• Health
    HIKING AND SWIMMING IN ‘MONTANEJOS’

    ##Want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a weekend surrounded by nature? The hot springs and beautiful mountains of ‘Montanejos’ offer an oasis of calm just north of Valencia city centre: a must-visit this spring! Around a one-and-a-quarter hour drive from Valencia, the town of Montanejos, located in the province […]

  • Food
    THE VALENCIAN DRINK HORCHATA

    ##The warm days are upon us so it’s time for a long, cool drink. Valencia has two of its very own. Well, ‘Horchata’ was invented in the Sudan and ‘Agua de Valencia’ is really just Buck’s Fizz with a twist.  These days they are both considered as Valencian as paella, fireworks and construction companies. Horchata […]

  • Editorial
    WHY ALBORAYA COULD BE THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR VALENCIA PROPERTY

    ##If you have been thinking about moving to the city of Valencia you may have heard about the increasingly fashionable areas like Ruzafa, El Carmen, Ensanche, Malvarrosa, Cabanyal and more. We have written about these areas a lot on our blog http://www.valencia-Property.com/new What you may overlook though is Alboraya as it is not officially a […]

  • Film
    LEGENDARY VALENCIA FILM DIRECTOR LUIS GARCÍA-BERLANGA

    ##Luis Garcia-Berlanga (1921-2010) was one of the most influential Valencians of the 20th century. He was arguably the greatest Spanish film director of his time and an arch-satirist of Spanish life. Remarkably, much of his best and most cutting work was under the scrutiny of a censorious dictatorship. Berlanga was born in Valencia in 1921 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Editorial
    LEGACY OF MUSLIM VALENCIA

    ##Valencia was a Muslim town for well over 500 years. The Moors ruled over a prosperous, expanding city but how much of their legacy remains? The great Moorish General, Tariq Ibn Ziyad, a former slave who had risen through the ranks and had already conquered most of Southern and central Spain with a small but […]

  • BOOKS
    VALENCIA BOOKS… ‘LA COCINA DEL CABANYAL’

    ##24/7 VALENCIA: Could you tell us more about the book? LA COCINA DEL CABANYAL: In the film ‘Million Dollar Baby’, Morgan Freeman says that “It seems that there are Irish people everywhere, or that they would like to be…” to explain the sympathies that the boxer Maggie Fitzgerald aroused. Sometimes, it almost seems like there […]

  • History
    ‘TED TALKS’ DISCOVERS ‘THE HOLY GRAIL’ IS IN VALENCIA (SPAIN)

    ##The prestigious American platform ‘Ted Talks’ with more than 30 million followers on You Tube, has published for the first time in its history a conference dedicated to the Holy Grail. Dr. Ana Mafé García, a world expert in the protohistory of the Holy Grail, has recorded in ‘Aula Grial of Valencia’, an immersive museum […]

  • Editorial
    CHILL OUT AT THE EMBLEMATIC ‘CAFÉ SANT JAUME’

    ##Without doubt, ‘Café Sant Jaume’ is one of the most emblematic coffee bars in the whole of Valencia. It was originally a pharmacy that began its trade in around 1900 so it has a very rich history! In 1984, it was acquired by current owner Vicente Mas, a kindly presence here & who you will […]

  • History
    ‘EL TRIBUNAL DE LES AIGUES’ (WATER TRIBUNAL OF VALENCIA)

    ##If you are passing through the Plaza de la Virgen of Valencia one Thursday morning, you might come across a group of eight old men in black capes huddled around the door of the cathedral. This is not, as you might think, an octogenarian batman convention but in fact ‘El Tribunal de les Aigues’… one […]

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