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Casco Antiguo

Valencia, Spain (Sant Francesc)
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Ranked #17 of 152 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I guess you have to know where you are going but if, like us, you just wander into the barrio looking for the atmosphere, its a little like walking through a pedestrianized suburb of east London. Not recommended unless you are a fan of graffiti!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

You can go to the top of the old gate where bows and arrows were shot. You can also shop or stop and get an espresso or coffee. Tge views are amazing!

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

You can only really know Valencia after you have wandered round the Carmen district looking at all the great independent shops and stopped off for tapas, ice cream, horchata or (lunchtime only!) paella. There is also some fantastic architecture here and history around every corner. The downside for some is that graffiti is common. However, there is some artistic and... More

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Almeria, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I love the old part of town, with all the restored old buildings, very clean and lots of tapas bars to meander around.

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Valencia, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Worth getting lost in. A maze of little streets, curious shops, pedestrian squares. Most has avoided over-gentrification. Good for walking or biking. Relatively small so can be nicely explored in an afternoon.

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Portimao, Portugal
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

El Carmen is one of the biggest old town districts in Europe, and it makes it a great place to visit - the number of quiet streets, old churches, charming squares, good restaurants and museums makes El Casco Antiguo a perfect place to visit if you want to see the real Mediterranean city atmosphere.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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211 reviews 211 reviews
185 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Valencia centre is pleasant and lively although not as pretty as Sevillia or Palma de Mallorca there are lovely spots.

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Tortona, Italy
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920 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Undoubtedly one of the reasons to go to Valencia to visit this famous district, a wonderful place, walking the streets of Old Town exudes the essence and history of this incredible city. Beautiful churches, old buildings, squares, historical monuments, in short, it is poetry for the eyes.

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London
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831 reviews 831 reviews
629 attraction reviews
556 helpful votes 556 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Get a real feel for Valencia by walking these old city streets. Very safe, very interesting. Many of them pedestrianized. Many of them still being driven down (how?) by todays modern cars. Each alleyway, will in a very short amount of time emerge onto a plaza where you can rest, take a coffee and watch the world go by. Look... More

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the hague holland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Just walk around and enjoy the warm feeling Valencia brings to you! The small old streets are beautiful and even with a wheelchair easy to wander around.

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