THE VISIT WILL START AT 16:00. THE MEETING POINT WILL BE «PLAÇA DELS FURS», 46003 VALÈNCIA (TORRES DE SERRANOS).
On this visit, the delegates will have the opportunity to discover the conservation and recovery of two of the most important historical sites of València.
The conservation of the Muslim wall
Valencia had an important Muslim past, although there are hardly any material testimonies of it. The wall, built in the 11th century, is the only monumental element that survives, as it has been preserved in small sections inside the blocks of houses. one of the most interesting stretches is that of the Galería del Tossal, where the Puerta de la Culebra was located.
During the visit, the recovered stretches of the wall and the difficulties of their conservation will be explained.
Recovering the Civil War Heritage
The air shelters in Valencia stand as enduring witnesses to the preservation of Spanish Civil War heritage. These underground structures, strategically built during the tumultuous times of the war, serve as a tangible reminder of the hardships endured by the people of Valencia and their resilience in the face of conflict.
One of those buildings is the shelter on Calle Serrans, meticulously recovered after having served very diverse uses for 80 years. It serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring legacy of the Spanish Civil War.
Plaça dels Furs (Torres de Serrano), 46001 València
NEARBY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
By tram: Take the line 4 from «La Carrasca» stop (next to UPV) to «Pont de Fusta» in direction to «Mas del Rosari» or «V.A. Estellés». Then on foot 20 minutes
By bus: 93 from Los Naranjos avenue to «Plaza España» stop and tranfer with bus line 27 from stop «Plaza España» to the stop «Mercado Central». On foot 3 minutes.
On foot: around 50 minutes