• 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 […]

  • Art
    SHOPPING & ART AT GALERIA KUPKA IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE

    ##Galería Kupka was founded in Valencia by creative artists & well-travelled artisans. It is a rather distinctive shop with a varied selection of original gifts & accessories. Check out their leather handbags, belts, purses, wallets, bracelets and necklaces. They also have jewellery, which includes silver, enamel & glass choices. There are often eye-catching illustrations on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Editorial
    Interview with ‘Jimmy Glass’ Jazz Bar Owner Chevi Martínez

    ##Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar is Valencia’s best-known jazz club but don’t stroll in expecting to find people in double-breasted suits and kipper ties, drinking whiskey sours to a backdrop of Miles Davis or Billie Holiday. Apart from the stage and the photos of jazz performers on the wall (mostly taken by the owner himself), it […]

  • 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
    A FALLAS CONVERSATION!

    A Fallas conversation between a Tourist and a Valencian! Brian: Wasn’t that ‘Fallas’ in Mission Impossible II, in that scene when Tom Cruise’s character is in Spain? I love all that fire dancing and those evil-looking hoods. Viçent: What are you talking about? That was just a ridiculous juxtaposition of Fallas and the Holy Week […]

  • Food
    CORNISH PASTY AT ‘LA OLA FRESCA’ IN VALENCIA

    By Helen Westwater of La Ola Fresca As some of you may know, ‘La Ola Fresca’ was born after I surfed into Valencia on a fresh wave (!), having previously lived on a farm in Cornwall for many years. Apart from surfing, a breathtaking Atlantic coastline and plenty of cider, Cornwall is most famous for […]

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