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The best of each district in Valencia: Extramurs

Extramurs is the name given to one of the districts of Valencia, specifically the district 3. Its name refers to the fact that it was built as an extension of the old town, just outside the city walls. Bordering the east of Ciutat Vella and Eixample, north of Campanar, to the west of Patraix and L'Olivereta, and south of Jesús, this district composes of four neighbourhoods: La Roqueta, La Petxina, Arrancapins and Botànic. Bordered by Guillen de Castro, train tracks, Pérez Galdós Avenue and Antiguo River, today, Extramurs is transformed into the largest green area of ​​Valencia.

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When Valencia expanded through its ancient walls, it began to build landmark buildings and unique structures that changed the appearance of the city. One of its greatest architectural emblems is Finca Roja, with 378 apartments, it was built between 1929 and 1934 by the architect was Enrique Viedma and adopted by the Social Insurance Fund of the Kingdom of Valencia (Caja de Previsión Social del Reino de Valencia) for middle class people who worked in the factories that were outside the city. The name Finca Roja refers to the building's façade of red bricks. 

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Photo: Torres de Quart by © Engel & Völkers Valencia

You can find several supermarkets, all kinds of shops, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, Micalet theatre, library, a cultural centre, etc. If you take the metro from Guimerà Angel, just three stops at Colón Station, you will reach the commercial centre of Valencia, where there are many shops of all kinds.

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Extramurs has many attractions that should not be missed out on. These include: 

Torres de Quart, formerly known as the Portal de la Cal, is the main gate of the medieval wall of Valencia. In 1650, everyone who entered Valencia had to walk through this gate.

Botanical Garden of València University- is located next to the old Turia River. It was founded in 1567. The herbarium is one of the most important collections in the garden. The botanical library consists of over 10,000 plant species. 

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Photo: Jardín Botánico by © Wikipedia

Extramurs is one of Valencia's oldest neighbourhoods. It is a residential district and one of the most beautiful in all of Valencia. Almost all the houses were built between 1900 and 1960. You will find all kinds of real estate in Valencia: flats, houses, cottages, penthouses, duplexes, townhouses, etc. Properties for rent and purchase. The neighbourhood has schools, parks, medical services ... and is very well connected.

To find a suitable home for rent or purchase, your best option is to contact a real estate agency in Valencia: Engel & Völkers Valencia will help you find the house of your dreams in Extramurs

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