Friday, 21 August 2015
Having undergone a total restoration in 2003, the Mercado de Colón is in wonderful condition, and seeing it for the first time is one of the best 'wow' moments Valencia has to offer. It's a giant brick arch capped with mosaics that capture a romantic scene from l'horta - the fields which surround the city.
The interior of the market has been designed to fully utilize Valencia's abundant sunlight and agreeable climate. The lateral walls are made of glass and can be opened, allowing a breeze to circulate through. The glass also creates an illusion that you're underneath a big tent, not within the confines of a large structure made of steel and brick.