The XX century has been very important for Valencia because the arrival of Modernism transformed its corners and streets bringing them shapes and colors. Ceramics, glass and iron, that are characteristic elements of Valencia, appeared with this artistic movement that conquered many artists of the time. Its great success was due to its exaltation of all the typical elements of our land as oranges, falleras, orchards, and fishermen.
In our school Hispania, escuela de español, we proposed to convert our beloved students in authentic experts of Valencia’s culture through our wonderful tours of Muslim, Medieval, Roman, Mysterious and disappeared Valencia; to them we add our incredible route to Modern Valencia.
Obviously it has happened to you that many times you have stopped open-mounthed in front of buildings like the North Station, Mercado Central and Colón, and now with this interesting activity of Hispania, escuela de español you can know all the details, stories and curiosities that involve the magic of this architectural works of art.
For example, did you know that the famous poet Luis Cernuda claimed excited that calle de la Paz of Valencia is one of the few real streets that exist in Spain? Surely, this long and elegant street full of imposing modernist buildings will be one of our obligatory stops.
The mouldings of balconies, the towers worthy of its authentic fairy tales and princess and many more aspects that you will observe during this tour, will leave you without words. Moreover, in calle de la Paz there is an historic detail related to the Second Spanish Republic. Will you be able to find it out? But, apart from these famous corners, this tour offers many surprises because Valencia, as far as architecture is concerned, is infinite.
Hidden treasures as La casa de los Dragones, which owes its name to dragons surrounded by florals motifs that decorate its walls, or the Casa Ortega, with its large decorated door with two impressive figures of an older man and a young woman representative of the modernist language in the art nouveau, will conquer you.
If you want to enjoy and to immerse yourself in Valencia modernism, expand your culture and practice a lot of Spanish, make new friends, Valencia is your city.