Central Market and Church of San Nicolas are cultural keystones that represent the Valencian community of the Old Town. A must-see destination, we contrast the historical aspects of the region with the modern experience of the City of Arts and Sciences, a present day leisure complex of contemporary culture. This tour is one that highlights the old and new, from la Plaza de la Virgen and Parroquia de San Nicolás to the highest terrace and best views of Valencia offered by the City of Arts and Sciences.
Travel accommodations provided by Sea Saffron from your residential location.
Guided walk through the old city’s chief monuments; Plaza de la Reina, Catedral, Plaza de la Virgen, Parroquia de San Nicolás, Mercado Central, and Lonja.
Escorted to the City of Arts and Sciences to enjoy an evening of artisan tapas.
Spend time relaxing and reflecting from Valencia’s highest terrace.
Return, travel accommodations back to your residential location.
Olivier Salad (Ensaladilla Rusa)
Spanish Omelette (Tortilla de Patata)
Ham – Crusty Bread and Chopped Tomato (Jamón Serrano)
Salt Sea Bass – Tartar Sauce and Stir-fry Vegetables
Private Tour: Enjoy this experience by your own.
|Adults||100 € (VAT Included)|
Small Group Tour: Experience this activity sharing your most special moments with other travelers.
In order to maintain the exclusivity of the experience, we limit the number of people to 8 per group.
|Adults||80 € (VAT Included)|
|Included||Roundtrip Transport · Guided Visit · Complete Lunch or Dinner|
|Not Included||Additional Purchases|
About Old Town
The Old Town of Valencia is where all of the history of the city lies. Here you can find beautiful plazas, cathedrals and basilicas, markets, government buildings, monuments, art galleries, and even a palace. Many of the sights here date back to Medieval times.
Highlights of Old Town
- Plaza de la Reina
The most prominent feature of this plaza is perhaps the Valencia Cathedral. Dedicated to Saint Mary, it was built in the 13th century over a Moorish mosque. It’s eclectic architectural style derives from Romanesque, French Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements. Next to it, proudly stands the El Micalet bell-tower with 200 steps which construction began on in the 14th century. The plaza is also filled with cafes, restaurants, and tapas bars.
- Plaza de la Virgen
The Valencia cathedral also lies in this plaza where it can be seen from the western side. Furthermore, The Basilica of the Virgin of the Desamparados is in Plaza de la Virgen. It is dedicated to Saint Mary, the Patroness of Valencia. One of the other main buildings is the Palace of the Generalized Valencia, a Gothic/Renaissance style building from the 15th century. Today, it is the seat of the Generalitat Valenciana, the government of the city of Valencia. The plaza includes many places to eat, drink, or just sit around and bask in the Valencia sun.
Lonja: The only building in Valencia to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Lonja was built as a center of commerce and gets its name from its importance in the Silk Exchange. It is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.
Mercado Central: Located across from La Lonja, this is a large market completed in 1928, making it one of the newer landmarks in Old Town.
Santa Catalina: Gothic-style, Roman Catholic church from 13th century, with a Baroque bell tower next to it.
Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas: Now the site of the Valencia ceramics museum, it is a former Rococo nobility palace, and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It was originally built in the 15th century by a very wealthy family of Merchants, the Rabassas. For centuries, it was seen as a symbol of nobility and opulence. The family that built it was very prominent in Valencian affairs and they occupied high positions in the government.
Torres de Serranos: One of the most symbolic features of the city, the Torres de Serranos are one of the twelve gates that once formed the protective walls of ancient Valencia. Built in the 14th century, the towers were once considered the entrance of the city. In later centuries, they were used as a prison for nobles. The towers are one of the best preserved monuments of the old city of Valencia.