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Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat)

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Address: Plaza del Mercado, Valencia, Spain
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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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Awesome market.

Worth popping in just for the experience even if you don't buy anything. The fish stalls are amazing and a real test to see how many of the fish and seafood you can recognise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Worth popping in just for the experience even if you don't buy anything. The fish stalls are amazing and a real test to see how many of the fish and seafood you can recognise.

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St.Andrews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I was wondering how closely "pilgrims" and "tourists" might be related, as I wandered about the Plaza del Mercado with a "new-found" friend.We had become temporary travelling companions on the coach trip, finding enough things in common to wander about together, except she (a committed catholic) and myself ( veering to pagan) had a different take on the religious buildings.... More 

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This a great traditional Spanish market, similar to La Boqueria in Barcelona, although a little smaller and a little cleaner. The building itself in beautiful and there are some great prices on a variety of meat, fish, fruit and veggies. Definately worth a walk through (especially with a camera) even if you're not shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

El Mercado is a wonderful place to eat and to buy some really good quality produce. The building in itself is really stunning, but it is place to shop and eat some incredible food. It is best to go early and have a coffee nearby. What a treat for local people and travellers alike.

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Noosa Heads
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The area around the market is old and interesting and well worth a visit. Stroll the small back streets and then visit the market

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Gloucestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This market is in a really lovely old building. It's vast, and the selection of food is fabulous! Prices are very reasonable. There are lots of places to have a snack or a drink. Definitely worth a visit.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The smells and sounds inside the market are amazing. The aromas in the spice area inspire you to buy and cook something exotic. It is just a short walk from the Plaza Reina and the cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I loved this old market place, beautifully kept with fruit and vegetables, fish area fantastic, and stalls selling different products. What you can't find here you won't find anywhere. Extremely good tapas bar very busy, worth waiting your turn. Marvelous place and definitely well worth the visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

great place to while away a couple of hours . Longer if you have time for lunch in there (Bar Central) Plenty of fresh produce to be purchase too

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Benirrama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is one of the best food markets in the western world. Everything edible can be found here, including a few things most people would never consider eating. A vast array of fish, mountains of shellfish, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, fungi, amazing variety. Stunning displays, a must see if you are in Valencia.

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