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Central Market (Mercado Central)

Address: Plaza del Mercado, 6, 46001 Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: 34 96 3829101
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Malls, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Malls, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Turin, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Here is the real centre, the heart of Valencia. Come to taste horchata, a slice of pata negra, and all the other delicacies of the region.

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Colmar, France
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The building itself is wonderful old Art Nouveau With a central dome, and the stalls are works of art, decorated with mouthwatering foodstuffs. Fish and seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, all kinds of fruit, great Spanish hams, etc etc. Nearly as good as the legendary Boqueria in Barcelona.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place to visit... put it at the top of your list. Living in the UK as I do - it is fascinating to visit such a market. The produce looks so delicious and inviting - from fruit, vegetables to meats, cheese and all kinds of marvellous seafood! The presentations are like works of art - it is obvious... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

While in Valencia, the main market hall is a must to be seen. There you get an idea , what kind of marvelous food and food incredients Valencia region may offer. Incredibly beautiful fruit, meat and fish stalls. My favorite is the amazingly delicious fish and sea food part and the ready made tapas portion stalls. The market building itself... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This big place contains a lot of small stands and you can buy fruits, ham, cheese, olives, bread, meat, etc... However, I've expected something more chaotic - this market was too "civilized" for me :) Anyway, the products sold there are fresh and tasty - especially the great variety of ham and cheese.

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Valencia, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It's like Disneyland for foodies. I could seriously just live here. Endless rows of the most beautiful, amazing produce, meat, fish, snails, you name it! Some stalls are better than others, of course but there are so many that you are guaranteed to find the best ingredients. It is a place that makes you want to cook and eat, and... More 

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This incredible covered marketplace is the best I know: if you are a gastronomist you can spend a whole day here to amaze of all the food, which is at your disposal. The best Spain is producing is brought under one roof here, literally. Highly recommended and take your basket with you!!!

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Bologna, Italia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

In a spanish atmosphere food, flavours and typical sounds. To see and to live in a very special Valencia. Try "pulpo" octopus for 1 euro inside the market at midday (fish shops). Just outside the market on left, not in the main entrance a nice place where to take a typical and cheap breakfast.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I made sure that I called in on this place during my short visit to Valencia. This market has virtually every type of meat, fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, confectionary and seafood. The array of hams suspended above head level was truly extraordinary, as were the numerous fish displays. It is also possible to purchase a number of different hot dishes... More 

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spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

a bustling place, well worth a visit to see the locals doing their shopping. great atmosphere, and right next door to the Lonja building

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