As architectural curiosity, this week will discuss curious buildings, particularly the most narrow buildings in the world. If we investigate a bit we find that Brazil, Holland, Poland, and Belgium are the countries with the closest buildings in the world … Brazil is perhaps the winning if we take the tape and we start building measure because it has a building of only 97 cm wide.
But if we continue investigate a little , we find in the heart of Valencia, the oldest and narrowest house in Spain and probably in Europe with only 105 cm wide ..If you come to Valencia is easy to reach this place, you have to reach downtown arriving from the street calle del Mar, leaving Santa Catalina right and left the Plaza redonda .. two places that I recommend visiting if you come to Valencia.
The Church of Santa Catalina is one of the oldest in the city of Valencia. Its construction goes back to the days of the Reconquest. The eighteenth century Baroque tower housing the belfry is possibly the most remarkable element, standing out from the rest of the constrution. Its hexagonal shape look back on the Miguelete the Cathedral tower
Plaza Redonda, this square is one of the many must-visit sites in the city There are also some shops where you can find typical white and blond lace open throughout the week. Later and after a shopping, you can relax at any of the restaurants and “tapas” bars available.
To make a sweeten visit of the narrowest building in Europe, you can stop at the Horchateria Santa Catalina and drink a delicious typical Valencian horchata with fartons. moreover, traditional chocolate with churros, it will delight your tour of Valencia.
Turning to our buildings; The narrowest house in Europe is located in the historic center of Valencia, in the Lope de Vega square nº6. due to acquired fame , the building was restored in 2007. since then, you can see, in its facade curious sign indicating its measure. The building has five floors and the red color that characterizes it façade make it easy to find.
If you like architecture, and you want to see other narrow buildings, below you can find the link where you can see twelve narrowest houses of the world. If you visit valencia, remember that the narrowest building in Europe is in Valencia.