Plaza de la República

Although the postcard reads ‘Calle de Colón’, these Valencian houses belong to the Plaza Porta de la Mar, which used to be named Marqués de Estella, and much earlier Llano del Remedio. In 1937 it was baptised as Plaza de la República, but it was nothing more than a fleeting mirage. This residential building was constructed in 1937 by my great-grandfather, Andrés Ferrer, and the ironwork comes from his foundry. In the middle house is where I spent my childhood and adolescence. Today it seems like a dull place, but for many years it was my window to the world and the starting point for all my explorations of the city.

Vicente Ferrer Azcoiti

Editor of Media Vaca

[From an article by Vicent Molins for Valencia Plaza.]