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Quartiere Spagnoli

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Address: Montecalvario, Naples, Italy
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No visit to Naples is complete without checking out the Spanish Quarter. Prior to entering the area, I had heard a mix of things from people saying the place could have crime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Worldcitizen1983
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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492 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Was an interesting area to walk in, seeing the stalls selling their nativity scenes, and other wares. We actually saw someone using a bucket to lift something up from street level to their balcony, which was interesting. However, wander away from the beaten track, which is very easy to do, and it quickly becomes very scary. Be aware of your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

No visit to Naples is complete without checking out the Spanish Quarter. Prior to entering the area, I had heard a mix of things from people saying the place could have crime. Honestly, when I first entered, it did look intimidating because of its reputation, and as I was walking around, there were occasional times it seemed a bit seedy.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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596 reviews
347 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

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

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Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

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 

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Port St Lucie, FL
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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.

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Paris, France
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2,030 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 792 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.

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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 

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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...

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