• History
    VALENCIA MUSIC… JOAQUÍN RODRIGO (1901-1999)

    24/7 Valencia: Could you tell us more about the legendary Valencian born composer? Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo: “Joaquín Rodrigo was born in Sagunto (Valencia) on 22 November 1901, the day of Santa Cecilia, the patron saint of music. At the age of three, he lost his sight as a result of a diphtheria epidemic. […]

  • Editorial
    WHY VALENCIA?

    ##Why Valencia? ¿Por qué Valencia? It’s a reasonable question, I suppose. Why do I, and others from around the world, choose to live here? After all, the third-largest city in Spain doesn’t normally rate on most people’s “must-sees”. The Lonely Planet guide, in its suggested city-based itinerary, talks at length about Madrid and Barcelona and […]

  • Editorial
    BENIDORM

    ##Summer is coming 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
    MY RUZAFA (ONE OF VALENCIA’S HIPPEST BARRIOS)

    Ruzafa or Russafa (Valenciano) means something similar to “scented garden” in Arabic. The Valencian barrio is known for being an upbeat and progressive area and home to many artists, local families and immigrants. Located on the southern side of the city, historically, it used to be seen as somewhat apart from the centre of action […]

  • Editorial
    THE WAY OF THE HOLY GRAIL IN VALENCIA

    ##‘24/7 Valencia’ were honoured to be invited to the presentation of the European consortium of ‘ The Way of The Holy Grail’ at the Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia on 29 November 2019.The presentation and celebration, by the civil society of the Institutional Declaration of Les Corts Valencianes on the ‘Way of the Holy Grail’  included […]

  • History
    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 […]

  • Editorial
    THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL PILGRIM TO WALK THE 518 KMS OF THE PATH OF THE HOLY GRAIL FROM SAN JUAN ARRIVES IN VALENCIA!

    ##At eleven o’clock this Saturday, September 14th (2019) the Italian Antonio Aiardi, the first international pilgrim to travel the entire 518-kilometre route of the ‘Holy Grail Path’ from the Royal Pantheon Monastery of San Juan  in Aragon… arrived at the Cathedral of Valencia.  At the door of the cathedral was Don Juan Miguel Díaz Rodela, […]

  • Editorial
    ‘LA TOMATINA’ …BLOODY GOOD FUN!

    ##It was hard to believe there were going to be any tomatoes at all. The main street was rammed with muchachos and chicas, buzzing while they waited for the battle, chanting ‘‘Ag-ua!’’ to provoke the residents on the roofs, then ‘‘To-ma-te’’, and of course the song ‘‘O-lé, olé, olé, olé…’’, as twelve o’clock approached. The […]

  • 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
    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 four […]

  • 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 […]

  • Art
    VALENCIA CATHEDRAL

    ##Built at the city’s highest point, Valencia Cathedral – or to give it its full name, the Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilica Metropolitana de Santa María – does not quite dominate the skyline as much as its grand title might suggest. If it wasn’t for the great Miguelete bell tower you’d hardly know it was a […]

  • Editorial
    HOLY GRAIL IN VALENCIA

    ##King Arthur, Percival, Lancelot and the other knights of the round table, Siegfried the crusader, Adolf Hitler, the freemasons, Monty Python and Indiana Jones all spent huge amounts of time and energy in search of the Holy Grail and its magic powers. Only Percival and Indy actually got to see it and, even then, only […]

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