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[an error occurred while processing this directive]La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia, Spain

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia is the 15th century Silk Exchange that is today a World Heritage Site. It is located in Valencia, the capital of the province and autonomous community of Valencia. Built between 1482 and 1533, it is lauded as a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture, and a testament to the wealth of a great Mediterranean merchantile city.


La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia, Spain
La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia, Spain
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The design of La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia is based on a similar building in Palma de Majorca. The architect for the Valencia building was Pere Compte. He completed the building in just fifteen years, and the feat is immortalized in gold lettering in the Hall of Columns.

The Hall of Columns is the most attractive feature of the Silk Exchange of Valencia. It was the trading hall of the building, and it got its name from the many columns supporting the ceiling.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 20th session of the World Heritage Committee in Mérida, Mexico, on 2 - 7 December, 1996.

Location: N39 28 27.9 E0 22 42.4 in the Province and Autonomous Community of Valencia.
Inscription Year: 1996
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, IV
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