Valencia in the 15th century was in its Golden Age, and this rise in wealth and prominence in Valencia led to a broader Golden Age of Spain in the following century. At a time when the Kingdom of Aragon reached the height of its power, Valencia was one of – if not the most – important port city on the Mediterranean.
A symbolic remnant of this importance, La Lonja (the Silk Exchange), still sits in the center of the city, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of one the best examples of Gothic architecture on a civic building in the world. The Silk Exchange was the Wall Street of Europe in the late 15th century, and it is amazing how its very history affects our lives in the East and West today.
This tour includes not only the Silk Exchange, but also many prominent Golden Age palaces throughout the historical center of Valencia.