Central Market (Mercado Central), Valencia

Have your pick of fresh Spanish products from the bustling halls of Central Market (Mercado Central). Widely considered one of the oldest European markets still running, it boasts over 400 small traders of varied goods such as produce, fish, and meat and marvel. The architecture of the building itself is also impressive. Peruse the local seasonal fruits and vegetables or try the famous Iberian ham and Manchego cheese. Stop and have a coffee or a meal at the market’s restaurant. To visit Central Market (Mercado Central) and get the most from your holiday in Valencia, create itinerary details personal to you using our Valencia online travel route builder .
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  • classic Spanish market, with a wide selection of everything, especially food, worth snacking
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  • Amaizing food and the building is so beautiful! The entire area is a photographer's dream inside, outside, day and night. On Mondays there are outdoor vendors with all kinds of merchandise.  more »
  • It is a must-see on any visit to Valencia in this jewel of Valencian modernism concentrate tens of stalls where you can buy fresh produce in fact is the Europe's largest fresh produce market
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  • I love markets! It is the heartbeat of every town in Europe. This market is one of the largest markets I’ve ever been to in my life. It has everything you need from food to drink. If you’re hungry you could sit down and have any type of Spanish food. What I love about this market, was its cleanliness. There was not any crossing smells from the chicken into the fish to the meat department. The only thing I don’t like about markets is the smell, And there was no Bad spell here at all. The people were very pleasant, and the food was beyond amazing. I wish there was a central market in my neighborhood that I can go to like this every day. I did have to walk very far here, but it was worth the walk and I would do it 3 to 4 times a week if I had to you. If you’re in Valencia you have to go to this market. Coincidentally, I’ve been to Valencia six times in my life, and this is the first time I’ve been to the market? I will be back next time I come!
  • Boom! Must go place.... everything you want to taste and buy about Spain... or Valencia. Awesome food. There’s also some other specific stores but in general Location is good all the shops around are nice, it’s close to that awesome museum. You won’t be disappointed. Bad: It’s a bit hot in summer and the tapas bar is full always.
  • Extraordinary market in the middle of the historic district. They offer any and everything you can imagine for your culinary adventure in Valencia. The prices are amazing and you could eat there every day just off of the fresh fruits and vegetables alone, which I'm sure the locals do.
  • This is the best market I have ever visited across a long list of European cities. There is an huge range of Spanish vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, seafood, dairy and speciality produce. It also features a very good cafe/restaurant as well as Italian, Asian and Middle Eastern vendors. Good wine too! The century old building is a wonder.
  • Amazing range of meat, fish and veg you just don't see in the UK. This is a proper market with interesting enthusiastic traders. Love the fact they close up shop to go on holiday so some stalls are just shut. Well worth a visit if you're in Valencia. Not open Sunday's or special days. Open 8:15 to 13:00.
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