Friday, February 4, 2011

SPAIN - La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

"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." -

"The Portal of Silk --- the place where silk merchants were trading their goods",
shares Sandra.
Thank you so much Sandra for sharing with me this wonderful card!

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