Art lies within us

The Hortensia Herrero Foundation has commissioned graffiti to decorate the surroundings while restoration work on the Valeriola Palace is under way. The graffiti will be painted on the hoardings on Carrer de la Mar street. “Art lies within us” is the slogan that has been chosen — a clear allusion to a historic building that is destined to become the Hortensia Herrero Art Centre.

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Valeriola Palace

This building occupies an iconic spot in Valencia’s Old Town on Carrer de la Mar street. The Palace was built in the Baroque style in the early 17th Century.

The vestiges of the Palace are being thoroughly restored to save and secure the structure, upon which the future Hortensia Herrero Art Centre will be built. The works to recover the Palace’s former magnificence are being carried out by a Valencian studio, ERRE Arquitectura. In addition to the building’s future value as an Art Centre, the scheme will also recover a unique, historical edifice. Once restoration is complete, visitors will be able to see the remains of The Jewish Quarter and part of the ruins of the Roman Circus, which lies under the Palace.