When in Valencia, Spain, head out for Mercado Central. If you want to steep yourself in the local color and spirit of the city, you will be hard put to find a better place than the Central Market, housed in an impressive 8,100 sq. meter structure and containing more than 900 stands in all.
Apart from being a gastronomic delight (you name a food and you’ll find it here—fresh fish, olives, baked goods, cold meats, lots and lots of wine, all sorts of seasonal veggies and fruits…the list goes on!), the market- with its convenient structures, gigantic windows, altogether beautiful architecture- is the place to savor the local flavor of this ancient city. And thousands of locals flock here everyday to get their food.
In fact, although the current building was built back in 1928, the legend has it that this very place has been the site of a thriving marketplace since 14th century, no less!Places nearby:
Plaza del Torico: The Heart of Teruel 114 km / 71 mi
Mercado Central de Alicante: The century-old market run entirely by family businesses 116 km / 72 mi
Cala Comte: Sandy Emerald Jewel of Ibiza 149 km / 92 mi
Hippy Markets: Bring Variety and Great Prices to Ibiza 173 km / 108 mi
Cartagena's Roman Theatre: Preserving the Past 215 km / 133 mi