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Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat)

Plaza del Mercado, Valencia, Spain (El Mercat)
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Ranked #9 of 152 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a good place for a stroll and coffee. Very smart shops surround. Very quiet indeed at all times of the day.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Plenty of great booths to savor tastes and smells of Spain. You can certainly get all your foodie friends gifts at this location. Biggest fear is sensory overload as there is so much to choose from including outdoor vendors.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

For a market this will not disappoint , a really beautiful building inside and out, do not miss this even for a walk through

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you are a tourist and visiting the big market please remember to do Three things : 1. Don't be stupid and stand there with your cameras and iPhones gawking and taking pictures. It blocks traffic, pisses off the locals and you look moronic . Quickly snap your photo and move!! 2. Buy something for God sake . This market... More

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This market is not only a peace of a great architecture but also a great place to buy local food. I was impresed by all the food there - everything looks soo fresh, meat, fish, fruit...njami. I could spend there all day. It is interesting to see elderly locals buying there and that is how you know food there is... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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324 reviews 324 reviews
108 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you lived here it would be a good place to buy food...otherwise, there isn't much more than that...clean and the building has interesting architecture and a great history...just not what it was built up to be!

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Takapuna, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is by far the best covered market we have visited in Europe. The range of produce is outstanding, to vendors enthusiastic about their products and the prices good. We bought the smallest leg of milk fed lamb imaginable, large succulent prawns and langoustines, some delicious pastries and took them back to our apartment for one of the best meals... More

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Norwich
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Plaza de Mercado is an authentic market in a cathedral like building in Valencia. The sights, sounds and smells make this place buzzing with activity. From organic fruits to the tastiest Spanish meats, all can be found here! It is a market that exudes Spanish cultures that make it a place to be! For a proper visit to Valencia, sample... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Only a block or so from the cathedral, you can't miss this foodie's paradise. It's the largest market of its kind in Europe, which puts Valencia on the destination map for many people. This place is absolutely huge, with every Spanish food stuff you could want, from fresh fruits and vegetables (I have long lost cousins with a stand there:... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

To check out the local meats and other offerings it has on display. Also definitely try the local nut based drink (forgot the name of it, sorry).

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