• Food
    ENJOYING TAPAS AT ‘TASCA EL BOTIJO’ IN VALENCIA

    ##Are you looking to savour quality tapas in an authentic Spanish tasca in the historic centre at any time of the day? It’s in the heart of the historic centre, so easy to find. The interior is warm with an attractive local art exhibition lining the brick walls, clean wooden tables and a sociable, cosy […]

  • Food
    EMBLEMATIC TAPAS BAR OF VALENCIA…’LA PILARETA’

    #Our guests fell head-over-heels in love with Valencia and were eager to see and experience everything. They also loved their food, which immediately endeared them to me. We took them to some of our favourite restaurants and bars. All of which they loved. On their last night, I suggested we went to a favourite little […]

  • Places
    Mercat Central de València

    ##If you are visiting Valencia, the Mercat Central de València is a must on your to do list! Browse among residents doing their morning shop as you embrace all the life and character this market has to offer. Filled with local traders and small independent businesses, it’s a great spot to find those hidden gems […]

  • Editorial
    ‘EL MIGUELETE’ …STUNNING VIEWS OF VALENCIA!

    #Other cities have glass skyscrapers from which to view the city but Valencia’s towering icon is ‘El Miguelete’. At one end of the Plaza de la Reina, in  Valencia Cathedral, you can walk past the nun manning a sort of gift shop and pay two euros to climb the Gothic cathedral. It took four centuries […]

  • Places
    MERCADO COLÓN OF VALENCIA (EXCLUSIVE REPORT)

    ##During the early 1900s the Ensanche district of Valencia began to expand at a rapid pace, and the need for a market to meet the neighbourhood’s growing needs became apparent. A block in the centre of the district was split up, and construction on the immense building now known as Mercado de Colón begun. This […]

  • Food
    A TRIP TO MERCADO DE RUZAFA (VALENCIA)

    #Mercado de Ruzafa contrasts with the hip youthful energy of the neighbourhood as it stands as a traditional marketplace where local residents still gather to do their morning shop. It is a place to visit, to experience the culture and hustle bustle of Ruzafa. Experience the warm community of Ruzafa as you see Valencians meet […]

  • BOOKS
    VALENCIA BOOKS… ‘NORUEGA’ NOW AVAILABLE IN VALENCIANO AND SPANISH

    #This award-winning novel encapsulates the heartbreaking fictional memoirs of a character called Albert Sanchis Bermell. His is a singular journey, a trip to “the underbelly of a Valencia that has maybe disappeared but not quite: a city of the Rio Turia with its now dry shores nestled by what remains of the Islamic wall”. It […]

  • BOOKS
    CHEF & AUTHOR PEDRO PONCE PALOMARES: ‘THE BOOK OF RICES’ (123 RECIPES)

    ##EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Based in Valencia, Pedro Ponce Palomares is a professional chef and renowned author regarding Spanish cuisine. Visitors travel from all over the world to enjoy paella in the city of Valencia and the surrounding region. His book ‘El Libro de los Arroces, El Arroz en mi Memoria’ are rice recipes that Palomares has […]

  • Places
    ‘MERCADO DE TAPINERIA’…THE EPHEMERAL MARKET OF VALENCIA

    ##Hidden within the old town of Valencia, lies the modern vibrant ‘Mercado de Tapineria’. The trendy market square is a contrast to the quaint architecture enclosing it. Decorated in bright colourful bunting and wrapped up in tall white buildings, the urban environment is a must-see. If you are looking for somewhere to relax and escape […]

  • Art
    ART IN VALENCIA… IVAM (EXCLUSIVE REPORT)

    ##The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern or IVAM was the first centre of modern art created in Spain, opening in 1989. It is located at the Julio González centre and houses the museum collection, alongside other temporary exhibitions. Like the name suggests, those who enjoy contemporary and modern pieces will be best suited to exploring IVAM. […]

  • Places
    ‘CENTRO ÓPTICO LOSAN’ IN VALENCIA

    ##24/7 VALENCIA: COULD YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR SERVICES AND EXPERTISE? CENTRO ÓPTICO LOSAN: “We have over 20 years of experience dedicated exclusively to vision care. Located in C/ Fontanars dels Alforins in the Patraix barrio of Valencia, our centre has specialists in optometry and contactology. At ‘CENTRO ÓPTICO LOSAN’ we control the development […]

  • Food
    THE EMBLEMATIC ‘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 […]

  • Places
    ‘JARDÍN DEL TURIA’ OF VALENCIA (SPAIN’S LONGEST URBAN GARDEN)

    ##Paloma Ceballos (https://tuguiaenvalencia.com/)  refers to the ‘Jardín del Turia’ as a river (rio in Spanish), which used to cross through the city. The river that is now a garden was diverted south of the city, in 1957, because of the big flood. “When we go to the Gardens, we start in the city centre to […]

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