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