Central Market (Mercado Central)

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Key Info

Avenida del Barón de Cárcer

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

This is where local Valencians gather to do their shopping, though you'll find the atmosphere a bit different than your local supermarket. One of the oldest food markets in Europe, Mercado Central (Central Market) is adorned with Valencian-style mosaics and filled with Valencians purchasing local foods from trusted vendors. Open Monday through Saturday, the Mercado Central is open early morning through early afternoon.

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#2 Plaza Ayuntamiento

This city square contains the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall), which is open for tours. Many travel experts say the Plaza Ayuntamiento is a good place to start off any sightseeing, as the square is filled with decadent buildings raised during Valencia's golden age. In the square's center is a fountain, which is then surrounded by fragrant flower stalls. And if you're in a shopping frame of mind, simply turn off one of the square's side streets: Many of the city's best shops line the adjoining streets.

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