• 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 BOOKS & PHOTOGRAPHY ‘HOUSES FROM EL CABANYAL’

    ##(EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH WRITER & CABANYAL RESIDENT FELIP BENS) What is the concept and philosophy of ‘HOUSES from El Cabanyal’? The first edition of the book came out in 2007, in the middle of the harassment of the city council of Valencia, with Rita Barberà at the head… to promote the extension of the Blasco […]

  • Editorial
    WORLD HERITAGE SITE…LA LONJA OF VALENCIA

    ##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. You may be surprised to learn […]

  • Editorial
    ‘THE OTHER VALENCIA’ (ANOTHER IRISH-SPANISH CONNECTION)

    ##Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the definition of beauty, the word as a noun meaning “that which appeals to the senses”. For me, there are two places which encompass this meaning totally. The first, which will be familiar to readers of this magazine, is the wonderfully vibrant city of Valencia, Spain. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • Art
    EXPULSION OF THE MORISCOS…

    ##In 1609, a cruel and traumatic turn of events saw one third of the Valencian population expelled from Spain never to return. “La expulsion de los Moriscos” (Morisco being a Spanish Muslim who had converted to Catholicism) changed the make up and even the landscape of the Valencian community dramatically and forever. Three centuries earlier, […]

  • History
    JOHAN CRUYFF AND LEVANTE UD (A DUTCH GENIUS IN VALENCIA)

    One of the greatest football players of all time, thrice (1971, 1973, 1974) Ballon d’Or winner, many tend to forget that besides his glorious contributions to Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona and to the Netherlands national team, Johan Cruyff left his mark in the humble city of Valencia… Possibly in the most humble team of […]

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