We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Casco Antiguo

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Sant Francesc
As featured in One Day in Valencia
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Valencia, Spain
Website
Today
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Book In Advance
More Info
$184.47*
and up
Valencia Private Walking Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 736 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lovely old centre...full of great buildings

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Bob E
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

736 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 82: English reviews
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

Helpful?
Thank Bob E
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
703 reviews
503 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank T-Bird1974
Javea, Spain
Level Contributor
259 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank felipehavana
Almeria, Spain
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank Kariniii
Cadiz, Spain
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Helpful?
Thank Cudyll
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank nycexpatagain
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
Thank Melissa M
New Paltz, NY
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank JoseMM-L
Valencia, Spain
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The historic center of Valencia is not indifferent and is full of little secrets that go unnoticed on a first visit. It's essential to wander off the tourist circuits to find charming places like The House of Cats (Museu street), the urban street art of El Carmen, the charming street of Paulau and Trinquete de Caballeros and the St. John's... More 

Helpful?
Thank MarkValencia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Valencia's old town is beautiful with its architecture and tiled balconies, pretty windows and cobbled streets. With some great attractions, lovely squares, shops and restaurants. One can easily spend a couple of days just wandering.

Helpful?
Thank Steve L

Travelers who viewed Casco Antiguo also viewed

 
Valencia, Province of Valencia
Valencia, Province of Valencia
 

Been to Casco Antiguo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Casco Antiguo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?