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The Lonja de la Seda, also known as the Lonja de los Mercaderes, in Valencia is a late Valencian Gothic style civil building, ... More
Lonja de Seda (La)
The Lonja de la Seda, also known as the Lonja de los Mercaderes, in Valencia is a late Valencian Gothic style civil building, built between 1482 and 1548, and one of the principal tourist attractions in the city. The UNESCO considered it as a World Heritage Site in 1996 since it is an extraordinary and dramatic example of a secular building in the late Gothic style. The building is sometimes used for concerts.
If you are visitng the central market (which you should not miss), then you should stop across the street and visit La Lonja. Its an interesting building but when I visited they weren't really doing tours.
I visited La Lonja on a walk through Valencia market district. I expected it to be similar to the central market building but as we crossed the road I realised this was something different.
La Lonja (market of silk merchants) is one of the best civic Gothic buildings in Europe. The enormous hall was used until recently as a trading area. It is lined with carved desks and stools. The guide pointed out how each desk had the name of the families who traded there. There are serveal slender pillars which open up like palm trees to form the vaults. The foundations go down 17 ft beneath ground level.
It is definately worth a visit. It is in contrast to the central market which is bustling with traders and food groceries. In La Lonja you can imagine what it must have been like. It is still used now and then for civic functions but it is best to go when it is not in use. The architecture on the front is decorated with amusing sculptures and gargoils. Unfortuately the guide was keen to move us on so will have to go back at some point. Definately worth a visit.
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