Must-see attractions in Barrio del Carmen

  • Torres de Quart.

    Torres de Quart

    Barrio del Carmen

    Spain's most magnificent city gate is quite a sight from the new town. You can clamber to the top of the 15th-century structure, which faces towards…

  • Street view of Institut Valencià d’Art Modern.

    Institut Valencià d’Art Modern

    Barrio del Carmen

    This impressive gallery hosts excellent temporary exhibitions and owns a small but impressive collection of 20th-century Spanish art. The most reliably…

  • Torres de Serrano towers in Valencia.

    Torres de Serranos

    Barrio del Carmen

    Once the main exit to Barcelona and the north, the imposing 14th-century Torres de Serranos overlooks the former bed of the Río Turia. Together with the…

  • Convent Carmen

    Barrio del Carmen

    In the grounds of a former convent, this cultural space hosts everything from music and movies to yoga and debates. In the large garden, food is served…

  • L’Iber

    Barrio del Carmen

    With more than 95,000 pieces on display and over a million in total, L’Iber, set in a historic palace, claims to be the world’s largest collection of toy…

  • Museo de Etnología

    Barrio del Carmen

    This ethnographic display is very sleek and modern, a welcome relief after the overly didactic archaeological museum that shares the halls in the…

  • Centro del Carmen

    Barrio del Carmen

    Behind the church on the landmark Plaza del Carmen, this centre occupies the handsome Gothic cloister and rooms of the monastery that once backed it. It's…

  • La Beneficència

    Barrio del Carmen

    This complex has cultural events and also contains two contiguous museums: the Museo de Prehistoria and the Museo de Etnología, entered on a single ticket.

  • Museo de Prehistoria

    Barrio del Carmen

    Surely due a modish revamp soon, this overly comprehensive museum of archaeology has some excellent pieces and loads of interesting information, but pick…

  • Museo del Corpus

    Barrio del Carmen

    Behind tall doors rest Las Rocas, giant carts that are wheeled out to celebrate Valencia’s Corpus Christi festival. With their paintwork darkened with age…

  • Refugio de la Guerra Civil

    Barrio del Carmen

    One of several Republican air-raid shelters from the civil war around town, some of which can be visited, this was being rehabilitated as a cultural…