Project Description

Name of the guided tour: Valencia – the City of Silk

Description: Two-hour guided walking tour to the two most emblematic monuments of the silk industry and commercialization in the City of Valencia: the Silk Exchange and the Museum and College of Major Art of the Silk.

First, we will visit the exteriors and interiors of the Silk Exchange, an authentic jewel of medieval Gothic architecture, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will discover its long history and awesome architectural and decorative details. We will enjoy impressive Contract Hall, beautiful Orange Garden and majestic room of the Sea Consulate.

Afterwards, we will visit the interiors of the Silk Museum and College of Major Art, which is also the oldest and largest trade union archive in Europe. We will discover the key historical moments in the introduction and development of the silk industry in the city of Valencia. We will visit the noble rooms of the building: the Hall of Fame, the Pometa Room and the Chapel. We will enjoy a spectacular collection of different garments, utensils and objects. We will observe authentic historical silk looms from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Finally, you are going to have an opportunity to purchase silk souvenirs in the museum shop.

Language: English.

Type of the tour: Scheduled and shared walking tour.

Days: Daily from Monday to Friday + Sunday.

Duration: 2 hours.

Starting time: 11:00 a.m.

Meeting place: Tourist Info Office located at the main facade of Valencia City Hall Building – Ayuntamiento Square nº1 (1 City Hall Square). Google Maps Plus Code is FJ9F+X5 Valencia.

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Itinerary: City Council Square → Silk Exchange → Silk Museum and College of Major Art. Both monuments are visited inside.

Entrance tickets: Yes, already included in the price of tour.

Price: adults 25 € per person, children from 6 to 12 years old 8 €.

Booking: is necessary in advance. You can do it by email or by WhatsApp +34 687025082 / +34 607360343. Once you booked the tour, please recheck our confirmation. Also you can buy this tour directly at any Tourist Info Office in Valencia. There are 5 of them located at: Plaza del Ayuntamiento nº1; Calle de la Paz nº48; Paseo de Neptuno nº2; Joaquin Sorolla Railway Station and in Valencian Airport.

Flyer: please download the Flyer of this tour.

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Accessibility: this tour is valid for the people who use wheelchair, both mechanical and electric. Please just keep in mind that more people may participate in this tour, so you should be able to move in the same time with the whole group. If you feel you need any kind of specific attention or you are moving very slowly, please check with us the possibility to book this tour on private basis.

Suggestions: this tour is walking only, so comfortable cloth and footwear is very advisable. During the summer period we advising using appropriate sun protection.

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Valencia – the City of Silk

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COVID-19 safety measures: please don’t forget to bring your surgical or hygienic face mask and antibacterial-antiseptic hand gel. Our guides are always using their own masks and antibacterial-antiseptic hand gel. Please keep in mind we are not providing masks or gel to our customers. Our company was recently certified by Spanish State Secretariat of Tourism as Responsible Tourism Company. This certification means we are strictly following the Guidelines on Measures to Reduce the Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in the Tourism Sector.

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