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Plaza del Mercado, 46001 Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The audio guide tour takes you around the outside as well as the inside. The gargoyles are quite interesting to say the least. The main hall with its soaring columns is stunning, as is the upper hall with the gilded ceiling. Very worthwhile.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank themice
Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn’t look much from the street but once inside it’s a different story. A lovely little courtyard led us in to the trading hall with wonderful spiral columns and then upstairs where the carved wooden ceiling is just breath taking. Don’t miss it –...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An extremely cheap UNESCO site (2€ entrance, extra 3€ for the worthwhile audioguide), it takes an hour to visit. Some reviews mention it being empty; the highlight is the architecture of the building, a brilliant example of Valencian Gothic full of fun sculptures such as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hyoga83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this building using the audio guide which I highly recommend as it tells you very interesting information which is not written down as you walk around . You start off walking around the outside and it tells you some interesting facts about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chocolatehobbit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit - some wonderful architecture all without photography bans! Most museums are free on Sunday so we saved about 20€ that day 8)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pauldD1985MD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stone's throw away from Mercato Central, worth visiting this UNESCO Heritage site. However paying for the audio guide is not really necessary as one gets details on a screen once inside the building itself.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 261maltese
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Also known as La Llotja de Mercaders. For a small entry fee there are three beautiful sections to this building which is a little gem of architecture. My personal favourite is the Contracts Hall with its barley sugar columns, The tiled hall adjoining it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Located opposite the central market this is a really lovely building. Flanked by churches and the market itself it is part of the beauty of the old town of Valencia. Really worth checking out and there are some lovely bars close by too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank northants90
Reviewed 21 November 2018

La Lonja is a UNESCO world heritage site and for 2 euros and is well worth a visit. There is an Orange Garden - a walled court-yard, the main hall, Sala de Contratacion (The Contract Hall) which is a large lavishly decorated space supported by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Toadsfeet
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Realy nice building for a 15 minute visit, only costs 1 euro for students. Nice halls with great architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Les_Landau | Reviewed this property |
See the visitvalencia website for info on the new silk museum. It is a pain that I cannot post the direct link on tripadvisor for you!
5 December 2015|
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Response from dleeds | Reviewed this property |
I would see the beautiful older parts of the city first. The Mercado and the Silk Exchange are almost across the street from each other. The main square and Basilica are close and wandering the streets for an hour or more... More
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29 March 2015|
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Response from PollyEastbourneUK | Reviewed this property |
Entrance is free on Sundays and you have to pay for the excellent audio guide, but note that the attraction closes at 3 p.m. and there are no refreshment facilities although there is a toilet on site which is useful to know... More