Monday, December 20, 2021

La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia -Spain

Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk (hence its name, the Silk Exchange) and it has always been a centre for commerce. 
It is a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. 
The grandiose Sala de Contratación (Contract or Trading Hall), in particular, illustrates the power and wealth of a major Mediterranean mercantile city in the 15th and 16th centuries. 

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