Carrer de La Pau, Valencia

One of the most famous streets of the center of Valencia,  Carrer de la Pau, was laid out in 1863. Its construction was an important point of urban reforms in the mid-19th century. The project was designed by urban architects Sorni and Mercade (Sorní, Mercade). A straight Avenue in the style of Parisian urbanism with a width of 16 meters connects the main city square with the gardens of the Gloriette, the center of public life of the city. The street immediately became attractive for elite trade, representatives of the bourgeoisie began to settle here, ordering luxury mansions to famous architects. Looking towards the center, you can see a wonderful perspective, at the end of which stands the tower of St. Catalina. Valencia. Valencia. Calle de la Paz,

After walking a block towards the Plaza de La Reina, at number 24 you will see a building with a roof garden, known asMartorell house (Casa Martorell on the map). This Palace with balustrades and sculptures in niches was commissioned by the Marquis de Caceres in 1897. The architect Antoni Martorell Trilles (1854-1930) is known not only as the author of elite buildings, most of his activity was devoted to mass housing construction. Valencia. Valencia. Martorella House (Casa Martorell)

Let's go back and just fifty meters later we will see on the right side another masterpiece of the art Nouveau era - House of angels Grau (Casa Angeles Grau on the map). The house was built in 1905 by the Valencian architect peregrín Mustieles Cano. Valencia. Valencia. Calle de la Paz, Casa Angeles Grau)

The building has features of the heyday of the era-smooth curved lines of balconies and window openings, openwork three-dimensional lattice balconies, bas-reliefs depicting vegetation. Valencia. Valencia. Calle de la Paz, Casa Angeles Grau)

Nearby is another building, in the style of eclecticism, built in the late 19th century. Valencia. Valencia. Calle de la Paz,

Valencia. Valencia. Calle de la Paz,

Hotel Vincci Palace was built in the late 19th century. Originally, the establishment was called Palace Valencia, and had 150 rooms, 50 of which were equipped with bathrooms. Valencia. Valencia. Calle de la Paz, the Hotel Vincci Palace

Now this four-star hotel has half as many rooms - 76, but equipped with all amenities. Valencia. Valencia. Calle de la Paz, the Hotel Vincci Palace

The hotel's portal is decorated with a wonderful visor made of figured iron. Valencia. Valencia. Calle de la Paz, the Hotel Vincci Palace

The hotel's portal is decorated with a wonderful visor made of figured iron.

Valencia. Valencia. Calle de la Paz, the Hotel Vincci Palace