Central Market, Valencia

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Valencia: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

1. 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.

Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

2. Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

Meet your friendly, local guide in the Old Town district, then set out onto the picturesque streets of Valencia. On this 1-hour walking tour, discover the treasures of the historic Old Town and marvel at the unique blend of architectural styles, which date back through the Roman, Moorish, Baroque, and Gothic periods. Follow your guide through some of Valencia’s most famous plazas, including Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen, while learning about their rich-history. Arrive at one of Old Town’s hidden gems next, the Church of San Nicolas, and marvel at the dazzling interior and spectacular frescoes. Later, gain exclusive access to an 11th century historical monument in the heart of Old Town. Inside, indulge in a delicious 10-course tapas meal which showcases the very best of Valencian cuisine and local produce. Throughout the meal, enjoy a selection of prizewinning regional wines that have been perfectly paired to the food.

Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

3. Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

Visit the main historical and cultural points of the city center by tuk-tuk. See the most important modern building in the city, and the impressive harbor in the company of your expert guide. Start your tour at the TourismHub office in Valencia North Station. Get ready to visit historical places such as the old Torres de Quart, the Torres de Serranos, the Museum of Fine Arts or the old Hospital of Valencia, the first mental sanatorium in Europe, now converted into the public library of the city. Explore the modern port of Valencia, La Marina Real, and stroll along the extensive Malvarrosa beach. Discover the avant-garde and artistic character of Valencia at the City of Arts and Sciences. See the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, the Museum of Sciences, the Hemispheric, and the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts. Follow the old Turia riverbed, and see sights like the Ciutat Vella, Mercado de Colón, the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas and the Plaza de Toros. Take advantage of commentary from your expert guide, and enjoy the panoramic views offered by tuk-tuk without the need to get out of the vehicle.

Valencia: Self-guided Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

4. 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: Highlights Bike Tour with a Guide

5. Valencia: Highlights Bike Tour with a Guide

Explore Valencia's top highlights on a bike tour. Cycle through and past historical sights such as the Central Market, the Portal de la Valldigna, and the Palace of the Marqués de dos Aguas. Stay active while visiting this charming Spanish city, without too much effort. Head off through the old streets of the Ciutat Vella to enjoy the stunning architecture of this urban centre. Then, cycle through the Turia Gardens, an emblematic 11-kilometer leafy park located in the old riverbed of the same name. Carry on to the City of Arts and Sciences — an example of the avant-garde and technological development of Valencia. Along your route, see the North Station, Town Hall, House of the Cats, and much more — all from the comfort of your saddle. Pause at specific locations to listen to your guide's insightful facts and information.

Valencia: City Bike Tour

6. Valencia: City Bike Tour

Your tour begins at the shop near the port of Valencia. Here, you will be met by a qualified guide and get your bike, helmet, and drinks as required. The guide will brief you about safety guidelines in the city before your ride begins. From the shop, you will ride up to the City of Arts and Sciences to discover the remarkable architecture of Santiago Calatrava. Learn about one of Valencia's most important attractions. From here, you will ride through the Turia park, which was once a riverbed to the medieval Serranos Towers. Entering the city through the towers, you will learn about the main attractions in the center. You will visit the Cathedral, the Almudin, the central market, and the silk exchange. Pass by some amazing buildings in Valencia's historical winding streets. En route back to the shop, you will visit a beautiful converted art nouveau market. When you return to the port area, enjoy a complimentary drink at the shop.

Valencia Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

7. 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: Smartphone Self-Guided Audio Tour App

8. 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.

Valencia: City Highlights Tour in Jeep with Snacks & Drinks

9. Valencia: City Highlights Tour in Jeep with Snacks & Drinks

Enjoy a tour through Valencia on a city safari. After pickup from your accommodation, head into the city in an open-topped Jeep to experience an exciting tour of the best that Valencia has to offer. As you head downtown, your expert guide will fill you in on local insights as you discover the secrets of this historic city. Gaze at El Miguelete, a stately gothic cathedral built in the 14th century. Marvel at the lavish gothic columns of the 15th century Silk Exchange. Hop out and walk around the delectable Central Market. After seeing all the major sights in Valencia, cool off with a dip at Malvarrosa Beach, complete with a bevy of snacks and drinks.

Valencia: Private City Tour on Bicycle, E-Bike or E-Step

10. Valencia: Private City Tour on Bicycle, E-Bike or E-Step

Discover the historic treasures and modern marvels of Valencia on a bike tour with a local guide. Pedal past the city’s most iconic attractions, from an ancient Roman square to Turia Gardens, all the way to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences complex.  Start the tour from the old city of Valencia, biking through its narrow winding streets. Pass by landmarks like Plaza de la Virgen, the Serranos Gate, the Mercado Central, the Valencia Cathedral, the Plaza de la Reina, the Valencia City Hall, or the Marués de Dos Aguas Palace. After enjoying the hustle and bustle of the old city, continue on your bike through the Turia River, the riverbed that has been dried out by the government and is now a park. Follow the bike path and see the many exotic trees that grow in this 5-mile green area. Finally, head to the end of Turia Gardens, toward the cultural and architectural complex of the City of Arts and Sciences. Admire 6 different architectural gems on this bike route. See the opera house and performing arts center, the Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, the Hemisfèric IMAX theater, the Umbracle, a walkway, and a garden. Marvel at the futuristic exteriors of the Museu de les Ciènces Principe Felipe and the Oceanografic.

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What people are saying about Central Market, Valencia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 482 reviews

Great tour of the city including stops and visits to the central market, silk exchange, quart tower (including climbing to the top), city of arts and sciences, and the archeology museum. Perfect way to see and experience the city, and get a great bike ride in through the turia park. Will probably take the same tour the next time we come to Valencia!

Great way to see the interesting parts of the city. Nice to be in a small group. Guild was very helpful and informative. Short rides between stops. Time was given to explore some areas on foot.

Roberto was an excellent tour guide. This excursion is a great way to familiarize oneself with Valencia! Don’t hesitate to sign up for this tour!

Loved it! Well organised, saw the main sights and the tour guide very informative.

The tour was enjoyable and informative and the meal and wine were fantastic