Jamie loves markets. She can sniff them out like some kind of human bloodhound.
Open air markets, indoor markets, or some combination of both, it just doesn’t matter. If it’s a market, she’s there.
But she really wanted to visit the Mercado Central, which is located in Ciutat Vella, Valencia’s historic city center. And no wonder. It’s a pretty special place.
Historians say there has been a market on this site since way back in the 14th century. It’s one of the oldest markets still operating in Europe, and this version opened its elaborately decorated doors way back in 1928.
The stunning 8,160 square meter building is home to 900 vendors selling whatever you’re hungry for.
While Jamie scoured its aisles in search of who knows what, I sat across the plaza sipping a hot cup of English Breakfast tea filled to the brim with cream and sugar.
We were both happy.
Catherine Sosa says
I would be with Jamie walking around the market. Fred would be sipping something with you, probably not tea!
Jim – I’m noticing a pattern here already of you sitting and sipping beverages in open markets or coffee shops…just as you did in your SLO days downtown!
I am nothing if not consistent.
Looks like a cool place!!
The Big K says
🙂 I get a kick out of your blog – I take our two Valencia trees for granted in our front yard!
Take nothing for granted, K.