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    DINING OUT IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE…

    EL ARENAL DEL CARMEN Set in an attractive and very spacious 19th century listed building, the newish ‘El Arenal del Carmen’ restaurant is now starting to slowly but surely take off as summer seeps into autumn. Set on a mellow street in the historic centre, it’s just a stone’s throw from the La Lonja and […]

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    VALENCIA WINES…ROSADOS FOR SUMMER DRINKING

    Summer in Spain (and especially here in Valencia) requires a bit of thought when it comes to matching wines with food. This is particularly the case when it comes to drinking red wines. This is because the red wines here are high in alcohol, at their best at normal room temperature and from June to […]

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    Volare Restaurant

    It was a hot evening. It had been one of those days when the heat and humidity combine to make you just want to do nothing, but we had a dinner date at this month’s restaurant. So we dragged ourselves from the relative cool of our flat to the Barrio del Carmen and Volare, a […]

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    Navel Gazing: Valencia, the Orange City

    For many northern Europeans,the first time you hear the name Valencia it is in connection with oranges. For well over a century, sweet oranges and mandarins have arrived from Valencia, traditionally bringing a bit of exotic sunshine to the dark northern winter. Oranges play an important role in the history and economics of the city, […]

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    Viva Mascaraque friendly kitchen

    The philosophy is to combine quality traditional Spanish ingredients with a fresh, artistic and cutting edge presentation On a sultry night, a couple of the 24/7 Valencia team strolled down the side streets of the historic centre for an evening of fine dining at the eye-catching ‘Viva Mascaraque friendly kitchen’, which is now very well […]

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    MERCADO CENTRAL

    Valencia’s Central Market is one of the largest markets in Europe Perched high above the ornate iron and glass dome, it’s feet resting on a golden ball, is the Cotorra del Mercat, the big green parrot that is the symbol of the Mercado Central in Valencia. Cotorra means parrot in Spanish, but it also means […]

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    LA LLAR DEL CHEF

    As we made our way to our dinner on a warm and sultry evening, we could hear brass band music coming from the square opposite. It was a lovely sight but we couldn’t stay long to watch as our table at ‘La Llar del Chef’ awaited us near the Torres de Quart. It has an […]

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    TAJ MAHAL INDIAN & PAKISTANI RESTAURANT

    TAJ MAHAL INDIAN & PAKISTANI RESTAURANT When we first arrived on these shores some 19 years ago, it was hard to find restaurants serving international cuisine and there were just a couple of Indian restaurants. One of them was ‘Taj Mahal’, which is still going strong and has just recently been completely revamped. Established in […]

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    La Pilareta

    A few years ago we were living in the very centre of the city in a huge flat with great views across the city. As a consequence, we were suddenly more popular as a stop-off destination. We had many a fun weekend with visitors glued to the view and the events happening way below them […]

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    TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN

    SPANISH RESTAURANT: TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN Set on a quiet side street of the historic centre, ‘Tasca Embrujo del Carmen’ is a cosy and very welcoming Andalusian & Spanish restaurant. Throughout the year, you can enjoy dining on their flamenco-style terraza with the cathedral forming part of the rather sensual backdrop. Members of the ’24/7 […]

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