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Two World Heritage treasures

Two World Heritage treasures

Valencia has two treasures that have been declared World Heritage. La Lonja (Silk Exchange) received the distinction in 1996 by virtue of its extraordinary architectural style, whilst El Tribunal de las Aguas (The Water Court) was recognised as World Heritage last year. The building, representative of Valencia’s Golden Age, dates from the 15th Century and is considered one of the best of example of civil gothic architecture in Europe. El Tribunal de las Aguas, meanwhile, is the continent's old legal institution. For more than one thousand years, the representatives of the city’s nine irrigation channels have met at midday each Thursday at the Cathedral's Gothic Door to ensure the correct use of water in the agricultural sector. Further information: