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Barrio del Carmen, Valencia

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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. Arrange to visit Barrio del Carmen and other attractions in Valencia using our Valencia holiday planner.
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  • Recommended by hotel reception, happy to spend time here - but do not come too early, it will be quiet before dark.  more »
  • This is where you get the best impression of Old Valencia. So many quiet streets to discover and the best is: There are still real people living here - not like other museum-type old towns  more »
  • There is something to do in every corner of the barrio. Its amazing beautiful shops to sit down and have a coffee for breakfast with a freshly made croissant and fresh orange juice. There are little b...  more »

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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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