• Editorial
    VALENCIA HISTORY…TWO MEN CALLED LUIS

    ##Despite the prejudices of the time, two Valencians of Jewish origin ended up playing a key role in renaissance Europe. One of them, Luis Vives, a true Renaissance man and fifteenth century Zelig (the bloke got everywhere) helped to develop the ideas that formed modern Europe. The other, Luis de Santangel, was instrumental in the […]

  • Art
    VALENCIA CATHEDRAL

    ##Built at the city’s highest point, Valencia Cathedral – or to give it its full name, the Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilica Metropolitana de Santa María – does not quite dominate the skyline as much as its grand title might suggest. If it wasn’t for the great Miguelete bell tower you’d hardly know it was a […]

  • Art
    LA FABRICA DE HIELO IN CABANYAL BY THE BEACH

    “La Fábrica de Hielo easily claimed its name as one of our new favourite “chill-out” spots. This artistic and diverse space hides in the barrio of ‘El Cabanyal’, just next to the beach. Revamped from an abandoned ice factory; on the inside there is natural light that pours from the ceilings to illuminate a playful, […]

  • Editorial
    ‘CABANYAL ANY ZERO’ …AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR FREDERIQUE PRESSMANN

    24/7 Valencia:What does the title “Cabanyal Year Zero” refer to? FREDERIQUE PRESSMANN: The title is in reference to the restoration of ‘El Cabanyal’, which refers to the time after  the “war” between the local government and the residents, so to speak. People started using that phrase in 2015, after the monumental elections, referring to it […]

  • Editorial
    ‘MALVARROSA’ BEACH OF VALENCIA

    ##Valencia has always had a strange relationship with the sea. The city’s port has been a great source of wealth over the centuries but Valencia doesn’t feel like a maritime city and as people round here will tell you, the city was built with its back to the sea. People have been making sandcastles and […]

  • Editorial
    WHY ALBORAYA COULD BE THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR VALENCIA PROPERTY

    ##If you have been thinking about moving to the city of Valencia you may have heard about the increasingly fashionable areas like Ruzafa, El Carmen, Ensanche, Malvarrosa, Cabanyal and more. We have written about these areas a lot on our blog www.valencia-Property.com/new. What you may overlook though is Alboraya as it is not officially a […]

  • History
    VICENTE BLASCO IBÁÑEZ…VALENCIA’S MOST UNIVERSAL CITIZEN

    ##Novelist, journalist, politician, war correspondent, founder of Utopian communes, publisher of books and newspapers, voluntary exile, tireless traveller, political prisoner, anti-cleric, duellist and womaniser, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was born in Valencia in 1867. His novels have made him one of Valencia’s most celebrated literary sons but just like so many Valencia Football Club managers, he […]

  • History
    AMY WINEHOUSE…THE VALENCIA CONNECTION

     “SWEET REUNION …SPAIN”  Based near Javea in the Valencia Community, ‘Francisco Bros’ guitars take about 2 months to make, using the finest materials from around the world. These family artisans work step-by-step taking care of even the smallest details, as their grandparents taught them more than 60 years ago. All of this to achieve 100% […]

  • Editorial
    ‘THE OTHER VALENCIA’ (ANOTHER IRISH-SPANISH CONNECTION)

    ##Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the definition of beauty, the word as a noun meaning “that which appeals to the senses”. For me, there are two places which encompass this meaning totally. The first, which will be familiar to readers of this magazine, is the wonderfully vibrant city of Valencia, Spain. The […]

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