Valencia has famous Street Markets, established shopping streets, shopping malls and modern shopping centres. As important historical hub of commerce and also as modern city, Valencia is suitable for shopping or for just strolling around. On over 20 different weekly markets you have almost daily the chance to look around for antiquities or arts and quests. It’s recommendable to visit the Sunday folk-like peddlers market on the Placa Redonda (Round Square). The typical Market Halls are unmissable. First of all the Mercado Central and the Mercado de Colon with their characteristic Spanish cuisine, cafes, restaurants, arts and quests, florists and of course not least their magnificent art nouveau architecture.
For the purchase of branded article you find shopping streets in the centre of the city or one of about 20 Shopping-Centres and shopping malls of Valencia. A recommended selection with description and website:
Since 1982 existing and established Shopping-Centre in the heard of Valencia. It includes 250 shops and stores. www.nuevocentro.es
This “Open-Air-Centre” is one of the 3 biggest shopping centres of south Europe and has an adjoining Factory-Outlet-Centre and a Multiplex-Cinema. The offering is focused on fashion and accessories. The Centre is situated on the western outskirts of Valencia. www.bonaire.es
This 2001 reopened shopping centre has over 140 shops, a multiplex cinema and is situated directly in front of the “city of science and arts”. www.elsaler.com
The region Valencia tenders quarry, poultry and first of all fish, fresh seafood, many vegetables, almonds, spices and rice. As the biggest arable land for rice, there are lots of rice dishes, like the world famous Valencian dish, Paella. Olives, grapes, citrus fruits and sumptuous desserts complete the spectrum of dishes.
Enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine in one of the many various restaurants, tapas bars and cafes. The variety is huge and for all tastes and wallets. Two selected exclusive highlights of Valencian gastronomy:
For an extraordinary experience we recommend you the stay at the gourmet restaurant in the European biggest and most beautiful saltwater aquarium. You’re dining here in 5 meter deepness, surrounded by 42 million litres of seawater and hundreds of fishes. www.cac.es
For the vine experts, this over 100 years old, traditional and multiple highly distinguished Bodega offers more than 1000 Vine brands. The international recognised Bodega tenders its guests one of the best selected and most completed vine brands of the country. Joined with good Spanish cuisine you’ll have an enjoyment on a high level. www.emilianobodega.com
Wellness and Spa
In and around Valencia there are a lot of facilities, for your relaxation and physical well being. If you are searching for more relaxing for body and mind despite of all sunbathing, beach and pool days, there are lots of possibilities.
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