• Places
    CHURCH OF SAN NICOLÁS

    BAROQUE TREASURES IN THE HEART OF THE CARMEN  Hidden at the end of a little passageway marked “Parroquia de San Nicolás”, about halfway down C/ Caballeros amongst the tourist trap bars and ‘authentic’ bodegas, is one of the city’s greatest art treasures. The dazzling Baroque frescoes at the Church of San Nicolás have recently been […]

  • Food
    BODEGA VALERO CELEBRATES ITS 30th ANNIVERSARY!

    30 years ago brothers Toni and Javi arrived at La Bodega Valero, a traditional bodega that sold wine and beers and was popular with the locals. They soon started to add their own personal touch to the bodega and installed a small kitchen, seating inside and a terraza outside too. There’s definitely a family feel […]

  • Food
    CHILLING OUT AT CAFÉ MUSEU

    Set in a mellow corner of the historic centre, ‘Café Museu’ can rightfully claim to have a worthy history all of its own. As one of the first bohemian bars of the Barrio del Carmen, it was founded in 1972 as ‘Raco.’ It was a favourite haunt of the local Art students whose college then […]

  • Places
    L’OCEANOGRÀFIC…FIRST IMPRESSIONS

      Blue Water in the City. Let me lay my cards on the table before I begin, I am not a great aficionado of aquaria. I am, however, a huge fan of the Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias and so I went more to see the architecture up close than to look at the […]

  • Places
    Ruzafa

    A garden of delights 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 […]

  • Editorial
    Summer in Valencia

    HOT TOWN – Summer in the city I was sitting at the Escalones de la Lonja a couple of years ago, washing down calamares with beer on a night when the high for the day hit 28 degrees. The Gothic gargoyles of La Lonja loomed overhead, the façade of the Central Market stared me in […]

  • Places
    Valencia Port Area (Poblados Marítimos)

    Valencia’s Poblados Marítimos have been through a lot. Over the years they have been destroyed by fire, suffered the worst of the city’s floods, and been flattened by bombs. Not so long ago, the area’s residents had to put up with the America’s Cup crowd swanning about and Formula One cars careering around their once […]

  • Art
    New in Valencia and Hot Off The Plane

    The Valencía Way New country, new life, healthy living, new resolutions! Get fit, eat vegetables and salad all the time and maybe drink a little bit of red wine. That’s the plan and it was going very well until we arrived. This place has just tooo many distractions. Valencia, famed for its nightlife just sucks […]

  • Editorial
    A Rainy Parisian in Sunny Valencia

    ¡Hola Paris! Valencia Speaking! Sorry I didn’t write to you earlier, but life is so intense around here! I have so many things to tell you: Paris and Valencia really are so different! I left a romantic but stressful city for a place that is much more relaxed, yet filled with action – being the […]

  • Editorial
    NOVEDADES CASINO

    SHOPPING: NOVEDADES CASINO This is the real deal. Check out this tiny independent shop in the historic centre of the Barrio del Carmen. Here is a place that gives you hope that not all Mediterranean shopping in Valencia is going to be engulfed & swamped by soulless multi-national chains and low-cost tourist traps. The idea […]

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