The Silk Market (Lonja)

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This building is one of the best examples of civic Gothic architecture, a work of great beauty by Pepe Compte. The building contains three main parts, each one for a different use; they are the Contracts Room, the main tower and the Consolat del Mar. The best-known of the three architecturally, certainly from photographs, is the Contracts Room, a large space filled with spiral-shaped columns which break up the room into three naves. The central tower which has a ground floor and two storeys, served in old times as the prison for those merchants who could not pay their bills. The Consolat del Mar has a façade on which forty medallions can be seen, each one bearing the bust of a famous person, amongst which are several Roman emperors. The building has been declared by Unesco as part of Humanity's Heritage.

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- Lunes a sábado, de 9:30 a 19:00 horas. - Domingo y festivos, de 9:30 a 15:00 horas.