The market of L’Escuraeta in Valencia

The Mercado de l’Escuraeta returns to the Plaza de la Reina in Valencia and is where artisans come to sell their hand-crafted goods.

market of L’Escuraeta

The market begins on the second Sunday of May for the day of the Patron Saint of the Virgen de los Desamparados and runs until the Sunday of Corpus Christi. This year the days are May 12th through June 23rd.

The origin of the market dates back to the time of James I when merchants placed stores next to the Cathedral to sell their works. The tradition has lasted until today, and that’s why these days the Plaza de la Reina, in the part near the Puerta de los Hierros de la Seo, the Mercado de l’Escuraeta is celebrated throughout the month of May, coinciding with the feast of the Virgin.


The market has 28 stalls selling ceramic products that include traditional Valencian kitchen utensils and terracotta pots.

Schedule: The market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (some stalls may start at 10:00 and pack up around 9:00 p.m.)

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