Modernist Valencia: urban beauty 2017-06-06T16:16:50+01:00

Project Description

Redesigned city: the renewal of a new era

Appreciated as one of the most endearing routes for the Valencian public, the unexpected homogeneity of its urban projection and its architecture surprises even the citizen who habitually walks its streets. The second half of the nineteenth century corresponds to the demolition of the walls of Valencia and the enlargement of the city promoted by a powerful bourgeoisie that will give birth to precious roads, such as Calle Colón or Avenida del Marqués del Turia. New aesthetics flows from other countries such as France, England or Germany, the use of new materials arising from the Industrial Revolution and a certain political, economic and cultural stability in Valencia, will give rise to the appearance of surprising spaces such as the Town Hall Square or buildings of a singular beauty, such as the Central and Colon markets, the North Station or the Bullring. In this city this growth will be reinforced by the holding of an important regional fair in 1909.