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Barrio del Carmen

Valencia, Spain (Sant Francesc)
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Ranked #18 of 143 attractions in Valencia
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Valencia, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Barcelona, Spain
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

El Barrio del Carmen is part of the 'old town' in Valencia and the best area to stay for a little holiday! Gorgeous architecture and inexpensive accommodation from hotels to holiday apartments.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is the place to eat in Valencia, with loads of bars and restaurants of a good standard. Just remember it's not cool to eat paella in the evening! There are plenty of streets to wander round with markets, artisan shops etc. We also enjoy the local graffiti, which is of an artistic standard and can be quite bitingly satirical... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

An evening stroll in to the "Barrio del Carmen", can be a good alternative to spend a pleasant moment. Many alternatives to restaurants and clubs of all kinds. A unique attraction, alternative and culturally interesting, being located in the historical center of the city, walking through it you can reach the main city attractions, such as the beautiful churches. It... More

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Vienna, Austria
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88 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Barrio del Carmen is the historic centre of Valencia. It is a relatively small area of the city but by far the most attractive. There is a buzz about this part of town helped by the dozens of restaurants and bars packed in tightly amid historical surroundings. El Carme is a good looking part of Valencia, Well known bulidings like... More

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Valencia, Spain
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121 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Well known to the people of Valencia as an area of cosmopolitan bars and bohemian nightlife. If you look around the twisting, ancient streets of this quite charming area, you may encounter some strange and wonderful places, from gay to gothic, jazz to reggae, and even weirder if you want serious alternative entertainment. If you check out a city map,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Being of an age where clubbing is a step too far, I can only recommend the area for its vibrancy and restuarants. Every type of food and drink seems to be available down at least one of the narrow streets that crisscross the area. Even at night, never felt threatened in the sidestreets. Good place to start exploring is the... More

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valencia, spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Wander through the winding alleyways, enjoy a meal in a quaint, small café and mingle with the crowd that multiples ten- fold after 12 midnight. Think carefully about hotels in the heart of this area as there MAY be street noise until wee hours in the morning, especially on the weekends.

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Valencia, Spain
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7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Lots of bars and restaurants as well as small shops. A good place to stroll during the day and to head to for a night out. The only down-side were all the drug sellers in the quieter streets and the dilapidation and squalor of some parts.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Some 20 years ago a person without illegal activities would avoid this area at all times, especially at night. Full of prostitutes, drug addicts, criminals, dirty, dingy, smelly, derelict buildings... How some money have changed things, it's amazing how some investment in the area has brought it back to its splendour. Lovely old fachades, gorgeous buildings, lots of shops, restaurants,... More

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