• Art
    VALENCIA STREET ART ‘BARBITURIKILLS’ (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

    ##24/7 Valencia: Tell us about the philosophy and objectives of your art BARBITURIKILLS: The philosophy of my art can be summed up as revolution, humour and love. My work has a cheerful and fun character. The characters I paint are acidic, kind, loving and adorable. I want visual art for all audiences even if they […]

  • Food
    CHILLING OUT AT ‘CAFÉ MUSEU’ IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE

    ##Set in a mellow corner of the historic centre, ‘Café Museu’ can rightfully claim to have a worthy history all of its own. As one of the first bohemian bars of the Barrio del Carmen, it was founded in 1972 as ‘Raco.’ It was a favourite haunt of the local Art students whose college then […]

  • Places
    INTERVIEW WITH ‘YOUR ENGLISH TIME’

    24/7 VALENCIA: Can you tell us something about ‘Your English Time’? YOUR ENGLISH TIME: We are a language centre that has been operating since October 1991 to date. We have been giving English training courses for the hotel and catering industry since 1997 and Forcem’s English for Business courses from 1977 to 2003 (intersectoral, general […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA MUSIC… TONI COTOLI (MEDITERRANEAN GUITARIST)

    24/7 VALENCIA: Tell us something about your background  and musical education … TONI COTOLI: I was born in Valencia in 1974. At nine years of age I started my musical studies at the ‘Unión de Pescadores del Cabanyal’ Musical Society, where I played the clarinet. At sixteen, I exchanged the clarinet for the guitar, beginning […]

  • Editorial
    ‘THE VURGER’ INTERVIEW (HEALTHY VEGAN FAST FOOD)

    24/7 VALENCIA:Can you tell us about the background of ‘The Vurger’… The Vurger I have always enjoyed fast food, but since becoming a vegan 10 years ago i wanted to still enjoy this style of eating so i decided to create my own brand of vegan fast food, which I could see didn’t actually exist […]

  • Editorial
    LALOLA 4 EXPERIENCES? 1 TEAM IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

    24/7 VALENCIA:COULD YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT LALOLA 4 EXPERIENCES? ##LALOLA RESTAURANTE:     We are a team that has been in the centre of the city for 18 years. We serve Mediterranean cuisine in our restaurant, with rice and paellas made on-the-spot. It is a special enclave with a relaxing terrace. Located at the foot of […]

  • Art
    SHOPPING AT ‘AFRIC ART’ IN THE CENTRE OF VALENCIA…

    ## 24/7 VALENCIA: COULD YOU TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT SHOPPING AT ‘AFRIC ART’? AFRIC ART: In AFRIC ART we have singular objects on display from all corners of the world. What defines us is that they are original products. We get them directly from the source so you will find unique products & wares, from […]

  • Editorial
    EXCLUSIVE REPORT ON THE DYNAMIC BARRIO OF BENIMACLET (VALENCIA)

    ##The city of Valencia can be split into sub-divisions or neighbourhoods often known as “barrios”. One of these barrios is called Benimaclet, a name with Arabic origins meaning “sons of Majlad.” This barrio is located to the northeast of Valencia’s city centre. Before 1970, this barrio practiced local sovereignty; therefore Benimaclet was its own town […]

  • Art
    ‘LA FÁBRICA DE HIELO’ IN CABANYAL IN 2020

    ##“La Fábrica de Hielo is one of our favourite “chill-out” spots. This artistic and diverse space hides in the barrio of ‘El Cabanyal’, just next to the beach. Revamped from an abandoned ice factory; on the inside there is natural light that pours from the ceilings to illuminate a playful, hipster interior with colourful mismatching […]

  • Food
    VEGAN FOOD AT ‘KHAMBÚ’ IN VALENCIA

    ##1. What is the philosophy of KHAMBÚ? ‘Khambú’ was born in Valencia as a vegan fast food restaurant. We have a great commitment to sustainability. You will find a variety of dishes that will surprise you regarding their texture, taste, smell, colour & appearance. All of this at a price that is affordable with very […]

  • Food
    ENJOYING ‘BEERS & TRAVELS BAR’ IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF VALENCIA

    ##‘Beers & Travels Bar’ is set in the heart of the old town and is just a stone’s throw from the legendary Torres de Serranos. At the pub, you will find 24 different drinks on tap, which includes ‘Elvis Juice’  & ‘PUNK IPA’, ‘Brugse Zot’ & ‘Straffe Hendrik’ & ‘Blue Moon’ & ‘Delirium Tremens’ from […]

  • Food
    OPEN AGAIN! ‘GINEBRE’…SUPERB CUISINE IN VALENCIA

    ##Established in 2008, ‘Ginebre’ has built up a very well-deserved reputation amongst diners who appreciate its excellent dishes and the warm, dynamic chef owner Javier Puchades. Based in the upmarket Avenida Aragón area, this is a creative fusion restaurant that has truly earned its stripes over the last decade. The menu changes everyday, which they […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA BOOKS…RAFA LAHUERTA YÚFERA

