##Looking for a place where you can enjoy beautiful art and indulge in good food? In that case you may be overdue a visit to ‘Las Cervezas del Mercado’ in Mercado del Colón of Valencia.

The modern restaurant is currently home to an art exhibition by Paula Manuel Rubio. The art is presented through portraits of anonymous women who strive to vindicate the role of women in the history of art. Using abstract mediums, the artwork highlights the emotions of young Valencian women in the art industry. The young Valencian painter expresses how she portrays this emotion in her paintings: “…the backgrounds are very much determined by the feeling I want to represent, by my state of mind or what the person I am portraying transmits to me.”

To create this powerful exhibition, women sent Paula portrait photos of themselves without a male deciding how they should pose and be portrayed. Paula explained: “It seemed important to me that women should portray other women.”

While admiring the powerful artwork that covers the walls of Las Cervezas del Mercado, enjoy some plates of their tapas and wide selection of craft beers. Using fresh produce from the market, the food at the restaurant is all locally sourced so you can really get a taste of Valencia. With a wide selection of tapas there is a small plate for every taste bud. The service at ‘Las Cervezas’is warm and friendly, they really ensure you have the best experience at their restaurant, offering recommendations and good conversation Recommended by the chef we tried the muscles which were incredibly fresh and bursting with flavour.

Full of good food it was only right to try one of their many craft beers. If you are a beer lover, you must add ‘Las Cervezas del Mercado’ to your to do list. Choose from a wide selection of craft beers made for every preference. If you’re taking it easy with the beers on your visit you can buy a bottle of your desired beer to take home with you and save it for later!

The modern setting of the restaurant bursting with colourful tiles and kitchenware is a bright and happy space for you to enjoy some good food, beer and artwork!

Report and photos by Rebecca Edmundson
Article and photos copyright Rebecca Edmundson / 24/7 Valencia

Paula Manuel Rubio:
Las Cervezas del Mercado:

Mercado Colon:
Address: Jorge Juan, 19, 46004. Valencia. España
Open and closing times: Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 2:00am/ Friday and Saturday from 7:30am to 3:00am

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