Going shopping in Valencia, a huge variety
Valencia is a city for enjoying shopping
If you like shopping, you’ll have a great time in València. You’ll find the main international brands in our shops, as well as creations of young designers, artisans and the best vintage clothes.
The historic centre is the shopping area par excellence. Culture, modernity, tradition and fashion coexist in the streets of Colón, Poeta Querol, Don Juan de Austria, Jorge Juan, Cirilo Amorós, La Paz and others nearby.
If you are looking for something more alternative, you should take a stroll through the areas of el Carmen and Ruzafa to discover their small shops and workshops at your own pace. In el Carmen we recommend the Tapinería Market, a creative, commercial and culinary space with temporary flea markets.
If what you want is an artisanal souvenir or typical Valencian products to take home, the ceramic and hand-made lace stands at the Plaza Redonda are perfect. And if it coincides with your visit, from 2nd May until Corpus Christi, there is a traditional market called L’Escuraeta that takes place in Plaza de la Reina, near the cathedral.
Trading times in Valencia
Generally, shops are open from 10am until 9pm from Monday to Saturday. Although in central and touristic areas, some places open on Sundays with a shorter timetable; they normally open at around 11 or 12 o’clock in the morning.
Sales in València
- Winter season sales: from 7th January until the end of February.
- Summer season sales: from 1st July until 31st August.
- Some establishments also have sales at other times of the year.
Buying Tax Free in València
Travellers from outside the European Union can request a tax return of the purchases made in Spain. If you spend more than €90.16 in TAX FREE establishments, remember to ask for the PLANET PAYMENT or GLOBAL BLUE cheque at the shop. To request a refund you can go to the Tourist Information Office located on Calle de la Paz.
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