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Mercado Central and more street art in Valencia, Spain 

Mercado Central, Valencia. The bacalao at this stall was extremely popular with older Spanish customers. We bought from there treats that we don’t eat in Trondheim; delicious green olives, pickled artichoke hearts, marinated garlic cloves and dolmades.

Early in the morning the markets have few tourists and we could buy our fresh food with the locals. Later in the morning tour groups and other tourists clog the markets. We tried the local drink horxata with a sweet bread to dip in it, dried fruit including hibiscus and fresh juices. The building itself is nice with stained glass, two domes and plenty of air. We enjoyed speaking Spanish with the shopkeepers. 

Among the narrow alleyways of the old town is a circular plaza (redonda) that has stalls selling specialty supplies for embroidery and sewing

Valencia Nord railway station has some nice mosaics in it. The wifi at our apartment is so weak that I couldn’t even buy our train tickets there. So I went to tourist information, bought tickets for the aquarium and science centre, got maps and advice, walked to the north railway station and bought our tickets back to Barcelona. 

The bullfighting ring is next to the Nord railway station

When I say the name Valencia what do you think of? Yes! Oranges and they are in fruit everywhere on the street trees and in plazas. After buying groceries from the big supermarkets near the edge of the old town we walked to the huge park that runs along the course of the river. We bought a small football and our children played in the park, picking wildflowers, kicking the ball and having fun while we enjoyed the sunshine. 

So many beautiful doors to choose from! We had dinner at a tapas bar. 

More amazing street art in the old town of Valencia. 

For more posts from our trip to Valencia see:

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/procesion-del-cristo-de-las-penas-valencia-old-town/
https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/valencia-old-town-and-more-street-art/
https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/mercado-central-and-more-street-art-in-valencia-spain/
https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/street-art-in-valencia-spain/

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One comment on “Mercado Central and more street art in Valencia, Spain 

  1. Pingback: Procesión del Cristo de las Penas, Valencia old town | strivetoengage

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