The Silk Exchange (Lonja)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
A must-see in Valencia, the Silk Exchange building, declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1996, is a lively reflection of the Valencia of the Golden Age. The trading hall, a work of art by the renowned Pere Compte, is one of the most outstanding gothic spaces in Europe. Conceived as a diaphanous place to carry out commercial transactions, its helical columns and majestic ribbed vaults decorated with allegorical frescoes simulate a kind of heavenly Jerusalem that spiritually welcomes the merchant, inciting him to the good manners for a fair exchange. The band that crosses the four walls of this space testifies on it. The upper level presents a solid tower used as a prison and attached to it is the Renaissance wing, used by the Consolat de Mar court. The carved wooden ceiling, by Juan del Poyo, does not leave visitors indifferent.
ALL SCHEDULED TOURS (IN ENGLISH)
The tours in English programmed to the Silk Exchange are EVERY THURSDAY.
Book your place in your desired tour:
1- click on the date you wish to have the tour
(only days and tours available are clickable)
2- select your preferred monument
3- fill out the booking form
> Once accomplished you will receive an email with the confirmation.
> You don’t need to pay for the tour until you arrive at the meeting point.
SILK EXCHANGE PRIVATE TOURS
There is no minimum number of attendees required. We have adapted our prices with the aim to offer the best value for money guided tours. These are as follows the 2 options that best fit our clients’ demands:
> 1 to 9 people: a fixed-price amount of 50€ is divided between the total number of attendees.
> 10+ people: each and every of the attendees pays 5€ per person.
>> Your request will be confirmed when you receive in your mail the reservation
Silk Exchange tour meeting point