Its name comes from Arabian and means garden. Barrio de Russafa is a part of the district called Eixample, and is located in a strategic position between the North Train Station and the New Central Park, and it’s near the City of Arts and Sciences. It’s a quarter for all ages, with a hipster tendency and where you can find the best cafeterias, bar, bistros, and restaurants, local and international; they often organize events, shows and live concerts.
Actually, it’s the arts neighbourhood, with numerous art and musics labs, and art galleries. From modern to vintage, here the night is very lively, and the streets are active 24 hours a day.
In Russafa doesn’t lack a remarkable market, one of the more modern in Valencia, with its huge gastronomic offer.
Walking around, you can admire a bohemian architecture, really appreciated by tourists, who often stop to take pictures of the nice buildings in their pastel colours. There are also historical sites, like San Valero Church or the Convent of the Angels, XIII century.
Russafa is perfectly connected with bike lanes and public transportation to the rest of the city, to Turia Park and to the sea. Its most famous and frequented streets are Calle Sueca and Calle Cuba, where every year on march spectacular fixture lights are installed; by night, they give birth to shows of light and music in synergy.
The coloured and multi-ethnic Carnival of Russafa is also to be seen.
In terms of nightlife, you only need to adventure among the various and energetic locals of Russafa!