The Silk Market of Valencia is a memory of the Golden Age. Make sure to visit the market to find one of a kind trinkets.
The Silk Market, in Spanish “Lonja de la Seda”, is one of the major points of interests in Valencia. A masterpiece of the golden age (Fiftheenth Century), the Market portrays the wealth of the city at that time. The construction of the Silk Market began in 1482 and lasted until 1548. In its first phase, from 1483 to 1498, its architect Pere Compte contsructed the building inspired by Guillem Sagrera’s work. Located near the Central Market and Santos Juanes Church, the Silk Market has a Valencian Gothic style and is the only monument of Valencia to be considered a World Heritage site by Unesco.
In the Silk Market, noticeable window decorations, arched gates, small sculptures of twenty gargoyles representing erotic scenes, and the roof details covering the Consulate of the Sea bring this market to life. A farmers market of coin and stamp collectors is usually held on Sundays and gives us a reminder of what the building’s original function once was.
The Silk Market is one of the main sights to see in Valencia, don’t forget to visit it.
Mon-Sat: 09:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m; Sun & Hol: 09:30 a.m - 03:00 p.m
General: € 2,00. Reduced: € 1,00. Free (Sundays and Holidays). 3 Day Ticket: € 6,00