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Top Choice Cosmetics in L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

Linda Vuela a Rio

A very elegant perfume shop specialising in boutique scents sourced from around the world. It's an enjoyably different experience away from the supermodel-driven brands. The entrance on a corner of the elegant avenu…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

Abanicos Carbonell

This historic fan-maker, in business since 1810, offers hand-painted manual cooling units ranging from a very reasonable €10 for the basic but pretty ones, to works by famous fan painters that run to thousands of eu…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in South Ciutat Vella

Sombreros Albero

For any of your hat needs, head to this venerable concern near the Estación del Norte, run by the Albero family since 1820. Many are made by the family, and the range of berets, trilbies, stetsons and more is impres…
Top Choice Vintage in Russafa

Madame Mim

Many Valencians would say this is the city's best vintage shop, and we're always intrigued by what it has in stock. As well as clothes, there's a quirky line of interesting objects that's always worth a peek.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in South Ciutat Vella

Cestería El Globo

In business since 1856, this charming shop features piles of traditional wickerwork – how about a basket for your bicycle? – plus rocking horses and other solid wooden toys.
Top Choice Wine in North Ciutat Vella

Bodegas Baviera

This excellent wine shop has reasonably priced reds and whites from all over the country, as well as some interesting spirits, olive oils and sherries. The musician owner, Vicente, has worked in the trade for decade…
Ceramics in South Ciutat Vella

Lladró

More than 50 years ago, three Lladró brothers produced the first of their famed porcelain sculptures. Nowadays, their factory on the city's northern outskirts employs hundreds of people, and exports its figurines wo…
Arts & Crafts in South Ciutat Vella

Las Ollas de Hierro

Valencia's oldest shop dates from the late 18th century and has an intriguing history and loads of character. Its souvenir cards, Las Fallas accessories and religious items are eclipsed by its wonderful range of fig…
Books in South Ciutat Vella

Librería Patagonia

Excellent travel bookshop and travel agency with some guides in English and lots of Lonely Planet titles. There's a great selection of maps and hiking-related books and items also.
Alcohol in Russafa

La Boutique de la Cerveza

A welcome surprise in lager-dominant Spain, this beer-lover’s boutique sells hundreds of bottles from more than 30 countries, including a good range from the Valencia region. Choose a pale ale from Hawaii, double IP…