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Architectural jewels of Valencia

Valencia is much more than just a Mediterranean coastal destination, with beautiful beaches both on the coast and in the nearest towns. The capital of Turia hides authentic architectural treasures, characterised by the remarkable variety of building designs,which are the result of a local history that's simply fascinating. Below, we will show you a very representative selection of the architectural jewels that are hidden in Valencia.

Our itinerary starts with what is for many the great exponent of the Valencian civil baroque, the majestic Marqués de Dos Aguas Palace. In fact, it is a remarkably rococo building located in an enviable spot right in the centre of Valencia, in Rinconada Federico García Sanchiz Street. This is a building complex with outstanding dimensions in which it highlights the ostentatious decoration of its main exterior, with a vessel whose mouth pours water out of. It is certainly an enriching and very unique stopover.

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In another section of the urban centre, in Jorge Juan Street, you will find Colón Market, a place that obliges those who wish to buy traditional and unique items. After the last renovation work, the market looks impeccable both in its exterior glazing and in its bright interior sections. And speaking of commercial spaces, we can not forget Central Market, known for its modernist imprint in the heart of Avenida de Barón de Cárcer. With almost 300 stalls of all types and a history dating back to the late Middle Ages, this is the popular market par excellence in Valencia.

We need not go very far from the Central Market because just a few metres away is the Lonja de la Seda or Silk Market. This is the most notable example of Valencia's golden era. In brilliant Gothic style, the Lonja dates back to the 15th century and inside it, we can find a display of lights, pointed arches and large hallways. At present, its commercial functions have given way to other strictly ceremonial ones (like presentation of prestigious prizes). It is declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

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And to conclude this brief but very eloquent tour, we will review two historical monuments originally dedicated to protect the city. The Serranos Towers are today the stage for events and celebrations that are just as important for Valencia as the Crida de las Fallas and offer unbeatable views of the city. The Quart Towers are somewhat less known by the visitors but also full of history, as can be seen in their structure lacerated by the impact of French artillery during the War of Independence.

Engel & Völkers

Valencia
Luis Vives, 6
46003 Valencia
Spain
Phone
+34 96 351 78 97

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