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Barrio del Carmen

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Address: Valencia, Spain
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A Lot Of Atmosphere And Character

Walk the winding streets through old houses and shops to get a good feel for old Valencia. The is a great deal of graffiti which is a pity but that disappears when the roller... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Noosa Heads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Walk the winding streets through old houses and shops to get a good feel for old Valencia. The is a great deal of graffiti which is a pity but that disappears when the roller shutter and rolled up. Check the guide books as there are some interesting restaurantsin the area.

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you want to see the old Valencia this is the place to go. It lies with the walls of the old Valencia city enclosed by the Torres de Serrano. It's got losts of alternative shops and restaurants and night clubs. Some roads are still made of stone and you can imagine the bygone years when horses and charts where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

So nice strolling around in this neighborhood. Close to the Turia Gardens and lots of cozy cafes. Beautiful old part of town and seems very local and not too turisty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I loved the tiny little streets full of popular restaurants and tapas bars which offer reasonable daily menu so that you can try all the traditional food as you take a stroll down all these streets.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Really interesting and exciting part of central old town Valencia, but can be a bit noisy at night. The Spanish go out late and stay out late so might not be best place to stay - but great to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Truly lovely area giving a real old Valencian experience. Bars and restaurants everywhere, however unfortunately we were there the day after their public holiday and not during peak tourist season so most places were closed/closing early. Did manage to have a drink in one of the small bars. Can tell that this area is a gem during summer nights. Beware:... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Carmen has got churches, shops, cafes, bars, museums etc. It's not on the world tourist maps like Rome or Paris, but it has much smaller crowds and lower prices. There are some old Roman or Moorish ruins here and there, but it has centuries of culture, while there are always cool bars, restaurants, clubs etc for the young dudes to... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is the heart of the old Valencia, a deep contract with the modern and urbanized parts of this vibrant city. Go there, shop small, eat tapas and drink wine or bear, forget the daily troubles, but beware pick-pockets!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I lived in Barrio del Carmen for 4 months in the spring. I was amazed at the gorgeous street art at every turn. I spent entire days walking around taking pictures of art. There are lots of great shops and restaurants (as well as clubs and bars) to explore both day and night. I highly recommend spending some time here... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Doesn't matter if you are in Tapas Plan or dinner plans. There are hundreds of recommended restaurants in the area, nighttime bars and other attractions. You won't regret it. Better in summer time but it's a busy area all year long.

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