Valencia, The Central Market of Valencia, Spain


What can you expect:

The Central Market of Valencia, Mercado Central or Mercat Central is a public market located across from the Llotja de la Seda and the church of the Juanes in central Valencia, Spain. It is one of the main works of the Valencian Art Nouveau.

The Market of Valencia (Mercat Central) was used as an open-air market starting in 1839. But by the end of the 19th century, city authorities were looking to build an indoor market space at the spot.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

The Central Market of Valencia is one of the largest in Europe, covers more than 8,000 square metres. The beauty of the building stands out especially on account of the light that enters through the roof at various points, and through coloured window panels.

Most vendors sell food items, although souvenir shops and restaurants are located inside the market as well. It is a popular location for tourists and locals alike.

Photographer: Lars Meijer


The prices for food items, the souvenir shops and restaurants are different per stall. But the price is not too expensive anywhere.

Opening hours:

The opening of the Central Market of Valencia are:

Monday7:30am – 3pm
Tuesday7:30am – 3pm
Wednesday7:30am – 3pm
Thursday7:30am – 3pm
Friday7:30am – 3pm
Saturday7:30am – 3pm

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