Experience hidden stories on a guided tour of Bombas Gens

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TOURISTIC AREA: Outskirts

The program that embraces history, culture and art taking advantage of the synergies of the new Bombas Gens digital arts center

The old Bombas Gens factory, as well as the Mediterranean garden, the medieval winery and the Civil War shelter are part of the heritage guided tour program: an experience to enjoy history, culture and art.

They take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 12:00 pm visit can optionally be extended by another hour with a tasting of artisan vermouth in the center's garden.

The guided tour of the facilities lasts between approximately 50 minutes and an hour.

On these visits, you will be able to get a closer look at the old hydraulic pump factory with its beautiful art deco façade, the Civil War shelter that reminds us that mortar bombs were manufactured here during this period, the completely renovated 15th century winery and the Mediterranean garden, which was the backyard of the factory, now full of life where more than 120 species live and where a sculpture by the Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias appears.

To reserve any of the options you can do so from this link.

In addition, there is the possibility of arranging a guided tour for groups, which are on demand and customizable. These take place from Wednesday to Friday in two time slots: from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. To reserve this option you have to do so at reserva@bombasgens.com.

Are you already clear? Book your ticket in advance and get ready to enjoy to the fullest.

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Details

  • Event dates
  • From:

    01-02-2024

  • To:

    31-12-2024

  • Schedule info

    01/07/2024 to 12/31/2024

    GUIDED TOUR WITH VERMUT IN THE GENS BOMBS GARDEN

    Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 p.m.

    GUIDED VISIT TO THE BOMBAS GENS HERITAGE COMPLEX

    Saturdays and Sundays: 5:30 p.m.

  • Place

    Av. de Burjassot, 54, 46009 València, Valencia

  • Price


    GUIDED TOUR WITH VERMUT IN THE GENS BOMBS GARDEN

    €15

    GUIDED VISIT TO THE BOMBAS GENS HERITAGE COMPLEX

    €8

    REDUCED ENTRY

    €5

  • VTC discount 15% off
  • Interest information

    Tours are offered in Spanish, Valencian and English.

    French, Italian and German available upon request.

Contenido de la visita guiada

A Civil War shelter

The factory was seized and began producing ammunition in the form of mortar bombs and grenades. It therefore became a military objective by the rebels and the bombings by the Italian aviation that took place in the city of Valencia, especially between 1937 and 1938. It is precisely at that time that this anti-aircraft shelter of the type was built. manufacturing.

A medieval winery

To talk about this winery we have to name the old Comeig farmhouse under which it was located. These types of farmhouses that dotted the old paths of the Marxalenes orchard, witnessed the industrial development and growth of the city. The underground winery dates back to a renovation carried out in the farmhouse around the year 1500 and was conceived as a space for the production and storage of wine. The winepress was located on the ground floor of the farmhouse, from which a circular pond for treading the grapes has been recovered. Below this, the easily visible cellar was built under the vault that appeared after the excavations.

A historic complex and a complete garden

Designed by Gustavo Marina, the garden is considered another art space within the complex. Located in the backyard of the factory, it is conceived as the end of the museum tour, an intimate place of reflection and necessary rest where to assimilate what has been seen inside.

It is related to two artistic movements: Romanticism-Modernism typical of the building and in the Site group (Sculpture in the environment, whose motto is that art and architecture nourish each other) of the 70s and in terms of the vegetal palette , inspired by Alfonse Mucha (the 4 seasons), Mediterranean version.

It is a lively, happy, colorful garden whose composition of trees and shrubs creates tensions and drama. The trees are of three types: citrus (orange, lemon), exotic (jacaranda, ficus, Jupiter tree) and dry Valencian (carob, olive, pomegranate). The garden has a continuous and adaptable exposed cobblestone pavement, similar to that of the architectural complex. The benches are made with reused ashlars from the old factory. Don't miss the SiteSpecific work “Through” by Cristina Iglesias, which represents two curved irrigation ditches in reference to the Turia River, at the bottom of which intertwined roots of bronze bas-reliefs have been sculpted.

How to arrive

  • Underground: L1, L2.

Interest information

  • Email

    reservas@bombasgens.com

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HOW TO GET THERE

Bombas Gens, Avinguda de Burjassot, València, España

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