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Valencia is packed with gorgeous architecture from all periods, influenced by everyone from the Moors to the Romans. A walk around the city’s Old Town is a feast for the eyes, but there’s plenty of amazing architecture elsewhere in the city, too. Here’s our guide to the Valencia’s most spectacular buildings.
You really can’t miss this one, but luckily it’s right in the center of town. This gorgeous medieval silk market was built as a display of Valencia’s wealth at the time, and now it’s famous as being one of the few examples of non-religious Gothic architecture in Europe. It’s actually one of the most important buildings in the city, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A look inside is time (and a couple of euros) well spent. The interior is designed to represent paradise, with its soaring columns symbolizing palm trees reaching for the sky – or roof – originally painted blue but now scrubbed clean. Less pleasant but equally fascinating are the stone gargoyles perched all over the building’s exterior.
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