• Editorial
    TOURISM SECRETARY VISITS HOLY GRAIL MUSEUM OF VALENCIA

    ##The Autonomous Secretary of Tourism of the Valencia Community, Frances Colomer, this Thursday 8th of April has visited ‘Aula Grail’ (Holy Grail of Valencia Museum). This meeting was also arranged to see the new room “The Holy Grail in the Civil War” and to give him a copy of the Integral Strategic Plan of the […]

  • Editorial
    PEÑISCOLA…CITY IN THE SEA

    ##On the Costa del Azahar, the ‘orange blossom coast’ in the north of the Valencia region between Castellón and the Ebro, you’ll find the seaside town of Peñiscola. It’s a Spanish coastal town much like any other, built around the remnants of a quaint old fishing village with its five kilometres of beaches, its EU […]

  • Art
    ‘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 […]

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

    ##Paloma Ceballos (https://tuguiaenvalencia.com/) misses giving tours, her job before the Coronavirus pandemic struck the world. Ceballos 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. […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA…STATION TO STATION

    ##There is something magnificent and Jules Verne-like about old mainline railway stations that their clean-lined, concrete & glass modern counterparts can never quite recapture…however beautifully designed. The ultra-fast AVE (Alta Velocidad Española) train arrived in Valencia at a purpose-built station in 2010. As Valencia advances into a new age of high-speed rail links, underground tunnels […]

  • Editorial
    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 […]

  • Food
    ‘FARTONS’ IN VALENCIA! BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    ##When I arrived in Valencia 16 years ago, I was not really aware that the language valenciano existed. I remember chortling to myself in a supermarket as I spied a packet of iced buns labelled ‘Fartons’.  Worse, later, I even pompously wrote to the organisers of a festival suggesting they change the festival name ‘Estic […]

  • 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 […]

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