One of Europe's largest markets and a masterpiece of modernist architecture, Valencia's Mercado Central is a joyously lively, colorful and welcoming place to do your shopping. Visit in the morning and you'll see an astounding array of fresh produce attractively displayed in all the stalls. It opened in 1928 opposite La Lonja. It's a huge 8000 square meter expanse of steel and glass decorated with typically colorful Valencian ceramic tiles. Proud local architects Soler March and Guardia Vich even included the colors of the regional flag (Senyera) in its windows.
Mercado de Colón is a pleasant reminiscent of the past. Designed by Francesc Mora in the early 20th Century, this indoor market is an impressive construction. The imposing entrance, the iron and stone structure, and the glass on either sides add an interesting dimension to the place. In addition to admiring its architecture, there are a passel of local goods and souvenirs to rummage through. Mercado de Colón should definitely be a part of your itinerary. Call for the open hours.
This shopping center is the largest in the city. It has 3 floors with careful attention to the decoration even down to the smallest details, creating a spacious and relaxed feel. A large supermarket serves as the center around which there are 160 shops offering all types of things. You can go shopping in the home furnishing and clothing stores, or enjoy a leisurely moment in the restaurants, cafeterias or the cineplex which is equipped with the latest sound and image technology and is located on the third floor.
París Valencia is a chain of bookshops with a total of five in Valencia. The stores vary a lot in terms of size. They can be large and modern or small and cosy. For example, the store on Navellos Street, a pedestrian area off the Plaza de la Virgen, is tiny and looks like a kiosk from outside. Inside, however, you'll find a wide variety of publications. Since the five shops share merchandise and stock lists, it is very easy to find whatever you are looking for, but that may mean walking to another of the shops. They also have a lot of books on special offer. You can get old magazines and the latest novels at very affordable prices.
Nuevo Centro is a small shopping center located in the Campanar neighborhood of Valencia, and is one of the oldest ones in the city. In addition to various shops and stores to choose from, the center also hosts several fairs and exhibitions from time to time. The center spans over two floors and has everything to take care of your shopping needs.
This Spanish chain that has triumphed abroad has one of its largest stores on Colon street. Amongst the minimalist décor with neutral colors and simple lighting, they display the best of their products. The secret of Zara's success is based on the excellent prices for the quality clothing on offer and the attention paid to the designs, adapted from the store's best creations. There is something for everybody: men, women, children and young adults. You'll also find a selection of footwear, accessories and a wide range of beauty products here. Stay on trend and fashionable for a top-to-toe look that's right off the runway!
Die typischen Initialen der Modemarke schmücken hier alles was das Herz begehrt. Neben den klassischen Taschen für Mann und Frau sind sie auch auf Schuhen, Brillen, Uhren und ausgesucht eleganten Kleidungsstücken zu finden. Das Geschäft besticht durch sein elegantes Interieur und zurückhaltendes Design.
This is the Mecca of comics in Valencia. If you are looking for a rare or difficult to find edition, Futurama is the place to come. When you go into Futurama, you'll wish you had as much money as Bill Gates. The first thing you see is a lot of big boxes with old comics inside, organised by series: Conan, X-men, Dragon Ball, and many more. On the walls are shelves filled with books, full-size comics and, above these, complete series at affordable prices. In front of the counter, you'll find examples of the most recent comics. If you want to get rid of your collection, you can also sell your old copies here.
Die gebürtige Orenserin entwirft schicke Mode mit klaren Linien und hochwertigen Materialien.
In the 1950s, the Lladró brothers started up their business in a small workshop in Almácera, a town surrounded by the fields of Valencia. This is how the porcelain giant began. Today, Lladró figurines are made in what's called The City of Porcelain, an industrial complex occupying more than 100000 meter square of floor space in Tavernes Blanques, a small town only 6km from Valencia. More than 2200 people work there, most of them craftsmen. Visiting the City of Porcelain is a privilege reserved exclusively for members of the Lladró Collectors Society.