Llotja de la Seda also known as ‘The Silk Exchange’ is a civil building and monument in the Spanish city of Valencia. The building was named after the dealings which took place in its grounds which was the trading of silk, the building has always been at the centre of trade in the city. The first ‘Silk Exchange’ on the site dated back to the 13th century but became insufficient in size so a new building was built in the 15th century and still stands on the site today. The current building is a fine example of late Gothic architecture and has allowed for the building to become one of the most iconic Gothic civil buildings in Europe. The building has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1996.
The sight is situated in the centre of Valencia, it is accessible by the city's bus system. By bus, take the 7, 23 or 73 buses to the central market area from there the Llotja de la Seda is a short walk away. Alternatively, you can get the 4, 8, 9, 11 or 16 buses to the ‘Reina’ stop, this stop is a five-minute walk away from the sight.
Opening Times and Admission
The sight is open seven days a week. On Mondays the sight is open from 10am-2pm, on Tuesdays to Saturdays it is open from 10am-6pm and on Sundays, the sight is open from 10am-3pm. Entrance is set at 2 euros per person unless in a group, then the cost comes down to 1 euro per person. The sight is free to enter on Sundays and Bank Holidays.