Visiting the Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central)
I like visiting the local markets in every city, whether I’m visiting Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver, Canada or one of the many fantastic public markets throughout Spain. Unless you buy something, visiting the local public market is one of the best free tourist attractions anywhere. But Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central) is special because of its size. The 1928 covered market is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.
The Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central) is a good place to walk around and pick up some food while experiencing the local culture. The market is full of stands run by local vendors and the foods are usually produced nearby.
You’ll find all sorts of seafood and meat in the market including different types of jamon, a food you must try in Spain. If you want fresh fruit, bread and even desserts, it’s all here in the Valencia Central Market.
The high ceiling and unique architecture gives the Valencia Central Market added character.
Looking at all of the seafood is always fun. The food is fresh and probably less than a day removed from the sea.