The Central Market of Valencia, Valencia
(4.6/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
The vibrant is home to three major attractions of Valencia: the central market, the silk exchange, and the church of San Juan del Mercado. Browse the bustling indoor market and take time to appreciate its grand architecture. Meet some of the almost 400 traders and buy some fresh produce. Then make your way to the church, one of the city’s oldest, to see its blend of Baroque and Gothic architecture and the frescos that adorn the domed ceiling. Lastly, visit the 15th-century La Lonja de la Seda, where silk was bought and sold in the height of Valencia’s power. Work out when and for how long to visit The Central Market of Valencia and other Valencia attractions using our handy Valencia travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Nice place, quaint. To visit not only to enjoy the architecture, but to take advantage of the mercado central and visit the Lonca.
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  • This busy square has been the commercial heart of the city since 1266 and is located in the historical center of Valencia. It has had an outside market since the time of the Moors in the 12th C. until...  more »
  • don't miss la lonja de la seda and el mercat.one of the crowdest and busiest spot of the city! so many shops, stands, cafe, orchatas, bistros, restaurants, hotels, and tourists! go to el carme for a v...  more »
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  • The guides books say this is a must see. I would add that the markets rates as one of the top ones I have visited for cleanliness and good local product mix. My wife and I were going to sit a cafe near this place and have tapas but we ended up buying samples of chess, conducts, empañadas, fresh fruit, and fresh squeezed fruit juice in very inexpensive single portion servings. A nice way to survey the local food and walk the market. Definitely going back to stock up on some stuff to take home to Brussels.
  • Typical European style market. Full of life, food, noise, smells and adventure. The market is within a beautiful building. Food within is reasonably priced. On my encounter, we bough Greek snacks, fruit smoothie and fresh water melon. The only reason why I'am giving 4 stars is because I was expecting hot food to be served here. Which we experienced during our trip to Barcelona's central market. This market is still worth the visit and a historic highlight to Valencia.
  • It's a Spanish style farmers market open everyday instead of once a week. Fresh ingredients ranging from vegetables to meats to baked goods. I left the best for last, they sell wines and beer in the same place! WHAT?!! How awesome it that! If you're in the area, you have to visit here. If it's HOT, they sell freshly made juices from the fruit stand. Just wait your turn from the many thirsty and hot tourists, don't worry they have system and you'll be exploring the market in less than a minute with a cool fresh drink. :)
  • Excellent European market, with a fantastic seafood selection and many inexpensive snacks. Great place to get all of your daily shopping needs. Central Bar is a great place for a casual meal with a friend. Many jamón shops, fresh bread, pickled delicacies, and local foods. Shop owners are friendly and used to dealing with tourists. Most places accept credit, but prefer cash especially for small purchase amounts.
  • If you like markets you will love this one. Absolutely every type of food from the area is displayed and sold in great style. Of course, there are more tourists than locals but that's to be expected.