Valencia is Spain’s third largest city and it is a paradise for shoppers. There are several popular shopping areas in the city, such as Calle Colón, as well as some smaller shopping centers and department stores. El Corte Inglés is one of the most famous department stores which has various locations throughout the city. In the outskirts of the city, you’ll find the bigger shopping malls, with Bonaire being the most notable. Whether you’re searching for a bargain or looking for a designer brand, you are sure to find what you are looking for here in Valencia! In this article we’ll take a look at the top 5 shopping malls in and around Valencia city center.
Bonaire Shopping Center
Located in Aldaia, approximately 20 minutes by car from the center of Valencia, Bonaire is one of the largest shopping centers in the Valencian Community. It has a total of 205 stores and an area of 135,000 square meters. In Bonaire you can find everything; from fashion to jewelry, books to electronics and a vast array of dining options, this is one place you don’t want to miss! It includes some popular names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Hollister, Primark, H&M, Zara and FNAC electronics. There are also lots of entertainment options such as Cinesa cinema, Bolera Big Fun for bowling or ice skating at Fun On Ice.
Address: Autovía del Este, Km. 345, 46960 Valencia.
If you prefer to stay closer to the city center, another great option is Aqua. It is located next to the City of Arts and Sciences. Here you’ll find most of the famous High-Street names, including Mango, Pull&Bear, Zara and Bershka as well as some more upscale fashion retailers. It also houses a full floor of restaurant chains, a sports center, a cinema, and don’t forget the Lego Fun Factory for kids!
Address: Carrer de Menorca, 19, 46023 Valencia
One of the oldest and most famous shopping malls in the city is El Saler. Also located at the City of Arts and Sciences, this beautiful modern complex has a wide selection of internationally known brands, a large Carrefour supermarket, a variety of restaurants to choose from and a luxury cinema. El Saler keeps families entertained as well as being a shopping haven for fashionistas.
Address: Av. del Professor López Piñero, 16, 46013 València.
Just north of El Carmen, on the far side of the Turia riverbed is the Nuevo Centro shopping center. It is one of the oldest shopping malls in Valencia but still offers a good variety of international food and retail outlets. It is probably best known for having a huge El Corte Ingles department store located within. El Corte Inglés is the only department store chain in Spain. It started as a tailor shop almost a century ago only to become the biggest department store group in Europe and the third biggest worldwide.
Address: Avenida Pio XII 2, 46009, Valencia Spain
Located in the chic neighborhood of Benimaclet and just a five minute walk from the Machado metro station you will find one of the newer shopping centers. It is smaller and more modern than our other options but boasts a nice array of restaurants and retail shops. You can find a lot of the usual international stores here such as H&M, Hollister, Mango, Pull and Bear and many more. There are also some nice dining options located within such as The Black Turtle, KFC, and Foster’s Hollywood amongst others. It is also located next to the Levante UD stadium (Estadio Ciudad de Valencia) so it could be a great idea to combine them for a visit!
Address: Carrer de Santa Genoveva Torres, 21, 46019 València
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