The Market of Val, inspired by Les Halles in Paris, opened in 1892, and its last renovation was in 1982, to celebrate its centenary. It's the oldest market in the city and could do with being restored to adapt to modern times, because it looks a little outdated.
This Renaissance palace is one of the most remarkable buildings of Medina and has been declared a historical monument. It was built of brick, limestone and granite in the sixteenth century by order of Philip II, and was designed by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón.
The façade of brick arches stands out from the building, above pillars of ashlar limestone; it has three entryways made of stone, on which you can see the royal shields and arms of Philip II. The interior is rectangular and is divided into three naves, designed lengthwise, separated by two rows of eight Tuscan columns that support semicircular arches. Nowadays it houses the food market. It is open from nine to three in the afternoon every day except Thursday.