Located in the old part of the city, the Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda is one of the most outstanding historical buildings of Valencian architecture and culture.
The building dates from the 15th century, it is Gothic-based and it houses a great wealth of heritage inside in the form of frescoes, murals and mosaics. Its origin is due to the need that arose at the time to unify the criteria for the production of silk in Valencia. This is how the ‘Gremi dels Velluters’ was born and settled in the neighborhood to which it gave its name.
The rehabilitation of the building began on November 10, 2014 and on June 18, 2016 it opened its doors. This work, promoted by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation, recovered a piece of the material and immaterial history of the city. The archive of the Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda is the most important in Europe. Likewise, the heritage of the College and its Garden have been declared an Asset of Tourist Interest of the Valencian Cultural Heritage.