What Souvenirs To Buy In Valencia
Looking for what souvenirs to buy in Valencia? There are plenty of shops, where you can find just the perfect gift according to your taste. Use this list of 5 popular souvenir ideas.
Typical Souvenirs To Buy In Valencia
Spanish wine is much more than the world famous Rioja… Furthermore, one of the greatest things about wines in Spain is that they have a fantastic price-quality ratio!
So why not take home a bottle? For example, a typical sweet white wine “Mistela”. Coupled with a bottle of the indigenous dry red wine Bobal, they would make a perfect gift! It is worth noting that the Bobal grape variety grows exclusively in this region. Try it on my tapas & wine tour!
There are 3 wine-producing areas in Valencia. They output certificate of origin (denominación de origen) whites, rosé wines and reds.
Here are some of the top local producers: Murviedro, Celler del Roure, Vegamar.
Predominant grape varieties in Valencia are: Bobal, Tempranillo, Moscatel (Muscat or Moscato), Merseguera, Malvasía, Sauvignon Blanc.
Where to buy wine: get expert advice at specialised shops. For example, Bodegas Biosca in Ruzafa. Bodeguero Navarro is another option. It is located halfway between the Old Town and the port. Additionally, at the El Corte Inglés department stores – in Club Gourmet section.
Valencia Football Club T-shirt – For Soccer Fans
As one of things to do in Valencia, soccer fans might want to consider visiting the Valencia Football Club store.
The local football club’s t-shirt may be a great souvenir for soccer fans. The biggest Valencia CF store is located near the City Hall – Plaza de Ayuntamiento.
Artisan Ceramics & Porcelain – A Colorful Endearing Souvenir
Granted that Valencia is world famous for its porcelain and ceramics, one of the best souvenirs to buy in Valencia is its kitchenware.
By the way, if you love ceramics, you might enjoy visiting the Ceramics Museum located in the precious Palace del Marqués de dos Aguas.
It is fun to serve olives and other aperitifs in beautiful bright porcelain plates back at home. In addition, consider the simple brown clay pots. They are traditionally used for oven-baking.
Where to buy ceramics: in Plaza Redonda and adjacent streets, and the shops inside and outside of the Central Market.
Traditional Wicker and Leather Items – For Crafts Lovers
Different from bigger metropolitan Spanish cities, the old traditional crafts are still very much on display in Valencia.
So if you like artisan traditional wicker and leather items you can find them in shops around the Central Market.
A Top Extra Virgin Olive Oil – A Great Souvenir For Cooks
Did you know that Spanish olive oil was the most precious one in the Roman Empire? With this in mind, why not get a bottle of the local liquid gold? Aceite de oliva extra virgen is great on a piece of toast with some fresh tomato and salt.
It is one of the healthiest fats out there, too.
Some of the top Valencian olive oils are:
- “Pagos del Guerrer” by Cooperativa de Moixent
- Organic “Mozaira” from the town of Chelva
- “Lágrima” by Cooperativa Viver in Castellón.
You can buy them at El Corte Inglés supermarkets or the Central Market.