Mercado Municipal del Grao

Valencia's Beaches

This low, squat market has an unusual indoor-outdoor design and is worth a look for its palpable sense of history (opened 1910) and community, but at the time of research its stalls were sadly mostly abandoned. There's a project underway to restore it though; the makeover should be complete by mid-2019.

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Nearby Valencia's Beaches attractions

1. Las Atarazanas del Grao

0.07 MILES

Originally constructed in the 14th century in Gothic style, these five parallel warehouses have been much altered over the years, but are still an…

2. Museo de Arroz

0.19 MILES

This restored rice mill gives good background on the importance to the city of the grain, grown in the nearby Albufera, with a video (English subtitles)…

3. Las Naves

0.26 MILES

Down near the docks, this former warehouse space has been turned into a hive of creativity, with art and photography exhibitions, a library, rehearsal…

4. Mercat Municipal del Cabanyal

0.44 MILES

Sturdy old ladies brought up in the tough streets of the fishing barrio of Cabanyal jostle each other and suspiciously prod the vegetables in this vibrant…

5. Playa de las Arenas

0.73 MILES

Stretching north from the marina, this is the beginning of Valencia's beach, the closest to the centre and the focal point of seaside life. Backed by…

6. Oceanogràfic

0.93 MILES

Spain's most famous aquarium is the southernmost building of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. It's an impressive display, divided into a series of…

7. Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe

0.99 MILES

This interactive science museum, stretching like a giant whale skeleton within the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, has plenty of touchy-feely things…

8. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

1.03 MILES

This aesthetically stunning complex occupies a massive 350,000-sq-metre swath of the old Turia riverbed. It’s occupied by a series of spectacular…