Mercado Colon, Valencia

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Responding to the demand of the people to construct a public market in the area, Mercado Colon was opened by the city in 1916. A beautiful modernist building with stained-glass windows and triumphal arches, it was restored in 2003 and has been declared a national monument. Browse the market carts, where handmade goods and foods are sold, as well as the upscale boutique shops. When you need a break, visit one of the many bars or food stalls for coffee or a meal. Take advantage of the free wifi to review your itinerary or check your email, or just bring a book and soak up the atmosphere. On Sundays, enjoy an afternoon concert accompanied by a traditional drink or snack. Put Mercado Colon into our Valencia day trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Old market turned into restaurant and bar area. The old structure has been emptied of the exterior walls and in place of the outlets bars and restaurants also in the basement. An underground car park allows you to arrive even with the car without problems. Another example of a place redeveloped and made alive. The only negative note is the smell of fried fish invading the area. Go there on hot days, cool helps.
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  • This is a market, but full of bars and trendy places to eat and drink and watch people. Busy after 8.30 in the evening. Plenty of places to chose from for drinks or Tapas , and all reasonably priced. ...  more »
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  • Good place to eat some tapas! Friendly staff, English speaking, good food, reasonable prices. The night we went there, there were mostly locals in the place (always a good sign). Enjoyed it!
  • Relatively small but cute building with a spectacular modernist design. There are several cafes and places to sit in. Worth a visit to witness a structure that you don't see every day
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