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The best of Valencia's district: Campanar

Valencia city’s 4th district is called Campanar, which was a settlement formerly known by this name and has an urban centre that has managed to maintain the same appearance from its past. It consists of 4 neighbourhoods known as Campanar, Les Tendetes, El Calvari and Sant Pau. Between 1836 and 1987 this northwestern territory of Valencia formed an independent municipality before it was annexed once again to Valencia.

Special features of the district

The origin of Campanar dates back to the mid-thirteenth century on lands that barely had a handful of houses and an interesting number of Muslim farmsteads around Rascaña. King Jaime I handed over these lands to Gaspar Despallargues and as a result, gave rise to the people of Campanar.

However, in the thirteenth century, there was no church bell tower in the village, so it appears that the name is an evolution of the term 'camp', which means 'field' in Valencian.

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The main highlights of the area's plazas and streets

The district of Campanar is probably one of the oldest areas in the outskirts of Valencia and its surroundings are preserved with many of the smaller canals that connect with the centuries-old irrigation channel Rascaña and farmsteads, many of them renovated and converted into holiday homes.

Today, in the old centre of Campanar there are many low-rise buildings consisting of (two or three floors) with tiled roofs that give a colourful image to this area, mainly in the streets leading to the church square (plaza de la iglesia). In the other districts however, there are relatively new constructions scattered around town.

The restaurants in the area

Among the Campanar and Turia Metro stations, you will find a variety of bars and restaurants. This neighbourhood is the epicentre of Campanar district where visitors can go for lunch at Bioparc on the weekends. There are also many tavernas, cafes, fast food and fine restaurants for a special evening as part of the area's cuisine.

Shopping and business areas

The main commercial centre of Campanar is the quadrilateral formation by the intersection of Mestre Rodrigo Avenue, General Avilés, Pius XII and carrer de la Ballesta. In this area you will find small shops, bakeries, supermarkets, offices and even a shopping mall.

Nightlife areas

In recent years, the traditional summer terraces have been modernised to provide a more contemporary version of nightlife in Campanar: typical lounge bars, lofts that are perfect for a drink and chilling out, and cocktail bars with a chic touch are all part of the establishments that offer live rock music, bars with a long tradition and summer terraces with a lively atmosphere.

Places to go with children

Cabecera Park is one of the most popular entertainment areas outside the city. It covers an area of 330,000 square metres along Turia River and is divided into several areas where there is an equal balance between nature and urban environments.

You can freely walk along its paths, let your kids play while having a drink in the café or visit Bioparc, a zoo that is home to numerous animal species in environments that replicate their natural habitat.

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Valencia
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Spain
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