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Quartiere Spagnoli

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Address: Montecalvario, Naples, Italy
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Interesting to look at but feels unsafe after dark

This is the quarter built to house Spanish military during the 16th century and looks it. Very narrow streets, old crumbling buildings patched many times, hanging laundry, mainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the quarter built to house Spanish military during the 16th century and looks it. Very narrow streets, old crumbling buildings patched many times, hanging laundry, mainly residential with little trattorias and restaurants and some shops close to the Via Toledo. After work everyone hangs out on the streets and there are many youths on scooters, speeding dangerously or... More 

Thank moorejjbb
Phoenix, Arizona
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284 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has color, flavor, noise, smells, clutter, and maybe a little danger. Definitely for day ventures only. For some it will be a learning experience, for others distasteful. It's all of it. One thing it is genuine

Thank Mike K
Los Angeles, California
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1,587 reviews
1,008 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Quartiere Spagnoli is something that should be reserved for the adventurous because you're placing yourself in definite potential harm's way. Jam packed with locals of every color, creed and nationality, it's more like the seedier parts of Hong Kong. TIP: If you do venture in, remove your watches and jewelry and keep ID, Passport & money close to... More 

Thank David B L
Port St Lucie, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

You MUST wander down one of the market streets to absorb some of the true flavor of Naples! Countless market stalls, food vendors, hawkers, small shops. Good place to buy cheap souvenirs and ask the seller's permission to take his foto as well - it'll make your inexpensive purchases much more memorable.

1 Thank Quasimama
Paris, France
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2,034 reviews
1,571 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 775 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Spanish quarter is one of the poorest and crowds part of Napoli, with 80 000 people per square meter. Consequently, you have to be careful with petty theft if you are walking there at night. Otherwise, you may enjoy seeing the palazzi and via Toleda, and walking in the narrow streets.

Thank sipivu
St Neots, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The best pizzerias and cafes are in this area, several family owned business have that "Welcome to my restaurant/cafe/tavern sit and feel at home" kind of feel but this area is... one word? Sketchy. Within the first 5 hours of being there someone tried (YES TRIED) to pickpocket me, failed miserably as I grew up in a very similar place... More 

1 Thank Lau815
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Visited on a rainy day having taken the train from Sorrento. Read all the reviews, " look for the real Napoli, the soul of Napoli". The Bad: cobblestones are slippy when wet, shops have the usual trinkets, everybody tries to sell you something. The Ugly: the waste and junk on the floor. Unimaginable. The Good: decided to cut our losses... More 

1 Thank Jan K
Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Used to live here for one year. It is an amazing neighborhood. In fact people are nice and helpful, inside quartiere spagnoli you can find a lot of cheap and tasty restaurants or cafes ( like Nenello). Don't be afraid to visit it and sightsee, Napolitani won't bite;). Avoid during evenings though...

1 Thank ThatGrumbler
Krakow, Poland
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30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is not a place for sensitive tourists, but if you really want to feel Naples it is a MUST SEE district. Narrow streets, lots of locals, small shops and crazy scooter drivers. And I did not get it dangerous at night as many people claims.

2 Thank bns_lukasz
Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Be careful that you don't get hit by a scooter - if you survive, you can enjoy the "real" Naples with a reasonably priced lunch or dinner. Within a few streets of the Via Toledo are a number of fine trattatoria. I loved several of them (see other reviews). The rest looks like the lower east side of New York... More 

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