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Casco Antiguo

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Beautiful Architecture

We were there for "Las Fallas" and stayed right by the Ayuntaminto. This was ideal for experiencing "La Mascleta" every day of the festival as well as the processions and burning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We were there for "Las Fallas" and stayed right by the Ayuntaminto. This was ideal for experiencing "La Mascleta" every day of the festival as well as the processions and burning of the ninots on the final night.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We don´t have many of these back home... so a stroll around streets with hundreds years of history is quite nice!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Find yourself a GPS, kidding, and go into the casco antiguo. The buildings, plazas, museums, churches, restaurants, cafes and yes, even hotel caro, that you will find here are amazing. A must see when in Valencia. Don't miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice for a walk! I was in this area during a visit to Valencia for the Las Fallas festival back in 2006. It is really nice to just walk around and get a coffee or food or just to explore.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Casco Antiguo is the area around the Cathedral and the Basilica of the Virgin of the Helpless, as well as the Plaza de la Virgen, where one can see the very beautiful fountain. This area can be walked by visitors and one can find many restaurants where one can eat and be refreshed. There are also many tourist stores.

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Madrid, Spain
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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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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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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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