Countries<Spain<Comunidad Valenciana<Valencia< La Lonja de la Seda

La Lonja de la Seda (Valencia)

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The Lonja is an emblematic building of the city and one of the most famous civil gothic monuments in Europe. It was declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument and was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

There are three clearly defined sections and a garden or “orange patio”. The Columnario or Sala de Contratación is divided into three longitudinal and five transversal naves with eight columns that support the domed ceiling. The Taula de Canvis, was located in this room by the municipal council and gained great prestige for its solvency and banking operations. On the ground floor there is a small chapel dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. The two upper floors were used as a prison for those who reneged on their debts.

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