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Barrio del Carmen

Valencia, Spain (Sant Francesc)
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Ranked #20 of 152 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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137 reviews 137 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Must visit for small, quaint bars and restaurants (after 9m though); but also you can walk through earlier in the day to visit.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very nice part of town with lots of restaurants and nightlife. It is also beautiful during the day. Just walk around and discover the beauty of this downtown district.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is as well beautiful like everything in Valencia. it's a party place. Lots of interesting, very interesting graffiti, clubs, restaurants and so on. Nice to walk around.

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Fortaleza, CE
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226 reviews 226 reviews
204 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This neighbourhood is part of the historical city center. It is a nice place to walk around and see the architecture.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Old town area of Valencia. A maze of streets but some of the best bars and restaurants. Be sure to try the bars in Placa Lisboa, San Juan near Tossal and Negrita on Calletrava. All great. See separate reviews on restaurants. Good vibe in the area, worth visiting or staying in the area.

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Looe, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a terrific quarter of old Valencia - with lots of good bars, little restaurants, and good music joints. Start the evening in the Plaza del Carmen, or perhaps San Jaume, with a jug of Agua de Valencia (a Valencia version of sangria - made with cointreau, orate juice and cava).

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Montreal, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

this barrio is my favorite. it is in the old town, between the ancient walls. it is very nice and traditional, you can find very nice restaurants and stores. it is the place where to find something to buy for a gift.. something that is not common and touristic. If you can, try to find an hotel here!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The oldest and nicest part of Valencia. It comes alive around 6pm when Valencians go for a walk. Lots of little bars and restaurants, but be careful with the tourist traps!

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

perfect place for a short/long and relaxing work. nice old builduings and lovely small shops, galeries and bars.

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Valencia, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

nice bars, great food, cool people. we stayed with a friend who lived in el carmen. it was nice experience for carmen is part of the historic valencia. it has everything you need to have a good time. the food in the bars was delicious and the drinks were cheap. it is also great place to be during weekends for... More

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