    ##Rafa Lahuerta Yúfera is a Valencian writer, blogger and former member and founder of the Valencia CF supporter’s group Gol Gran. His book “La balada del bar Torino” (in reference to the bar in C/Barcelonina where  Valencia C.F. was founded back in 1919) was published to acclaim. It is more than just a book about […]

  • Editorial
    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MARIO KEMPES ‘EL MATADOR’

    MARIO KEMPES 24/7 Valencia:What are your memories of the 1978 World Cup? Mario Kempes: I genuinely believe that winning a World Cup is the greatest possible achievement for a football player. On top of that, I had the great fortune to win it in my own country of Argentina…which is the most emotional feeling of […]

  • Editorial
    ‘CENTRO OBLIVIUM’ IN THE CENTRE OF VALENCIA IS OPEN…

    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. […]

  • Food
    SHOPPING WITH ‘UNO’ AT MERCADO CENTRAL

    UNO is the emblematic stand of the Mercado Central. It’s a place to meet, to sample food at the Central Market of Valencia, which is known as the ‘Mercado Central’, where UNO fits right in. Enjoy a snack, and take the chance to re-discover local products. It is the project of the very amiable and […]

  • Editorial
    Exclusive The Stone Roses Interview (IN VALENCIA)

    ##It’s been a long, strange trip. ’24/7 Valencia’ magazine’s relationship with The Stone Roses stretches back to 1989, when resident ’24/7 Valencia’ photographer Kaiko witnessed and shot photos at their legendary gig at the Barraca club in Sueca in the Valencia region. Between 2002 and up to the present day, the ’24/7 Valencia’ editor has […]

  • Art
    ‘CAFÉ ARTYSANA’ IN RUZAFA (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

    ##24/7 Valencia: What is your philosophy? Café Artysana: We believe in good coffee, that kind of coffee that makes you take a deep breath when you smell it and that, with the first sip, it already makes you feel better.We believe in good food that is homemade, healthy and tasty, prepared with local and fresh […]

  • Art
     PICASSO EXHIBITION! ‘MODELOS DEL DESEO’ at ‘FUNDACIÓN  BANCAJA’ OF VALENCIA UNTIL MARCH 1st 2020

     ##24/7 Valencia:Could you tell us more about the Picasso exhibition? Fundación Bancaja: “The Picasso exhibition ‘Modelos del deseo’ offers a tour through the late work of the Malaga painter and his entire creative imagination with desire as the motivation for his artistic creativity. The collection of works on display allows visitors to see the models […]

  • Editorial
    ‘SEMILLA HOLISTIC CENTRE’ IN RUZAFA (VALENCIA)

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 1. What are the aims of Centro Semilla? To help you on an inner quest. To give direction back to your life by living more consciously. 2. Can you tell us something more about the courses available? We offer Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation, Energetic therapies and much more in both Spanish and English. There […]

  • Places
    FOOD & MOMENTS GROUP AND HARD ROCK CAFE WILL OPEN A NEW “ROCK SHOP” AT THE AVE JOAQUIN SOROLLA STATION (VALENCIA)

    The store will house exclusive collectible merchandise of the international brand. Food & Moments Group is expanding in Valencia-Spain with the upcoming opening of an exclusive ‘Hard Rock Cafe’ store at the Joaquin Sorolla AVE train station of Valencia. The new Rock Shop hopes to open before the next Fallas and will offer various collectible […]

  • Music
    RENOWNED ‘LIEDERIST’ AT PALAU DE LES ARTS ON FEB 1st

    ##Simon Keenlyside dedicates his recital of ‘Les Arts és Lied’ to Schubert and  French ‘mélodie.’ – The English baritone, one of the most notable ‘liederists’ of his generation, makes his debut on Saturday at Les Arts accompanied by Caroline Dowdle on the piano. – The seats for this cycle, which houses the Main Hall, range […]

  • Music
    LIVE FUSION MUSIC WITH ‘PUENTES’ AT CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ JANUARY 25th

    ##Carolina Araoz presents ‘Puentes’ in Valencia this Saturday, January 25th at 21h at ‘Café Mercedes Jazz’ in the dynamic barrio of Ruzafa. The show includes songs that fuse Peruvian, Latin and flamenco traditions with jazz and pop. The composers and musicians are Carolina Araoz on vocals and saxophone, Eve Matin on harp, Ricardo Osorno on […]

  • Music
    PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE SHOW AT ‘LA RAMBLETA’ OF VALENCIA ON JAN 24th

