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Valencia Markets: Flea Markets and Temporary Markets in Valencia City, Spain

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Roof and stalls in Valencia food market - Mercado Central
Roof and stalls in Valencia food market - Mercado Central
Valencia is a city that has a long history of markets - this stems from a pride in its craft and artisan traditions. The ceramics industry is particularly important in the area.

This page will provide listings for the flea markets in Valencia, with the day that they take place on and what streets they can be found on. There is also information on Valencia's two largest food markets - Mercado Central and Mercado de Colon, with details as to location, what is on offer and how to contact them. You will also find links to detailed pages covering all overviews to shopping options in Valencia.

Flea markets in Valencia

Street market in Valencia old town
Street market in Valencia old town

Valencia's street markets are an important part of the city's culture. Throughout the week the flea markets can be found in different area of the city. At these markets you can find a whole variety of objects on sale - from clothes to antiques to electrical goods to flowers.

One of Valencia's most famous street markets is the Plaza Redonda market that takes place every Sunday (and also on public holidays) - see below. The market has been taking place since the nineteenth century at the heart of Valencia's old town - El Carmen. On sale here you will find music, paintings, books, plants, animals and leather goods.

Also, if you are a stamp and coin enthusiast, head to the Sunday Lonja de la Seda Market - here you can watch collectors exchanging and bartering.


Tip It is important to remember that the flea markets in Valencia do not have precise opening hours. However, they will all only take place in the mornings (normally closing around 13:00 or 14:00), so if you want to make the most of these markets, it may be worth having an early start.


Plaza Redonda - ladies doing their knitting together
Plaza Redonda - ladies doing their knitting together

Monday markets in Valencia

Algirós Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Actor Llorens, Calle Rugat, Calle Puebla de Farnals, Calle Luis Milán and Plaza San Felipe Neri


Ruzafa Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Barón de Cortes, Calle Padre Perera, Calle Dr. Serrano, Calle Carlos Cervera, Calle Cura Femenía and Calle dels Tomasos


Central Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Palafox, Calle En Gay, Calle Calabazas, Plaza del Mercado


Tuesday markets in Valencia

San Pedro Nolasco

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Alamazora, Calle San Juan de la Cruz, Calle Milagrosa, Calle Nador, Calle Zeluán and Calle Ministro Luis Mayans


Jerusalen-Pelayo Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Convento Jerusalén, Calle Julio Antonio, Calle Ermita, Calle Estrella, Calle San Vicente, Gran Vía Ramón and Cajal, Calle Matemático Marzal


Nazaret Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Alta de la Mar


Wednesday markets in Valencia

Benimamet Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Onda, Calle Carpintero, Calle Alborache


Castilla Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle José Maestre, Calle Ángel del Alcázar, Calle Músico Ayllón, Calle Miguel Paredes, Calle Llombay, Plaza Mercado


Grao Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Abastos, Calle Santo Cristo del Grao


Mosen Sorell Market

Streets that the market is on:
Plaza Mosén Sorell Valencia


Thursday markets in Valencia

Cabanyal Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Justo Vilar, Calle Marino Sirera, Calle Vicente Brull, Avenida Mediterráneo, Plaza Cruz del Canyamelar, Calle Rosario, Calle Martí Grajales


Torrefiel Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Alemany, Calle Monte Carmelo, Calle Libreo Esclapes, Calle Jacomart, Calle Músico Espí and Calle Santo Domingo Savio


Friday markets in Valencia

Benimaclet Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Rafael Tramoyeres, Calle Juan Giner


Malvarrosa Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Berenguer de Montoliu, Calle Lanzarote


Castellar Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Escultor Federico Siurana, Calle Aurora


Saturday markets in Valencia

Benicalap-La Parreta Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Miguel Servet, Calle P.F. Casanova Benlloch, Calle Sierra Martes, Calle Mirasol, Calle Tenor Lauri Volpi


Jesus-Patraix Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Beato Nicolás Factor


Pinedo Market

Streets that the market is on:
Plaza Manuel Sigüenza, Calle Mosén Cuenca


Sunday markets in Valencia

Plaza Redonda Market

Streets that the market is on:
Plaza Redonda


Weekly (Monday to Friday) markets in Valencia

Plaza de la Merced Market

Streets that the market is on:
Plaza de la Merced, Calle Cedaceros Valencia


Gregorio Gea Market

Streets that the market is on:
Calle Gregorio Gea and Calle Beltrán Báguena


Valencia's food markets

Mercado Central de Valencia

Outside of Mercado Central
Outside of Mercado Central

Valencia's Mercado Central is the largest market in Europe. It covers a huge 8,000 square metres and contains almost 1,500 food stalls. This is a place to head to discover a genuinely local Valencia. You can walk amongst the food stalls selling everything from fresh fish to olive oils, local cheeses to cured meats. Watch the market traders banter amongst themselves and the local old ladies driving a hard bargain for the price of their fish.


Tip If you want to try Valencia's famous horchata and fartons (for details of what this is, see our Guide to Traditional Valencia Foods), you will find a stall selling these directly in front of you as you enter through the market's main entrance. The large queue full of locals is a clue that its one of the best places in town to try the local delicacy.


Even if you are not interested in buying any food the Mercado Central is worth a visit. The Mercado Central is housed within a classic Modernist building with high ceilings and impressive art deco style details.

Mercado Central de Valencia
Plaza Ciudad de Brujas
46001 Valencia, España.

Tel: +34 96 382 9100

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: Official Mercado Central de Valencia Website


Mercado de Colon de Valencia

Flower stall at Mercado Colon in Valencia
Flower stall at Mercado Colon in Valencia

Valencia's Mercado de Colon was restored in 2003. It is another market of architectural significance - you will love the building's modernist style, with a large arched mosaicked entrance and fluid lines throughout. The market is now more of a meeting place than a fully functioning food market. On the upstairs of the building you will find cafes and restaurants. If you head downstairs you will find a deli area where you can buy high-end delicatessen goods such as meats, cheeses and olive oils.

Exterior of Mercado Colon
Exterior of Mercado Colon

Mercado Colon
Carrer Jorge Juan, 19
46004 Valencia, España.

Tel: +34 96 337 1101

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: Official Mercado de Colon Website

If you would like a more general overview to the shopping options in Valencia, see our Guide to Shopping in Valencia.

Markets are an important part of Spanish culture. Valencia's markets are not just tourist attractions - they are fully functioning places of trade for locals and visitors alike. Whether you would like to pick up some souvenirs to bring back for your loved ones, buy the makings of a picnic or simply soak up the Valencia atmosphere, the markets of the city are an integral part of the holiday experience.


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