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Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat)

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Address: Plaza del Mercado, Valencia, Spain
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In this still bustling plaza you will find three of the must-visit...

In this still bustling plaza you will find three of the must-visit buildings in the city, including the Mercat Central.

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This is one of the largest markets in Europe. You can get anything from chocolate, chicken, beef, seafood, wine, leather goods, beer and great tapas. It is a must experience if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the largest markets in Europe. You can get anything from chocolate, chicken, beef, seafood, wine, leather goods, beer and great tapas. It is a must experience if you want to experience some local culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As we went in, there was work to set-up the byblical scene and the tree for Christmas. We also noticed the painted large snails with different models to make the place livelier. There are bars, restaurants, places with ice cream and horxata plus grocery store. Nice place to enjoy a drink, a snack or just to walk and go shopping... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything to eat. Lovely places to have a bite. All fresh. Huge fish selection. If you are in this fab city it is a must to go there

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the best markets that I have seen for seafood variety. We were there on a Saturday and it was in its full splendor.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From outside, the façade is worth a look but it is inside when the full grandeur of the building can be appreciated. The central glass dome casts great light on this bustling market hall full of amazing fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Go early if you want to see the fish on display - from about 13:00hrs it's all disappeared... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to get some shopping done but nothing to special. It's easy to find centrally located in the downtown area of Valencia.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This busy square has been the commercial heart of the city since 1266 and is located in the historical center of Valencia. It has had an outside market since the time of the Moors in the 12th C. until the modernist style Central Market was built between 1914-28. The famous Gothic & Renaissance style Silk Exchange is the oldest building... More 

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Pescara, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

don't miss la lonja de la seda and el mercat.one of the crowdest and busiest spot of the city! so many shops, stands, cafe, orchatas, bistros, restaurants, hotels, and tourists! go to el carme for a very genuine local experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautyfull fresh food, nice to see, taste and buy. Always very nice to see how and where people of the city buy there food. A must when you visit Valencia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not only a beautiful marketbuilding, but also a very good place to buy affordable, or even cheap fresh food. I regularly went to the market to buy fresh fruits or a cheap bocadillo. Perfect for quick breakfast or lunch.

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