Published by Antonio Tajuelo
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The Mercado Central of Valencia (Mercat Central of Valencia) is one of the must-see places in the city. It is a huge market, the biggest in Europe for selling food goods, where about 400 merchants offer their products to the public. Each day, about 15,000 people come to the market.
The building hosting the market is modernist style and it was built in year 1914 as planned by Francesc Guàrdia i Vial and Alexandre Soler i March. As an interesting fact, it was the first market in the world to use a full digital system for all it sales and home delivery. It happened during 1996.
The opening time of Mercado Central of Valencia is from 7:30h to 14:30h, monday to saturday.
The Mercado Central is an incredible architecture work, both from the outside and from the inside. From the outside you can see how huge the building is. The building is inlaid into the old buildings of the city center.
Musician in front of Mercado Central of Valencia.
Scales for weighting fruits at Mercado Central.
The inside of Mercado Central of Valencia is impressive. For visitors, it is a very special shopping experience because you can feel the mix of he great architecture of the building, the crowd of people during their daily shopping and the range of smells and colors of the food being sold.
One of the most beautiful details of the Mercado Central of Valencia is its huge and colorful dome.
Inside the Mercado Central of Valencia you can find many shops for buying fruits, meat, fish, bread and more.
It is a very crowded market.
Different kinds of bread available at a bakery in the market.
Vegetables at Mercado Central of Valencia.
Woman during the daily shopping at Mercado Central of Valencia.
Most of greengrocers of the market sell natural fruit juices.
I hope you enjoyed see the pictures of Mercado Central of Valencia ^^.