The streets of Valencia are filled with shop windows exhibiting everything from handmade arts and crafts to the latest fashion designs. Fans, lace work, Manises ceramics and clothes are just some of the things you can buy in Valencia.
Whatever your likes and dislikes, in Valencia you are bound to find what you are looking for. The shopping possibilities are endless. Both the arts and crafts shops in the Ciutat Vella and the more modern establishments around Colón, the street markets and numerous shopping centres offer the visitor a wide and varied range of products.
Other useful information
Timetables: most shops open from 10am-2pm and from 4.30-8.30pm. The shopping centres open from 10am-9.30pm.
Sales: the winter sales generally begin in the second week of January and go on until the end of February, and the summer sales begin on 1 July and run until the end of August.
How to pay: most people pay in cash or with a credit card, when you must show your passport or identity card.
Tax free: residents from outside the European Union are entitled to have Value Added Tax (IVA) refunded on purchases of more than €90.15.
Valencia Card: this card can be bought in many hotels, estancos (licensed tobacconists) and newspaper stands, and it gives you interesting discounts in many shops, restaurants, shows and leisure centres. It also gives you free access to public transport in Valencia.
Did you know?
There are street markets every day in different parts of the city where you will find unusual items, clothing and antiques
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