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Silk Exchange

Local name: Lonja de la Seda

The Gothic Llotja de la Seda building is also known as the Silk Exchange. It has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1966. Visitors can visit the rich interiors of the building with the original layout of the rooms, gilding and marble floor.

The magnificent column hall with spiral columns was intended to complete the purchase of goods. In the side wing you can see the rooms where the Maritime Tribunal, Commercial Court and the Consulate of the Sea were located. Noteworthy is also the tower, in whose basement there is a chapel, and whose upper floors served as a temporary prison.

The building was built in the 15th century according to the design of Pere Compte and Joan Ibarr. It was a point intended for trade in goods from sea expeditions. It was the best place to buy or sell silk in the Mediterranean.


Attractions inside

    Silk Exchange map
    Carrer de la Llotja 246001 Valencia , Spain