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Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central de Valencia) Tours

Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central de Valencia)
To experience a Valencia sight that will satisfy all of your travel senses, head straight to the city’s Central Market (Mercado Central in Spanish, or Mercat Central in Valencian). This is where, since 1928, hundreds of vendors have come together to sell their goods under one giant, beautiful roof.

The market offers everything from fresh produce to meat and fish, and even specialty coffee — all making it a foodie’s dream, and the perfect place to get closer to the region’s culinary culture. The building alone is quite astonishing, too, featuring fancy iron and glass domes through which sunlight illuminates the entire 8,160-square-meter space. The market also has some pretty impressive neighbors beyond its doors, including the imposing Church of Los Santos Juanes, and the Lonja de la Seda, a divinely designed building that used to be home to the city’s silk exchange.

Practical Info

The market is centrally located and easily reachable from anywhere in Valenicia’s old quarter. You can also get there via the city’s hop-on hop-off bus tour. Note that the market is closed in the afternoon and all day on Sundays. Public parking is available beneath the market.
Address: Plaza Ciudad de Brujas, Valencia, Valencian Community 46001, Spain
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Valencia's Private Family Friendly Food TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Valencia's Private Family Friendly Food Tour

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Taste the best of Valencia in a food tour created especially for the little ones!ollow your passionate guide on a culinary journey through 8 tastings and discover Valencia one bite at a time. Other fun activities for the kids are included plus tons of local stories. Visit Mercat Central and Mercat Rufaza.
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Private Valencia Market and Paella ExperienceMarket Tours

Private Valencia Market and Paella Experience

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Delve into Valencia’s rich gastronomic culture on this 2-hour private tour. Explore the city’s delicious food markets and sample some of the local foods from vendors. Enjoy a delicious pastel Boniato and a coffee as you listen to the history of Valencia’s cuisine from your private guide. Then head to a local restaurant and try an authentic Catalan paella and learn the secrets to making this delicious dish.
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Premium Mercado Central Tasting!Luxury Tours

Premium Mercado Central Tasting!

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-What better way to discover all real local food and drinks than in a local market?-Only small and personal groups!-A guided tour through the biggest European Foodmarket!-Taste lots of delicious and interesting typical Valencian and Spanish specialties that you normally would not even think of!-Discover the best places/hidden gems for the selected specialties!-Get to know everything about the local food and products!Who doesn’t want to visit the biggest European foodmarket? If you book this tour with us, then you are in for a treat! Experience everything that the mercado central, the local market of Valencia, has to offer. We will tell you everything there is to know about the market, about how the locals go here and we will have you taste only the best local specialties! Together we will only go to the real hidden gems, the market stalls where the locals go too!
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Valencia Central Market Tour

This tour will explore Valencia Central Market, one of the oldest markets in Europe still in use. It is full of high quality products.The building itself is a pearl of modernist architecture. Besides the history and culture behind the market, we have chosen a selection of stalls where we will be tasting high quality local products including Valencian wines. It is an amazing culinary experience while you are in Valencia.
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Valencia Paella Cooking Class with Mercado Central VisitCooking Classes

Valencia Paella Cooking Class with Mercado Central Visit

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Get a taste of authentic Spanish culture during this Paella cooking class in Valencia, the birthplace of the famous rice dish. Shop for ingredients at the Central Market alongside your guide and group, and then head to the kitchen to learn how to turn simple ingredients into a delicious meal with deep cultural roots. This tour includes all instruction, ingredients, food, and drinks during the class.
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Valencia Paella Afternoon Cooking ClassCooking Classes

Valencia Paella Afternoon Cooking Class

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Avoid the city’s commercial restaurants and learn how to cook authentic Valencian paella during an afternoon’s cooking class delivered by an expert chef. Discover the traditional recipe and get hands on experience creating your own dish, with all necessary ingredients provided. Sample appetizers and white wines as you cook, then sit down with your group to dine upon your home-cooked paella, served with starters, red wine, and dessert.
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Valencia Shore Excursion: City of the Arts and Sciences and Central Market with Rooftop Wine Tasting and TapasBus & Minivan Tours

