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    Mercado Central: Mercado Central - Market

    by sue_stone Written Feb 22, 2006

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    The Mercado Central is home to a large daily food market. Built in 1928, it is a huge glass and metal structure filled with Valencians buying fresh local produce.

    The best time to visit the market is on weekday mornings. You will be treated to colourful displays of fruits & vegetables, including lots of oranges! There are also numerous deli type stands selling delicious meats, such as Iberian Ham, and all sorts of cheeses.

    What to buy: If you are after fish or seafood, you can also find it here, along with all type of poultry. And of course there are many cuts of meat on offer as well - check out the pig heads in my photo?eeeuuw!!

    There are also places to buy a coffee/drink or a hot meal if you become ravenous after seeing all of the delicious raw ingredients.

    I would highly recommend a visit to the market. It is a great way to get a taste for the Valencian way of life.

    pigs head anyone? mmmm....meat Mercado Central bright orange oranges Inside Mercado Central
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    Sampaka: Chocolate heaven

    by belgianchocolate Updated Nov 12, 2004

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    It was like an angel guided me to this shop. :-)
    The place looks very stylish and the smells
    are intence. It all looked fab...

    What to buy:
    Everything here has to do with cacao.
    Most stuff is for eating , but you can also
    find candles in a cacaonut , insence sticks ...

    At this moment I am eating the 'chocolate negro'
    71% cacao from Ecuador and it is excellent
    chocolate. The boxes witht the special flavoured
    chocolates are expensive but taste simply devine.
    What can I say. You can choose a box or
    have it filled with the tastes you like.

    There is also place for a drink in the back
    with a nice vieuw on the garde, A must if
    you like chocolates.

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    El Saler: Shopping center

    by benidormone Written Nov 7, 2003

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    Here you can choose from a wide range of stores.On the top floor you can choose from a variety of snack bars and restaurants.Also in this center is a carrefour hypermarket,and movie theaters.

    What to buy: Here you can buy almost everything

    What to pay: Depends on how much you want to buy

    El saler

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    El Corte Ingles: Spains biggest department stores

    by benidormone Written Nov 7, 2003

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    This is Spains answer for shops like Selfridges,Galerie Lafayette,Galleria Inno,Kaufhof etc.In the city center of Valencia you find at least four El Cortes Ingles department stores.You can buy almost everything and there are always a few restaurants and coffee houses in the building.

    What to buy: From degigner clothes till computers etc

    What to pay: Depends on what you want to buy

    El Corte Ingles

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    Nuevo centro: Biggest shopping center of Valencia

    by benidormone Updated Oct 20, 2005

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    For those who like to shop this is the place to be. A variety of stores, there are more than a hundred and also an El Corte Ingles department store. Its only five minutes from the bus station. Not far from city center, an underground station is also in the complex, only 15 minutes from the airport.

    What to buy: You can buy almost everything here

    What to pay: Depends on how much you want to buy

    Nuevo centro Nuevo centro

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    El Corte Ingles Nuevo Centro: Spains biggest department stores part2

    by benidormone Updated Oct 20, 2005

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    This department store of El Corte Ingles is at valencia's biggest shopping center Nuevo Centro. Here you have all the shops under the same roof.

    What to buy: Here you can buy almost everything

    What to pay: Depends on how much you want to buy

    El Corte Ingles El Corte Ingles

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    Mercado central.: Visit the covered market.

    by Maurizioago Updated Nov 16, 2011

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    This is one of the oldest markets in Europe. It was built in modernist style in 1928. It is a very large structure made of glass and iron. Here there are around 1000 stalls.

    This market is opened from monday to saturday; from 7.30 a. m. to 2.30 p. m.

    What to buy: Here you can buy fruits and vegetables; meat, fish. Bread and sweets. There are also some peculiar stalls offering snails, eggs and dried fruits.

    If you need something to drink or eat you can find some cafes inside the market.

