Historic center : Is the zone of the city that developed the city’s origin until the XIX century. It occupies a small, but important part of the city, because of its cultural, historic and artistic value.
A city is classified according to the structure or zones in which it is divided. These are:
Urban expansion area : Is the part of the city that developed after the XIX century. It mostly consists of houses for the workers of the new industries.
Periphery : Because of the enourmous growth of Spanish cities in the 1960’s, citizens started to settle outside of the city. It refers to the area surrounding the main transport routes.
Could you identify the parts of the city? Surrounding the center you will find the urban expansion area . The periphery is the part outside of the city, surrounding main transport routes. You will find houses, indrustries and commerce. The historic center is the oldest part of the city. Here you will find the main monuments, services and cultural activities. Cities grown around its historic center.