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Address: Plaza del Mercado, Valencia, Spain
Description: In this still bustling plaza you will find three of the must-visit...
In this still bustling plaza you will find three of the must-visit buildings in the city, including the Mercat Central.
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Lovely building, fantastic market

This is a fabulous market in an interesting building. It is fascinating to see all the fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, fish and other products on the different stalls. Buy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a fabulous market in an interesting building. It is fascinating to see all the fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, fish and other products on the different stalls. Buy some fruit by all means. Stay away from the dried fruits. I've bought them a couple of times and not only are they expensive they are also STALE and inedible. That... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This market is stunning in its architectural details and refinement. The interior is clean and the stalls and counters present their foodstuffs with professionalism. Pride and freshness is everywhere!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Mercado is a wonderful building with lovely Arts and Crafts features including a wonderful dome. Inside there are hundreds of colourful food and drink stalls, with lots of opportunities to buy things to take home, which we were pleased to do. Also a great opportunity to try local foods for yourself. Stalls outside sold los of souvenir type things... More 

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Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Fresh everything inside a magnificient building, not far from the major plazas. I took masses of photos but can not see where to download them. It is so clean, you can eat off the floor but I would not because so crowded, may get trampled on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

For a tourist, we can only imagine what it would be like to gave the freshest of the fresh foods available. The market has just about every food category you can think of. But... If you are close enough to walk there in the mornings, you can find juices by the glass that were either squeezed that morning or while... More 

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milan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Really nice fresh food market right in the centre of Valencia. We enjoyed looking around and as it's practically next to the main square you don't have to go out of your way to go and see it.

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Javea, Spain
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very busy place with an amazing selection of stalls. A pity that the Bar Central is so small as it seems to be the only place for food eating and drinking in the market. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The coin and stamp market is held there on Sundays but the area is worth a visit to soak up the atmosphere of the area. Several restaurants but traffic make it noisy.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I stayed in Valencia in October and stumbled upoon the Plaza del Mercado while out walking. I'm so glad that I did! What a treasure-trove of goodness. Fresh bread, pastries, soups (particularly fresh gazpacho), fresh fruits and vegetables, an entire section devoted to fresh fish and shellfish, more variety than I've ever seen. Meat,cheeses, eggs, alcohol, ice-cream, soft drinks...it has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Of course the listed things in the heading are not the only ones which are available at the market but my preferences would go to these categories of produce. The prices are not cheap but the quality of the food does justify them

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