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If you want to learn about the wonderful history of Valencia, while enjoying a unique adventure, this is your ideal tour. Visiting the old town of Valencia is something already exciting, now imagine doing it on a Segway!
For this tour there are two options, one of 45 minutes and the other of 1 hour and 15 minutes. Here is a description of the places we will visit during each of these options on our Segways.
Option 1: 45 min
In only 45 minutes, we will visit with our Segways the most famous and important monuments located in the old town of Valencia and we will learn more about its history.
Plaza de la Virgen
We will start our tour in the iconic Plaza de la Virgen, the vibrant square, where the Turia Fountain is located and which is surrounded by emblematic historical buildings and outdoor cafes. Here we can find a wide gastronomic offer with typical delicacies of Valencia, such as Orxata with Fartons, Agua de Valencia and much more.
The Plaza de la Virgen is surrounded by the Basilica, the Cathedral and the Barrio de la Seu or Cathedral Quarter and in the center the famous Fountain of Neptune, also called Fuente del Turia, as it represents the ancient Turia River that ran through the city.
From the Plaza de la Virgen we will not only admire the Cathedral from up close, but we will also be able to observe from here the Palace of the Generalitat Valenciana. This 15th century palace is the former town hall of the city and presents a mixture of architectural styles, including Valencian Gothic.
Plaza milagro del Mocaoret and Plaza Lope de Vega
The Plaza de la Virgen is not the only square full of magic in Valencia. Nearby are also the Plaza Lope de Vega and the Plaza Milagro del Mocaoret, where, according to legend, one of the most famous miracles of Valencia occurred. If you want to know more details about this and other curious stories of the city of Valencia, do not miss this unique Segway tour.
We will pass by one of the biggest tourist attractions of Valencia, La Lonja de la Seda. It was formerly the financial center of Valencia, built in the 15th century and declared a World Heritage Site in 1996. Today it is considered one of the most important buildings of the secular Gothic style in Europe.
Central Market of Valencia
The Central Market or Mercat Central is a public market located in front of La Lonja de la Seda and the Church of San Juan del Mercado, is one of the main works of Valencian modernism. It is also one of the largest fresh produce markets in Europe and stands out for its rich and varied gastronomy. Definitely worth a visit, you will not leave empty-handed.
Town Hall Square
Next, we will continue to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the main square in the center of Valencia. The buildings that make up the surroundings along with the current Town Hall Square are declared a Historic-Artistic Site. It is an impressive square with a fountain surrounded by flowers of all colors, which attracts the eyes of everyone who passes by. Around the square there are other buildings from the golden age of the city, such as the Post Office building.
Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas
One of our next stops during our tour of Valencia's historical monuments is the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas, a rococo nobleman's palace, dating back to the 18th century. It was a stately mansion of the Marquises of Dos Aguas, currently owned by the Spanish State, where the National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts González Martí is located. We will discover other curiosities of this monument, such as the meaning of the Virgin of the Rosary and the representation of the two streams next to her.
More of the Magical Valencia (San Juan del Hospital and Archbishop´s Palace)
We can't end our tour without some more fascinating stories. That is why we will head through the Plaza San Vicente until we reach the Church of San Juan del Hospital, considered the first church built after the Christian reconquest. It has the only medieval cemetery in Valencia and was declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument in 1943.
We will continue to the Archbishop's Palace, whose building underwent continuous reforms from the thirteenth century to the eighteenth century. Also, during the Spanish Civil War, this building was set on fire several times, but surprisingly the only thing that was not destroyed was the chapel, which remained in flames for three days in a row. Finally, we will take our Segways to one of the narrowest streets of Valencia, thus concluding our tour of the most important historical monuments of Valencia.
Option 2: 1h15min
Archaeological Museum of Valencia
The word museum may not sound very exciting, but in reality it is much more than a museum, it is an ancient Roman square. Today, this ancient square is home to the Archaeological Museum of Valencia, one of the best archaeological centers in Europe. This is a perfect spot to have a panoramic view of the great monuments of the city, which have been declared of historical and artistic interest.
Basilica and Cathedral
After our trip to the past in archaeological ruins, we will head towards the Basilica, a beautiful building with a blue oval dome, which houses inside it the Patron Saint of the Valencians: La Virgen de los Desamparados, her figure was transferred in 1666 from the Cathedral, which is our next stop. The Cathedral of Valencia has a lot of history and is very peculiar, as it is located where centuries before there was an Arab Mosque. The construction of the Cathedral is a fusion of many architectural styles, which we will discover on our tour.
Plaza de la Virgen
We will continue to the Plaza de la Virgen, one of the most dazzling and emblematic squares in Valencia. It is surrounded by picturesque buildings, a large fountain, known as the Fountain of Neptune and a wide gastronomic offer of typical foods of Valencia.
From the Plaza de la Virgen, we will visit the Palacio de la Generalitat Valenciana, the old town hall of the city. This 15th century palace presents a mixture of architectural styles, including Valencian Gothic. We will continue along Calle Caballeros, a street that has kept its name since 1412 and where noble families used to live. Today this street is home to a variety of stores and restaurants. The small alleys lead to different directions with many hidden wonders, including churches and some incredible street art.
We will arrive at the church of San Nicolas, also known as "the little Sistine Chapel of Valencia". It is a historical monument of the city of Valencia, where its vaults have been decorated with fresco paintings. Today it is one of the most visited churches in Valencia. Then continuing along Caballeros Street, we will see the Fuente del Negrito, the first public fountain of the city of Valencia. This fountain is located in the square named after him, La Plaza del Negrito.
Portal of Valldigna and Torre Mora
We will then pass through the famous Portal de la Valldigna. This passage through the old Muslim wall once served as a gateway to the city through which access to medieval Valencia, a city in which many noble families had settled. We will observe later a tower of the Arab wall that remains standing from Muslim times in Valencia.
El Carmen Church and the Contemporary Cultural Center of El Carmen
We will continue through the charming Barrio del Carmen, to come across the Iglesia del Carmen. This church has a unique exterior, considered one of the best Mannerist altarpieces in the city. We will then head to the Convent del Carmen, which houses the Museo del Carmen, dedicated to temporary exhibitions and is connected to the Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts). This Convent has its origins in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest parts of the city, you will really feel transported back in time. Nearby is also the famous Plaza del Carmen, a wonderful place, especially at night. Its narrow streets are home to tapas bars, restaurants, shopping and souvenir stores.
Finally, we will head to the impressive Serrano Towers. You will surely have seen them on postcards of Valencia or upon arriving in the city. The Serranos Towers were built in the 14th century and are one of the twelve gates that were part of the old Christian wall of the city of Valencia. Today only two of these twelve gates remain, and the Serranos Towers were and still are considered the main entrance to the city of Valencia.
After our trip back in time to medieval Valencia, it's time for a little more adventure with our Segways. We will ride down the old Turia river towards the Viveros Garden, the green heart of the city. Here there is a perfect circuit to ride our Segways and conclude our tour with the best energy.
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