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Church of San Nicolás de Bari: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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 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 that 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 with the food.

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.

Valencia: San Nicolas, Silk Museum and Santos Juanes Church

3. Valencia: San Nicolas, Silk Museum and Santos Juanes Church

Make the most of your visit to Valencia with this combined ticket to 3 unique places: the Silk Museum, the Church of San Nicolas, and the Church of Santos Juanes—commonly known as “Saint John of the Market” because of its location next to the market area. In the 13th century, this square was already the main open space in the city. Find out more about each site with an included audio guide available in 5 languages.  After an incredible restoration, the Silk Museum opens its doors to let you discover its history on an extraordinary journey. To speak of silk is to speak of a golden era for Valencia, which led to the transformation of the landscape and the way of life in the city for centuries. Explore all the secrets of the Gremi de Velluters — the silk velvet weavers' guild in Valencia — at the building where they established themselves in the 15th century, now the Silk Museum. With your audio guide, learn about the discovery of silk, the raising of silkworms, the way this luxurious material was produced in the almost 5000 looms around the city, and the success of silk fabrics in the 18th century. One of the oldest parishes in Valencia, founded more than 700 years ago, the Church of San Nicolas is an old Gothic temple reformed centuries later to give it the appearance it has today. While there, admire the beautiful baroque decoration that impresses everyone who visits it. Discover in its interior almost 2,000 square meters (21,528 square feet) of impressive fresco paintings covering its vaults, and marvel at a place known as the Valencian Sistine Chapel.

Valencia: 48 hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Ticket and San Nicolás

4. Valencia: 48 hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Ticket and San Nicolás

With this combined ticket you can use the hop-on-hop-off bus service and also visit of the Church of San Nicolás. There are two routes for the hop-on-hop-off bus: 'Route A Valencia histórica' and 'Route B Valencia marítima'. Each route lasts 90 minutes. You can use both lines with tickets that are valid for 48 hours. There are 21 stops in total. Listen to the audio guide in one of the 10 available languages while enjoying the ride. The following languages are available: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian, and Russian. From the city centre, you easily travel to the Church of San Nicolás, 'the Valencian Sistine Chapel'. Enjoy the beauty of it's almost 2,000 square metres of frescoes and architecture, linked to the city of Valencia. You'll find a Gothic temple with origins in the thirteenth century, at the time of the Christian conquest. It's covered with Baroque decorations from the eighteenth century by Pérez Castiel, Palomino and Vidal. You will also enjoy magnificent Renaissance paintings and altarpieces and discover traditions such as the origin of Santa Claus. Audioguides are provided in Spanish, English, Italian and Valencian.

Valencia: San Nicolas Church Entry and Optional Guided Tour

5. Valencia: San Nicolas Church Entry and Optional Guided Tour

Explore one of Valencia's most popular churches, San Nicolas Church, with an entry ticket, audio guide, and option live guide. Marvel at the beautiful artworks gracing the church's vaults, take in the deafening silence of the chapel, and learn the history behind the artwork. Enter the Church, pick up your audio guide, and begin your self-guided tour. Marvel at the massive fresco paintings covering its vaults. See its 13th-century Gothic architecture and hear about the rich history of this ancient church. Upgrade your visit by selecting the premium option and explore the church with a local guide. Discover the hidden secrets of San Nicolas Church and learn little-known facts. Visit the sacristy, the trasagrario, rooms located on the upper floor of the sacristy, and the terraces that make up the roofs of the vault. Stop in the Chapter House to finish off your tour.

Valencia: Between Two Gates Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

6. Valencia: Between Two Gates Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

The history of Valencia is a story about the relationship between a city and its river. Its first Roman settlement was built on an island in the Turia River in 138 BC. The settlement grew, influenced by the river until 1957 when, after a catastrophic flood, it was decided that the torrent should be diverted. On this walking tour, you’ll wade through 2,000 years of history that developed alongside the river. Our tour starts on Pont dels Serrans in Turia Gardens. I’ll then guide you from Torres de Serranos, an old city gate, through the maze of churches, cathedrals, and basilicas in the heart of Ciutat Vella (the old town) to emerge through Torres De Quart, Valencia’s other remaining gate. En route, I’ll show you the city’s most breathtaking attractions including Valencia Cathedral’s impressive 800-year-old Door of the Almoina, the Palace of the Marquis de Dos Aguas, and Europe’s narrowest house, La Casa mas Estrecha. Along with churches, we’ll visit a few mosques. For 500 years, Valencia was an Islamic Caliphate during the North African Muslim Moors’ occupation. Much of their impact on the city was stamped out when the Christians took over but on this tour, I’ll show you the tell-tale signs of this historic chapter from the city’s past. On this 75-minute walk, you’ll also: • Search for the Holy Grail • Hear about the invention of Spain’s national dish, Paella, in the fields of Valencia • Visit two important archaeological digs at Galería del Tossal: first the Muralla Árabe and then La Almoina Archaeological Museum • Discover the sites of medieval executions and learn why Margarida Borras, a transgendered woman in the 1400s, was hung without pants on • See Valencia’s first public hospital, Sant Joan de l’Hospital, which relied mostly on miracles rather than medicine for healing • Spot the cannonball holes in one of two city gates • Grab a bite in the “Cathedral of the Senses,” Mercat Central • Visit the city’s most impressive and beautiful Catholic places of worship, including the Royal Basilica, Valencia Cathedral, and Church of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir • Find out who Little Michael was and why his hat was too small • Take in one of the city’s best preserved Gothic buildings, the Silk Exchange It’s easy to fall in love with Valencia’s pretty face, but when you peek into its past and find out what shaped its personality, you’ll love it even more. Its history runs deep like the Turia River it relied on for most of its life. By the end of this tour, you’ll be enchanted with the place... and possibly craving a Paella.

From Benidorm: Guided Day Trip to Valencia

7. 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.

Valencia: Saint Nicholas, St. John Royal Parish & City Tour

8. Valencia: Saint Nicholas, St. John Royal Parish & City Tour

Experience Valencia at your own pace with a combo skip-the-line e-ticket for the top attractions of the Church of Saint Nicholas, and the Royal Parish of St. John and a fascinating self-guided walking audio tour of the city of Valencia on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the grandeur of Valencia, one of the best known cities in Spain. Put on your headphones and discover the Church of Saint Nicholas, and the Royal Parish of St. John through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the past. It is also your chance to explore Valencia with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and lose yourself in the beauty of its stories. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into contemporary Valencia, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

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What people are saying about Church of San Nicolás de Bari

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 443 reviews

Great tour of Valencia’s old town followed by a fantastic dinner and drinks in a private restaurant. Our guide Emma was incredibly knowledgeable about both the city and it’s history as well as the food and wines served. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer evening. Would highly recommend to all as a nice night out in Valencia.

Great tour of the city - it covers every corner. Online, it said there were two lines and the reason we took the 48 hour pass. Unfortunately, it was just one line. Overall, highly recommend. There isn’t much audio if that’s what you like.

This was a wonderful experience! Our guide, Emma, was knowledgeable and super nice. You start with a tour of El Carmen then transition to tapas and wine at an intimate spot. Would definitely recommend.

A lovely tour through the old city centre! Our guide, Tuathla, was lovely and explained everything in a very nice way. The tapas and wine afterwards was amazing. Our group was very nice.

Amazing experience, Dani was very fun and interesting. The food was superb.