Colon Market up close: One of Valencia’s architectonical jewels

Colon Market up close: One of Valencia’s architectonical jewels

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The city of Valencia has many hidden treasures for its visitors however, some are better known than others. Since there are many places that are not included in the more popular travel guides, we have decided to introduce you to an ideal plan for you to enjoy your days in Valencia, the Market of Colon.

The Market of Colon (Mercado de Colón in Spanish) is large space and offers endless possibilities for you to make the most. Given its excellent situation, your visit to the market will be a lot closer than you think if you are staying at one of Petit Palace’s hotels in the Old Town of Valencia.

Open from early dawn and the first rays of light, don’t be surprised if you find yourself wondering whether Antonio Gaudi was somehow involved in its spectacular design because the answer is positive. The market is not the works of Gaudi, but rather the work of one of his disciples called Francisco Mora Berenguer. In fact, its design is so impressive that it has many awards and prices, such as the Premio Europa Nostra or even the category of National Monument.

In addition to a beautiful main entrance, (to which you will certainly not stop taking photos for long while) you have to pay attention to the metal structure that you find inside. Yes, the Market of Colon has been completely rehabilitated, but the resemblance to the original is complete and absolute.

Stroll through one of its three buildings and taste the delicacies of the different food stands is something you have to do to fully experience Colon’s Market. The quality and the chic aesthetics of the stands dedicated to cakes, flowers and cafés make you feel for a moment that you are in the heart of Paris. In fact, some of the best and most beautiful ice-cream shops and wine shops in Valencia are located here. Take advantage of the situation because you fill not find a better place to treat yourself to these delicacies!

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