• 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 […]

  • 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
    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 & […]

  • 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 […]

  • Food
    FARTONS IN VALENCIA! BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    ##When I arrived in Valencia 12 years ago, I was not really aware that the language valenciano existed. I remember chortling to myself in a supermarket as I spied a packet of iced buns labelled ‘Fartons’.  Worse, later, I even pompously wrote to the organisers of a festival suggesting they change the festival name ‘Estic […]

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