Mercado de Colón, Valencia

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Responding to the demand of the people to construct a public market in the area, Mercado de Colón 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 de Colón 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Totally unique and trendy outdoor market with multiple restaurants, bars, cafes and patisseries. We stopped by for breakfast and dessert once or twice. Great atmosphere and great service at each place we visited. Definitely worth a stop for a drink and you may find you want to stay for a couple more.
  • While not nearly as big or famous as the main market, this one stays open longer and is not as much foods. Beautiful building
  • Fun place to have a drink or lunch. Choice of a few different restaurants. It is an old food market that has been refurbished into a food plaza for restaurants. Don't expect to do any shopping here.
  • A good mix of tourists and locals that will let a tourist like me feel like I'm a local. A variety of selections offered here - meats, pastries, fruits, and seafood.
  • Good selection of decent places to eat. Beautiful building that has undergone a sympathetic restoration. Well worth a visit.

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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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