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20 Gothic Valencia

Almudín Granary

Trade was of paramount importance in the medieval
Valencian economy. This city became the mercantile capital
of the Mediterranean, the port of Castile, maintaining
ongoing relationships with French, Italian and North African
port cities. Valencian money was strong, and the city
soon became rich, bringing about its cultural and artistic
The order to construct this ancient granary was given by
the municipal council on 1 November 1307. The Almudín of
Valencia was the first Gothic building, a place for business
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