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Photo Diary: A Stroll Through Valencia’s Old Town Neighborhood of El Carmen

by Or Amir

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Valencia holds a special place in my heart. It was on my Spain bucket list for a long time, and when I finally got to go, I immediately felt at home. There’s just something so cozy about it; the mix of modern and old; the vivid yet relaxed vibe; its colors, smells, and tastes surrounding you wherever you go. And it does not get any cozier than Valencia’s old town, perhaps the city’s most attractive area.

I could give you a list of things to do in Valencia‘s old town, but there’s nothing like getting lost in it to feel its authentic charm. This intricate labyrinth of streets, alleyways, and squares is packed with everything a traveler needs; little cafes, restaurants, and shops; beautiful buildings and monuments; rich history. If that is not impressive enough, this district has a secret weapon: the marvelous neighborhood of El Carmen.

The best way I can describe El Carmen is ‘old town with a twist.’ It has all the classic characteristics of Valencia’s old town, but then you discover it is also a large canvas full of street art. Whether it is covering a giant wall or a tiny spot in the corner of the street, El Carmen’s street art is unmissable. Valencia is a colorful city all on its own, but El Carmen elevates it to a whole other level of liveliness. If you want to learn more about El Carmen’s street art, you can take a free walking tour.

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With the combination of traditional vibe and modern street art, I can honestly say that El Carmen is a neighborhood like no other. So what better proof is there than a photo diary to inspire you?

 

Valencia’s Old Town Photo Diary

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Valencia carmen district - colorful street

 

Valencia el carmen district - colorful building

 

Valencia's old town - street art

 

Valencia's old town - urban art

 

Valencia's old town - theatre

 

old town Valencia - el carmen neighborhood

 

el carmen Valencia - old street
Valencia old quarter - colorful el carmen

 

Valencia Spain old town - el carmen

 

Valencia's old town - typical streets

 

old Valencia - big mural

 

Valencia barrio carmen - street art 2

 

old quarter Valencia - colorful streets

 

Valencia barrio del carmen - square

 

del carmen Valencia - small street 2

 

Valencia carmen - small street

 

Valencia's old town - street art 4

 

Valencia barrio el carmen - sant jaume

 

Valencia's old town - streets
Valencia old city centre - cafe

 

old town Valencia Spain - bar

 

old city Valencia - alley

 

Valencia old city - little alley

 

barrio del carmen Valencia - portal

 

Valencia's old town - street art 3

 

Valencia's old town - street

 

Valencia's old town - wine shop

 

Valencia's old town - street art 5

 

Valencia el carmen - mural

 

After seeing how amazing Valencia’s old town is, check out my other photo diaries of Lake Garda, Obidos (Portugal), Malta, Warsaw, Budapest, and Vienna in winter!

 



Want to know more about Valencia? Continue reading all my posts about it here.

 

Looking for photos of Valencia Spain? Here is my dreamy photo diary of Valencia's old town that will surely ignite your wanderlust!

Looking for photos of Valencia Spain? Here is my dreamy photo diary of Valencia's old town that will surely ignite your wanderlust!

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