Barrio del Carmen, Valencia

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The history of Barrio del Carmen dates to the 14th century, but the neighborhood today has a reputation for a bohemian attitude and an array of nightlife options. Many of the refurbished old buildings here house bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants. Venues put on live music ranging from jazz to rock to reggae. Although the streets form a maze, the neighborhood is compact and therefore easy to explore. Add Barrio del Carmen to your Valencia travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Valencia trip itinerary planner.
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  • This whole area is brilliant for photo opportunities and you could spend ages here just taking photos. There are plenty of areas to sit and drink coffee as well as places to eat. You could easily spen...  more »
  • Wonderful area of Valencia where you can find everything and you can enjoy living in a wonderful city. Highly recommended to walk through the streets.
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  • Area shopping and leisure in Valencia which we could describe as city centre. In this neighborhood concentrate large number of cafés bars and restaurants as well as the most emblematic buildings of the city.
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Where to stay in Valencia

The Valencia city center is hugged by a river bed-turned park that leads down to the City of Arts and Sciences and harbor area. Stay along the river to be no more than a pleasant stroll away from some of the main neighborhoods and attractions. The popular El Carmen neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, is known for its bohemian atmosphere and historical architecture, making it a popular area for daytime tourism and lively nightlife. For a selection of newer hotels and well-known shops, you can opt to stay in the city's commercial district of Colon Street, only a short walk from the old center and well-connected by the metro. For a laid-back, sun-filled retreat, El Cabanyal is a quiet residential neighborhood near the city's main beach.
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