• 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 […]

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    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 […]

  • History
    VALENCIA BATS

    ##You can find bats everywhere in Valencia, both the symbolic version on the city’s crests and the real thing in the cracks and crevices of its buildings. There are four times as many Patudo bats in one cave in ‘El Montgó’ mountain in Javea than in the whole of France, and there are 22 different […]

  • History
    RUZAFA…A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS IN VALENCIA

    ##The elegantly scruffy neighbourhood of Ruzafa was first incorporated into the city of Valencia about 130 years ago. Even in that time it has often been seen as being a bit off the beaten track. Now, however, while more central areas become increasingly franchised, sanitised and expensive, it’s Ruzafa which is fast cementing its place […]

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    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 […]

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    Cánovas district (VALENCIA)

    ##Building started on what we now call Cánovas in 1912. It was part of the turn of the century ‘Ensanche’ or suburban expansion of the city propelled by the profits and needs of the newly rich, upper middle-class industrialists and traders in rice and oranges who wished to make their mark on the city and […]

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