El Carmen, Valencia
El Carmen; she’s both saint and sinner, offering ancient religious buildings, eclectic little shops and a blistering hot nightlife.
Dios mio! The Holy Grail has been found in Valencia’s cathedral—so say the locals and who are we to argue? El Carmen district has inspired many legends, but there’s nothing fictional about its moody gothic architecture, Roman relics and marvelous marketplace. Packed with bars, you’ll be doing penance back home.