• Editorial
    MUSLIM VALENCIA

    MUSLIM VALENCIA Valencia was a Muslim town for well over 500 years. The Moors ruled over a prosperous expanding city, but 750 years on how much of their legacy remains? David Rhead and Jose Marin try to find out, ‘‘What did the Moors ever do for us?’’ The great Moorish general Tariq Ibn Ziyad, a […]

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    Safe Cycling (and Please, Wear a Helmet)

    Safe Cycling (and Please, Wear a Helmet)   The last days of May brought us some ‘bad’ news for the cyclists in Valencia. Finally, the local government has banned the circulation of bicycles in the pavements of our city… without offering to cyclists a good and safe alternative. They just said we have to cycle […]

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    Cánovas

    A Monument to itself Building started on what we now call Cánovas in 1912. It was part of the turn of the century ‘Ensanche’ or suburban expansion of the city propelled by the profits and needs of the newly rich upper middle class industrialists and traders in rice and oranges who wished to make their […]

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    The Mountains of the Spirit

    The Mountains of the Spirit (EL DESIERTO DE LAS PALMAS) Last month we described an amazing route along the seashore of Costa del Azahar, from Castellón to Peñiscola, and we talked about El Desierto de Las Palmas at the end of that route. But to be honest, that incredible area deserves an article all of […]

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    VALENCIA: The Orange City

    The Orange City For many Northern Europeans, the first time you hear the name Valencia is in connection with oranges. For well over a century, sweet oranges and mandarins have arrived from Valencia traditionally bringing a bit of exotic sunshine to the dark northern winter. Oranges play an important role in the history and economics […]

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    COSTA DEL AZAHAR

    Springtime is perfect to cycle on this route running alongside the sea in the north part of the region. From Valencia to Benicàssim, the coast is beautiful but varies little in terms of vegetation and land form. But just after Benicàssim, the coast changes and this is where we start this time. This is a […]

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    THE PORT OF VALENCIA

    Shelter from the storm Valencia has little maritime culture. It is not sailing ships and anchors but the symbols of agriculture and industry which are portrayed in the motifs of its grand 19th century town houses around C/Colón and the Gran Vía. Rather than a port city, Valencia feels more like a city which just happens […]

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    L’Albufera is now even closer!

     L’Albufera is now even closer! Now that it is spring, the weather is simply perfect to ride our bicycles… after a long and rainy autumn and a very cold winter, unusual for Valencia! A long time ago, we described to you the old route to get to El Saler and then L’Albufera. At last, the local […]

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    Passive security when we’re riding our bicycles

    Passive security when we’re riding our bicycles There are factors that determine the active security in our bikes, like tyres, wheels and brakes in perfect condition, or having good and powerful front and rear lights. There are other really important things to consider when we’re talking about safely riding our bikes: the passive security elements. […]

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    Isabel de Villena

    Valencia Renaissance Woman Isabel de Villena was born in 1430 in Valencia, the illegitimate daughter of an alchemist wizard. She was an author, nun, ambassador, and a leading and inspirational figure in Valencia cultural life, and Isabella la Católica’s auntie to boot. A renaissance woman in every sense. Isabel was just four years old when […]

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