The center of the laid-back refuge is in Barrio del Carmen, the slowly reviving ancient quarter with winding brick streets where young gypsies perform flamenco guitar solos and old men are glued to transistor radios. Over the last decade, artists and expatriates have been restoring the old Baroque and Gothic buildings, and are setting up pocket-size cafes, bars and art galleries, each with its own homespun character. During the day, duck into hole-in-the-wall art galleries tucked among the ornate churches and fragrant orange trees. Espai Visor Palomar, 8; , which exhibits local and international photographers, is on the fourth floor of a rickety apartment building where the owners live. Art is hung in a narrow hallway, and during receptions, the crowd spills out onto the terrace, which is just a slanted roof with some plants.
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Bario del Carmen is peaceful during the day and bursting with life at night. El Carmen is officially located in the north east of the old town behind Plaza de la Virgin and near Torres de Serranos and Torres de Quart. This part of the medieval old town is famous for the many cafes, bars and restaurants. There are many attractions in this area of the old town plus you are also very close to the lovely Turia Gardens.
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El Mercado Central Interior Valencia is Spain's third largest city - before your visit it is worth gaining an understanding of each of the districts in the city. Some of the most popular areas of the city include the old town El Carmen , the marina, the beach, the old river bed which is now a park area and the residential area of El Cabanyal. This page will provide you with descriptions of some of the most important parts of the city. There is an explanation of each area plus links to information or photo pages about some of the attractions in that area. Click here to book your Valencia Public Transport Card, which gives you free access to public transport in Valencia for up to 3 days.