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Silk Exchange – Valencia

In the Valencia Market Square is the Merchants’ Market and Consulate of the Sea, better known for the Silk market. Declared Heritage of humanity by unesco for being considered one of the most representative buildings of the Spanish civil gothic. Built at the end of the 15th century, it was the seat of the Consulate of the Sea, an institution that regulated trade.

Valencia Silk Exchange

The Hiring Room It is supported by eight columns that open like palm trees on the roof, with a height of 17,40 meters. Everything around has a tape that presents Latin slogans that advised merchants about morals. It is currently used for temporary exhibitions and celebratory events.

The Silk Exchange

Annexes to the Columnary Hall, the Consulate Hall and the Keep. The latter had on the ground floor the chapel dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, and on the two high floors the prison of delinquent merchants in payment.

Courtyard of the Orange trees

Outside the Courtyard of the Orange trees with its sources, which is a haven in the warm Valencian summers.

Gargoyles in Valencia

his schedule: from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays: from 10 to 15 hours. On Sundays there is an exhibition of stamps and coins. The admission is free.

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