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Old Town and historic sights

Valencia Central Market

The Central Market is a display of Valencia's modernist architecture. With construction dating back to 1914, the building has been recently refurbished, displaying an impressive entry and colourful ceramic tiles.

Enjoy a guided visit to the market with a local chef on our Valencia Market Visit and Paella Class.

TIP! Buy a few grammes of delicious specialty Iberian ham at one of the gourmet stalls and check out the live eels in the fish section.

Apart from the Central Market's undisputed aesthetic value, the variety and quality of produce is impressive. A rich variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, seafood and meat, are found along with many other gourmet products.

The market is bright, colourful and full of aromas and flavours. There are over 300 vendors in the market and many allow customers to try products before buying. You can also find cafes and tapas bars inside the market and outside near the entrances.

TIP! If you don't have much space in your luggage to take products home with you then check out the international delivery options on the market's website here.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 7am - 3pm

Tel: 96 382 91 00.

How to get there:

Address - Market Square, 46001 Valencia.

By bus: The number 7 bus stops next to the market, or take a bus to Town Hall and walk (2 minute walk)

By metro: Take the red or green line (3 or 5) to Xativa. With the station behind you, walk to City Hall Square (2 minutes), and continue to the left for a couple of minutes to the Central Market (opposite the Silk Exchange).

By train: Take the train to North Station. Xativa metro station is outside. Follow above directions from the metro station.

From bus station: Take metro (yellow line 1) to Angel Guimera and change to the red line (3) or green (5). Get off at Xativa. From here it is a short 5-minute walk.