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Valencia Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

Valencia: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

1. Valencia: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

The Valencia Tourist Card is a combined card that offers free public urban transport and discounts of up to 25% on tours services. Get up to 50% in museums, leisure activities, shops, and restaurants for 24, 48, or 72 hours. The free public urban transport is within Valencia city, bus and tram zone A, and metro ABCD including the traject Valencia-Airport-Valencia (L3, L5).   The establishments that offer discounts on presentation of the Valencia Tourist Card are identified with a sticker. The card is active when using public transport for the first time or in any of the 42 readers distributed in the city. If this is not possible, the card could be validated at any point of use by writing down the expiration date of the card with an ink pen. Identity cards or passports must be shown for children in order to give them the City Card.

Valencia: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

2. Valencia: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Bike through the cozy streets of the old city center of Valencia. Discover a lot of spectacular buildings included the Cathedral of Valencia. Bike towards the Túria river and visit its beautiful garden. Pass by the Palau de la Música (The music palace) and the gigantic playground of Gulliver out of the book Gulliver travels. In the last part of the tour, explore the City of Arts and Sciences. Spot the famous modernistic buildings of the architect Santiago Calatrava before returning to the city center.

Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

3. Medieval Valencia 1-Hour Segway Tour

On this 1-hour Segway tour of medieval Valencia you’ll have a chance to see the most important and emblematic monuments and districts of the city. The best part of the activity is that you get to see all the sights in a fun and eco-friendly way! After a short training session that will allow you to get comfortable operating the Segway, you’ll head off for an hour’s tour along a route that includes the following sites: Serranos Towers, El Carmen Square, Portal de la Valldigna and the Arabic city walls, San Nicolás Church and the Silk Exchange Market (Lonja). You’ll also pass by the Central Market, the round Plaza Redonda, Santa Catalina Church, the Valencia Cathedral, the Palace of the Archbishop, L'Almoina Square and the Virgin Square.

Valencia Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

4. Valencia Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Discover the highlights in Valencia with an interactive smartphone app. Unlock the city with location-based riddles and see the sights of the city in a unique way. Login to your app and start your tour of 10 of the most important attractions of the city. At the start of each attraction, you will uncover a puzzle to learn more about Valencia. You can stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and a team spirit to finish the game. For your convenience, you can start or pause the tour whenever you want, so you can enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn information and facts and snap pictures as you go. The tour includes stops at Plaça de Bous, Plaza de Toros, Valencia City Hall, Mercado Central, the Llotja de la Seda, Plaça de la Mare de Déu, Valencia Cathedral, the University of Valencia, Plaça d’Alfons el Magnànim, Mercat de Colón, and Puente de las Flores, where the tour ends.

Valencia: Scavenger Hunt and Iconic Sights Self-Guided Tour

5. Valencia: Scavenger Hunt and Iconic Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Iconic Valencia at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “The Cathedral of Valencia and the Micalet Tower”, “The Virgin Square”, “Serranos Towers”, “El Carmen district” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Point of a Hook house” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “The Carmen neighborhood”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Valencia: Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

6. Valencia: Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

Experience the city of Valencia with a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Hear fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain an insight into the most iconic landmarks in Valencia. Start your tour at the Torres de Serranos and continue to the Palacio de los Borja. Marvel at the Virgen de los Desamparados Basilica, and be fascinated by St. Mary's Cathedral. Learn the history hidden behind each turn from your audio guide. Enjoy a hassle-free experience, simply follow the instructions after booking and download the local partner's app to access your tour. Explore Valencia at your own pace in complete autonomy.

Valencia Arts and Nature Segway Tour

7. Valencia Arts and Nature Segway Tour

Glide along the streets of Valencia on a 1-hour guided Segway tour. Take in the two major areas of cultural interest in the historic old town: the monuments surrounding the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados and the Gardens of Turia. Cover a significant area of the city with ease by Segway. Enjoy the unforgettable experience of riding your personal transporter through the labyrinth of medieval streets in the old town. See some of Valencia’s most emblematic monuments, such as Plaza de la Virgen, the Cathedral of Valencia, and the Serranos Towers. In addition, experience the peaceful atmosphere of the Gardens of Turia – the leafiest area in the city.

Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour and Valencia Cathedral

8. 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.

Valencia: Old Town Segway Tour

9. Valencia: Old Town Segway Tour

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! Here is a description of the places we will visit during our Segway tour through the old town of Valencia. 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. Serrano Towers 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.

Valencia: Smartphone Self-Guided Audio Tour App

10. Valencia: Smartphone Self-Guided Audio Tour App

Enjoy using the navigation functionality on this smartphone app to create a self-guided tour of Valencia that suits your individual interests. Learn about the city's heritage at iconic landmarks like the City of Arts and Sciences complex and the Llotja de la Seda civil building. Use the suggested walking routes and the navigation option to chart a course through the city. Listen to cultural and historic information as you approach sites like the Valencia Cathedral which seamlessly blends Gothic, Romanesque, and Baroque architectural features. Tune into your audio commentary to hear all about the tourist hotspots like the City of Arts and Sciences complex which host the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe, L'Oceanogràfic. Have the freedom to stop and resume your tour whenever you want. Pinpoint your favorite sights and source the best photo hotspots at attractions like the Central market which is an excellent example of Valencian Art Nouveau.

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What people are saying about Valencia Cathedral

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Fantastic bike tour by Luisa. Very informative, friendly and chilled out. A brilliant way to see & enjoy Valencia. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting this wonderful city.

Great reception. Very nice guide. Wonderful Segway route. Excellent explanations by the guide. Ideally suited for families. toilet on site.

French speaking family. Javier has an excellent French and has nicely and interestingly presented Valencia on both old and modern sides.

The bike tour was great. Maria was very informative and open to answering questions.

Very well organized public transport. I would recommend it to everyone.