• Editorial
    THE DYNAMIC BARRIO OF BENIMACLET (VALENCIA)

    ##The city of Valencia can be split into sub-divisions or neighbourhoods often known as “barrios”. One of these barrios is called Benimaclet, a name with Arabic origins meaning “sons of Majlad.” This barrio is located to the northeast of Valencia’s city centre. Before 1970, this barrio practiced local sovereignty; therefore, Benimaclet was its own town […]

  • History
    ROMAN VALENCIA

    ##It was the Romans who started it all. Before them, Valencia was just a swampy island on the river Turia. The early history of the city was always pretty sketchy but the excavation of the Almoina site behind the Plaza de la Virgen Basilica in 1985 changed all this…giving us information about the city’s beginnings […]

  • History
    FERIA DE JULIO VALENCIA 2019…ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

    Valencia’s Feria de Julio will be 148 years old this year. Once again, for the whole month of July, the Viveros gardens will be rocking to music you only usually find on a second-hand record stall, people will be glugging down horchata and throwing flowers, and kids will be eating candy floss and having their […]

  • Editorial
    CALLE CABALLEROS IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF VALENCIA

    ##Like most of the Barrio Carmen, Calle Caballeros has a chameleon-like quality which allows it to adapt to whatever is going on around it. By day it is an ancient & rather dusty thoroughfare but by night it’s the noisy happening main artery of Valencia’s nightlife. The street, while crying out for pedestrianization, is strangely […]

  • Editorial
    HEMINGWAY IN VALENCIA

    ##The original Guiri loco, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Ernest Hemingway described Spain as “the last good country left”. His highly romantic and apologetically hedonistic template for enjoying the country has inspired generations of TEFL teachers and Erasmus students to come over, immerse themselves in the culture, live the life and get uncontrollably & […]

  • Editorial
    THE VALENCIAN DRINK HORCHATA

    ##The warm days are upon us so it’s time for a long, cool drink. Valencia has two of its very own. Well, ‘Horchata’ was invented in the Sudan and ‘Agua de Valencia’ is really just Buck’s Fizz with a twist. However, let’s not get caught up with details, these days they are both considered as […]

  • History
    RUZAFA…A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS IN VALENCIA

    ##The elegantly scruffy neighbourhood of Ruzafa was first incorporated into the city of Valencia about 130 years ago. Even in that time it has often been seen as being a bit off the beaten track. Now, however, while more central areas become increasingly franchised, sanitised and expensive, it’s Ruzafa which is fast cementing its place […]

  • Editorial
    ROCAFULL…A LEGENDARY ‘INDIE’ SPOT IN VALENCIA

    ## Established in 1982, ‘Rocafull’ has become a legendary bar in Valencia. The founder & owner Luis is to be found behind the bar. This is a famous meeting point in Valencia for lovers of INDIE MUSIC from the English & Spanish speaking world. Indeed, renowned former footballer and music lover Gaizka Mendieta has been […]

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