The Central Market of Valencia, Valencia
(4.6/5 based on 9,500+ reviews on the web)
Have your pick of fresh Spanish products from the bustling halls of The Central Market of Valencia. 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. Add The Central Market of Valencia and other attractions to your Valencia trip itinerary using our Valencia itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Well worth a stroll, admire the product of the city and taste typical cuisine. Located in central area, with lively surroundings, terraces and restaurants
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  • for me it is a real luxury to buy in this immense number of stops of all that you seek and I Marvel the cleaning and the organized this all
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  • Many glowing reviews have brought us here. The "place" of the market, is wonderful, no doubt with its fragrances, the delicacies and the friendliness of the sellers. However, the restaurant where they send you to cook your "expense" is from -7 star!! Filthy, tiny (Oh well), waiters one more obnoxious than the other. luuunghi!! Three and a half hours to cook squid 2 and 3 shrimp (as then)? Ah yes, the cost of cooking of what you take is 50! Absolutely not!!
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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.