• Editorial
    HORCHATA & AGUA DE VALENCIA

      The warm days are upon us so it’s still time for a long, cool drink. Valencia has two of its very own. Well, horchata was invented in the Sudan and Agua de Valencia, is really just Buck’s Fizz with a twist. However, let’s not get caught up with details, these days they are both […]

  • Popular Festivals
    FALLAS…THE INSIDE DEAL BY FALLAS VETERANS

    MASCLETA Daytime fireworks are a very Valencian contribution to the world of pyrotechnics. Forget about pretty pictures in the sky, this is all about noise, rhythm, the smell of gunpowder and having your bones thoroughly shaken by the ferocious aural assault of the finale. All this under blue spring skies, amongst a huge and expectant […]

  • Popular Festivals
    THE MARCHING BANDS OF FALLAS

    UNION MUSICAL They play in the pasacalles, the ofrenda and even at half time at Mestalla… The marching bands that make Fallas what it is The first time you experience Fallas, amongst the sensory overload of the thunderous fireworks, the colourfully crazy fallas monuments and the crowded streets, one of the things that stays with […]

  • Editorial
    FALLAS ….BUSINESS AS USUAL

    Fallas is back. Foc i fum, ducks and teapots The way things are at the moment, many might question the sanity of anyone who is willing to spend millions of Euros on erecting huge papier-mâché ‘‘monuments’’ only to gleefully burn them to cinders just a week later. You also might be forgiven for thinking (especially […]

  • Editorial
    Agua de Valencia (Valencian Cocktail)

    AGUA DE VALENCIA: FROM AVANT-GARDE TIPPLE TO BOTTLED SUPERMARKET TRAVESTY. Agua de Valencia was first concocted by erstwhile artist and barman Constante Gil, who started serving it in his bar, the now sadly defunct Cerveceria Madrid in C/ Abadia San Martin, in 1959. The bar, with its live piano music and its alcoves and poky […]

  • Art
    FALLAS ARTISTS

    INTERVIEW WITH FALLAS ARTISTS FALLA WORKS Artista fallero Paco Pellicer tells ‘24/7 Valencia’ how fallas are made, what he thinks of ‘corporate’ fallas and what he likes best about the fiesta.   Paco Pellicer and Marisa Falcó are fallas artists who run their own small workshop in the barrio del Carmen. The husband-and-wife team have […]

  • Art
    Fallas in Valencia

    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
    TAJ MAHAL INDIAN & PAKISTANI RESTAURANT

    RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH When we first arrived on these shores some 18 years ago, it was hard to find restaurants serving international cuisine and there were just a couple of Indian restaurants. One of them was ‘Taj Mahal’, which is still going strong and has just recently been completely revamped. Established in 1990, it […]

  • Editorial
    Holy Grail in Valencia

      Looking for the Holy Grail   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 […]

  • Editorial
    John Lydon Interview (JOHNNY ROTTEN)

    Exclusive interview with John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) of Pil and The Sex Pistols John Lydon needs little introduction. He is one of the most important figures in popular culture of the last 40 years. As Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, with his ready sneer & dyed hair and searing wit and dangerous songs close […]

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