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The House of Silk Traders: La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
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Language(s): English

Summary/Historical Context

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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.

Place/country: Spain,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:02:49
Credits: NHK (publisher) UNESCO-WHC (co-producer) UNESCO TV (co-producer)
Published in:1996

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