Mercado Central

Mercado Central (Mercat Central)

mercado central in valencia spainMercado Central in Valencia can be found in El Barrio del Carmen in the old town, opposite La Lonja and the Iglesia Santos Juanes (Church of St John).

This is one of the oldest and largest indoor markets in Europe, built with ceramics and an ornate iron and glass covered dome which reaches up to 30 meters.  Perched on top of the weather vane are a  parrot and fish – the green parrot is the symbol of the market.

Mercado Central opened in 1839 and underwent a major  reconstruction between 1914  and 1928.   It  has recently undergone another major refurbishment and looks better than ever.   The market covers exactly 8,160 square meters and is divided into two areas. The basement is now a car park.

mercadocentralfruitstallFor those staying in an apartment (or living here),  Mercado Central is the best place to stock up with fresh produce.

There are over a thousand stalls to choose from so something for everyone.

Nevertheless, if you’ve ever tried carrying bags of  fruits, veggies and other culinary delights home, you will love the home delivery service.

With so many fruits and every type of  vegetable you can imagine,  this is a good place for vegetarians to stock up with fresh food.  The surrounding shops also stock pasta, pulses and beans which always come in handy.

inside mercado central valenciaThis is a foodies paradise, vegetarians will love it and so will those who enjoy fish and meat.

Stalls are stacked with a variety of cheeses, and there’s  a special area for fish and meat.  Spanish hams are suspended high in the air and with so much on offer,  you’re sure to buy more than you originally intended.

The prices are great so it’s the ideal  place to stock up with food for the week. Even if you don’t want to buy anything,  it’s an interesting place to visit.

Address of Mercado Central

Plaza del Mercado s/n
46001 Valencia (Valencia-València)

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Mercado Central Home Delivery Service 

Order your products from home or you can shop in the market and have them delivered. There is also a click and collect service.

To find out more you can check out their website

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Valencia_WalksThe three walks covered in this guide feature an image of a map to give you an overview of the walks. There are also links to interactive online maps to guide you through your walk. You will need Internet connection to access the map.

The walks start from Plaza de la Reina and end at different parts of the city. There are photos and descriptions of where you are going so they are  very easy to follow and various links to pages of interest featured on this website.

The first walk stays in the old town and ends at Plaza de la Virgen. The second and third walks both end near the Turia Gardens and pass through many popular streets and landmarks along the way.  Calle Colón and the upmarket neighborhood of El Pla del Remei with its many shops, restaurants and Mercado Colón are all lovely places to visit.

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