Valencian Art Nouveau is the historiographic denomination given to an art and literature movement associated with the Art Nouveau in the Valencian Community, in Spain. Its main form of expression was in architecture, but many other arts were involved (painting, sculpture, etc.), especially the design and the decorative arts (cabinetmaking, carpentry, forged iron, ceramic tiles, ceramics, etc.), which were particularly important, especially in their role as support to architecture.
Sanctuary of Holy Maria Magdalena
The North Station is one of the most representative monuments of Valencia and is of civil modernist architecture. Its modernist design has influences of the Secession period: straight lines mixed with curved shapes. Its facade, in particular, is full of orange drawings, flowers, and other Valencian agriculture motives. In it there is a direct reference to the heraldic shield of Valencia, which represents the contrast between modernism and tradition; between rural and urban.
Mercado de Colón
Mercado de Colón or Valencian: Mercat de Colom (Columbus Market) is a public market located in the city center of Valencia, Spain. It is one of the main works of the Valencian Art Nouveau. The building was designed by the Valencian architect Francisco Mora Berenguer between 1914 and 1916. It is a clear example of Valencian Art Nouveau architecture of the early century. It was declared a national monument. It impresses with its extraordinary facade and lavish decor.