Quatre Carreres Neighbourhood

Quatre Carreres Neighbourhood in Valencia, Spain

Quatre Carreres

The district of Quatre Carreres derives its name from the four main roads that entered the Cap i Casal (an old name for Valencia). These roads extended from Ruzafa to various destinations in the east and south, creating divisions within the district.

Quatre Carreres, along with Ruzafa, was annexed to the city of Valencia in 1877. Prior to its annexation, the area primarily consisted of orchards with a sparse population. In the 19th century, the district was characterized by a few farms, cabins, and farmhouses.

To understand the annexation to Ruzafa, it is important to note that in 1836, Quatre Carreres, along with the current district of Poblados del Sur, became part of the municipality of Ruzafa. Subsequently, it was incorporated into the city of Valencia.

Presently, the district of Quatre Carreres comprises seven neighborhoods: Monteolivete, En Corts, Malilla, La Fonteta de Sant Lluis, La Punta, and the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies).


  • Strategic location with easy access to major roads and transportation.
  • Proximity to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, a cultural and architectural landmark.
  • Diverse neighborhoods with a mix of residential and recreational areas.
  • Green spaces and parks, including the Turia Riverbed Gardens.
    Historical significance and cultural heritage.


  • Urbanization and development may impact the district’s natural landscape.
  • Traffic congestion during peak hours.
  • Limited availability of land for expansion and construction.
Quatre Carreres showcases a harmonious blend of cultural landmarks, green spaces, and a lively atmosphere. Whether you’re exploring the City of Arts and Sciences, strolling through the Turia Gardens, or enjoying the local dining scene, this district offers a diverse range of experiences.

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