Mercat Central de Valencia; Central Market of Valencia

Central Market, Valencia Spain
Central Market, Valencia Spain 

In each of the cities and towns we have visited we visit the central market, always a hub of activity and fresh food  the Mercat Central de Valencia is not exception. It is considered one of the oldest markets in Europe that still running. According tourist information the market began as an outdoor market on this site around 1839.  Construction of the current building in 1928 it is over 8000 square meters, and home to about 400 traders. Below are just some of the items for sale, and some interior images of the market.  We spent about two hours wandering between stalls, checking out the food items and the beautiful building.

central market, Valencia
central market, Valencia 
central market, Valencia, pastry and deserts
central market, Valencia, pastry and deserts 
central market, Valencia, ham, jamon, deli meats,
central market, Valencia, ham, jamon, deli meats, 
central market, Valencia
central market, Valencia 
central market, Valencia
cheeses, central market, Valencia 
central market, Valencia
central market, Valencia 
oranges so fresh they still have the leaves! central market, Valencia
oranges so fresh they still have the leaves! central market, Valencia 
paprika and spices
paprika and spices 
snails, central market, Valencia
snails, central market, Valencia 
fresh herbs, for the table, and or the balcony garden
fresh herbs, for the table, and or the balcony garden 
fresh bread and pastry central market, Valencia
fresh bread and pastry central market, Valencia 

of course always available but not shown, fresh beef, horse, lamb, poultry, pork, fish, and seafood. There were just too many photos to show them all in one blog post.

Do you have a favourite market that you like to visit?

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7 thoughts on “Mercat Central de Valencia; Central Market of Valencia

  1. Very cool. Your series on Valencia is bringing back some great memories. Nice photos of the Market and I also liked the post on Oceanograic. We tried the restaurant there and watched the fish swim by as we enjoyed an excellent meal. Have you been to the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències which is close to the Oceanograic?

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