Location and how to get there
Location and how to get there
The Lonja de la Seda is in a very central position, in the old quarters of the city. Because of its location, the Lonja is rather easy to reach and very close to many other important sights.
The Silk Exchange is located right in the heart of Valencia’s city centre, in the Ciutat Vella. It is right in front of the Central Market and the Santos Juaneschurch, slightly west of Plaça de la Reina and the Cathedral.
The Lonja western side, the main façade, faces the Plaça del Mercat street. The rear (eastern side) overlooks the homonymous street, Carrer de la Llotja. The southern wall faces a pedestrian street, generally referred to as the Steps of the Lonja.
How to get there
Because of the Lonja’s position, if you are in the city centre or close to it, we highly recommend you walk or bike there. If you are in a different part of the city, you might want to take public transport.
There are a few metro stops not far from the Lonja. Depending on where you are located, one or the other might be more convenient.
Àngel Guimerà is one of the most important metro stations in Valencia, as five lines (1, 2, 3, 5, 9) meet at this stop. The stop is about 900 m (11-minute walk, just under 0.6 miles) west of the Lonja.
Your other two options are south of the Lonja. They are Xàtiva, the metro stop in front of the main train station, and Colón. They are respectively 850 m away (11-minute walk, just over 0.5 miles) and 950 m away (12-minute walk, 0.6 miles) from the Silk Exchange.
For detailed information about how this system works, you can read our article about the metro and trams in Valencia.
There are various buses stopping by the Lonja. They will all drop you off behind the Central Market, which is just in front of the Silk Exchange. You will only need to walk between 350 and 200 m (between 0.1 and 0.2 miles).
For detailed information about tickets and how to get them, you can read our article about buses in Valencia.
Here you have a summary of the bus lines, routes, and stops you should use to reach the Lonja de la Seda.
|Stop||Mercat Central||Mercat Central||Editor Manuel Aguilar - Guillem Sorolla||Editor Manuel Aguilar - Guillem Sorolla||Mercat Central|
|Details||This line connects the south-western part of the Old Town with other southern neighbourhoods of Valencia, like Chinatown, the area surrounding the two train stations, and Russafa.||This line connects the south-western part of the old quarters with other southern neighbourhoods on the west side of the two train stations, including Chinatown and Jesús.||This line connects the south-western part of the old quarters with other neighbourhoods north of the centre, like Campanar, La Saïdia, and Rascanya.||This line connects the south-western part of the old quarters with neighbourhoods north-west of the city centre, like Campanar, Beniferri, and Benimàmet.||This line dwells mostly in the western part of the city, connecting the Old Town with neighbourhoods like l’Olivereta and Sant Isidre.|
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Cabs are obviously the most expensive option to move around the city, and in this case, they are not the most comfortable way to get to your destination.
As the Silk Exchange is so central, we would only recommend this means of transport if your departure point is quite far from the old quarters, maybe in the outskirts of the city. It is normally quite easy to hail a taxi in the street in Valencia, but other options are also booking through a mobile app or through a phone call.
See detailed information on this in our article about taxis in Valencia.
Valencia is a very bike-friendly city, so we always recommend exploring it this way.
On the official map, you’ll see that there are bike paths circling the city’s old quarters. You can also cycle in the city centre and its pedestrian zones, as long as there is enough room for people to walk. On the same map, you will also see that there are two Valenbisi stations close to the Lonja de la Seda, and many others not too far away.
This complex is also a very popular stop for many bike tours offered in the city. This way you won’t be able to stop and visit the interior, but you’ll see how to get there from other parts of the city centre.
If you want to know more about cycling in the city, read our article about biking in Valencia or our article about Valenbisi, Valencia’s public bike rental service (with video guides).
Electric scooters are an ever-more popular transport solution in Valencia. They are ideal if you want to move independently around the city and you don’t want to get stuck in traffic, but you don’t like cycling or walking. Many scooter-sharing companies offer rental plans that let you pay per minute of use and nothing else.
You can park and drive your scooter within a designated area in the city’s urban zone. Generally, you are not allowed to park in the Old Town, where the Silk Exchange is. You will thus need to park nearby, just outside the no-park zone that you will see on your app’s map.
If you want to know more about this, you can check out our article about electric scooter rentals in Valencia. In the article, you’ll find step-by-step instructions and video guides to help you through the rental process.
Given that the Silk Exchange is right in the middle of the city’s old quarters, it is normal that reaching it on foot is not difficult at all. In fact, if you are in the centre, going on foot is likely the easiest option.
From Estación del Norte, located at the southern end of the city centre, the Lonja is only 800 m away (10-minute walk, 0.5 miles). To reach it you will simply have to walk north, towards the heart of the Old Town.
If you like discovering a city on foot, we have created a selection of self-guided walking tours that you can enjoy at your own pace. You can find the one that best fits your needs on the Northleg itineraries section.