• History
    Refugios and the Bombing of Valencia

      Recent work on the Metro and the gardens in Gran Vía Germanías and Gran Vía Marqués del Turia have unearthed two almost forgotten 1930s air raid shelters or ‘Refugios’. Completely intact and left nearly exactly as they were at the time of the horrific bombing raids Valencia endured during the Spanish Civil War, their […]

  • Editorial
    SAN VICENTE FERRER & EASTER IN VALENCIA

    Togas, Hankies and Espadrilles With the city all partied out and out of puff after Fallas, Valencia has never been big on Holy Week. Easter is a quiet affair around these parts. Some opt for a tentative pre-summer trip to the beach in the patchy April weather. Others decide to get away to the mountains […]

  • Editorial
    Chris Wright

      So, Chris, where are you from originally? Well, I was born and grew up in Leicester UK until National Service committed me to the RAF for 3 years. Then, as my father had been a ‘bobby’ all his life, ı decided to join the Exeter city police in Devon. Only it didn’t work. I […]

  • Sports
    They keep stealing our bikes!

    It’s a plague with no end. And it looks like the authorities aren’t taking any action to solve the problem, which means the buck stops with us. Everybody knows that the vast majority of stolen bikes go to the famous rastro market which sets up before dawn every Sunday near the football stadium. It goes […]

  • Places
    La Lonja

      The United Nations agency UNESCO has designated 851 sites around the world as World Heritage sites, which form part of the “cultural and natural heritage of the world” and are considered as having unique and universal value to the history of humanity. One of those sites is in Valencia and, you may be surprised […]

  • Health
    Good Red Wine?

      If you are a drinker you will need to make the right choices as to what to drink. Therefore, it is quite handy, living in the land of stunning Rioja, lovely La Mancha and smooth Valdepeñas that there is more good news for drinkers of red wine. A substance called Rosveritrol, an extremely powerful […]

  • Places
    Benitatxell and Cumbres del Sol

    This leg of the route starts at the entrance to a town called Benitatxell  where, just before entering the town, there is a road that heads towards the left, towards the mountain that you can see in front of you. It’s a hard route at this point, be ready to climb various steep ascents, but […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Creativity & Manolo Martín (Fallas)

    By now, Valencia is plunged deep into the mid-March Mediterranean madness that is Las Fallas. The city streets are awash with brightly coloured streetlights, the smell of gunpowder from day time mascletas and night time fireworks pervades the air, women walk the streets in full fallera dress or regular clothes with their hair done up […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Fallas Again

      GET IT AWAY FROM ME Never! I will not do it! I absolutely will not go through another Fallas. No more sleep deprivation. No more drunken stupor. Nix the exploding firecrackers, the howling dogs, the street concerts, the paella feasts. I refuse to ever again elbow my way through a crowd of people on […]

  • Editorial
    When It Rains It Pours

      I knew I was making a conscious downshift in lifestyle pace when I settled into Valencia. Part of the city’s appeal was stepping away from that nagging feeling that you’re always missing out on something you should be doing that you can get living somewhere like Los Angeles or London, Madrid or Barcelona. To […]

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