Shopping in Valencia

Shoppen in Valencia

A day of shopping, going from shop to shop. Some love it, others prefer to run hard from it… However, shopping in Valencia is more fun than you think! Thanks to small boutiques, vintage shops, but also because you can see so many beautiful things of the city while shopping, shopping in Valencia can be an ideal day out for everyone. Add to this the fact that there is always a sunny terrace waiting for you to recharge at the end (and in between) and your perfect day is complete.

In this blog, we will tell you everything you need to know about shopping in Valencia, such as which shops you can find where, as well as opening hours, Sunday Shopping and, not to be overlooked: the sales.

Shopping area in Valencia city

The main shopping street in Valencia is Calle Colon, where you’ll find popular retail chains like H&M, Bershka, Zara, Lefties, and Mango. This long street stretches from Estacion del Norte almost all the way to Turia Park.

The end is more or less where the El Corte Inglés is located (the second branch, seen from the Estacion del Norte). What many shoppers often overlook is that there is another very charming shopping street here, Calle de Don Juan de Austria. With its terraces in the middle, it is an atmospheric street and with popular shops like Sephora, Primor, a large Zara and here and there a smaller boutique shop, also really worth a visit.

Tucked away in the same shopping district, you’ll also find a Primark (Calle Russafa) and a Mango Outlet (Calle Xativa).

Luxury shopping in Valencia city

The more upscale shops in Valencia are mainly located in the El Pla del Remei district, an elegant neighborhood adjacent to Calle Colon. Here, you’ll find stores from various (Spanish) designers like Adolfo Dominguez and Javier Simorra, as well as shops such as Sandro, COS, Kookaï, and Boss Men. For luxury shopping, you can also visit the two branches of department store El Corte Inglés on Calle Colon, one focusing on home and lifestyle and the other on fashion and beauty.

In this district, you’ll also discover the stunning Mercado Colon, featuring stalls with handmade accessories and spots to relax with a fresh cup of coffee or a refreshing horchata.

From El Pla del Remei, you can head to Calle Pascual y Genis, where you’ll find a Max Mara store. Then, you’ll reach Calle de Poeta Querol and its extension, Calle del Marqués de Dos Aguas, home to shops such as Loewe, Boss Women, and Carolina Herrera.

El Corte Ingles kerst Valencia

Boutique shops in Valencia

In the Ruzafa and El Carmen districts, you can find some boutiques and specialty shops, as well as others scattered around the shopping area, particularly in the side streets. These include jewelry shops, stores with Valencian ceramics, gift shops, and some clothing stores. Here are a few of our favorites:

Ruzafa: Musgo Bazar (gift shop), Rehabita (gift & home decor), Diseño 43 (gift & home decor, lots of ceramic pots, etc.), Villamax (atelier of clothing designer Gonzalo Villamax, who is often present in the shop!), Tolula (handmade ornaments), Ultrasound (record shop), and The Espanista (gifts, specialties).

El Carmen: Mandala (jewelry), AlVent (jewelry), Wakanda (clothing), Straganza (clothing), Parais Store (clothing), and El Raconet (ceramics).

Boetiekje in Ruzafa

Vintage shops in Valencia

Crazy about second-hand and vintage shops? Then the Ruzafa district is the place to be. Here, you’ll find shops like Trinity Vintage, Madame Mim, Old Style Vintage, and many more second-hand stores. There are also vintage shops in Ruzafa that alter clothing to create completely new items. Some of these include Aieclé (there are two in Ruzafa), Lale by Aieclé, and Reborn Vintage.

You can also find some vintage shops in the El Carmen district.

Vintage winkel Valencia

Shopping malls in Valencia

Valencia also has several shopping malls worth visiting. Convenient because all the shops are close together, but also ideal when the weather is not so good, or when it is very hot (air conditioning!). Here are some shopping malls not to miss.

El Saler
This shopping centre is closest to Valencia’s city centre, next to Ciudad de las Artes y las Sciencas to be specific, on the side of the Monteolivete district. You will find the well-known chain shops such as H&M, Zara, Desigual and a Carrefour Hypermercado (= very large supermarket with a large home range as well). On the top floor, you will find several restaurants and a cinema. Make sure you navigate to El Saler Centro Commercial, otherwise you might end up on the beach.

A visit to this shopping centre is easy to combine with El Saler, as you cross the Turia park and you are there! You’ll find chain shops like Flying Tiger, Guess and Bimba y Lola, a Lego Fan Factory and several restaurants and a cinema. From the Aqua mall, you also have a great view of Ciudad de las Artes y las Sciencas. Also convenient: right next to the mall is a branch of El Corte Inglés.

Nuevo Centro
Also along the Turia Park, near the Campanar district, you will find the Nuevo Centro shopping centre. Some of the retailers you will find here are Oysho, Massimo Dutti, Mango and Pull&Bear. You will also find two branches of El Corte Inglés here. Many restaurants can be found, some with terraces, and there is a mini fairground for the little ones.

This is located more off Benimaclet and Alboraya, next to the current Levante football stadium. It has more or less the same retail chains, including Bershka, H&M and Stradivarius and a number of restaurants. Its location just outside the city centre means it is often just a bit quieter, plus you can park there for three hours for free.

Gran Turia
This shopping centre is located well outside the city centre and more inland, near the V-30 motorway. Although the range of clothes shops is not as large as at the other centres, it is a good place for housing, sports and other speciality shops. Among others, you will find a Jysk, Sprinter, Druni and, soon, an Action! You will also find several restaurants and a cinema.

This one is located outside Valencia city, off Valencia Airport, but is definitely worth mentioning because of its size. It consists of a section with the well-known chains, including Zara, H&M and Primark, an Outlet section including Nike, Guess and Hunkemöller and a home area, including a Leroy Merlin and Maison du Monde. There are also many restaurants and a cinema.

Opening hours of shops in Valencia

Shops in Valencia generally have generous opening hours, ranging from 9:00 am to 10:00 am to 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm and some even a little later. This is the case almost every day of the week. So if you wonder whether Valencia has shopping nights; Valencia has shopping nights every day! On the other hand, some shops close at noon for the ‘siesta‘, usually between 2 pm and 5 pm. The larger retail shops, however, just stay open.

Crush winkel Valencia

Sunday Shopping in Valencia

Does Valencia offer Sunday shopping? Yes, but not all year round. From mid-June to mid-January, Valencia’s shops are open on Sundays, in the Calle Colon shopping area and the aforementioned malls. In the other half of the year, that area is completely deserted on Sundays. In Valencia’s old town in particular, you will see some shops here and there that do open all year round on Sundays. These shops mainly target tourists.

Sale in Valencia

In Spain there are two fixed periods a year when the sales are on. In Spanish, this is called ‘Rebajas‘. It usually starts in the 1st week of January and the 1st week of July. The sale usually runs well into the season, with the discounts getting higher and higher. Some shops start discounting their collections a little earlier, but generally, July and January are the months to put in your calendar as a bargain shopper.

Valencia, the perfect shopping city

So Valencia is a perfect city for shopping, whether you are here temporarily or live here. Want to read more about what makes Valencia a great city to live in? Check out the news articles on our website.

Looking to buy your own home in Valencia city or region? Then check out the Dream Properties Valencia website.

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