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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to La Lonja de la Seda and many more Valencia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Valencia vacation planning site .
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  • The Silk Market was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996, also known as La Lonja de los Mercaderes and is Gothic in style.
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  • Together with the Silk Museum, it offers a good insight into the importance of Valencia as a centre of silk and velvet production and associated trade.
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  • Take an audio guide (€3 for one, €5 for two) and enjoy this monumental building with lots of hidden secrets. The thing I liked most were the detailed sculptures everywhere, the kind that you have to look at for a while before you see what's actually depicted. The main hall with the pillars is great too. Some reviews mention that it's fine to take just one audioguide for two persons, but I would recommend taking one each, as there's a lot of information.
  • Not only worth of a visit because the building, there is also a good historic review, plenty of relevant samples of clothing. Do not miss the old, semiautomatic looms with Babbage style punched programs. The giftshop is not the usual run-off-the-mill one from these kind of places. Even if small, some interesting fans and silk email gifts can be found.
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