Amy Baker Writes
Author and Freelance Writer
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A visit to Valencia isn’t complete without an adventure around the winding streets of Valencia old town – or as it’s better known, El Carmen. The barrio is book-ended by Torres de Quart and Torres de Serranos – the old city walls, runs as far north as the IVAM Museum and as far south as Plaza de la Reina. This is a gorgeous corner of the city, perfect for getting lost in on steamy days and nights. It’s also where much of the city’s nightlife is – although forget the super clubs you’ll find down at Valencia beach – El Carmen is all about cosy bars in hidden plazas and drinks and tapas in candlelit vermuterias and tascas… with the odd place to dance thrown in for good measure. While El Carmen may be one of the more touristy corners of Valencia – away from the main hotspots, you’ll experience a slice of the laid-back magic that characterises this relaxed Spanish city.

Read my full guide to Valencia Old Town on a budget over on Hostelworld.

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