Historical styles of construction in the center of Jávea
During the 19th century, Jávea experienced great economic growth thanks to the raisin trade. Practically the entire population was dedicated to the cultivation, processing, packaging and export of this type of grape. The main destination was Great Britain.
As a result of this growth, some families managed to get rich and houses were built that have gone down to posterity as some of the most beautiful and imposing in the Historical Center of Jávea. These are some of them according to their style:
- Bet on symmetry and austerity. In this case, flat moldings of are used tosca, which serve as dividers for the different floors and frame doors and windows. Another characteristic feature is that the balconies and bars are usually made of mobile. A magnificent example is Casa Bolufer, located opposite the Mercado de Abastos, Casa Abadía and others on Calle Mayor.
- Romantic model. In this case, the flat moldings of the previous style are replaced by plaster ones with a predominance of plant motifs. This is the case of the House of Senyoreta Josefina.
- Neoclassical elements. A third style is led by the use of neoclassical elements. The main door framed by pilasters is one of them. A building built in this style is Ca Lambert or Casa de Tena.