. Make history fun for you and your children as you hear legends and discover curiosities you might otherwise miss.

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What people are saying about Central Market, Valencia

This experience was an exceptional introduction Valencia on our first night. The tour of the Old Town was well-paced, fascinating and informative, adding considerable insight that you'd completely miss otherwise. The tapas and wine was equally good with an excellent quality and quantity of food and drink accompanied by detailed and interesting explanations of each course, all in a superb private setting. Our guide, Emma, very much made the whole experience with her brilliant knowledge and humour throughout!

This was a highlight in our trip to Spain. We were lucky enough to have a wonderful guide named Dani who made every moment of the tour a delight. He managed to mix history and storytelling in a most entertaining way. The tapas and wine portion was outstanding. Each tapas was hand prepared and delicious. The wine choices were perfect well. We highly recommend this experience.

Olivia was our guide, she was great throughout touring the city, telling us all kinds of interesting bits about Valencia, its buildings, streets, cathedrals... Also described each of the courses after walking through the city, talked about the wines that were served, their histories and origins... A very nice tour altogether.

This is a great tour. I enjoyed seeing all the 11th century walls and also enjoyed wine and tapas tasting. They gave you a lot of food! It was a great experience!

Excellent guide who led us on a very informative tour through some of the most beautiful areas of Valencia and topped it off with some excellent tapas and wine.