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For the school, see Escola de la Llotja.

Llotja (Eastern Catalan: [ˈʎɔdʒə], Western Catalan: [ˈʎɔdʒa]); in Aragonese: Loncha; in Spanish: Lonja, is a Iberian term for a buildings that, during the Middle Ages, were used for commercial purpose.

Others, in feudal towns, were used for fishing and livestock market.

Llotjas from the former Crown of Aragon[edit]

The existing Llotjas from the former Crown of Aragon are:

Llotjas in the rest of Spain[edit]

  • Casa de Contratación, also called Casa Lonja de Sevilla, in which centralized all trade of America with Spain from 1580 to 1717, including all types of products.
  • Lonja de San Felipe or Las gradas de San Felipe, was in Madrid (16th c.), was demolished.
  • Antigua Lonja in El Puerto de Santa María (18th century).