Valencia is Spains third largest city and so it comes as no surprise that the shopping possibilities are endless. From open air flea markets, craft shops and shopping malls to the latest in designer fashions, Valencia has it all.

 The region produces Lladró porcelain, Manises stoneware, and glassware. Local craftspeople take pride in their azulejos -- brightly colored ceramic tiles, first developed during the Muslim occupation. All kinds of ceramics are produced and other artisan products include lace, basket work,silk goods and hand crafted fans.

For the fashion conscious, the place to head for is Calle Colon and the surrounding district. Here you will find famous names such as Emporio Armani,  Zara, Cortefiel , Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Stradivarius, Pull and Bear and Springfield as well as the famous department store El Corte Ingles and Spanish designers including Adolfo Dominguez and Purificacion Garcia. Calle Jorge Juan has shops for shoes, hand bags and accessories.

Calle Poeta Querol has shops for  Hermès, Loewe man, Loewe woman, Louis Vuitton, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Roberto Cavalli, with Alex Vidal not far away.

La Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the Town Hall Square  has some really great boutiques for men and women - For Dolce & Gabbana, Armand Basi, Donna Karan, Bill Tornade, Helmunt Lang, Armani Jeans, and Calvin Klein, to name a few.

Foodies will not be disappointed with the Central Market and numerous delicatessens to stock up on hams, chorizos, cheeses, wines, fresh spices, nuts and dried fruits  and the perfect rice for that Paella.



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