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Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central de Valencia)
Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central de Valencia)

Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central de Valencia)

Plaza Ciudad de Brujas, Valencia, Valencian Community, 46001

The Basics

A must-visit for food lovers, the Valencia Central Market packs artisanal food producers, eateries, and local delicacies all under one roof. Home to around 1,000 stalls, the market specializes in fresh produce. Expect impressive displays of fresh-caught seafood, butchers slinging steaks and Iberian ham, vibrant towers of fruits and vegetables, local cheeses, exotic spices, and much more. Pick up gourmet picnic supplies, or head to the market’s Central Bar for prepared tapas and sandwiches alongside pours of Spanish wine.

Navigate the Valencia Central Market with confidence when you book a guided tour. Private tours will help you bypass any crowds, while family-friendly itineraries cater to visitors with kids, and cooking classes are a hands-on option for aspiring chefs.

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Valencia Old Town Tour with Wine & Tapas in 11th Century Historic Monument
Valencia Old Town Tour with Wine & Tapas in 11th Century Historic Monument
$74.81 per adult
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Bogi was an amazing guide then host. The food and wine pairings were just gorgeous. We met some lovely people and spent tbe rest of the day with them in a bar recommended by Bogi.
Hayley_L, Nov 2021

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Valencia Central Market isn’t just a stop for food lovers—as one of the finest examples of Valencian Art Nouveau style, it’s a big draw for architecture lovers, too.

  • Come prepared with cash, as not all vendors accept credit cards.

  • The market is accessible for wheelchair users, and its wide aisles make it possible to navigate the space comfortably.

  • Bring your camera along. With its iron-and-glass structure and photogenic food, the market is a perfect place for amateur photographers to practice their craft.

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How to Get There

The Valencia Central Market is located in the heart of the city’s Old Town (Ciutat Vella). If using public transportation, take local bus lines 4, 7, 27, 28, 60, or 81. It’s also a 10-minute walk from several Metrovalencia stations, including Xàtiva and Colón (served by the 3, 5, and 9 lines) and Àngel Guimerà (served by the 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 9 lines).

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When to Get There

The Valencia Central Market is open Monday–Saturday from 7:30am–3pm. Arrive earlier in the day for the widest selection or before closing to try and score a bargain.

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Highlights of Valencia’s Old Town

After a delectable visit to the Valencia Central Market, continue your Old Town explorations to discover the neighborhood’s other landmarks. Begin at La Lonja de la Seda (the Silk Exchange), just minutes away; the UNESCO World Heritage Site dates to the 15th century. The medieval Valencia Cathedral, City Hall, and the bustling Plaça de la Reina are also worth exploring.

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