Valencia's Water Path and Stories with a Local

Maxime

Friendly naturopath

Valencia's Water Path and Stories with a Local

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( 4 reviews ) star City tour Valencia 1 - 4 watch_later 3 hours
  • Follow the water path with a private guide.
  • Go to an ancient arab style bath
  • 100% private & personalized experience
  • See the original irrigation system still in use
  • Visit the water deposit turned into a museum
  • Understand how water has shaped Valencia

You will meet here: Plaza de la Virgen

What you can expect

Water is the source of life and Valencia has smartly taken advantage of that. On this private and unique experience, follow the water path and avoid the typical touristy road on your way to discover the city!

Join me and discover how water has been used for ages in agriculture, leisure and daily life in Valencia. The tour will help you understand the importance of this priceless resource, especially for a Mediterranean city like Valencia.

Meet me at the fountain in the centric Plaza de la Virgen where I will tell you the story behind this aquatic highlight. Here, the oldest oral tribunal in Europe to administrate water for agriculture used to take place, and I will tell you all about it.

Walk along the city and visit a typical Moorish style bath, the first public fountain in Valencia and the prints of the 1957 flooding that totally changed the face of Valencia.

Outside the city center, you'll visit the first water deposit that has been turned into the museum of the history of Valencia. What to know how? I will explain how the deposit used to work and I'll take you on a journey back in time to understand how Valencia was created and the influence its water resource help the growth of the city.

As a transition between the city and the crops, the Cabecera Park is the perfect place to relax while you sit in front of the swans' lake. This place works perfectly for you to ask me anything regarding the experience or your trip itself. I am here to help you with your travel needs! And to kick the experience up a notch, why not enjoy a typical Valencian drink by the lake!

After your quick break, you will see the original way of irrigation used since Moorish times. It's unique and worth a look!

In the end, you will have a clear understanding of the value water has in Valencia and how its people have taken full advantage of this precious resource.

The tour is possible to be done by bike. If you are interested I can help you set up a booking for one! Any other things you would like to add? Let me know and I will customize the experience to fit your needs!


This is the plan

Meeting point
Fountain of the plaza de la Virgen
Stop 1
At the fountain, I will explain the history and about the oral water tribunal.
Stop 2
Visit an ancient arab style bath and understand how it works.
Stop 3
See the remains of the last flood that happened in Valencia.
Stop 4
Walk through the ancient riverbed on your way to the first water deposit.
Stop 5
Learn about the first water deposit and how it turned into Valencia's history museum.
Stop 6
Relaxing time at Cabecera park in front of the swans lake.
Stop 7
Enjoy a refreshing typical Valencian beverage.
Stop 8
Visit of the crops that are irrigated with the typical Valencian gravity style.

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City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Car
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 4 persons
Meeting point
Plaza de la Virgen
Guest pick-up
possible (extra charges)
Confirmation
within 48 hours
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
check1 non alcoholic drinks

Maxime

Friendly naturopath

4 reviews

My passion with spanish history starts in 2010 when I first came to Valencia. I totaly felt in love with this colourfull and warming city. Valencia is rich in history and I start visiting and learning all I can about it. Unfortunatly, I didn´t came to Valencia only for leisure but also for work. I´m working in a food suplement manufacturing company and start also to be interested in alternative therapy and healthy living. Food and wine lover, I always try to combinate pleasure and health."

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