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Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat)

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Address: Plaza del Mercado, Valencia, Spain
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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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This is a huge market selling a wide variety of produce, most of which is of high quality. You can spend a couple of hours just wandering among the stalls, picking up a few free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
John S
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Ulverston
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Ulverston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a huge market selling a wide variety of produce, most of which is of high quality. You can spend a couple of hours just wandering among the stalls, picking up a few free samples along the way. It must be even more enjoyable if you actually want to buy something!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this market during my stay. It is beautiful and offers so many options for food outside of restaurants, such as bocadillos, cut fruit, etc. I also bought some yummy chocolate for baking. If I lived in Valencia I'd visit every day!

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Tiptree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food stalls, with stunning produce. The vendors are all very chatty and happy to give you their views as to what is at its best on a particular day. The fish section is particularly impressive and you can take your purchase to a restaurant nearby, which will cook it for your for €4 per person. Great way to try... More 

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Thank Elmrosie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike the market in Barcelona this one is extremely clean and so much less frantic. The booths are spectacular displays of fruits, fish, meats, candies and so much more. I bought the best grapefruit I ever tasted here :)! Definitely Worth strolling thru!

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Thank Mskiokiedi
Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether or not you are in need of food, just for a snack, or for your accommodation in Valencia, the Mercat Central is not to be missed. With over 900 stalls here, you won't be at a loss for stimulation for the senses, eyes, nose, touch etc. Oranges, olives, jamon..jamon y mas jamon. Yes it is all here. Do you... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

vegetarians cant enter the place, its very smelly. but a good treat for non vegetarians; i am sure they will enjoy there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and beautiful! A lot of old houses near by !and a lot of cafe where you can stop for coffee or little food

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Gibraltar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's lovely to wonder around but the items on sale are a little expensive. Worth the visit though as the atmosphere is vibrant and you get so interesting things tucked away here and there... look out for the Fire wine & Fire Gin... they look like lava lamps!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to experience the hustle and bustle of the market and decided to walk into the old town and visit this place by myself. My wife and daughter stayed by the pool and didn't really want to drag my daughter round I visited late morning last Saturday and the market was in full flow, there were a variety of... More 

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Thank Simon C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It´s worth to visit this market, you could tasted fruits and a few dishes they prepare. It´s located in the middle of the city and surroud by a very good restaurants and shops. It´s has and interesting architecture to see.

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