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Casco Antiguo

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Neighborhood: Sant Francesc
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See history happening in one area

Valencia has the biggest historical centre in Europe. You can see jew, muslim, middle age, romantic, victorian, modern and barroc architecture within the centre districts of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Valencia, Spain
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Valencia has the biggest historical centre in Europe. You can see jew, muslim, middle age, romantic, victorian, modern and barroc architecture within the centre districts of the city.

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Albinyana, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were very impressed by how clean and well preserved this old part of Valencia is. It is enjoyable just to have a leisurely stroll around and soak up the pleasant atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We spent hours just relaxing in this lovely area of Valencia. Our accommodation by the Cathedral for 4 nights lent itself to much browsing and relaxation

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

This part of town originates from the Roman time in 138 BC and is the area where the Christian wall was extended following the conquest of the Moors in 1238. The Serrano (1398) & Quart (1460) tower gates are the only remnants of the wall that survived the demolition in 1865 and is now bound by the tram route. It's... More 

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Javea, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Not really a destination, more an area to be aware of while walking through it possibly from the cathedral to the main square or the market. Lots of history and some excellent little bars.

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Almeria, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

For a great stroll go to the casco antiguo. A bit touristic but not over the top. Nice shops, streets, bars and restaurants

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Cadiz, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Valencia is an elegant city, with marvellous buildings. It has a French feel, with some amazing street art. What I noticed was the trees, which seem to be on every street, giving the city freshness and charm. It's not a really large city and the cathedral area gets quite crowded, but the narrow streets of the old town are marvellous... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I do not often think of this first of all, but the old part of Valencia seems quite safe. It struck me as a pleasing mix of locals and tourists walking around, not too many, not too few. The parts that were empty, weren't empty long, Nothing was eerie or threatening, nor was any part crowded. It made a lovely,... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Valencia is a small city which lends itself to being able to cover a lot of the important sites in a short visit. The Casco Antiguo is a must, highly recommend the free walking tour.

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New Paltz, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The art, the architecture, the food, the people, the setting itself is an utter pleasure, with fabulous architecture and magnificent towers. The church interiors are simply splendid and not to be overlooked. There are some wonderful hotels in the area as well.

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