Valencia Shore Excursion: City of the Arts and Sciences and Central Market with Rooftop Wine Tasting and Tapas

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Get the most out of your time in Valencia on this half-day shore excursion. Visit landmarks such as the Church of San Nicolas, and Central Market. It'll be a hassle-free day with entrance fees, a guide, and a delicious tapas lunch and wine tasting from the rooftop of City and Arts and Sciences included.
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Old Town Tour with Wine & Tapas in 11th Century Historic Monument

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Calling all lovers of Spanish culture and cuisine, this half-day Valencia walking tour showcases the city’s cultural delights and delectable bites. Alongside your guide, explore Valencia’s Old Town, and tick off highlights such as the Central Market (Mercado Central), town squares, and the Church of San Nicolas. Then feast on a 10-course tapas tasting featuring regional wines. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 16 food lovers.
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Shore Excursion: Valencia Half-Day Private TourPorts of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Valencia Half-Day Private Tour

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When your cruise ship arrives into the Port of Valencia, explore the city with ease on this private 4-hour Valencia tour. Visit important sites of interest including the Hemisferic and the Oceanografic in the City of Arts and Science with a private guide. Admire the iconic Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia — the city’s opera house. Then, head through the historic heart of the city — home to the Central Market, the Plaza de la Virgen and the Real Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Santos Inocentes Mártires y Desamparados.
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Best of Valencia: Private Highlights and Hidden Gems TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Best of Valencia: Private Highlights and Hidden Gems Tour

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Opt for a personalized experience of Valencia on a private sightseeing tour that reveals both top attractions and hidden gems that you may otherwise have missed. Taking a private tour means you’ll benefit from the local insight and undivided attention of your guide, and receive tailored recommendations to enhance your entire vacation. Plus, you’ll travel between highlights without getting lost and have the freedom to choose from multiple departure times throughout the day.
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Valencia Private Walking Tour with Official Valencian Tourist GuidePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Valencia Private Walking Tour with Official Valencian Tourist Guide

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Meet your private guide at Virgen Square or Serranos Gate for your personalized tour of Valencia. Booking a private tour means you have complete flexibility in terms of stops that interest you and your party; you can work together with your guide to craft an itinerary.
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Private Spanish Food Tour Valencia: 10 Tastings

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Discover the delicious Valencian cuisine on this 3-hour private tasting tour. Explore the city with your guide and hunt for the best flavors the city has to offer. Sample ten delicious tastings such as Spanish wines, sardines, jamon croquettes, horchata, and more. Learn about the history of the city and its cuisine from your informative guide as you stroll through the city’s gourmet market.
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3-hour Vegetarian Paella Cooking Class in ValenciaCooking Classes

3-hour Vegetarian Paella Cooking Class in Valencia

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Valencia is the birthplace of the paella, but you don’t have to eat seafood to enjoy the classic Spanish dish. On this 3-hour cooking class, learn the secrets behind an authentic Spanish paella, get hands-on as you create a special vegetarian recipe, then sit down to enjoy your homemade dinner, accompanied by Valencian wine. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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Vegetarian Paella Cooking Class and Market Tour in ValenciaCooking Classes

Vegetarian Paella Cooking Class and Market Tour in Valencia

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Don’t let being vegetarian stop you from sampling Spanish specialties such as paella. Learn to cook the culinary staple and explore Central Market (Mercado Central) during a 4.5-hour vegetarian cooking class and market tour in Valencia. After collecting fresh ingredients from Central Market (Mercado Central), you’ll learn to cook paella while sampling Valencian wine and appetizers. Then, you’ll feast on the fruits of your labour accompanied by starters and dessert.
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Valencia City Sights Bike TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Valencia City Sights Bike Tour

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Explore the historic treasures and modern marvels of Valencia on a 3-hour bike tour. Join a group and a street-savvy local guide to pedal past the city’s most interesting attractions, from an ancient Roman square to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences complex. Enjoy the fresh air and the freedom to stop often and snap photos while learning the fascinating history of this beautiful port city.
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Private city tour of Valencia with driver and official tour guidePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private city tour of Valencia with driver and official tour guide

