• Places
    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 […]

  • BOOKS
    VALENCIA BOOKS…’LA BALADA DEL BAR TORINO’ 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 […]

  • Places
    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… INTERVIEW WITH THE LATE ‘KUAMI  MENSAH (1971-2021)

    Kuami Mensah is a Valencian based musician with a truly international vision. Originally from Benin, Africa, he has settled in Valencia, Spain. He has collected a stellar cast of musicians from Valencia and Benin for his ‘Minon M’zon’ album. It is nearly 70 minutes long, with 15 songs and the beautiful booklet has translations in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Music
    VALENCIA MUSIC…’REINA ROJA’ HAVE NEW SINGLE OUT!

    24/7 Valencia 1. Tell us something about your roots and influences… Reina Roja: We are a mixture of all the music that we have been listening to all of our lives as well as the influences of the musicians that have played with us. If you like what you are listening to, it stays with […]

  • Places
    ‘LA FÁBRICA DE HIELO’ IN CABANYAL

    ##“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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Health
    ‘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. […]

  • Places
    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 sometimes includes ‘Elvis Juice’  & ‘PUNK IPA’, ‘Brugse Zot’ & ‘Straffe Hendrik’ & ‘Blue Moon’ & ‘Delirium Tremens’ […]

  • Food
    ‘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 […]

  • Food
    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 of Valencia for 20 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 […]

  • Sports
    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 a suntan […]

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

    >##Anita Giro will celebrate their 12th anniversary this 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. […]

  • Food
    VALENCIA CAVA

    ##Valencia’s Bubbles just right for Saint Valentine’s! What better way to celebrate with Valencia’s very own Cava? 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 wines were stored and made. Josep Raventós (Cordoniu) is credited […]

  • Music
    VALENCIA MUSIC! EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MATT BAKER

    ## 24/7 VALENCIA: 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA WINES, VERMUTS AND CAVAS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

    ##IN THIS ARTICLE WE LOOK AT SOME WINES, VERMUT AND CAVA RECOMMENDED 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, it uses white, rosado and […]

  • Food
    VALENCIA 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 ‘El Corte Inglés’. It’s 20 degrees outside. It must be Christmas time in Valencia, a time for peace on Earth, goodwill to all men, ‘Christmas do’ Gin and Tonics, big tellies […]

  • Food
    ‘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 years… The menu changes everyday, which they tell us […]

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

    ##Christmas time is not so far away now! 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Food
    ‘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 […]

  • 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 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
     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 […]

  • 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
    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nightlife
    ‘FUNKADELIA’ IN VALENCIA… (GREAT MUSIC AND TAPAS TOO!)

    #24/7 VALENCIA: What is the philosophy of Funkadelia? FUNKADELIA: Our philosophy at ‘Funkadelia’ is for people to come to the bar to relax, talk, meet new people & listen or dance to the music.  We like to play a mixture of 60s/70s/80s Soul, Funk, Jazz, Funk-Jazz, Disco, Boogie, Reggae, Afro-Funk & Blues.  Also we appreciate […]

  • Places
    SHOPPING AT ‘PETULA DAVIANO’ IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF VALENCIA

    24/7 VALENCIA: COULD YOU TELL US SOMETHING MORE ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF ‘PETULA DAVIANO’? PATRICIA OF ‘PETULA DAVIANO’: “I have always been passionate about the story told by objects, their successive lives, the history of the craftsmen and women who make them and what they express in their interiors. Moreover, I have had the opportunity […]

  • Music
    VALENCIA MUSIC… ‘HEROÍNAS’ BY MARINAH (EXCLUSIVE REPORT)

    ##‘Heroínas’ is the new album by ‘Marinah.’ Valencian born and bred, she is the former vocalist & leader of the legendary band ‘Ojos de Brujo.’ From 1996-2013, they were the “world fusion” music collective that combined Catalan rumba, reggae, ska, rock and rap…and achieved international acclaim as they toured the globe. From triumphant shows at […]

  • Music
    A MUSICAL MORNING VISIT TO ‘PALAU DE LES ARTS’ OF VALENCIA!

    #At the ‘City of Arts and Sciences’ of Valencia, there were celebrations at the ‘Palau de les Arts’ last weekend to celebrate its continuing artistic programme of activities in Valencia. On Sunday, the 21st November, we experienced a really delightful ‘midday concert’ of classical music within the amazing setting of ‘la Ciutat de les Arts […]

  • Places
    Valencia Balconies

    #Valencia is a city bereft of back gardens. A fact which is bemoaned by every single expat who misses a place where you can stretch out under the sunshine, kick a ball around and barbecue Asda-lemon-and-coriander chicken breasts. What you get instead is one of the city’s 300,000 balconies. But the Valencian balcony is more […]

  • Places
    The I Jornadas ‘Way of the Holy Grail in Valencia’ Ciutat Vella (1+1=5) start with a floral happening…

    The I Jornadas Camino del Santo Graal in Ciutat Vella (1+1=5) start with a floral happening in the centre of Valencia. The Department of Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation has launched a series of sponsored activities in ‘Ciutat Vella’(old town) aimed at revitalising this emblematic part of Valencia. The Asociación Cultural El Camino del Santo Grial […]

  • Food
    ‘HARD ROCK CAFE VALENCIA’ WILL COLLABORATE WITH ‘CASA CARIDAD’ ON THE OCCASION OF THE AMERICAN HOLIDAY OF THANKSGIVING

    #Thanksgiving is a tradition in North America, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. The traditional and charitable menu will be available at Hard Rock Cafe Valencia. From Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th, all Hard Rock Cafe Valencia customers will be able to enjoy this menu complete with main course, dessert […]

  • Food
    Granini Celebrates Christmas by Cooking Delicious Christmas Desserts with Organic Juices!

    #24/7 VALENCIA: CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT GRANINI AT CHRISTMAS? GRANINI: “Granini celebrates Christmas by cooking delicious Christmas desserts with organic juices. For this festive season, Granini suggests getting together with our loved ones to prepare the most irresistible juice-based desserts. Granini presents two authentic Christmas recipes by the expert foodies Patricia from Tic […]

  • Food
    MERCADO CENTRAL OF VALENCIA

    Valencia’s Central Market is one of the largest markets in Europe Perched high above the ornate iron and glass dome, it’s feet resting on a golden ball, is the Cotorra del Mercat, the big green parrot that is the symbol of the Mercado Central in Valencia. Cotorra means parrot in Spanish, but it also means […]

  • Music
    LIVE MUSIC…X Jimmy Glass Jazz International Contemporary Jazz Festival Tuesday, 23rd of November 2021

    # LIVE JAZZ MUSIC IN VALENCIA! X Jimmy Glass Jazz International Contemporary Jazz Festival Tuesday, 23rd of November 2021 / Sets 20:30h and 22:30h JIMMY GLASS 30TH ANNIVERSARY BAND Directed by PERICO SAMBEAT PERICO SAMBEAT, alto / soprano saxophone JAVIER VERCHER, tenor saxophone LATINO BLANCO, baritone saxophone JESÚS SANTANDREU, tenor saxophone VIÇENT MACIÁN, tenor saxophone […]

  • Food
    EATING PAELLA AT ‘YUSO’ IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF VALENCIA

    ##If paella is your dish of choice, ‘Restaurante Yuso’ is the place to be. Serving a wide variety of paellas – the traditional Spanish dish born in Valencia – Yuso has a selection of menus for weekends, evenings and lunch. With two branches, located on Calle Cruz and Plaza Carmen, you can enjoy authentic paella […]

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