Virgen de los Desamparados Basilica

Virgen de los Desamparados Basilica: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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: Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

2. 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.

From Alicante: Valencia Full-Day Guided Tour

3. From Alicante: Valencia Full-Day Guided Tour

We will discover the work of the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, who has several buildings that have become icons of the city. It is a scientific and cultural leisure complex better known as the City of Arts and Sciences. We will discover the very Holy Chalice inside the Cathedral, feel the emotion in the Basilica of the Virgin of the Forsaken and get to know the Central Market with all its stalls full of top-quality fresh food. Rest enjoying some tapas in the sun on one of its terraces and continue with the Lonja de la Seda, a jewel of civil Gothic. And, if you have any strength left, you cannot miss the so-called Valencian Sistine Chapel: The Church of San Nicolás. We will finish the tour centre in "La Albufera de Valencia" which was declared a natural park in 1986; however, its history goes back much further in time. Before returning to Alicante we will make a stop to captivate ourselves with its splendor and its charm that attracts unprecedented fauna and flora. We will know more about its history and natural value for the ecosystem of the region.

Valencia: History Walking Tour in the El Carmen District

4. 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

5. 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.

From Benidorm: Guided Day Trip to Valencia

6. From Benidorm: Guided Day Trip to Valencia

An opportunity to deep dive into the history, art, culture, traditions, myths, and legends of the third largest city in Spain. We will explore the famous City of Arts and Sciences (with futuristic structures, such as the planetarium, the oceanarium, and an interactive museum); followed by visiting the historic center of the city that has more than 2,000 years of history. Valencia city has been home to Romans, Visigoths, and Muslims since it was founded in 138 BC, and boasts one of the largest historic centers in Europe. Discover the work of the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, who has several buildings that have become icons of the city. It is a scientific and cultural leisure complex better known as the City of Arts and Sciences. Explore the very Holy Chalice inside the Cathedral, and feel the emotion in the Basilica of the Virgin of the Forsaken. Get to know the Central Market with all its stalls full of top-quality fresh food. Rest enjoying some tapas in the sun on one of its terraces and continue with the Lonja de la Seda, a jewel of civil Gothic. And, if you have any strength left, you cannot miss the so-called Valencian Sistine Chapel: The Church of San Nicolás.

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This is good way of finding out about some of the major sights in old town of Valencia.