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Architecture of Valencia

13 July 2010

1391 – Torres de Serranos, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Pere Balaguer The Serranos Towers are considered to be the largest Gothic city gateway in Europe, and were constructed at the end of the 14th century by Pere Balaguer as part of...

13 July 2010

1441 – Torre de Quart, Valencia, Spain

The Quart Towers were a part of this old Christian city wall build in the 14th century but the towers are from the 15th century. The exterior of the monument still shows signs...

13 July 2010

2000 – Peunte de la Monteolivete, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The original bride crossing the Turia river bed was built by Engineer Fernandez Ordoà±ez in the 1980s. When the City of Arts and Sciences was built the bridge was considered...

13 July 2010

1995 – Puente de la Exposicion, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Known popularly as “La Peineta” (the hairdo) for its unusual form, this bridge was designed with a 14 metre high inclined arch that stretches from one side to the other.

13 July 2010

1860 – Plaza de Toros, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Sebastián Monleón A a large, impressive structure in the style of a Roman Coliseum by Sebastián Monleón, built between 1850-1860, the bullring is 18 metres high and the ring has a diameter...

13 July 2010

1598 – Puente del Mar, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Francisco Figuerola / Javier Goerlich Puente del Mar (translated “Sea Bridge”) was for centuries the natural route over the now-diverted river to the port. It was rebuilt after flooding in 1591 that...

13 July 2010

2002 – L’Ocenogrà fic, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Félix Candela This is the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe with 110,000 square meters and 42 million liters of water. The white cement roof of the entrance building and the submarine restaurant...

13 July 2010

1916 – Mercado de la Colon, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Francisco Mora Berenguer A large building with three central aisles with two large lateral awnings that were built in a later expansion. An iron structure with a glass roof covers the central...

13 July 2010

1914 – Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Francisco Guardia & Alejandro Soler This is one of the oldest running food markets in Europe, although this building was constructed in 1914, in a genuine Valencian style, with lots of colours,...

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