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Casco Antiguo

Valencia, Spain (Sant Francesc)
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Ranked #15 of 143 attractions in Valencia
Type: Neighborhoods
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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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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452 attraction reviews
384 helpful votes 384 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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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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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

As old classical cities, the Casco Antiguo offers you on day a great foot visit and night a great "night out" option, Don't be ashamed to look inside the houses,,,,,great Gothic palaces from XIV till XVI century. Looking well you will find rest of the original wall surrounding Valencia and old gates as Portal de la Valldigna

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

It is difficult to articulate the experience of wandering around the Old Town. No house is the same as its neighbours. An old door will hide a lovely piazza. The architecture will change dramatically. Every building seems to co-exist separately and collectively. Graffiti and class.

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