• Editorial
    THE IRISH / SPANISH CONNECTION…LETTER FROM CELTIBERIA

    ##As I went out to Dublin city, at the hour of twelve at night, who should I see but the Spanish lady, washing her feet by the candlelight —The Spanish Lady, The Dubliners Tourist in Ireland: What’s the Gaelic for mañana? Irish local: Oh, I don’t think we have a word that describes quite that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Art
    WHAT DO THE VALENCIANS THINK OF FALLAS?

    ##Daniel Sanchez has been a fallero for over twenty years in Falla Seneca-Poeta Mas y Ros, one of the hundreds of smaller neighbourhood fallas dotted around the city. What do the Fallas mean for you? -Fallas for me is a traditional festival where you get the chance to get together and enjoy yourself with your […]

  • Art
    THE LEGENDARY ‘NA JORDANA’ FALLA

    ##EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PERE BORREGO, PRESIDENT OF NA JORDANA FALLA According to the records, the first Falla to be erected in the Plaza Na Jordana was way back in 1884 and since 1954 it has been part of the Special Section (the Premier league of Fallas), longer than any other Falla. By 1983, the Fallas […]

  • A FALLAS CONVERSATION!

    A Fallas conversation between a Tourist and a Valencian! Brian: Wasn’t that ‘Fallas’ in Mission Impossible II, in that scene when Tom Cruise’s character is in Spain? I love all that fire dancing and those evil-looking hoods. Viçent: What are you talking about? That was just a ridiculous juxtaposition of Fallas and the Holy Week […]

  • Food
    La Pilareta

          A few years ago we were living in the very centre of the city in a huge flat with great views across the city. As a consequence, we were suddenly more popular as a stop-off destination. We had many a fun weekend with visitors glued to the view and the events happening […]

  • Editorial
    Kenneth Tynan on Valencia

    KENNETH TYNAN ON VALENCIA In his 1975 book ‘The Sound Of Two Hands Clapping,’ Kenneth Tynan wrote: “The new tourism, of which I am a charter member, is more selective…Valencia where a noisy and majestic ugliness stands sentinel, ever ready to repel outsiders, is one of the few places that come close to fulfilling all […]

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