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Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central de Valencia) Tours

Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central de Valencia)
A highlight of Valencia’s Old Town, the Valencia Central Market (Mercado Central, or Mercat Central in Valencian) is also one of the city’s quintessential culinary destinations. Built in 1928 and celebrated for its Art Nouveau architecture, the covered market is one of the largest in Europe, housing hundreds of fragrant food stalls.

The Basics
A must-visit for food lovers, the Valencia Central Market packs artisanal food producers, eateries, and local delicacies all under one roof. Home to around 1,000 stalls, the market specializes in fresh produce. Expect impressive displays of fresh-caught seafood, butchers slinging steaks and Iberian ham, vibrant towers of fruits and vegetables, local cheeses, exotic spices, and much more. Pick up gourmet picnic supplies, or head to the market’s Central Bar for prepared tapas and sandwiches alongside pours of Spanish wine.

Navigate the Valencia Central Market with confidence when you book a guided tour. Private tours will help you bypass any crowds, while family-friendly itineraries cater to visitors with kids, and cooking classes are a hands-on option for aspiring chefs.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Valencia Central Market isn’t just a stop for food lovers—as one of the finest examples of Valencian Art Nouveau style, it’s a big draw for architecture lovers, too.
  • Come prepared with cash, as not all vendors accept credit cards.
  • The market is accessible for wheelchair users, and its wide aisles make it possible to navigate the space comfortably.
  • Bring your camera along. With its iron-and-glass structure and photogenic food, the market is a perfect place for amateur photographers to practice their craft.

How to Get There
The Valencia Central Market is located in the heart of the city’s Old Town (Ciutat Vella). If using public transportation, take local bus lines 4, 7, 27, 28, 60, or 81. It’s also a 10-minute walk from several Metrovalencia stations, including Xàtiva and Colón (served by the 3, 5, and 9 lines) and Àngel Guimerà (served by the 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 9 lines). 

When to Get There
The Valencia Central Market is open Monday–Saturday from 7:30am–3pm. Arrive earlier in the day for the widest selection or before closing to try and score a bargain.

Highlights of Valencia’s Old Town
After a delectable visit to the Valencia Central Market, continue your Old Town explorations to discover the neighborhood’s other landmarks. Begin at La Lonja de la Seda (the Silk Exchange), just minutes away; the UNESCO World Heritage Site dates to the 15th century. The medieval Valencia Cathedral, City Hall, and the bustling Plaça de la Reina are also worth exploring.
Address: Plaza Ciudad de Brujas, Valencia, Valencian Community 46001, Spain
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Valencia City Sights Bike Tour

Valencia City Sights Bike Tour

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Explore the historic treasures and modern marvels of Valencia on a 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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30,43
From
US$30,43
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Valencia Old Town Tour with Wine & Tapas in 11th Century Historic Monument

Valencia 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79,11
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US$79,11
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Valencia Private Walking Tour

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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  • 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$225,16
per group
From
US$225,16
per group

Valencia Shore Excursion: Highlights Tour, Tapas & Wine in 11th Century Monument

Valencia Shore Excursion: Highlights Tour, Tapas & Wine in 11th Century Monument

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$121,71
From
US$121,71
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Valencia Private Walking Tour with Official Valencian Tourist Guide

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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48,28
Price varies by group size
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US$48,28
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Panoramic City Tour of Valencia with Paella Cooking Class

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 full-day 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. Then spend the second half of the day exploring the city on a flexible, 24-hour hop-on hop-off city bus trip.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$152,14
From
US$152,14

Virtual guided tour Valencia

Virtual guided tour Valencia

This is a virtual guided tour where you will meet your local guide through your screen. It´s a unique way to meet your local guide and to havem him/her for 60'min explaining and driving you inside the culture, history, traditions from home. Using new tools and new tecnologies we will introduce you inside Valencia in this virtual guided tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91,28
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US$91,28
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Valencia Highlights & Hidden Gems Priavate Tour

Valencia Highlights & Hidden Gems Priavate 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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60,86
Price varies by group size
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US$60,86
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Valencia Food Private Tour with 10 Tastings

Valencia Food Private Tour with 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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87,63
Price varies by group size
From
US$87,63
Price varies by group size
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Valencia city center tour

Valencia city center tour

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A time travel from the Roman Valencia to the most avant-garde Valencia. In this walking tour you will get to know the background and the anecdotes of the most emblematic monuments in the center of Valencia. Recommended for those who travel to Valencia for the first time and for those who like to take pictures. Small groups (15 people maximum) Minimum number of people for the tour: 2
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$24,34
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US$24,34

Valencia Ancient & Modern with Intimate Dining in 11th Century Historic Monument

Valencia Ancient & Modern with Intimate Dining in 11th Century Historic Monument

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Skip the commercial restaurants and make the most of your time in dock with traditional wine and tapas tasting on a skyline terrace in the City of the Arts and Sciences. Gain insights into the building’s history and architecture from your guide, and take your seat to absorb striking views and savor a freshly prepared 3-course meal, including artisan tapas, Valencian wine, and dessert. Relax after your meal with round-trip transportation included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$121,71
From
US$121,71
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Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Valencia with official tour guide

