Decorating the streets of the colourful barrio of Benimaclet in Valencia is their ‘Mercadillo’, which is open every Friday from 9am to 2pm. The street market is easy to find, located just around the corner from the Benimaclet tram station. The colourful display of clothes, jewellery, plants and shoes means it’s a very easy spot to find! Follow the market all through the streets and it will eventually lead to the main Plaza of Benimaclet.
The quaint streets of Benimaclet are brought to life on Friday mornings as the hustle and bustle of the market brings with it a lively and busy atmosphere. Locals and tourist across Valencia come to the street market on a hunt for some second-hand goods or products of local and independent businesses. It’s a great place to shop, as you know you will find a unique hidden treasure on a budget…
As with any street market, Benimaclet market has great prices… so you can enjoy yourself shopping without worrying about breaking the bank. With traders announcing new bargain prices frequently throughout the morning, highlighting new deals such as buying two for the price of one, you can be sure you’re getting the most for your money. If you’re feeling brave, you can have a go at putting your bargaining skills to the test! All of the stall owners are extremely friendly and are happy to help you find your market gem!
Report by Rebecca Edmundson
Article and photos copyright Rebecca Edmundson / 24/7 Valencia
‘Mercadillo’ every Friday
Location: Benimaclet, Valencia.
Street: Carrer del Sant Esperit, 46020 València
Timetable: From 9:00h to 14:00h
Number of stalls: 120
Public transport: Bus 29 and 70 – Underground 3, 4 and 6