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Quartieri Spagnoli

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Neighbourhood: Porto
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Address: Montecalvario, Naples, Italy
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We found this area after wandering around busy roads for hours. Thank goodness we did. Good atmosphere and lots to look at . Little cafes to be found around about too. Not good... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
lesley h
Retford, United Kingdom
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Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the place's ancient bad reputation I didn't feel any safety problems here at all, even visiting in the evening. Anyway, I simply found this neighbourhood absolutely ugly and unappealing; everything is grey, dirty and messy. I don't see any reasons why anyone would want to spend his or her time here. Unattractive, to say least.

Thank DottIng
West Palm Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I was looking for a specific address while in Naples in Sept. 2015 in order to locate someone from WW II. (No luck.) Our native born Neopolitan taxi driver drove us (two older females from USA) to the address and he said it was in the Spanish Quarter. His taxi would not fit through some of the narrow streets, so... More 

2 Thank Arlene S
Bucharest, Romania
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143 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Wandering the streets of the Spanish Quarter gives you the feeling of true Naples, what it is all about. The smell of the fabric softner all around, the rushing scooters and cars, the hustle and bustle, the people discussing, the coffee shops and the restaurants inviting you over for an espresso or pizza. The only downside: quite dirty at times.

1 Thank Simina31
Rijeka, Croatia
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1,353 reviews
1,164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 666 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Narrow streets, chaotic traffic and many small eateries are the main characteristic of this lively and real Naples’ district. It is a perfect place to feel and experience the authentic rhythm and atmosphere of the city. Just wander around the streets but be aware of the crazy scooters around you!

Thank Borzov
South Wales
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278 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I feel saddened when I read the negative reviews of this place. It is an area where people live and work it is not meant to be a Disneyland for tourists. Me and my wife, both in our 50s, spent a week here without feeling threatened or intimidated in any way. We ate and drank here regularly and enjoyed it... More 

6 Thank Jeffdee
Sofia, Bulgaria
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253 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Please do not try this with young children. The Spanish quarter is one of the most unsafe places in Naples, with very dirty, narrow streets. The quarter opens to Via Toledo and the difference between the two is striking. There a lot of cheap restaurants and pars in this quarter. Visited September 2015

Thank Milen D
Retford, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We found this area after wandering around busy roads for hours. Thank goodness we did. Good atmosphere and lots to look at . Little cafes to be found around about too. Not good for children though as it is very busy

1 Thank lesley h
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I almost didn't go here but very glad I did. From the map it was alot of close streets in tight formation which describes the area exactly. Quite alot of good shopping along the main street but I wandered some of the side streets and found alot of good restaurants lining up and down the narrow streets. Considered the "real"... More 

1 Thank chinomad60640
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The main purpose of my visit was Maradona's murals...took my pictures and headed down!! there wasn't any tourist around and the few people we met were 24 carat dodgy!! I think it worth a visit but a quick one just for the Napoli vibes.....

2 Thank Leo D
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is an area of many market stalls, fish, meat, tripe ( but not like home), fruit, clothes, lots that were not Italian, clothes from Nepal etc but not what you want in Italy. I did not feel at all threatened and think it's a great place to visit. I still carried my bag in front!!

Thank Mavourneen2015

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