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    Mercado Colon: Mercado Colon

    by Maggies Written Aug 3, 2003

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    It's close to Colon street and it's also an entrance to El Corte Ingles. And if you get hungry while shopping you can sit in one of few restaurants in Mercado Colon, it's very nice and gives you shadow - quite needed by many people during summer in Valencia.

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    Lots of them: Calle Don Juan de Austria

    by Maggies Written Aug 3, 2003

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    It's a pedestrian street in the center of Valencia, next to Calle Colon (subway stop - Colon). There are lots of shoe stores on this street and of course Zara, Mango and El Corte Ingles.

    What to buy: If you are lucky to catch the sales (July, January) you can get great bargains. In shops like Zara and Mango you can even get 80% off. The only thing you have to worry about is putting all you bought in your suitcase. Not as easy as it seems ;-)

    After shopping on Calle Don Juan de Austria

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    El Corte Ingles: Shopping spree

    by barbskie Written Oct 11, 2006

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    A leading Spanish retail store selling top named brands of quality and excellent products. A popular department store and has been an important life for Spanish life for over 60 years. They have a variety of home decos, decorative candles, clothes and etc.They have some bargains too but mostly an expensive shop.

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    Mercado Central Market: Bargains at the market

    by doreenellen Written Jun 10, 2005

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    Mercado Central Market
    The modernist style Central Market is onc of Europe's largest covered market places, with a total area of 8,000 square metres.
    Coinciding with the city center are the main shopping streets: La Paz, Colon and Plaza de Ayuntamiento. There are shops here specializing in the very latest design trends.
    On Sunday mornings, the milling crows in Plaza Redondda (behind Plaza de la Reina) denote feverish commercial activity. anything can be found there, from parrots to leather bags or second-hand watches. Many of the central streets are named after the trades that ware carried on there in former times, and there are still some vestiges of popular handicrafts today.

    What to buy: For fine wickerwork, go to the well-known calle de las cestas (street of the baskets). There are also a lot of fan-markers and goldsmiths, but the region's main handicraft is without a doubt ceramics. The pottery and ceramic shops are all over Valencia, and sell their wares directly to the public.

    City Building
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    El Corte Ingles: Department store

    by LanaFromRiga Written Aug 19, 2005

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    El Corte Ingles is the most famous department store in Spain.

    What to buy: Here you will find everything you need. By the way, souvenirs ( calendars, postcards) here is cheaper neither in a small shops in the centre of the city.

    What to pay: If you're shopping fan prepare your wallets - so many nice things here you will find. :-)

    New Centre
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    Carrefour: Hypermarkets

    by MaheshSamtani Written Feb 17, 2007

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    The worlds second largest retail chain stores - Carrefour has an important presence in Valencia with aprox 10 stores you will find all that you can normally find back home at a supermarket. You might probably find them to be bigger in size over here and at pretty reasonable prices. Shopping in one of these strores is pretty comfortable as they are open from 9 in the morning till 10 at night. You have one just in front of the city of sciences.

    What to buy: Any basics from eating to clothing

    One of the many stores Carrefour has in Valencia
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    Nuevo Centro shopping centre, Valencia.: El Corte Ingles and much more.

    by Tricky_Dicky69 Written Apr 14, 2006

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    Nuevo Centro is a shopping centre just to the north of Valencia town centre. It's a 15 minute walk if you are feeling energetic or if not it is right beside the Campanar Metro station which is on line 1 ( The Yellow Line ).

    There is a branch of El Corte Ingles and much more. The centre has a good selection of shops for all types of goods as well as a big C & A. There is also a good selection of cafes and restaurants. We ate at a Tex / Mex american style place that was good value.

    El Corte Ingles,  Nuevo Centro shopping centre. Hotel Expo & Nuevo Centro shopping centre.
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    Plaza Redonda

    by SirRichard Written Mar 12, 2003

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    In this little round market you can find on sunday mornings all kind of wierd curious things.
    On weekends you will find lacery and that kind of things.
    It is near the Plaza de la Reina. It deserves a visit, even though U don't want o buy anything.

    The market at night

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