• History
    VICENTE BLASCO IBÁÑEZ…VALENCIA’S MOST UNIVERSAL CITIZEN

    ##Novelist, journalist, politician, war correspondent, founder of Utopian communes, publisher of books and newspapers, voluntary exile, tireless traveller, political prisoner, anti-cleric, duellist and womaniser, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was born in Valencia in 1867. His novels have made him one of Valencia’s most celebrated literary sons but just like so many Valencia Football Club managers, he […]

  • 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 the America’s Cup crowd strolling about and Formula One cars careering around their once peaceful streets and crumbling […]

  • Editorial
    CENTRO OBLIVIUM IN THE CENTRE OF VALENCIA

    ##Floatation: the ultimate experience in relaxation. Floating is a method of attaining the deepest relaxation one can experience. Essentially, floatation is spending 50 minutes lying quietly in the dark (or with a soft light if you prefer), suspended in a warm solution of Epsom salt, about 8″ deep and so dense that you float effortlessly. […]

  • History
    RUZAFA…A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS IN VALENCIA

    ##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 fast cementing its place […]

  • Editorial
    TAPAS AND VINYL RECORDS AT ‘SPLENDINI BAR i DISCOS’

    ##‘Splendini Bar i Discos’ is a stone’s throw from the main train station so very central and easy to find. Jordi Belenguer and Jose ‘Mardi’ have a “local” that literally mixes the concept of a BAR & RECORD SHOP. You can enjoy good beers, wines and liqueurs accompanied by the best music on offer with […]

  • Food
    Colmado La Lola

    Thank goodness for Colmado LaLola, a great tapas and wine bar by the management of Restaurant LaLola just around the corner. Let’s take a look at the venue first, it’s a smallish space up a couple of steps at the foot of El Miguelete, the bell tower of Valencia’s beautiful cathedral. A tall bar and […]

  • Food
    La Pilareta

          A few years ago we were living in the very centre of the city in a huge flat with great views across the city. As a consequence, we were suddenly more popular as a stop-off destination. We had many a fun weekend with visitors glued to the view and the events happening […]

  • Food
    TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN

    SPANISH RESTAURANT: TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN Set on a quiet side street of the historic centre, ‘Tasca Embrujo del Carmen’ is a cosy and very welcoming Andalusian & Spanish restaurant. Throughout the year, you can enjoy dining on their flamenco-style terraza with the cathedral forming part of the rather sensual backdrop. Members of the ’24/7 […]

  • Food
    ORANGES FROM VALENCIA

    For many northern Europeans, the first time you hear the name Valencia it 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 of the […]

  • 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 […]

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