Mercado Colon, Valencia

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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 day trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Very good restoration. We ate at one of their restaurants and walk the rest. A very nice place to eat or a drink. Children have a pedestrian square for a little run. We loved it
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  • August 16, 2017
    Great place for a quick snack and breakfast. Meeting point not only for young people. There is also parking 24 hours.
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  • August 12, 2017
    It did not catch my special attention actually. Better markets you can find in Spain, but seems to be relaxed during evenings; although really hot during daytime.  more »
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  • A convenient, picturesque and often entertaining place to meet for a drink and check the always-changing exhibitions or events. Good food and ample drinks places available. Great use of the old market dome structure
  • It was below my expectations !!! Most people said that is nice place to have lunch here. The pasta and paella were frozen and tasteless . I dont recomand this place for eating , only to take some pictures and enjoy the arhitecture .
  • Lovely building. Great place to sit and watch the world go by. Fairly pricy place to eat or drink but worth a look. Toilets downstairs.
  • One of the best places in Valencia with great restaurants and bars. Highly reccomended.
  • A very nice place to go have breakfast or a coffee. Beautiful architecture!

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Where to stay in Valencia

The Valencia city center is hugged by a river bed-turned park that leads down to the City of Arts and Sciences and harbor area. Stay along the river to be no more than a pleasant stroll away from some of the main neighborhoods and attractions. The popular El Carmen neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, is known for its bohemian atmosphere and historical architecture, making it a popular area for daytime tourism and lively nightlife. For a selection of newer hotels and well-known shops, you can opt to stay in the city's commercial district of Colon Street, only a short walk from the old center and well-connected by the metro. For a laid-back, sun-filled retreat, El Cabanyal is a quiet residential neighborhood near the city's main beach.
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