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La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia UNESCO World Heritage Site
"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), illustrates the power and wealth of a major Mediterranean mercantile city in the 15th and 16th centuries." Learn more:http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/782
Seabourn is the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage.
Depart from the ship and enjoy a panoramic drive along the Avenida Baleares. Crossing the river, you'll continue along the Gran Via and Calle Jativa where you will view the Bullring and Central Station.
At the Central Square Market, you'll disembark the coach and take a walking tour to admire the Gothic-style buildings. Don't miss the Silk Exchange, part if the UNESCO World Heritage Site with its impressive façade constructed on helicoidal (spiral) columns.
Next, in complete contrast, head to the City of Arts & Science Complex to admire from the outside this relatively new collection of iconic buildings designed by Valencia architect Santiago Calatrava. You'll step inside the Prince Felipe Museum, whose building is magnificent in its proportions and organic shapes. It houses a multitude of activities and initiatives related to the evolution of life and scientific and technological marvels. Architecture, engineering and art are seamlessly related to science and technology.
Having enjoyed the best of 'both Valencias' -- modern and historic -- you will return to the ship.
Please note: Tour does not operate on Sundays. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.