    ##Pink Floyd’s timeless music shouldn’t die with the original group. That’s the premise on which ‘Pink Tones’ create their live show. With more than 14 years of experience, Pink Tones offers a show that will not leave the spectator indifferent, and will transport you to that special universe that Pink Floyd created in their music […]

  • Editorial
    DAVID BECKHAM “EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW” 24/7 VALENCIA MAGAZINE

        ##It’s a long way from Leytonstone, mate. David Beckham arrived in Spain in the summer of 2003. Joining Real Madrid, the self-proclaimed ‘best team in the world’ he arrived with great expectations. Playing alongside galácticos like Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo and Raul he was hoping to learn a useful language, get a bit of […]

  • Art
    ARTIST SHEELA GOWDA EXHIBITION ‘REMAINS’ IN SPAIN AT ‘BOMBAS GENS’

    ##’Bombas Gens’ presents Sheela Gowda’s first solo exhibition in Spain. The project implies a departure from previous exhibitions at the Fundació Per Amor a l’Art, as it includes large-scale sculptural installations made of materials such as human hair, thread, cow dung and tar drums.  The Fundació Per Amor a L’Art (FPAA) presents at the Bombas […]

  • Editorial
    MY RUZAFA (ONE OF VALENCIA’S HIPPEST BARRIOS)

    Ruzafa or Russafa (Valenciano) means something similar to “scented garden” in Arabic. The Valencian barrio is known for being an upbeat and progressive area and home to many artists, local families and immigrants. Located on the southern side of the city, historically, it used to be seen as somewhat apart from the centre of action […]

  • Music
    VALENCIA MUSIC! EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MATT BAKER

    ##1.Could you tell us something about your background and musical education?  I actually started at the age of six with the piano but from the beginning had an idea that this wasn’t the ideal instrument for me. I had asked to play drums and my parents wisely told me to start with the piano… a […]

  • Editorial
    THE AWARD-WINNING CHEF WHO MADE HIS NAME IN THE VALENCIA REGION OPENS A NEW VENTURE IN MADRID…

    ##Quique Dacosta, chef and winner of three Michelin stars, will be the culinary manager at the new Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid, which opens its doors this summer. After the greatest restoration in this emblematic hotel’s 110 years of history, the luxury multi-national hotel is entrusting the creation and direction of its culinary department to one […]

  • Food
    TAPAS BAR ‘ANITA GIRO’ IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF VALENCIA

    ##Anita Giro celebrated their 10th anniversary last year. Various members of the ‘24/7 Valencia’ team have been popping in for their mostly Mediterranean tapas with an international touch over the years. It’s a liberal mix of clientele, tasty cuisine and it has a rather distinctive buzz that sets it apart from its generic counterparts. There […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA WINES, VERMUTS AND CAVAS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

    ##IN THIS ARTICLE WE LOOK AT SOME WINES, VERMUT AND CAVA WHICH WE HAVE TASTED RECENTLY AND RECOMMEND FOR XMAS CELEBRATIONS. Vermut ‘Secret Thing’ Bodegas Sebiran, DO Utiel-Requena 14.5%ABV. From the Campo Arcis bodega Sebiran. This is a new Vermut, another experiment turned ‘reality’ from Ken Wagener. Described as a ‘German Vermut’ in one newspaper, […]

  • Editorial
    CHARITY CONCERT IN VALENCIA (Concierto del Centenario – I Gala de Campeones)

    ##FIRST GALA CONCERT OF CHAMPIONS AT CHRISTMAS  * Half a thousand Valencianistas gathered in Kinepolis to enjoy the ‘Gala of Champions’ * Organised by the Footballers’ Association, Valencia CF and produced by Symphony Productions, the profits will go to the Silla Football School The 1st Champions Gala organised by the Valencia CF Footballers Association together […]

  • Editorial
    QUIROPRACTICO VALENCIA

    ##Dear Friend: You’ve tried everything. You sleep with pillows under your legs…tried punishing therapy…you are half-conscious from taking pain pills all day…you’ve even tried painful injections that gave you only temporary relief at best…and maybe your doctors are now even telling you that you may need surgery because nothing else has worked. Back pain can […]

  • Food
    TURRÓN By Helen Westwater of ‘La Ola Fresca’

    ##It’s Christmas time.  Ever wondered how to feed an army?  Well, apparently this is how the Moors did it; with the use of energy rich almonds and honey in a form convenient to transport, allowing an instant on-the-move vitality snack and leading to the origin of the Jijona Turrón.  Just the thing for constant stamina […]

  • Art
    ART IN VALENCIA AT IVAM… ‘A BARBARIAN IN EUROPE’ JEAN DUBUFFET

    ##24/7 Valencia: Can you tell us more about the exhibition? IVAM: “The show, curated by Baptiste Brun, comprises a meticulous selection of about two hundred works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings, together with many documents and objects, with which we are able to offer the public an approach to the work of Jean Dubuffet […]

