• Editorial
    THE IRISH / SPANISH CONNECTION…LETTER FROM CELTIBERIA

    ##As I went out to Dublin city, at the hour of twelve at night, who should I see but the Spanish lady, washing her feet by the candlelight —The Spanish Lady, The Dubliners Tourist in Ireland: What’s the Gaelic for mañana? Irish local: Oh, I don’t think we have a word that describes quite that […]

  • Editorial
    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MARIO KEMPES ‘ EL MATADOR’

        ##What are your memories of the 1978 World Cup? I genuinely believe that winning a World Cup is the greatest possible achievement for a football player. On top of that, I had the great fortune to win it in my own country of Argentina…which is the most emotional feeling of all. It was […]

  • Editorial
    HOLY GRAIL IN VALENCIA

    ##King Arthur, Percival, Lancelot and the other knights of the round table, Siegfried the crusader, Adolf Hitler, the freemasons, Monty Python and Indiana Jones all spent huge amounts of time and energy in search of the Holy Grail and its magic powers. Only Percival and Indy actually got to see it and, even then, only […]

  • Film
    LEGENDARY VALENCIA FILM DIRECTOR LUIS GARCÍA-BERLANGA

    Luis Garcia-Berlanga (1921-2010) was one of the most influential Valencians of the 20th century. He was arguably the greatest Spanish film director of his time and an arch-satirist of Spanish life. Remarkably, much of his best and most cutting work was under the scrutiny of a censorious dictatorship. Berlanga was born in Valencia in 1921 […]

  • Editorial
    EL MIGUELETE…STUNNING VIEWS OF VALENCIA!

    Other cities have glass skyscrapers from which to view the city but Valencia’s towering icon is ‘El Miguelete’. At one end of the Plaza de la Reina, in the Valencia Cathedral, you can walk past the nun manning a sort of gift shop and pay two euros to climb the Gothic cathedral. It took four […]

  • Editorial
    WHY VALENCIA?

    ##Why Valencia? ¿Por qué Valencia? It’s a reasonable question, I suppose. Why do I, and others from around the world, choose to live here? After all, the third-largest city in Spain doesn’t normally rate on most people’s “must-sees”. The Lonely Planet guide, in its suggested city-based itinerary, talks at length about Madrid and Barcelona and […]

  • Art
    WHAT DO THE VALENCIANS THINK OF FALLAS?

    ##Daniel Sanchez has been a fallero for over twenty years in Falla Seneca-Poeta Mas y Ros, one of the hundreds of smaller neighbourhood fallas dotted around the city. What do the Fallas mean for you? -Fallas for me is a traditional festival where you get the chance to get together and enjoy yourself with your […]

  • Art
    THE LEGENDARY ‘NA JORDANA’ FALLA

    ##EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PERE BORREGO, PRESIDENT OF NA JORDANA FALLA According to the records, the first Falla to be erected in the Plaza Na Jordana was way back in 1884 and since 1954 it has been part of the Special Section (the Premier league of Fallas), longer than any other Falla. By 1983, the Fallas […]

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