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If you’re seeking a personalized sightseeing experience, then look no further than this private 4-hour tour of Valencia’s highlights. After convenient pickup from your hotel or cruise port, you’ll check off major Valencia attractions, including Central Market (Mercado Central), Valencia Cathedral (Seu), and Plaza de la Virgen, in an air-conditioned vehicle. Listen to personalized commentary and customize your itinerary according to your interests, whether they’re food, history, culture, or fashion.
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Valencia Private Walking TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Valencia Private Walking Tour

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Uncover the rich culture and historic landmarks of Spain’s third-largest city on this 3-hour walking tour of Valencia. Follow your local guide to the lively Mercado Central market, shop for handicrafts on Plaza Redonda and sip a glass of traditional horchata. Check out the UNESCO-listed Silk Exchange building, peek inside the magnificent Basilica of Our Holy Lady of the Forsaken, and see architectural highlights like Valencia Cathedral.
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Paella Cooking Class and Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner in ValenciaCooking Classes

Paella Cooking Class and Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner in Valencia

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Get acquainted with Spanish culture during an immersive paella, tapas, and flamenco experience in Valencia. A perfect choice for first-time visitors, this tour includes a guided tour of Central Market (Mercado Central), a paella cookery class, a traditional tapas dinner, and a flamenco show. Plus, you’ll have chance to take break midway through the tour to recharge before dinner and a show.
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Valencia Seafood Paella Cooking Class and Market VisitCooking Classes

Valencia Seafood Paella Cooking Class and Market Visit

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Valencia is the birthplace of the paella and the best place to taste one of Spain’s most famous dishes. Discover the secrets of authentic seafood paella during this 4.5-hour, small-group cooking class. Shop for ingredients at the Central Market, get hands-on in the kitchen, and then taste your delicious homemade paella, accompanied by fine Valencian wines.
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Panoramic City Tour of Valencia with Paella Cooking ClassCooking Classes

Panoramic City Tour of Valencia with Paella Cooking Class

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Get a taste for the sights and food of Valencia during this 7-hour excursion combining a paella cooking class with a city sightseeing tour. Shop for ingredients and learn the techniques necessary to make ‘paella,’ one of Valencia’s most famous dishes, during a cooking session and lunch. You’ll spend the second half of the day exploring the city on a flexible, hop-on, hop-off city bus trip.
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Private Lladro Factory Visit with Transfers

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Lladró porcelain figurines are one of Valencia’s most famous exports and comprise an integral part of the city’s industrial heritage. Admire the craft and learn of its history on a private tour of the Lladró Museum and Valencia’s historic center. Tick off top Valencia attractions such as the Silk Exchange (La Lonja de la Seda) and the Central Market of Valencia, and then see craftsman at work at the Lladró Museum and factory. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Paella Cooking Class and Valencia Historical Walking TourCooking Classes

Paella Cooking Class and Valencia Historical Walking Tour

Explore Valencia's history and master the preparation of paella, the city's signature dish, on a combo cooking and walking tour. Shop for fresh ingredients at a famous local market, then learn how to make an authentic Valencian paella at a specialty cooking school. Enjoy your homemade creation along with a scrumptious menu of other regional dishes paired with beer, wine and dessert. Later, walk it all off on a guided tour of the city's historic Old Town.
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Shore Excursion: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour in ValenciaPorts of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour in Valencia

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When your cruise ship reaches port in Valencia, explore the city and take in top attractions with ease on this private 3-hour walking tour in Valencia. Follow a private guide through the historic streets and gain insight into centuries of European heritage. Admire elaborate Modernist and Moorish architecture, and discover famous landmarks such as the Central Market, the Lady of the Forsaken Basilica, the Plaza Redonda, the Silk Exchange and Valencia Cathedral. Stop off along the way for a refreshing glass of 'horchata' — a local Valencian delicacy.
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Private Walking Tour of Valencia with official tour guidePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Walking Tour of Valencia with official tour guide

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Maximise your time in Valencia with a private 4-hour walking tour tailor-made for you. Admire landmarks such as El Miguelete, Valencia Cathedral, and Plaza Rotunda; visit the lively Central Market; or marvel at the City of Arts and Sciences, then take in the views from the Torres de Serranos.
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