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Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat)

Address: Plaza del Mercado, Valencia, Spain (El Mercat)
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Ranked #6 of 148 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: In this still bustling plaza you will find three of the must-visit buildings in the city, including...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Boise, Idaho
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

ran across this market about lunch time, saw a lot of people going in. you have never seen a place like this, ALL different kinds of meats, sausages, chesses, and small ,busy restaurants , we bought quite a bit for our train trip back to Costa Blanca. and some for the next few days. wonderful place , if you like... More 

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Try a strong cafè con leche at El Kiosko in the morning, a lunch in the afternoon and adrink in the evening. Beating heart of the Central Market area.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A must see pif your in the old town of Valencia. The market is a thriving environment full of hustle and bustle all encapsulated a beautiful old building, walk round the outside and when inside lookup and around and see the central dome.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is excellent from an architecture point of view, but it can be overwhelmingly busy. We didn't do any actual shopping here, but with the numbers of people who do, it can be difficult to spend any time admiring the decoration. There are so many stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood and meat that you can walk around for... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Mercado market is a traditional market where you can find fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and etc. The place is quite huge, but clean and comfortable to shop or just only to look around. There are many big 'schenkel' (pig tigh) sold, it's very tempting for the meat lovers. But from what I've heard the price is quit expensive. However,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Its a Remarkable and Iconic in Valencia. We should learn from the Spaniards that Fresh Produce is the Best and Healthy choice for our Family, they visit this Market every 2 Days to buy everything Fresh and eliminates Frozen Meats and Vegetables. Excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Visited the markets in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville and Valencia's placa del mercat comes out top. The colours and sights with the authentic local feel is unmistakeable. The seafood section is plentiful and I would highly recommend a visit. It is also near many top sights like the cathedral. Do try the local breakfast there.

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed near the market and couldn't stay away! Everyday we found ourselves back there! Everything from fresh seafood and meats to exotic coffee beans. We found food to eat on the go, prepare and gifts for family. Must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Was fun to visit this market located in a beautiful cathedral type building. Great place to get fresh fruits, veggies and meats. Outside there are lots of vendors with purses, scarves, sweaters, undies, etc. Bustling market. Fun to visit.

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Ponferrada, Castilla y Leon, Spain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Love the building and the fresh produce and the fact it's not changed to become only a tourist attraction but that normal people continue to shop there, unlike some markets in Spain which are way overpriced and only for tourists...

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