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In this still bustling plaza you will find three of the must-visit buildings in the city, including the Mercat Central.
Plaza del Mercado, Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The building itself is massive and beautiful. The market is interesting with a variety of things for sale. A few tourist nick nacks but not many. Not for the squeamish. It closes at 3 so plan your visit accordingly. It's a good place for a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a nice central space - only a pity that a quite large road runs just aside it, causing the hinder of traffic.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Philip P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish, food and vegetables looked very fresh. No push and shove like Barcelona's market which was crowded with tourists and had no place to eat.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely market with mix of tourists and locals. Great to get fresh ingredients to make lunch... lots of try before you buy opportunities. The fish market is also interesting to browse ... seafood galore.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank riccardobrooks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a nice covered and outdoor group of bars. 2 levels offering a lot of options centrally located in downtown.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tonynsof
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This former market was converted to a restaurant Mecca. There are numerous venues from which to choose.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank islander15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to know and taste Valencian products. Full of little stands with a huge variety of local and Spanish products, where you can see and smell the authentic. Most go, good people!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DC1980PT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grab a drink and enjoy the beauty of the place and the interesting sights and sounds of Valencia. We have tried most of the places in this market and they all have something to offer, but just a walk through the amazing structure is worthwhile.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Christine S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very colourful and give you glimpse into the food culture of the place. You get to see local fruits, vegetables, spices (we even saw paella ready mix) and lots of variety of meat. Even if you not going to buy it's a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 362vidyas
Reviewed April 17, 2019

Plenty of shops and restaurants in the Plaza but the main reason to visit here is the Central Market.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from ChrisH608 | Reviewed this property |
If you can only visit one than I would recommend this one in the center of the city as this one is the old fasion market style one. Loads of little market stalls with fresh products and local people and habits, love the... More
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You have to check border security in your own country I guess.
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