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Central Market

The largest fresh produce market in Europe, its construction began in 1914 by Francesc Guàrdia i Vial and Alexandre Soler i March. After some modifications in the initial project the direction of the works were executed by the Valencian architects Enrique Viedma Vidal and Ángel Romaní Verdeguer, finally inaugurated in November 1928. The decoration of the building shows the products of the farmers and the gardens of Valencia. The market stands out for its variety of food products located in one of the most emblematic modernist buildings in the city. The Central Market is a paradise not to be missed, full of fresh produce from the garden, joy, colors, aromas and flavors characteristic of the Mediterranean. The products that stand out as emblematic of the Valencian Community are orangetomato and bean as protagonists; meatscheesesfish and seafood, in whose stalls draws attention to live eels. If your intention is not to buy food for the pantry but to taste the quality of the product, you can make a stop at Central Bar. At this bar they offer tapas, rations and snacks made with the high quality products offered by the market. The Central Market has attractions for everyone, whether it’s shopping, enjoying a dining experience or its architecture, it is a must to visit in this beautiful city.

Address: Plaza de la Ciutat de Bruges, 46001, Valencia

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 7:30 to 15:00

Mercado Colón

The building of the Colón Market, built between 1914 and 1916 by the architect Francisco Mora Berenguer, is one of the most representative works of Valencian modernism. The residents of Colón in 1890 made a request for markets in the area, since other markets in the district were quite remote. And the request took place in the current Colon Market, with a grand opening on Christmas Eve 1916. By the end of the 20th century the market had deteriorated leading to the closure of many shops. So for the year 2003 a great restoration was made transforming it into a more modern commercial place for the residents of Valencia and its tourists. The market has a facade decorated with colorful ornamentation and details in ceramics typical of the community. Most of the elements have undergone a thorough restoration, becoming a beautiful open and bright space. Today the market is a great gastronomic center, shops and businesses. This market declared a National Monument is the perfect place to visit, which with its beauty and gastronomy will leave you delighted.

Address: Calle Jorge Juan, 19, 46004, Valencia

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 1:00. Friday to Saturday from 8:00 to 2:00, and Sunday from 8:00 to 1:00.

Ruzafa market

The municipal market of Ruzafa, is one of the most characteristic monuments in the neighborhood. Designed by the architect Júlio Bellot Senet, with the intention of covering the needs of the residents of the district of Ruzafa. It was agreed with the City Council in 1954 and work began at the end of May 1957. Nowadays this neighborhood is very characteristic of Valencia, with a great cultural and artistic value, in which a multitude of barscafes and restaurants are opening. This unique market in its spectacular facade, recently painted colors, generates a visual impact that continues inside thanks to the more than 600 stalls. The union of all these elements generate a warm and cheerful place to visit, making daily shopping a pleasant task. For lovers of wine and gourmet food this is the ideal place, and in the outdoor stalls it is possible to have delicious coffees or take flowers home. Finally, we recommend visiting this market especially at the time of Fallas because of the huge decorations made with light bulbs.

Address: Plaza Barón de Cortes, S/N, 46006, Valencia

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 7:30 to 15:00

Cabanyal Market

This beautiful market was born with the need that the town had to have its own municipal market. It was in 1955 that the idea of building a municipal market with the progressive urbanization of Cabanyal was presented, especially due to lack of funds, they had not been initiated, and instead it was decided to build a square. In 1867 the architect Joaquín Ma Calvo was commissioned, a project for the construction of a market that was not executed, due to lack of budget, was resorted to the master builder Vicente Bochons, who made a project more accessible, and modest. Different products and foods were offered in the shops; products like sandwiches were made to be sold to the workers. Right in the center of the market, their specialty, were the sales of fish. Their quality was the most considered along with the one sold in the Central Market, normally served also by fishermen from Cabanyal. It was appreciated in such a way that even families from the capital came to the village to buy their pieces, because they had the guarantee of fishermen who knew the quality of the product since their childhood. Currently the market is much larger, built for the purpose of population growth, which experienced the area. Whose inauguration took place on July 2, 1958. The main attraction of this market is still the fresh fish for its freshness, quality and its characteristic sellers with their very particular joy and humor.

Address: C/ Martí Grajales, 4, 46011, Valencia

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 14:30

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