Quartieri Spagnoli

Coordinates: 40°50′27″N 14°14′47″E / 40.84083°N 14.24639°E / 40.84083; 14.24639
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Il Quartieri Spagnoli

Quartieri Spagnoli (Neapolitan: Quartieri Spagnuoli; lit.'Spanish Neighborhoods') is a part of the city of Naples in Italy. The Neapolitan language is stronger here than anywhere else. The area, encompassing c. 800,000 square metres, consists of a grid of around eighteen streets by twelve, including a population of some 14,000 inhabitants.

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

One of a network of busy, narrow streets that comprise the majority of thoroughfares traversing the historic Spanish Quarter of Naples.

Among the historic churches in the district are:

40°50′27″N 14°14′47″E / 40.84083°N 14.24639°E / 40.84083; 14.24639