From Oil to Silk at Valencia's Silk Exchange Building
Posted On 02/21/2023 10:08:32
Spain | Valencia | Barrio del Mercat | La Lonja de la Seda | Silk Market | Silk Exchange Building | UNESCO | Gothic Architecture
Valencia's Silk Exchange Building, Lonja de la Seda, is the city's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon its 15th century opening, the structure was used as a trading exchange for oil. It later became the Silk Exchange where buyers and sellers would meet in the Contract Hall to negotiate terms and prices. Located in Valencia's Old Town, the Silk Exchange is one of the city's examples of Gothic architecture - notice the gargoyle downspouts!
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How do you prioritize what to see and do when you travel?
We had so many places that we wanted to see in Valencia. It was one of the hardest cities for us to plan our day because we didn't want to miss anything!
We sped through the city getting a small taste of a lot of things, but not much in depth learning about anything. One of the few places that we did slow down and tour was the Silk Exchange Building. The building is on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, and after learning about and seeing the building, it is easy to understand why.