Valencia is a great shopping destination. The traditional area for shopping is the historic centre with the following being the main commercial streets: Colón, Poeta Querol, Don Juan de Austria, Jorge Juan, Cirilo Amorós and La Paz. These and adjacent streets house a combination of culture, modernity, tradition and fashion.
The ultimate in alternative shopping is in the Barrio del Carmen neighbourhood, and especially Tapinería Market, an area combining creativity, trade and cuisine with transient
street markets. The lively, inspirational Ruzafa neighbourhood, where everyday life coexists alongside artistic and intellectual movements, offers exclusive fashion boutiques.
Plaza Redonda is a real classic for handicrafts and products typical of the region, with stalls selling ceramics and bobbin lace.
In Plaza de la Reina, next to Valencia Cathedral, Escuraeta Market is held from the second Sunday in May until Corpus Christi, with a wide variety of handcrafted products and ceramics.
Shops are usually openfrom Monday to Saturday between 10:00 and 20:30. Some shops situated in central or tourist areas may open on Sundays, though opening times are later, typically around 11:00 or 12:00.
The main sales periods usually run from 7 January until the end of February and from 1 July until 31 August. Many establishments also run sales promotions at other times of the year.
Visitors from outside the European Union are able to request a VAT refund on any purchases over €150, provided they request a PREMIER TAX FREE or GLOBAL BLUE cheque in-store. VAT Return Service
TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE IN CALLE DE LA PAZ with service available for non-EU residents for purchases over €150 made in establishments with Premier Tax Free and Global Blue services.