#Here are my highlights from Ruzafa’s San Blas market held every first week of February in Valencia. The annual market cannot be missed with the rows of stalls, lights that illuminate the streets, and the smell of wonderful food pulling you in! I began my experience at the church of San Valero where I followed the crowds into the depths of the market, which can resemble a traditional Christmas market. There I got to explore and taste some of the locally prepared products, such as varieties of cheeses and chorizo. In fact, there was even a stall with a live cooking class which grabbed the attention of the public. After the excitement of negotiating a discount for buying a selection of cakes, you could find a seated area and enjoy people-watching and some live music from a percussionist and flautist that made their way around the market.
San Blas was a perfect family outing so if you missed the market this year, make sure to give it a go in 2023!
Report by Nicole Maka-Sprawa
‘San Blas’ market photo copyright Nicole Maka-Sprawa / ’24/7 Valencia’
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