Cabanyal District – Valencia

The Salty Backstreets of Cabanyal District - Barrio El Cabanyal, Valencia Spain | Karoliina KaziThe Salty Backstreets of Cabanyal District - Barrio El Cabanyal, Valencia Spain | Karoliina Kazi

After a wonderful lunch at La Mas Bonita and a stroll along the Patacona beach, I continued my walk to The Cabanyal district, a colourful and salty former fishing quarter of Valencia.

The whole neighbourhood is delightfully crumbly and utterly charming. It won’t take you long to explore the place. The district originally housed rows of thatched fisherman’s cabins along the seafront, known as barracas. It’s worth strolling through this “open-air museum” while it still exists in this form – a protected historical zone filled with charisma.

The Salty Backstreets of Cabanyal District - Barrio El Cabanyal, Valencia Spain | Karoliina Kazi

I ended up walking up and down The Cabanyal district’s maze-like streets, parallel with the sea, filled with fishing cabins, tiled façades, pastel-coloured buildings and modernist structures for an hour or so. No two intricately tiled housefronts are the same. 

Before leaving, relax your feet in one of the two classic bodegas Casa Montaña or Casa Guillermo, and give a try some local treats: lunch-time paella, fried fish, a variety of tapas or just a good glass of wine.

The Salty Backstreets of Cabanyal District - Barrio El Cabanyal, Valencia Spain | Karoliina Kazi

The Cabanyal District

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8 Comments

  1. Jasmin N
    4th June 2018 / 9:37 am

    Oh my goodness what a lovely place😍 I really need a vacation before I go back to work again haha.

    • 4th June 2018 / 9:42 pm

      It was so full of character – definitely one of a kind!

  2. 4th June 2018 / 8:31 pm

    “…delightfully crumbly” — what an evocative description. It makes me think of coffee cake. lol

    • 12th June 2018 / 5:38 am

      Thank you, I’m so glad you like it 💗 Have a lovely week Kintan! xx

  3. helenevlacho
    7th June 2018 / 9:21 am

    Such a beautiful place! It has definitely its own identity, unique and traditional!

  4. 7th June 2018 / 11:33 am

    Walking in a place like this can never be tiring… it’s so beautiful…. you took lovely pictures

  5. Lara Olivia
    8th June 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Your photos are stunning! What a beautiful place. Your Instagram is also looking amazing btw! xo

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