La Lonja (The Old Exchange), Zaragoza

La Lonja (The Old Exchange), Zaragoza

The Old Exchange in Zaragoza, Spain, is a true testament to the grandeur of the Aragonese Renaissance style, standing as a remarkable architectural jewel with a rich history dating back to the 16th century.

This splendid edifice was commissioned by Hernando de Aragón, designed by the renowned architect Juan de Sariñena, and its original purpose was to serve as a public marketplace. The aim was to provide merchants with a dedicated space for their commercial transactions, thus relieving the burden on other religious buildings, including the Seo and other churches in the city.

The Old Exchange boasts an architectural style rooted in the Aragonese Renaissance tradition, characterized by its distinctive features. The building, predominantly constructed from brick, takes on a rectangular floor plan, showcasing a harmonious blend of form and function.

Over the centuries, the role and function of The Old Exchange have evolved, and today, it stands as a unique exhibition space managed by Zaragoza City Council. This transition from a bustling marketplace to a hub of cultural exhibitions and events underscores the adaptability and enduring appeal of this architectural masterpiece.

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La Lonja (The Old Exchange) on Map

Sight Name: La Lonja (The Old Exchange)
Sight Location: Zaragoza, Spain (See walking tours in Zaragoza)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Although somewhat lesser-known a city (compared to Barcelona or Madrid), the capital of the Aragon region, Zaragoza, bears witness to a rich tapestry of historical influences which makes it an authentic Spanish treasure. Nestled along the serene banks of the Ebro River, it has been an essential crossroads of cultures since time immemorial.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles