• Editorial
    TURIA GARDENS OF VALENCIA

    ##Valencia’s Turia Gardens are a stretch of nine kilometres of lush green park space open to the public for walking, biking, and exploring. There are many main attractions like museums and monuments in and around this area for tourists and locals to visit. In fact, there are more than three million visitors annually, and for […]

  • Editorial
    HIKING IN THE VALENCIA REGION…FOUR OF THE BEST

    ##Do you fancy doing something other than watching football hungover or eating another paella this weekend? Hopefully, this article will coax you into heading out to the Valencian countryside, to fill your lungs with fresh air, get some exercise, and learn a little bit of history all at the same time!   Ruta de los […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA PEOPLE…RAFA LAHUERTA YÚFERA

    ##Rafa Lahuerta Yúfera is a Valencian writer, blogger and former member and founder of the Valencia CF supporter’s group Gol Gran. His book “La balada del bar Torino” (in reference to the bar in C/Barcelonina where  Valencia C.F. was founded back in 1919) was published to acclaim. It is more than just a book about […]

  • Editorial
    ‘LA TOMATINA’ …BLOODY GOOD FUN!

    ##It was hard to believe there were going to be any tomatoes at all. The main street was rammed with muchachos and chicas, buzzing while they waited for the battle, chanting ‘‘Ag-ua!’’ to provoke the residents on the roofs, then ‘‘To-ma-te’’, and of course the song ‘‘O-lé, olé, olé, olé…’’, as twelve o’clock approached. The […]

  • Editorial
    LA TOMATINA 2019

    ##’La Tomatina’ is one of those annual world events that attract enormous amounts and ever increasing amounts of travellers to Valencia. La Tomatina takes place in the normally sleepy village of Buñol about an hour from the city and is a magnet, not just for backpackers and young people taking their year out, but for […]

  • Art
    ‘LA FÁBRICA 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
    RENAISSANCE WOMAN…ISABEL DE VILLENA OF VALENCIA

    ##Isabel de Villena was born in 1430 in Valencia. She was the illegitimate daughter of an alchemist wizard; she was an author, nun, ambassador, a leading and inspirational figure in Valencian cultural life and Isabela la Católica’s auntie to boot. A Renaissance Woman in every sense. Isabel was just four years old when her father […]

  • Editorial
    THE BORGIAS (VALENCIA’S MOST INFAMOUS FAMILY)

    “You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo […]

  • History
    VALENCIA BATS

    ##You can find bats everywhere in Valencia, both the symbolic version on the city’s crests and the real thing in the cracks and crevices of its buildings. There are four times as many Patudo bats in one cave in ‘El Montgó’ mountain in Javea than in the whole of France, and there are 22 different […]

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