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Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat)

Plaza del Mercado, Valencia, Spain (El Mercat)
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Ranked #11 of 147 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Ploughed my way here at around 10am, I was very worried I would be caught up,in he millions of summer tourists... Happily I was one of the early ones. As always the earlier the better and definitely for this place! Everything about this market was amazing, the food, the selection, the prices! It is well set out, I worked in... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It's only merit is cleanliness. Not photo worthy and nothing you can't buy at a smaller corner store (such as fresh fruit) We'd planned to supply ourselves for a picnic, but ended up at a grocery for better value. There is 1 or 2 places to sit at a bar for coffee and breakfast or lunch, but why bother ?... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The phenomena of revived central markets is personified in this beautiful open structure covered in Spanish tile. It's the early morn energy full of locals and shiny hams that charmed me the most.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

the different sorts of fish and fruit and vegetables worth seeing look up at the glass roof too is is worth looking at but go early as the fish is soon sold out

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visit The Mercado every time we go to Valencia. It's a fascinating place with so many different products to see. We would recommend a visit at least once during your stay in Valencia.

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

and the Valencia's one is really beautiful, from architecturally and for the variety of foods. Don't miss a fresh zumo de naranja!

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you want a break from a hot day of walking, stop by to get a fruit smoothie of all favors. The smoothies are cheap and healthy.

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Valencia, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Okay, I am a huge fan of the fresh food experience here in Spain. I was hugely impressed by the Mercado Central, and go there occasionally for specialty items that are unavailable in my local grocery. However, the experience can be a little overwhelming and disorienting. Go first thing in the morning before the tourists arrive to avoid getting frazzled,... More

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Abququerque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Inside you will find a typical Spanish central market, which I happen to really enjoy. The building is really beautiful. A lot of Valenciano is spoken there, but you can communicate in Castellano, too. Freshest food around!

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