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Neighbourhoods in Valencia - Pla del Remei

The Pla del Remei is one of the most exclusive quartiers of Valencia, noted for the prominent quantity of noble buildings, built at the beginning of the XX century, and their classical appearance with precious details. This quartier is like an architectural showcase of the different styles, that mix a different elements like classical balconies and frames, with modernist details and decorative french domes. All this elements give to the quartier an eclectic, noble and modernist environment.

Valencia - El Pla del Remei es uno de los barrios del Ensanche más exclusivo de Valencia, destaca por la gran cantidad de edificios nobles residenciales de principios de siglo y por sus fachadas clásicas elaboradas con gran detalle

Pla del Remei quartier is delimited by the most important streets of Valencia, Colon Street and Gran Vía Marques del Turia, between these streets is configured the best commercial area of the center of the city. The urban structure of the quartier follows a simple grid from the Urban Plan designed in 1887, this urban plan follow the heritage of the Cerdá urban plan of Barcelona. The regular grid takes the streets Colon and Marqués del Turia as a guidelines and organize it in ortogonal streets, the most important streets of the quartier are Cirilo Amorós parallel to guidelines, and Sorní Street with Avd. Navarro Reverter that break the structure with his diagonal design plan.The Pla del Remei receive the name of Noble Expansion district of the city of Valencia, accumulate between his streets large examples of noble houses and urban palaces of the high bourgeoisie of Valencia. A big example of the increase of this bourgeoisie was the construction of the market building at the quartier, a market to cover the necessities of the society that lived in that area, nowadays the building has become a very characteristic building, the Colon Market.

Valencia - El Pla del Remei es uno de los barrios del Ensanche más exclusivo de Valencia, destaca por la gran cantidad de edificios nobles residenciales de principios de siglo y por sus fachadas clásicas elaboradas con gran detalle

The Colon Market was built in 1914 and designed by the architect Francisco Mora, who was the municipal architect in that period. The building remind to the viewer the framework of a gotic cathedral, two big ojival archs indicate the entrances of the building in the longitudinal axis, at the interior the iron structure is basically done by columns of smelting and big arches that remind the spacial composition of a main central nave and secondary naves. The structure was built completely without soldering, just screwed and riveted. The Colon Market was restored in 2003, it was when the building returned to his real beauty lost during the years, the works of restoration showed the exterior modernist composition, the brik work of the facades, polychrome ceramic as an ornamental and decorative element in the facades and compositive elements, the glass, the pieces of stone and the carpentry, the decorative pinnacles and chimneys in both principal facades. There is also an interesting iconographic program in the principal fronts.

Valencia - El Pla del Remei es uno de los barrios del Ensanche más exclusivo de Valencia, destaca por la gran cantidad de edificios nobles residenciales de principios de siglo y por sus fachadas clásicas elaboradas con gran detalle

In this singular site, Engel & Völkers has nice properties for rent that resume the classical essence of this Noble District. These properties are homes with exquisite modern design that keep the classical origin of the neighborhood in which they are located. The properties offer a unique experience, you can enjoy a distinguished district known for his architecture that defines each of its streets. The large number of shops and public buildings gives to the district a great activity.

Text: Laura Ahuir Estrelles  (Real Estate Agent MMC Valencia)

Photos: Raquel Moreno

Engel & Völkers

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

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