The Central Market
A visit to this incredible palace of food is one of the top food experiences in Valencia. This huge Art Nouveau building in the Old Town is home to one of Europe’s oldest food markets, opened in 1928. The traditions of the market are still very much alive; every weekday and Saturday the market is packed with locals shopping for fresh produce, and you can’t get better than the fruit and vegetables sold here. Local traders whose families have held stalls here for generations create wondrous displays of produce showcasing the best of every season. Fruit and veg can be a little pricier here than elsewhere, but good deals can also be had, and the experience of shopping here can’t be beaten. It’s worth seeing for the architecture alone, with stunning ceramic tiles on the walls and a grand domed roof as the centrepiece.