VALENCIA CITY HISTORY & GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE - Wed, Dec 1, 2021


THIS LECTURE will explore the history of Valencia city from the time of the Romans and the Muslims through its Visigoth and Catholic Gothic eras.

Valencia city excelled in its medieval gothic era because of its wealth, its guilds, traders, nobles and royalty.  King Alfonso the Magnanimous began an expansive foreign policy for the Mediterranean. The middle class of Barcelona fled to the Kingdom of Valencia, where the work would be plentiful. Barcelona went into a heavy decline and dropped to 14,000 inhabitants, while the city of Valencia grew to reach 75,000 in the middle of the century. The Valencian capital became the economic, political, and social centre of the Crown of Aragon and hence the intellectual, literary, and artistic circles flourished, spreading their benefits and influence to the whole of the Kingdom.

The marvellous manifestation of man and creation came to life in the facades and interiors of churches, convents, monasteries, palaces plus secular buildings. 

The culmination of history and treasures in Valencia's historic centre, which is one of the largest in Spain, makes it an important place to know for students and lovers of Spanish culture. 


DETAILS

WHEN: Wednesday, December 1st  - 17:00 H

WHERE: Darocas Studio - Benitachell

FEE: 10 euros

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