In pictures: Naple’s beautiful Spanish Quarter (Demotix)

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish Quarter) is a part of the city of Naples in Italy. It is a poor area, suffering from high unemployment. But at the end of the day, the Quartieri Spagnoli is definitively one of the neighborhoods with the most character.

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

The area consists of a grid of around eighteen streets by twelve.

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

It is extremely crowded, with about 80,000 people per square kilometer.

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

The Quartieri were created in the 16th to house Spanish garrisons, hence the name, whose role was to quench revolts from the Neapolitan population.

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

Soon they became an infamous quarter with a high rate of criminality and prostitution.

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

Quartieri Spagnoli is one of the poor neighborhoods, with one of the highest unemployment rates in the city.

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

The Neapolitan language is stronger here than anywhere else.

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

The width of the average street is about 3 metres.

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

In pictures Naples beautiful Spanish Quarter

 – Demotix, 03/01/2014

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