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Mercado Colon, Valencia
(4.2/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Responding to the demand of the people to construct a public market in the area, Mercado Colon was opened by the city in 1916. A beautiful modernist building with stained-glass windows and triumphal arches, it was restored in 2003 and has been declared a national monument. Browse the market carts, where handmade goods and foods are sold, as well as the upscale boutique shops. When you need a break, visit one of the many bars or food stalls for coffee or a meal. Take advantage of the free wifi to review your itinerary or check your email, or just bring a book and soak up the atmosphere. On Sundays, enjoy an afternoon concert accompanied by a traditional drink or snack. Put Mercado Colon into our Valencia vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Valencia.
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  • We were on holiday in the city and we could not see the market. It is very nice to visit somewhere and tranquil. Inside you can find have restaurants and cafes. We have last a while very nice.
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  • Beautiful, bright and welcoming; Rich in small places where you can enjoy a pleasant break for lunch or to have a simple coffee. Not to be missed among the places to visit in Valencia!
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  • This modernist market is beautiful and its tremendously successful update as a place of leisure. Is full of restaurants and cefeterias of the more high quality, to prices means, and its reform to been very respectful with the architecture underlying, respecting the to the maximum and taking advantage of them space of way very intelligent. A site not to be missed: to eat, dinner, breakfast, snack, a drink, snack... and for that the children enjoy without disturbing anyone. I loved it.
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  • Mercat de Colón is an open air former train station currently housing a few bars and restaurants. It's a wonderful place to catch a drink or have a chic meal but many of the restaurants and bars have slightly limited menus for both food and drink
  • Originally a local market the building was restored and now houses trendy bars and cafes for the locals. Its a great place to sit and relax under sone fine arquitecture
  • Simply a small mall disguised as a tourist attraction. Fascinating architectural structure and the rich decorations in style adorning the cover. Completely forgetting what it offers, or trivial trinket stalls and eateries. Well worth a visit for discovering all the extraordinary details that enrich this ancient city market @gargio76
  • Looks like this place was newly renovate. I passed through this place in the morning....and there are lots of restaurants, cafes. Great architecture....a small fish market that does not smell badly. I am here for a few day so will go back in the evening and check out the vibe. Looks very promising!
  • We had diner at one of the many restaurants at Mercat de Colón. Just a great experience and fantastic atmosphere. A must see.