It is not even clear when the Mercado of San Pedro Nolasco was erected. The municipality claims that it was “put in operation in early 80’s”, however recently an old picture of the market from 1959 emerged on the blog: “Valenciablancoynegro” adding more confusion to the story.
The bottom line – it is still rather “no-go” zone despite the fact, that it is so close to major tourist attractions like for example Turia Park and Torres de Serranos.
As of today, the Municipal Mercado San Pedro Nolasco is open only on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am till 1:30 pm thanks to the owners of the Charcuteria Milagros and few local residents trying to keep the tradition alive. Despite the fact that the market is mostly empty, individual stores seem to be in good shape ready to bring life, colors and unique atmosphere to this today almost abandoned place.