• Editorial
    LA TOMATINA 2019

    ##’La Tomatina’ is one of those annual world events that attract enormous amounts and ever increasing amounts of travellers to Valencia. La Tomatina takes place in the normally sleepy village of Buñol about an hour from the city and is a magnet, not just for backpackers and young people taking their year out, but for […]

  • Editorial
    RENAISSANCE WOMAN…ISABEL DE VILLENA OF VALENCIA

    ##Isabel de Villena was born in 1430 in Valencia. She was the illegitimate daughter of an alchemist wizard; she was an author, nun, ambassador, a leading and inspirational figure in Valencian cultural life and Isabela la Católica’s auntie to boot. A Renaissance Woman in every sense. Isabel was just four years old when her father […]

  • Editorial
    THE BORGIAS (VALENCIA’S MOST INFAMOUS FAMILY)

    “You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo […]

  • Editorial
    BENIDORM

    ##Summer is here and people from all over Europe and the rest of Spain flock to the Valencia coast. Towns like Cullera, Gandía, Calpe and Dénia increase their populations tenfold in the Summer months. Valencia prides itself on its wealth of history, architecture and art. In reality, it is sun & sea & sand that […]

  • 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
    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 the 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 […]

  • Art
    MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES OF VALENCIA (FINE ARTS)

    ##Stunning view from Turia Gardens, in Valencia, of the Museo de Bellas Artes. This museum of fine arts is as magnificent on the inside as it looks on the outside with over 2,000 featured works. Visitors can also enjoy the calming ambiance of a cerulean blue courtyard in the middle of the museum. The museum […]

  • 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 […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA HISTORY…TWO MEN CALLED LUIS

    ##Despite the prejudices of the time, two Valencians of Jewish origin ended up playing a key role in renaissance Europe. One of them, Luis Vives, a true Renaissance man and fifteenth century Zelig (the bloke got everywhere) helped to develop the ideas that formed modern Europe. The other, Luis de Santangel, was instrumental in the […]

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