Location and transport
Location and transport
El Carme is the northernmost area of the Ciutat Vella district, Valencia’s Old Town. It is delimited by Carrer de Quart to the south, Carrer Guillem de Castro to the west, and Turia Park to the north.
Due to the barrio’s small size and pedestrian streets, the best way to move around the neighbourhoods is on foot or by bike, if you prefer.
To reach El Carmen we suggest walking, as long as you are near the Old Town. If you are in the outskirts of the city or in the peripheral districts, you might need to take some kind of public transport.
Once you’re inside the Carmen it’s much easier and more convenient to walk than anything else, so you can experience the neighbourhood to its fullest.
Whether you are in the Old Town or in the outskirts of the city or in the peripheral districts, you can cycle to reach your destination, as Valencia has an extended bike path network.
Biking is also one of the preferred forms of transport for people to move around the city centre.
If you want to know more about cycling in the city, read our article about biking in Valencia or our article about Valenbisi, Valencia’s public bike rental service (with video guides).
There aren’t buses circulating within the barrio itself. Nevertheless, you’ll find that buses stop along the entire perimeter of the Old Town, for example right in front of the Serranos Towers or the Quart Towers. Buses C1, 28, and 95 are the most frequent ones to follow that route.
For detailed information about tickets and how to get them, you can read our article about buses in Valencia.
Metro and tram
There are no metro stops in the neighbourhood, but the closest ones are Àngel Guimerà and Túria (to the west) and Xàtiva and Colón to the south. These metro stops are all 10-15 minutes away from El Carme.
The tram network is mostly located north of El Carme. The closest stop is Pont de Fusta, just 500 m (0.3 miles) away from Torres de Serranos.
For detailed information about how this system works, you can read our article about the metro and trams in Valencia.
Electric scooters are a good way to get close to El Carmen if you are in the peripheral neighbourhoods of the city. They allow you to move independently, quickly, and without getting stuck in traffic.
However, keep in mind that you cannot use them or park them inside the Old Town, where the El Carme is. This means you will need to park your scooter just outside the no-park zone, which you will see on your app’s map.
Scooter-sharing companies offer rental plans that let you pay per minute of use and nothing else. If you want to know more about this, you can check out our article about electric scooter rentals in Valencia, where you’ll find step-by-step instructions and video guides to help you.
Cabs are obviously the most expensive option to move in Valencia. Considering El Carme’s central position and its narrow, one-way streets, we recommend you only use taxis when strictly necessary (for example maybe late at night).
See detailed information on this in our article about taxis in Valencia.