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Valencia Silk Route

Valencia Silk Route

Discover the hidden threads of the Valencia Silk Route. A stroll through the Velluters district, the Silk Museum, the Silk Exchange or Lonja de la Seda (UNESCO world heritage site) and the typical Valencian costume shops.

This tour lasts for around 2 hours and takes in the insides of buildings, beginning in the Silk Exchange and ending in the costume shops.

TOUR TYPE: Walking

APPROXIMATE DURATION: 2 hours, entering the interior of the buildings.


1. The Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange)
2. Valencia Silk Museum
3. Tamarit Palace
4. Comunidad Valenciana Centre of Arts and Crafts
5. Fallas costume shops

1. The Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange)
A gem of civil Gothic architecture, it was built in 1469 thanks to the prosperity of the city and the silk business. It has been declared as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

2. Valencia Silk Museum
Built in the middle of the 15th century, it’s the best place to discover the art of silk, thanks to the extensive heritage conserved with two unique working looms, a silkworm nursery and the Salón de la Fama with original 18th century ceramic paving.

3. Comunidad Valenciana Centre of Arts and Crafts
Centre for craftspeople from the Comunitat Valenciana with temporary exhibitions and a Valencia handcraft shop.

4. Tamarit Palace
Headquarters of the UNESCO Centre in Valencia, tours of the interior of the building are not possible. It was built in the 17th century as a velvet factory and residence of the Tamarit family during the golden age of the silk industry. The palace is the only historical reference of the silk industry still remaining.

5. Fallas costume shops
Companies that have been running for more than two centuries, which manufacture and export silk for haute couture, decoration and traditional attire such as the colourful Fallas dresses.

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