The Muslim Valencia
Highlights of this guided tour:
- 2 hours of historical and cultural immersion through the Valencian capital.
- Get to know the Muslim València with local guides.
- Even if you have already been (or live) here; you might be interested in the València of the Muslim period.
- If accessibility is a problem for you, don't worry, as the whole route is accessible.
- 15% discount if you also buy the València Tourist Card.
Balansiya: the roots of Muslim Valencia
Have you ever relived a culture through its legacy?
Our guides bring you all the secrets and traditions rooted in the Valencian culture inherited from its Muslim period. So stop watching series and enjoy the real history. Now imagine yourself in that València full of gardens and life... You enter through a secure and elegant Moorish wall into a city bathed in the scent of orange blossom; the blossom of the orange trees that provide shade at every step. You continue your walk marching through the narrow streets that hold the bustling souks of the sun.
And you know what?
Thanks to the cultural richness they left us, today you can relive history through the very streets of this Balensiya; an architectural jewel at the time of Al-Udri, 11th century chronicler, who in his texts told us: "There is no city in Al-Andalus with more perfect and beautiful walls". With the words of this wise intellectual we begin our adventure. Let us begin.
A short trip back in time
The tour starts in the Plaza de los Fueros, under the presence of the Serrano Towers, where you will be welcomed by your guide during the visit. From his hand interpreting the culture in the heart of València is much easier.
He takes you where every street was and is a labyrinth of sensations full of life in every corner. That's why it doesn't matter if you are a local or a visitor; the important thing is that you open your eyes wide and that you don't miss any detail of this piece of history. Because on this adventure you will enter a legacy left behind for more than five centuries; the mark that you see today in the culture, art and architecture of the capital of the Turia. And with so much history to enjoy, we continue on to our next stop.
Part 2: Europe's oldest court of justice is Valencian
The adventure continues until the last stop with the conviction that you have hit the nail on the head with this tour of Balansiya.
After strolling through the streets of the old part of the city, you end up in the Plaza de la Virgen, where you will discover the history of the Tribunal de las Aguas de València.
An institution that has been meeting in the shelter of the Apostles' Gate for a millennium and has kept the same rite: every Thursday at midday, eight farmers dressed in typical Valencian blouses sit in a circle on large wooden chairs and make decisions related to the use and management of water.
It may seem like an anachronistic folly, but it is considered a model institution for the efficiency of its work to the point that it holds the title of Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
And here ends your journey through the Muslim València that has left such a mark on the city.
I'm sure that after this experience you'll see València through different eyes.
Can you think of a better way to get to know Balansiya?
Duration: 2 hours
Starting point: Torres de Serranos. Plaza de los Fueros, s/n. 46003. València
- Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 4:30pm
- Sundays at 10:30am
Children from 4 to 11 years old. Adults from 12 years old.
For groups, please contact email@example.com and book a private tour.
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>>> The organizer of this activity has implemented all the necessary hygienic measures to avoid COVID19 infections.
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