Photos of Mercado Central in Valencia, Spain: Amazing Food, Gorgeous Building


The meat stalls at Mercado Central in Valencia are amazing

The meat stalls at Mercado Central in Valencia are amazing – work of art in themselves

 

A couple of months ago, I was in Valencia with my parents and, on a tour of the city, we were taken to the Mercado Central, Valencia’s oldest market and one of the oldest food markets in Europe.

But, not only is a visit to Mercado Central interesting, as it’s classified as the longest-continuously running food market in Europe having been around for about 800 years (the market itself, not the current building which was built just over 100 years ago), it’s also a fabulous way to check out the local Valencian food and to people watch. And, of course, to take some incredible photos of Mercado Central. Check out mine.



 

Mercado Central Valencia

 

By the way, if you do go to Valencia’s Mercado Central to take photographs, buy food and enjoy the incredible atmosphere, I also recommend heading outside to the left of the main doorway of the building when you’re done, where you’ll see several cafes with tables set up on a small plaza.

It’s a fabulous place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, a plate of tapas while you watch the people walk by. If you’re lucky as we were, you may even be serenaded by a street musician playing absolutely beautiful Spanish guitar.

 

The stalls selling fresh shrimp were so cheap, especially for the incredible quality.

The stalls selling fresh shrimp were so cheap, especially for the incredible quality.

 

These massive cuttlefish looked very tasty.

These massive cuttlefish looked very tasty.

 

Mercado Central has beautiful tile murals set into the walls on the inside of the building.

Mercado Central has beautiful tile murals set into the walls on the inside of the building.

 

The cafes to the right of Central Mercado are a wonderful place to people watch.

 

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