Do you know who Patricio Ferrándiz was? Find out "Street by street"

Do you know who Patricio Ferrándiz was? Find out «Street by street»

May 12 from 2022 - 09: 00

It is likely that you pass daily by Patricio Ferrándiz, one of the longest streets in Dà © nia: it crosses the urban area connecting Plaza Jaume I with the port. But who was the character that gives it its name? We begin a series of articles in which we will know the importance of the figures that give name to many streets, and that go unnoticed despite being part of our daily life.

Who was

Patricio Ferrándiz Monerris was born in 1824, and was a municipal master of works at different stages, as well as an intermittent councilor for the City of Dà © nia. The main and summarized data is that Ferrándiz was the head of urban planning in Dà © nia in the second half of the XNUMXth century.

What did

Towards 1866 the idea of the need to demolish the walls for a matter of health was installed: «The walls are an obstacle to the circulation of the wind and public health», according to Vicent Balaguer's book "Dénia: Popular Personatges." They agree demolish the walls and take walks, and in addition, the teacher Patricio Ferrándiz is in charge of project the whole widening of the city.

The next important moment was the writing of the Plà nol Geomètric in 1867: from that moment on, everyone who wanted to build in Dénia had to stick to this plan, so that the streets would be traced as marked. With the Plà nol Geomètric streets like Candida Carbonell or Diana. Other works projected or directed by Patricio Ferrándiz in those years were the Selfstanding, where the market was built, and where it would begin Marqués de Campo, with a width that did not exist then in Dà © nia.

Patricio Ferrándiz was also responsible for the execution of the Dà © nia-Ondara highway, and carried out different projects to channel the irrigation channel of Saladar.


Around this area, the Saladar, Ferrándiz had many interests: much of his numerous assets in Dénia were there. According to Javier Calvo in his book "More Dianenses of the 19th century and early 20th century", his entrepreneurial nature made him propose to the City Council to build a shellfish farm near the Saladar canal, something that never came to an end. An uncovered section of the ditch was called Tallandà © street, after renamed Patricio Ferrándiz street.

Thanks to this urban planner from the late XNUMXth and early XNUMXth centuries, the Passeig d'Arriete (current Passeig del Saladar), a name that possibly remains in the memory of many people, became the property of the city. Patricio Ferrándiz made this donation of part of his properties to the town.

DÃ © has not found old photos to know the face of this character, not even in the Municipal Arxiu. The most likely reason is that he was a municipal worker, and his figure was not expected to transcend. Photos and any other type of image in the late XNUMXth and early XNUMXth centuries were very rare.

Patricio Ferrándiz died at 5 Pare Pere Street in 1911.

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  1. Carmen Prieto Pérez says:

    I am not from Dénia, but I follow very closely everything that happens in this beautiful city and to which I am very attached to it with my heart, what you have just begun seems very interesting to me, I have gone along that street a lot and it has enchanted the story of this fabulous man. Congratulations on this start. Thank you

  2. Sunday says:

    Does anyone know why it was called Paseo Arriete before Passeig del Saladar?

  3. Bob says:

    As an Englishman living in Denia, this is fascinating. Thank you.
    As an Englishman now living in Denia, this is fascinating. Thank you.

  4. Javier says:

    Until now I thought it was because of the actor, I have verified that his name was Antonio Ferrandis?, mea culpa!

    • Juana Maria Noguera Gavilá says:

      I find this project very interesting to know, who were the characters that still name our streets today.

  5. Xavier says:

    I congratulate the interesting initiative to enlighten citizens about the nomenclature of the streets of Denia. Thank you.