Everybody loves a little shopping. And if you’re Ursula, you’re enamored with foreign food markets. Doesn’t make any difference if it’s an outdoor farmers market, a Coop or Spar superstore, or a cavernous monstrosity housing myriad vendors selling everything from produce to hams to seafood to candies. In the case of Valencia, that last one describes Mercat Central de Valencia (Central Market of Valencia), an Art Nouveau hall of immense proportions located just southwest of the Silk Exchange. And, yes, when I say immense, I mean immense! Just take a gander at the exterior:
Think that’s impressive? Head on inside, where it looks even bigger because the photo above gives you no hint as to the depth of the market:
I have a sneaking suspicion that the vendors here are selected for the quality of their wares. It certainly appears so looking at, say, the produce:
Or the seafood:
Or how about some of that famed Spanish jamón Ibérico?
Getting hungry yet? If not, just click on the following slide show/photo gallery to fix that problem:
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