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La Lonja

The building was built by the Town Council, for use as a Corn Exchange, according to the project by master Juan de Sariñena. It is the first totally Renaissance palace of the city and the most important civilian construction of the 16th century in Aragon.Its façades show a brilliant interpretation of the Italian models, adapted to brickwork; there are three floors with the number of openings increasing in height. The early use of leaded glass in the windows of the second floor must be highlighted, in order to achieve the necessary inner lighting for thr activities that are developed there. The decoration is focused on the top floor, with the double semicircular arch windowed balcony.



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