Spanish Quarter (Naples)

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Spanish Quarter (Naples) Reviews

Vipin Vipin
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Atmospheric place! May 03, 2011
Although there are many negative stereotypes surrounding Naples, they are best summed up if you visit the Spanish quarter. It represents many of the problems that are associated with the worse side of Naples. The bassi, or cramped houses, were originally meant for the Spanish soldiers so they could store their horses here (not sure about the century). These days though, the area is home to some of the city’s poorest inhabitants. The dwellings have very little light and are incredibly cramped. Despite the dilapidated state, there are some charming features of the area - little elderly people strolling around, small market stalls and teenagers running around all add to the bustling atmosphere.

The area is generally regarded as unsafe and associated with high crime rates, so be warned. But I felt safe enough while strolling there in the afternoon, but might think twice before going back during the evening!

This is worth considering if you are in Naples and aren’t expecting some neat little pretty sight to visit.
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Vipin says:
thanks Fabio!
Posted on: Jul 15, 2011
ishkra says:
Great review Vipin!!
Posted on: Jul 15, 2011
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