Markets in Valencia, Spain

valencia marketKeeping with its age-old tradition as a hub of commerce, Valencia is brimming with markets of all kinds and sizes. If you like the freshest of everything - especially from the Mediterranean and the fertile La Huerta - the city all but overflows with lively markets. Built in 1928, Valencia's immense - it's one of the biggest covered markets in Europe - Mercado Central (Central Market) is hands-down the city favorite, both amongst tourists and locals. A veritable hive of activity, you can cruise around the market's endless stalls seeking out fresh local products- fruits, vegetables, flowers, eggs, meats, seafood, etc. - within this stunning iron and glass Moderniste market.

flea marketAs a city in which life consists of being out in the streets, there are tons of open-air flea markets that pop up in various parts of Valencia with each day of the week. Head to these hippie-style markets - called mercadillos - during the morning hours to shop for anything from clothes to antiques, flowers and random knick-knacks that you didn't even realize you needed. During different holiday seasons, the street market scene expands even more as seasonal specialty markets grace city squares. Particularly enjoyable are the Christmas markets, where cheery holiday caroles and the smell of incense complement the atmosphere as you meander through stalls selling nativity sets, decorations, toys and other Christmas goodies.

Valencia Markets

  • Mercado Central (Central Market)
    Plaza del Mercado, 6
    Tlf: 963 82 91 01

  • Mercado de Colón (Colón Market)
    c/ de Cirilo Amorós
> Valencia Flea Markets ("Mercadillos")
  • Algirós
    Where: Plaza San Felipe Neeri
    When: Mondays

  • Central
    Where: Palafox, En Gay, Calabazas, Plaza del Mercado
    When: Mondays

  • Benimamet
    Where: c/ Onda, c/ Carpintero, c/ Alborache
    When: Wednesdays

  • Castilla- Avenida del Cid
    Where: c/ Jose Maestre, c/ Ángel del Alcázar, c/ Músico Ayllón, c/ Miguel Paredes, c/ Llombay, Plaza Mercado
    When: Wednesdays

  • Cabanyal
    Where: c/ Justo Vilar, c/ Marino Sirera, c/ Vicente Brull, Avenida Mediterráneo, Plaza Cruz del Canyamelar, c/ Rosario, c/ Martí Grajales
    When: Thursdays

  • Benimaclet
    Where: c/ Rafael Tramoyeres, c/ Juan Giner
    When: Fridays

  • Castellar
    Where: c/ Escultor Federico Siurana, c/ Aurora
    When: Fridays

  • Benicalap - La Parreta
    Where: c/ Casanova Benlloch, c/ Sierra Martes, c/ Mirasol, c/ Tenor Lauri Volpi
    When: Saturdays

  • El Rastro
    Where: Area around the Campo de Fútbol de Mestalla
    When: Sundays

  • Stamps & Coins Market
    Where: La Lonja
    When: Sundays

Valencia Holiday Markets

  • L'Escuraeta
    Where: Plaza de la Reina
    When: Día de la Virgen de los Desamparados
    Shop for: Ceramics

  • Mercado de Navidad (Christmas Market)
    Where: Around the Mercado Central (Plaza Doctor Collado, Plaza Lope de Vega, Plaza de la Reian, Avda. Barón de Cárcer, etc.) and around the Mercado del Cabañal (Calle Marino Sirera, Calle Martí Grajales, Calle Justo Vilar)
    When: December 15 - January 6
    Shop for: Christmas decorations, toys, nativity sets, etc.