Calle Marqués de Larios

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Calle Marqués de Larios
Calle Larios
Calle Marqués de Larios Málaga.jpg
Former name(s)Calle 14 de abril
NamesakeManuel Domingo Larios y Larios
TypeShopping street
LocationMálaga, Spain
NorthPlaza de la constitución
SouthAlameda principal
Construction
Commissioned1880
InaugurationAugust 27, 1891 (1891-08-27)
Other
DesignerJosé María de Sancha

Calle Marqués de Larios, also known simply as Calle Larios, is a pedestrian and shopping street in Málaga, Spain.[1][2] The street was inaugurated on 27 August, 1891.[3]

It is the most expensive street to live on in Málaga, and the eleventh most expensive to live on in all of Spain.[4]

History[edit]

Construction[edit]

On 1 May, 1880, a corporation was formed by the local government of Málaga to fund the contrustruction of the street. The company needed to raise 1 million pesetas, and sold 40 shares of 25,000 pesetas each. A majority of shares were purchased by the Larios family.[5]

The street was initially designed by architect José María Sancha. Further changes to the design were later made by Manuel Rivera.[5][3]

In 1887, the responsibility for the project was taken on by the Larios family. The street was named after Manuel Domingo Larios y Larios, the second Marques de Larios. He is also depicted in a statue by Mariano Benlliure on the south end of the street.[5]

Over 1200 laborers worked on the project.

Later history[edit]

During the second republic, the street was briefly renamed "Calle 14 de abril" in honor of the date of the new democracy.[6]

The street was bombed during the Spanish Civil War, though it did not suffer much arquitectural damage.

On 2002 the street was converted to only allow foot traffic.[5]

Architecture[edit]

Streets of Málaga under cover of tents. Andalusia, Spain, Southeastern Europe.jpg

Much of the street's buildings were designed by Spanish architect Eduardo Strachan Viana-Cárdenas, who was greatly influenced by the architecture of the city of Chicago.[3][7]

Festivals and Events[edit]

Calle Larios decorated for Christmas in 2016

The street hosts many of the city's top events,[3] including Málaga Fashion Week.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preciados y Larios, entre las mejores calles para aunar turismo y compras". El Economista. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Dunford, Jane (25 July 2015). "Málaga holiday guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Calle Marqués de Larios". malagaturismo.com. Ayuntamiento de Málaga. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  4. ^ Rivera, Augustin (19 February 2017). "Las últimas vecinas de la calle Larios". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d Rivera, Augustin (19 February 2017). "Las últimas vecinas de la calle Larios". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  6. ^ "La euforia de Málaga el 14 de abril". La Opinion de Malaga (in Spanish). Málaga. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  7. ^ Perez-Bryan, Ana (7 February 2016). "Diez cosas que no sabías de la calle Larios (y te gustará conocer)". Diaro Sur (in Spanish).
  8. ^ "Comienza la Pasarela Larios con un guiño a la feminidad de la mujer". El Mundo (in Spanish). Malaga. 13 September 2014.