• 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
    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 […]

  • Editorial
    THE LAKE OF RICE AND THE FOREST ON THE DUNES: L’ALBUFERA NATIONAL PARK

    ##EXCLUSIVE REPORT ON L’ALBUFERA OF VALENCIA With its unique mix of paddy fields, barracas, rustic rice restaurants, sand dunes, reeds, pines and beaches, you won’t find anywhere more quintessentially Valencian than the Albufera National park. Right next to the city, the Albufera is easily the biggest freshwater lake in the whole of the Iberian Peninsula. […]

  • Editorial
    MUSIC, DANCE AND CULTURE IN RUZAFA…JARITÉ ESPAI OBERT

    ##EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ROBI BERTASI 1. What is the history of Jarité? Jarité owner Robi Bertasi: Around three years ago, ‘Jarité Espai Obert’ (Cultural Association) started a new stage with its current management. We have added new workshops and a more ample programme of cultural events to strengthen its presence in the creative neighborhood of […]

  • Places
    OCEANOGRÀFIC (CITY OF ARTS & SCIENCES)

    ##OCEANOGRÀFIC is the place to go to be awed again by the beauty of nature. In exhibits divided into different habitats of the ocean, visitors peer and point at eels, clownfish (“Nemo!” squeal the toddlers), giant spider crabs, jellyfish and walrus. There are two or three underwater tunnels—one of them the longest in Europe—where you […]

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