Master mason Pere Compte constructed this fortified hall between 1482 and 1533 as Valencia’s silk exchange. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered a top example of Gothic civic architecture. A forest of twisted-wheat columns supports the main trading hall, and the tranquil central courtyard features orange trees and a fountain. School children on field trips are usually extremely amused by the gargoyles representing bodily functions usually performed outside of public view.
Valencia, Spain› Attraction
Lonja de la Seda
Plaza Mercado, s/n
Our Rating Hours Tues–Sat 10am–2pm and 4:30–8:30pm, Sun 10am–3pm Transportation Metro: Xàtiva or Colón Phone 96-352-54-78 Prices Free admission
MapPlaza Mercado, s/n Valencia, Spain
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