Experiencing Mercado Central in Valencia, Spain

Ahhhh, Mercado Central (or Mercat Central) is so much more than a market. Located in the old town (ciutat vella) of Valencia, Spain, the mercado itself was built in the 20th century. The architecture is incredibly beautiful and the market itself continues to allure tourists and locals alike. It is hands down one of my favorite places in the city of Valencia.

This central market is not only a great stop to stock up on local fruits, vegetable, spices, and meat, but touring the mercado is an “experience”. Read below to see how we like to spend a Saturday morning experiencing the Mercado Central of Valencia, Spain!Continue reading

Bravas in the Sun

And these are a few of my favorite things…

“Bravas in the Sun” encompasses all things I love about Spain.

To begin. Bravas. Some may believe they are just potatoes. Others may even have the nerve to call them french fries. Patatas Bravas are the holy grail of Spanish tapas. It would be difficult to find a restaurant without these warm, tasty, slightly spicy potatoes on the menu or even on display at the bar. Because of their tastiness and their veganess, I hereby declare it completely appropriate to forgo your typical pub crawl and instead, attempt a bravas crawl to discover your favorite bravas in Valencia.Continue reading