The Royal Parish of the St. Johns: A Valencian Survivor!

11,99

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
The Royal Parish of the St. Johns: A Valencian Survivor!

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Overview

  • 1h 30min
  • 94 stories
  • 0km distance
  • 23 stops

A true example of human tenacity and resilience, the Royal Parish of the St. Johns is a veritable example of how far people will go to rescue their heritage! Throughout the years it suffered four devastating fires, with each reconstruction leaving its distinct stylistic mark. Time to see how they all make beautiful music together…

Waltz in the St. John’s Church with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into one of the most iconic landmarks of Valencia. Start your tour from The Facade from Plaza de Brujas and continue on to discover The Southern Facade, and Plaza del Mercado, before going in to get fascinated by its amazing treasures.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the San Juanes Church with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * The San Juanes Church entrance tickets are not included.

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The Church of Pickpockets

In its earliest form, the church was built in 1245 on top of an old mosque. It was initially solely dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, but soon after it was also devoted to the worship of John the Evangelist. It seems though that it is also known among the locals under the nickname "la Iglesia de los pillos", meaning "the church of the rogues". Why so? The appellation goes back to post-war Spain when pickpockets from the surrounding market area used to hide here among the crowds of worshippers.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to the St. John’s Church
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones
  • Comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

The location

Address

Plaça del Mercat, s/n, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain

Starting point

The Facade from Plaza de Brujas

Directions to starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at The Facade from Plaza de Brujas (Plaça del Mercat, s/n, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain). The easiest way to get there is by reaching the Mercat Central bus station (46001 Valencia, Spain).

Finishing point

The tour ends at the entrance of the Church.

Areas

The Facade from Plaza de Brujas, The Southern Facade, Plaza del Mercado, The Cornice, Comunión de San Juan Square, Nave, The Chapel of San Vicente Ferrer, The Baptismal Chapel, The Chapel of Santa Rita de Casta, The Side Entrance

Important information

Opening hours

From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday 13 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Recommended visiting hours

From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday 13 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Additional admission

The San Juanes Church entrance tickets are not included.

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for St. John’s Church are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6 or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged and that you bring your earphones.
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at St John’s Church. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Clio Muse

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To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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