THE VALLIER PALACE
A palace among palaces.
A palace among palaces.
Our hotel, the Palacio Vallier, is in the heart of the “Barrio del Carmen”, located in one of the most historic areas of the city of Valencia. It presides over the eastern side of “Plaza Manises” where the “Palau de la Generalitat”, the “Palau de la Bailía” and the “Palau del Marqués de la Scala” also coexist.
The square, our walls, the rooms, every detail of our hotel… everything gives off a history of centuries and centuries that we would like you to know.
The centre of the Roman Valentia of the 3rd century was a populous city which already had leisure services and premises. During the refurbishment of the Palacio Vallier, the remains of an old Roman perfumery from that century were found. Ponds with drainage systems, pavements, remains of wall paintings and numerous fragments of small glass bottles are part of a very rare discovery in Spain that has surprised archaeologists.
In the place where the Palace is now located, it was located the “Antigua Casa Balía”, a building that housed the Royal Patrimony Archive and resided the figure of Bayle, the person from the Royal House in charge of the administration of the Patrimony of exclusive royal ownership and dating back to the kingdom of James I.
THE ORIGIN OF THE PALACE
The original building of the Vallier Palace dates from 1883, when Francisco Royo y Salvador, rich landowner of the city of Valencia, bought the old “Casa Bailia” and ordered the great architect Salvador Monmeneu to build a new house that would become part of the family patrimony and living history of the city.
A CONVULSIVE TWENTIETH CENTURY
The palace still houses stories, as during the Spanish Civil War it was seized and converted into a Supreme Court. After the war, and after having become the General Direction of Devastated Regions during the postwar period, the American House in the 70’s and part of the Provincial Council of Valencia in the 90’s, it arrives at a new Century being already living history of the city.
A HISTORIC NEIGHBOURHOOD
Most certainly the “Barrio del Carmen” is the area with the most history in Valencia.
The district grew under the shelter of two walls, the Muslim of the 11th century and the Christian of the 14th century, and walking through its streets you feel the legacy of all civilizations that have left their mark integrated with the most creative and current leisure offer.
A CITY TOWARDS THE FUTURE
Valencia is one of the most lively cities in terms of design, architecture, gastronomy and, in general, everything to do with enjoying life. The light of Valencia invites you to walk it from top to bottom, from “El Carmen” to “La Malvarrosa”, from “Las Ciencias” to “Ruzafa”, and you will always find in its streets the feeling that the city is walking happily towards the future.
AND EVERYTHING IS SO CLOSE THAT YOU JUST HAVE TO WALK AND ENJOY YOUR TIME