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La Lonja de la Seda, Valencia

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
A Gothic building that once housed the famous Valencian silk traders, La Lonja de la Seda is a UNESCO World Heritage Site notable for its architecture. which was used to display the region's growing prosperity rather than to honor religion, as with most other Gothic buildings. The structure is in almost perfect condition, with richly detailed ceilings, perfectly polished floors, and twisted columns. Before the attraction was constructed, between 1482 and 1548, an earlier trading post was used. Local trade grew so much that the present building was built to provide space for all the merchants. Put La Lonja de la Seda on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Valencia vacation trip planner.
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  • It takes half an hour to visit, but the building with the halls give you an excellent impression of how traders and aristocracy operated. The halls are huge and provide an aura of power and money. Imp...  read more »
  • How wonderful! Is a jewel Renaissance. I recommend the audio-guide: is very good, with some relevant and concise explanations. Please, if you go to Valencia don't miss this jewel of architecture and the history of Valencia. It is a late Gothic architectural and artistic wonder
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  • Beautiful building with four rooms to visit, most with magnificent twisted columns and superb warheads. Others have beautiful ceilings in subwoofer. No furniture but many architectural details, warheads, openings, gargoyles... Beautiful small garden with orange trees A not to be missed
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  • Maybe this is one of the most beautiful gothic construction in the world still standing. It was always a place for merchants, history and background of the building is related to trade of goods. Name of the building relates to the trade of silk, main hall of the building being the place where the negotiations were made. Unesco heritage sight that impresses the visitor.
  • Great architecture, and nice place to visit. A short video constantly playing on one of the walls of the meetings room will tell you the basics, but an audio guide is also available explaining all small details of the building.
  • Beautifull building with great history. The mail room will leave you speechless.
  • Amazing architecture from 15th century and earlier... Just mindblowing.
  • Beautiful historical building with a nice interior orange yard.
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