Exterior of Mercado Colon (Market Columbus).

Mercado de Colón

L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

This magnificent building, now colonised by cafes and boutique food outlets, was formerly a market, built in 1916 to serve the rising bourgeoisie of the new L’Eixample suburb. Its handsome metal skeleton is garnished with Modernista flourishes to create a stunning ensemble. It's a good place to try horchata (a sugary drink made from tiger nuts) and Sundays are nice, with free noon concerts.

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