The Spanish Quarter of Naples takes its name from the Spanish troops who laid out a neighborhood grid of narrow streets after taking control of the city beginning in 1504. Don Pedro de Toledo first laid out the Quarter as troop housing and its main thoroughfare is still known as Via Toledo. The quarter consists of dozens of symmetrical square blocks, with streets running east-west up the slope of San Martino.
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The Spanish Quarter of Naples takes its name from the Spanish troops who laid out a neighborhood grid of narrow streets after taking control of the city beginning in 1504. Don Pedro de Toledo first laid out the Quarter as troop housing and its main thoroughfare is still known as Via Toledo. The quarter consists of dozens of symmetrical square blocks, with streets running east-west up the slope of San Martino.

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