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Liberals vs Carlistas

Ferdinand VII died in 1833. The supporters of his brother Carlos Maria de Isidro proclaimed him as Carlos V, King of Spain, rejecting the future Queen Isabella II. On August 5 1835 at night the Plebs mutinied forcing the gates of prisons and freeing the detained Carlists, achieving some time later the abolition of the feudal estates and the closure of many convents. New streets and installations were opened. In 1839 started the construction of the Plaza Redonda in the place where earlier were slaughterhouse.

On March 6, 1836 the National Militia took Valencia and forced Captain General to resign. Dismayed by the impunity of the Carlist troops the liberals in the city of Valencia claimed a radicalization of politics. Led by Boil, they rejected the Royal Statute granted by the governing queen, who had to accept the Constitution of Cadiz of 1812 that was proclaimed in Valencia on August 10. On October 12, 1840 María Cristina renounced the regency and the 17th shipped to Rome. On October 20 the infants left Valencia, where had arrived with his mother in July of that same year, to go to Madrid, where Espartero would take charge of the regency.

In the years 1854 and 1855 there were two epidemics of cholera, with 2,000 deaths each, a considerable number since the city had not increased since 1831 due to the civil war and the limitation of space that supposed the wall. On March 22, 1852 the first railroad stretch was inaugurated – from Valencia to Grau. At this stage of the century was built the most important building of the Elizabethan era in Valencia, the bullring, which when opened was the largest and most beautiful of Spain.