Lonja de la Seda

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Lonja de la SedaLonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The Gothic style building was built in between 1480-ish to 1548. A beautiful addition to Valencia’s architecture. UNESCO described it as an exceptional secular building in late Gothic style with aesthetically unique decoration. The building was used as oil trading in the 15th century that later developed into maritime trading and the silk exchange. The building complex comprises four parts: the Tower, the Sea Consulate Rooms, the Orange-tree Patio and the Hall of Columns.

The Hall of Columns is perhaps the most astonishing area. It was built with amazing tall pillars and impressive designed ceiling.  The trading in the past happened in this hall – where merchants from all over Europe came and traded their goods. The exquisite hall was showing the power and wealth of the area during those period. The hall was called as well as Sala…

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