Private 4-hour 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$153,35
Price varies by group size
From
US$153,35
Price varies by group size
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Private City Tour of Valencia with Hotel or Cruise Port pick-up and drop off

Private City Tour of Valencia with Hotel or Cruise Port pick-up and drop off

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$413,81
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US$413,81
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Shore Excursion: Valencia Half-Day Private Tour

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$492,93
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US$492,93
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Valencia: City Tour im eigenem Jeep ANGEBOT 3+1 gratis

Valencia: City Tour im eigenem Jeep ANGEBOT 3+1 gratis

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Erlebt Valencia ganz nah. Leht euch zurück und lasst euch mit tollen offenen Jeeps durch Valencia fahren. Bei unserem verschiedenen Stopps, wie an der Markthalle, der Stadt der Künste und Wissenschaften, habt ihr sogar Zeit auf eigene Faust die Umgebung zu erkundigen. Unsere tollen freundlichen Guides erfahrt ihr Geheimnisse, Geschichten und Insidertipps von und über Valencia. Ihr bekommt von uns eine GoPro Kamera und filmt einfach alles mit. Die Touren werden in Deutsch / Spanisch / Englisch durchgeführt und haben keinerlei Extrakosten. Tapas, Getränke und Abholung sind selbstverständlich im Preis enthalten.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$273,85
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US$273,85
per group

Withlocals Your Way! - Valencia 100% Personalised City Tour with a Local

Withlocals Your Way! - Valencia 100% Personalised City Tour with a Local

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Explore Barcelona like a local on a 3-hour private walking tour of the city with a small group of up to eight people. Discover the city's turbulent history and thriving modern culture as you wander the narrow streets of El Raval, San Antoni, and Poble Sec — three neighborhoods rarely braved by travelers yet brimming with local flavor.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$46,25
Price varies by group size
From
US$46,25
Price varies by group size
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Valencia Central Market Tour

Valencia Central Market Tour

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73,03
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US$73,03

Valencia best food scene & history

Valencia best food scene & history

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Embark on a freewheeling tasting tour of Valencia’s most delicious delicacies—and discover some of the city’s highlight attractions, too—on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide at the centrally located Plaza de la Reina, and be sure to come hungry: you’ll sample enough bites to add up to a full meal. Sip traditional horchata, try classic Spanish ham and cheese, explore the local tapas scene, and more. You’ll also visit the enormous Central Market and will sightsee in the Old Town as you go.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79,11
From
US$79,11
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Valencia guided tours - walking tours -

Valencia guided tours - walking tours -

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In this walking tour, you will discover the city of Valencia, a dynamic and modern city that has changed a lot in the last years, from its roman origin (founded in 138 b.C. by Junius Brutus a roman consul), to the modern architecture like the City of the Arts and Sciences with designs by Santiago Calatrava from Valencia, a space for leisure activities, were culture and science take the leading role. Valencia is a city of contrast where you will  have a great choice to enjoy if you stay in Valencia for a few days:  large sandy beaches. the Port America's Cup, the Turia Garden (old bed of the river Turia, converted into a garden), the Natural Park of the Albufera, ….
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$175,26
per group
From
US$175,26
per group
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4-Hour Valencia Private Tour with transport

4-Hour Valencia Private Tour with transport

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Discover history and culture in the Valencian province’s capital on this private 4-hour Valencia walking tour. Follow a private guide through Valencia’s bustling streets and enjoy the freedom to choose the private tour itinerary to suit your preferences. Perhaps mingle with the locals at the Central Market or the Plaza Redonda, admire top attractions such as the Real Basílica De Nuestra Señora De Los Desamparados or learn of the city’s cultural offerings at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia — the iconic opera house.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$492,93
per group
From
US$492,93
per group

Shore Excursion: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour in Valencia

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$225,16
per group
From
US$225,16
per group

Shore Excursion: Valencia Shared Walking Tour 3h

Shore Excursion: Valencia Shared Walking Tour 3h

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When your cruise ship sails into Valencia Cruise Port, maximize your time in the Spanish city on a 3-hour shore excursion. After you greet your guide, you’ll stroll to historical highlights like the Silk Exchange and browse the enticing food stalls of Central Market (Mercado Central). Listen to informative commentary as you marvel at the Baroque beauty of Valencia Cathedral (Seu) and absorb the charming ambiance of Plaza Redondo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30,43
From
US$30,43

Private Lladro Factory Visit with Transfers

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$480,75
per group
From
US$480,75
per group

Shore excursion: Lladro Factory Visit with Transfers 4h

Shore excursion: Lladro Factory Visit with Transfers 4h

When your cruise ship docks in port, you'll be glad to have your day's adventure booked: a visit to Valencia's famous Lladro factory. With a dedicated guide and private transfers, you can escape the cruise ship crowds and enjoy personalized attention. Learn about the craft and tradition of the Lladro figurines and get the opportunity to take some home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$492,93
per group
From
US$492,93
per group

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