Interested in discovering the city following a shopping route? Then we recommend you wander in search of the shops with the most creative offers, but be warned, in Valencia they’re hidden in the quietest of corners…
Let’s begin at the Plaza de Napoles y Sicilia (see map below), where you’ll find Le Pont des Arts, a small shop that chooses well cared for pieces for its clients; the only place in Spain authorised to sell replicas from the Louvre’s studio in Paris. Here you’ll find objets d’art, jewellery or even very special teas.
Next, wander around the surrounding streets flanked by small palaces and grand houses dating back to the 14th century, until you get to the Plaza del Arzobispado, where you’ll find the romantic door to the Cathedral. From there, head towards the Calle de la Paz, with its beautiful modernist facades and on to Poeta Querol, in the middle of the “golden mile”, and stop off at Roberto Verino & Loewe, where you’ll find all the elegance, style and quality of Spanish fashion in clothing and complements.
Next door, Montblanc is a sure bet for presents for gents. And for those of you looking for something truly indigenous, Lladró are specialists in the manufacture of luxury porcelain figures, designed by Valencian creators, and they are one of Valencia’s family owned companies with the biggest international presence.
In the surroundings there are impressive buildings such as the baroque National Ceramics Museum, located in what was once the Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, or the La Nave building, which is the oldest part of the University of Valencia. En route to the Calle Colon, you’ll find jewellery by Argimiro Aguilar, a lady’s paradise, as well as Max Mara, whose collections reproduce the most elegant of Italian styles. And if you are looking for gentlemen’s outfitters, then Hannover is a paradise of clothing and accoutrements, with a VIP room and outside terrace should you need a rest.