About Valencia

From Gothic quarters to futuristic architecture, Valencia has it all. Valencia is a city in which the light and sea of the Mediterranean coexist in a striking manner as in a Sorolla painting. The third largest city in Spain, Valencia has an ample cultural offer together with a boiling nightlife and beautifull beaches. Valencia bursts with tradition, and loads of fiestas are organized for the enjoyment of the people thoughout the year, but the most important of all remains "Las Fallas". The spectacular City of Arts and Sciences with its extravagant
architecture is one of the must see places in Valencia. In recent years, important international sport events like the America's Cup and the Formula 1 Grand Prix on a street circuit at the city's port have put Valencia more than ever on the world map.

The Palace Of The Marques De Dos Aguas From Valencia

The Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas is one of Valencia’s most emblematic buildings. The Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas houses the Ceramics Museum and a sample of a Valencian kitchen at the second floor, but the first floor is still a luxurious palace that combines rococco, neo-classical and oriental elements. The unbelievable baroque entrance to the Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas never fails to impress the visitors and is one of Valencia's most photographed sights. The rich ornament of the building is enough incentive to come here even if you don't intend to go inside, though you really should. If you are not a big ceramic fan you will be more likely inclined to skip the Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas tour. But just wait and see the photos I've taken inside of the palace with all that marvelous old furniture and Gods forbid to say you don't sigh with envy for visiting the Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas.

The Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas is one of the best palaces in Spain. The Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas dates from as far back as XV century, initialy built in a Gothic style although it has been thoroughtly modified since then. In 1740 the Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas was re-shaped to Baroque by Hipolito Rovira, and it is then when the famous Baroque entrance was added. The last modification took place in 1850s-60s, when the entire facade was redesigned to the one that we can see today with the Turia River and Jucar River allegory, the two most important rivers of the Valencian Comunity, represented by two gigantic human figures. In 1949 the Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas was bought by the Ministry of Education to house the collection of ceramics donated by Dr. Gonzalez Marti one of the finest ceramic collections in Spain.


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