Explore both medieval and modern Valencia on a half-day excursion that integrates guided visits with a panoramic bus tour of the leading sights. See many landmarks of the city and enjoy a guided tour of both the Central Market and the Gothic-style Silk Exchange. You'll also visit the IVAM, the Valencia Institute of Modern Art, where you can admire the collection of 20th century works and the medieval ramparts that were discovered during construction. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1.5 miles over various surfaces with 20 to 50 steps.
Art aficionados with a curiosity for modern forms are sure to appreciate this half day guided tour. Enjoy a visit to Valencia's Institute of Modern Art and brief tours of the city’s landmark areas by coach and on foot.
-Silk Exchange and the Central Market: Admire the gothic style buildings and impressive façade constructed on helicoidal columns.
-IVAM, the Valencia Institute of Modern Art: Contemplate its impressive modern art collection.
Enjoy a panoramic ride from the ship along the Avenida del Puerto, crossing the river and continuing along the Gran Via and Calle Jativa, for views of the bullring and Central Market. Upon arrival at Central Market Square, begin your guided walking tour, admiring the gothic style buildings which house the Silk Exchange, an exhibition pavilion with an impressive façade constructed on helicoidal columns.
Proceed from the Central Square for a panoramic ride to the Carmen quarter, including views of Torre de Quart, Casa de Beneficencia and on to the IVAM, the Institute of Valencia of Modern Art. With its impressive modern art collection, it is one of the most important museums of the city of Valencia. Its objective is to investigate and to expand the knowledge of modern and contemporary art of the XX century. The permanent collection of Julio González exhibits includes 7,000 works that illustrate the basic artistic manifestations of XX century art. The works are dedicated to graphic design, photomontage and photography of the great teachers of the XX century. They occupy an important place in the art gallery’s collection, considering the museum has more than 2,000 titles. Different expressions of art and languages rooted in the 70´s have their presence in the museum. Its program of activities also includes temporary exhibitions, conferences, courses, and factories. In addition, contemplate a long section of the medieval wall of Valencia, demolished more than a century ago. This wall was discovered in an underground room during the construction of the museum.
At the conclusion of your museum visit, proceed to Torres de Serrano to view the Plaza de la Virgen and the exterior of the Cathedral. Enjoy limited free time before proceeding on a panoramic ride of Valencia past bridges and the City of Art & Sciences, designed by local architect Calatrava, before returning to the ship.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Local currency for shopping; you will have approximately 15 minutes for souvenir shopping.
What to Wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over various surfaces with 20 to 50 steps.
- This tour will be offered for the Adventure of the Seas - only for guests debarking in the port of Malaga.