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Llotja de la Seda: Our most recommended tours and activities

Valencia: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

1. Valencia: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Bike through the cozy streets of the old city center of Valencia with a local guide. Discover spectacular buildings including the Cathedral of Valencia. You can choose a 2 or 3-hour group bike tour or opt for a private 3-hour tour and customize the tour to see your preferred location in Valencia. Bike towards the Túria river and visit its beautiful garden. Pass by the Palau de la Música 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.

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.

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: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

4. Valencia: 3-Hour City Bike Tour

Leaving directly from the tour office, your guide will lead you on a ride around the most beautiful places in Valencia. More than 2000 years of history can be discovered in the streets of the old quarter. Starting from the historic "Barrio del Carmen" district, visit Plaza de la Virgen, an old square that dates back to the Roman times and Plaza de la Reina, where you can see both the cathedral and the Tower of Miguelete.   Continue to Central Market, Spain’s largest fresh food market which opened in 1928. Close to the market discover La Lonja de la Seda, originally used for silk trading. The last stop is Quart Towers in the city center, a remainder of the old city walls, as well as Torres de Serranos, one of the 12 gates that formed part of the old city wall. After the historic center, visit the greener and more contemporary side of the city. Explore Turia Gardens, the green lung of the city, one of the largest urban parks in Spain. Ride inside the park until you see the City of Arts and Sciences, a huge futuristic educational complex designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava as a present to his home city. Finally return to the tour operator's office.

Valencia: Guided City Walking Tour with Tapas Tastings

5. Valencia: Guided City Walking Tour with Tapas Tastings

As you explore Valencia learn all about the amazing history city while you enjoy several local foods. Visit some of Valencia's most historic locations and learn about its history, culture and tradition. Discover how the city's rich history and culture had a huge impact the foods that are now local specialties. Explore the city's historic center where you'll find the old bullfighting ring and pass the magnificent Valencia Cathedral. As you walk through the winding streets spot the historical Silk Exchange, the magnificent Plaza Redonda, and the towering Torres de Serranos. During this historic walk you will discover the old bullfighting ring and pass the magnificent cathedral. See the Arab Wall, the Tower of San Bartolomé, and the beautiful Generalitat Palace. You will learn all about the rich history and culture of this ancient city. Discover Valencia's ancient eateries amongst the city's historic landmarks. Have some traditional Valencian food tastings and learn about the distinct and extraordinary cuisine.

Valencia: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

6. Valencia: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio 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. Start your tour at the much-photographed Bullring of Valencia. Visit Valencia Town Hall in the city center, while 'Mercat Central' will give you a taste of city life. Take a photo at the Valencia Silk Exchange, which will amaze you with its architecture, and indulge in the beauty of the iconic Plaza de la Virgen. Visit the incomparably beautiful Cathedral of Valencia. You will also pass by the always innovative University of Valencia. Admire the imposing Mercat Colón. The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the Puente de las Flores. 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.

Valencia: Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

7. 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

8. 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: Legends and Secrets Moonlight Walking Tour

9. Valencia: Legends and Secrets Moonlight Walking Tour

“Valencia's Legends & Stories by Moonlight” is a nighttime walk focusing on the least-known side of Valencia, the enigmas you were never told about and the city's darkest tales. Although history seeks to erase them, the streets and alleys of the historic center continue to harbour mysteries and legends that have survived for centuries. A guide will transport us back to other times, to cases that were never solved, terrifying events, appearances, disappearances and incidents that, even today, we find difficult to explain. Sometimes the gargoyles that gaze down from above were the only witnesses to those strange phenomena... Tradition or myth? History or legend? All these stories were passed down by the residents and merchants of Valencia. Do you dare to know the ghostly tale that captivated and bewitched society at the beginning of the 20th century? Or that of the last execution of the Spanish Inquisition? This walk invites us to spend an enigmatic evening exploring the darkest side of the city, uncovering the legends that have secretly suffused our streets for centuries.

Valencia: Iconic City Attractions Self-Guided Audio Tours

10. Valencia: Iconic City Attractions Self-Guided Audio Tours

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 Llotja de la Seda

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4.6 / 5

based on 770 reviews

Loved it. It was very fun, saved a lot of shoe leather, and Julia was a wonderful, well informed guide. We recommend this activity. We would do it again in a heartbeat. You see a lot of great things in central València

Very nice tour, in 3 hours you can see the 3 most important attractions of Valencia, plus with explanations and advice from a local guide. Thank you very much Carmen, super professional, kind and helpful!

Such a fun way to explore the city and learn about the history at the same time. Julia was brilliant - very friendly, helpful and incredibly knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this tour.

A perfect tour to get to know Valencia’s highlights. Maria was my guide and she was fun, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Highly recommended!

The guide Jose P was very interesting and friendly