Two of Valencia’s newest and best shopping centres are found in the modern developments either side of the famous City of Arts and Sciences complex. One of these is El Saler, a beautiful modern complex with a wide selection of fashion outlets selling internationally known brands, a large Carrefour supermarket, plenty of restaurants to choose from and a luxury cinema.
On the other side of the City of Arts and Sciences complex is the Aqua shopping centre, at the foot of the Aqua office tower, one of Valencia’s tallest buildings. The shopping centre is dominated by fashion retailers, but here they’re a little more upscale than at El Saler. Plus it also boasts a cinema and all kinds of cafes and restaurants. Very convenient if you’re staying near Av. Francia or Av. del Puerto, or by the city’s port.
This local favourite near the Turia metro station is best known for having a large branch of the El Corte Ingles department store complete with its own upscale supermarket. The rest of the shopping centre looks a little dated, but there’s a large choice of local and international shops to choose from and prices are very reasonable.
Av. de Pius XII, 2, Valencia
Galeria Don Juan de Austria
If you prefer small, upscale shopping malls try this central gallery just off Plaza del Ayntamento. This is a more upmarket experience with luxury brands inside, and the street outside is packed with fashion retailers and other shops, too.
Galeria Jorge Juan
Another smaller, upmarket shopping gallery full of top brands, this time in the Canovas area which is well worth exploring for its large number of local designer boutiques and chic cafes.
If you’re staying in the bohemian neighbourhood of Benimaclet, visit the nearby Arena shopping centre. It’s a modern but small open-air complex with international fashion brands, a few cafes and restaurants, and a Carrefour. You should be able to find anything you might need during your stay.