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La Lonja de la Seda, Valencia
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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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  • The "Lonja de la seda" Silk market, is situated in the historical centre of Valencia, in the Plaza del Mercado, opposite the central market. The term lonja, loggia, which means porch, since under the porches of many churches and public buildings gathered merchants to build their business. Declared historic-artistic Monument in 1931 and a world heritage site in 1996 by UNESCO. Is regarded as the most brilliant example of European civil Gothic period. To see absolutely. Entrance 2 euro.
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  • The Gothic buildings of civil public are rare. This is a superb example that gives also the idea of the importance of Valencia when it was the city most important of the Crown of Aragon; and perhaps in Spain. See also elConsulado of the sea.
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  • Apart from the great architecture, I would like to highlight the audio guide. It is unique as well, this guide is made. A large part of the tour runs to on the street and approaching the building and the history from the outside. Well done
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  • Just because it's one of very few non religious Gothic buildings still standing in Europe, it would be worth a visit. But its exterior and interior splendor will surprise you - a local gem that will hopefully stand strong for generations to come. Explore the inner patio and take the stairs to go up. Don't forget to look up to admire the carved wooden ceilings. One of the top attractions in Valencia, not to be missed.
  • 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.
  • Amazing architecture from 15th century and earlier... Just mindblowing.
  • Beautifull building with great history. The mail room will leave you speechless.