  • Editorial
    MAR D’AMURA OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

    ##The ‘24/7 Valencia’ team have had some memorable nights of delicious dining & superb live music at ‘Mar d’Amura’ since it opened. This place has quality written all over it and attracts an appreciative crowd and is refreshingly integrated with the district. Set in the heart of the Cabanyal district, it is run by Maria […]

  • Editorial
    DIEGO EL CIGALA PLAYS VALENCIA ON DECEMBER 21 AT PALAU DE LES ARTS

    ##Diego El Cigala is one of the most representative figures of the new trends that flamenco has experienced in the last twenty years. The Madrid artist’s desire to fuse flamenco singing with a diversity of genres and styles has earned him recognition from Grammy awards and the merit of reaching new audiences beyond Spain, especially […]

  • Popular Festivals
    VALENCIAN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

    ##The “Todo a un Euro” shops have been stocking tinsel and blow-up Santas for months. Dean Martin is blasting out of the speakers at the Corte Ingles. It’s 20 degrees outside. It must be Christmas time in Valencia, a time for peace on Earth (enjoy it while you can, it’s going to be a Trump […]

  • Editorial
    Valencia’s Turrón

    ##Turrón is the Valencia Community’s great contribution to Christmas in Spain. This year, just like every other year, there will be a little, crunchy bit of Valencia Yuletide cheer on every Spanish Christmas table. The true homelands of turrón are the towns of Alicante and Xixona (Jijona), where the sweet has been made since 1531 […]

  • Food
    VALENCIA CAVA

    ##Valencia’s Bubbles just right for Xmas and 3 Kings! It’s Christmas time again! What better way to celebrate with Valencia’s very own Cava over the festive season? Valencian Cava? Well, yes! A brief history of Cava Historically Cava was a sparkling wine made in Cataluña, the word meaning cave or cellar in which the first […]

  • BOOKS
    BOOKS IN VALENCIA… ‘RE-READ LIBRERIA LOW COST’ (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

    “It’s like selling culture”: Interview with Lorena Sanchis from Re-Read Librería Lowcost Working in a bookshop is about more than sales; it’s about talking to people and selling culture, says Lorena Sanchis. She has been working full-time at second-hand bookstore, Re-Read Librería Lowcost, for two years, but has helped out since the beginning when her […]

  • Food
    ‘OVEN ROASTED LAMB AND ASPARAGUS’ BY ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    BY HELEN WESTWATER Having previously lived on an idyllic Cornish farm complete with delightful spring fluffy lambs hopping around the fields, I’m afraid to confess to the vegetarians amongst you that, although I am not a huge meat-eater, lamb is one of my favourite meats. As one of the benefits of writing this column is […]

  • 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
    VALENCIA MUSIC… THE LEGENDARY ‘SPANISH BRASS’

    24/7 VALENCIA: Can you tell us something about the tradition of brass music in the Valencian Community? SPANISH BRASS: Hello to the ‘24/7 Valencia’ team, we are pleased to greet you and take this opportunity to congratulate you on your 20th year in Valencia. Thank you for your magazine and your invitation to participate with […]

  • Food
    WILD MUSHROOM AND ROASTED CHESTNUT RISOTTO

    ##BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’ With the change of the clocks coming in October, shorter days and chilly nights…here’s a warming recipe to get the taste buds flowing using two of the latest arrivals from the seasonal kitchen, wild mushrooms and roasted chestnuts. One type of Spanish wild mushroom that you will start […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA MUSIC…MARA ARANDA ‘SEFARAD in the heart of Morocco’

    24/7 VALENCIA 1. Tell us something about your musical background… MARA ARANDA: My experiences in music are many and diverse, given that they have been accumulated over 30 years of a professional career in music. I believe that destiny has led me to share experiences with musicians with whom I have had an affinity, on […]

  • History
    A HISTORY OF SPAIN’S SEPHARDIC ROOTS…AN ALBUM BY MARA ARANDA

    1. Tell us something about your musical background… My experiences in music are many and diverse, given that they have been accumulated over 30 years of a professional career in music. I believe that destiny has led me to share experiences with musicians with whom I have had an affinity, on both a personal and […]

  • Editorial
    JEWISH VALENCIA

    #There is a long and tragic history associated with the presence of Judaism in Valencia. At its height, during the Medieval period, Valencia had one of the largest and most prominent Jewish communities in the Iberian Peninsula. Under Moorish reign, the Jews that resided here were held under restrictions and laws that forbade them from […]

  • Art
    VALENCIA SHOPPING …’SEBASTIAN MELMOTH’

    ##After being freed from Reading Prison, Oscar Wilde spent some time in private seclusion, and the Irish writer was forced to change his name. For this period of life, he chose the name Sebastian Melmoth in honour of Saint Sebastian and in reference to the arrows that adorned the saint’s body that reminded him of […]

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