The Central Market of Valencia, Valencia

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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. To visit The Central Market of Valencia and get the most from your holiday in Valencia, create itinerary details personal to you using our Valencia online travel route builder .
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  • If you go to the Mercado Central Valencia should be a must see. Let yourself be enveloped by the scents that flood this huge maze of stalls and kiosks. From meat to fish, from fruit to ice cream, dried fruits, shaved ice, sandwiches with jamon at great prices, cheese ... And so on and so on and so forth! I can't get away from Mercado without sampling something or without talking to some of the vendors, always smiling and very kind.
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  • Herlicher market in the middle of the city. Very clean and friendly. Who is for food interested in should in be sure to visit.
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  • A lot of tourists, but the place definitely worth seeing from the inside. On the outside façade is from the beautiful blue-yellow tiles. A must for lovers of tiles!
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  • Cosy, quiet, savory and surprising. Very good value for money. It consists of a 4-small dishes menu and a dessert. They let you change any ingredient if you are allergic or don't like some thing. We will definitely come back again and recommend it to our friends.
  • There's such a choice of fish, meat and fruit & vegetables and it's all fresh. It's easy to find but most of all its cheap. Surrounded by cafes and restaurants you can make a day of it.
  • Incredible experience! The fruit is cheaper, the ham and cheese is superb and you can find a lot of tasty treats from Spanish cuisine. Very clean, organised and tourist-friendly. A MUST in your trip to Valencia.
  • If you visit Valencia make time to visit this place! It's definitely worth it as you can take a look and also taste the culture. I visited it in September and I was very pleased with the place. The architecture is lovely, the food fresh and delicious and the atmosphere very nice. It's very popular with tourists. You'll have to visit it during the first part of the day as they close it everyday after 3PM.
  • The Central Market in Valencia is just a wonderful place where you can buy all the fresh food such as vegetable, fruit, meat but also spices etc. Once you visit this place you will fall in love with it. The smell, the colours and all the nice and always smiling sellers... Just be careful with the prices because the same product can cost you different from the different sellers.

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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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