• Places
    Haphazard: That’s Valencia

      Dreadlocked Dana from Savannah was referring to how she found her way here one day when she came up with the word that may best sum up Valencia: haphazard. Where, years ago, I was looking to live somewhere on the Mediterranean and my Spain trip included plans for a week in Morocco. Two rough […]

  • History
    Valencia Nightlife

    A Valencia Nightlife History Part 1 Juanjo Almendral has been an integral part of Valencian nightlife for nearly two decades. Since 1988, he’s run La Marxa, the last call spot in the Carmen for high-energy night owls, and in 1996 opened La Edad de Oro, a regular bar catering more to movida veterans behind Café […]

  • Food
    Cocktails!

      What better way to cool down and chill out in the summer than with a cocktail? 24/7 Valencia magazine proudly presents for your pleasure a selection of our favourites, starting with: 1 Tequila Sunrise 2 parts tequila, 2 parts Grenadine, Orange Juice, Fine Sugar Dip the rim of the glass in water then carefully […]

  • Places
    A BEACH VIEW

      ‘Up the road’ for a Brit does not have the same connotation as for a Spaniard. For the latter, a four hour drive up the autopista to Barcelona is not that far off. For a Londoner, however, somewhere that takes more than an hour to get to (Liverpool takes four) is anything but a […]

  • Art
    Flamenco Springs to Life in Valencia

      So here you are in Valencia, just passing through or setting in for some studies, you’re in the mood for live music and figure this is Spain, why not some flamenco? You leaf through the 24/7 listings and let’s see, Café del Duende is always good to go on Thursday night, the Arachí series […]

  • Editorial
    Walking on Sunshine

    Sunscreen Valencia, as the editorials of this magazine often remind us, is a sun soaked leisure paradise reflected in the glorious blue waters of the Mediterranean. You can’t really argue with the viewpoint except during the monsoon known as the ‘‘Gota Fria’’ in October, and an increasing number of fair skinned northern Europeans are coming […]

  • Editorial
    A Great Cycling Route!

    Cycling Route At last the weather has changed, after the rainiest winter in sixty years… It was a hard time for the cyclist, but really good for the countryside. Now we’re going to discover one of the prettiest corners of the province of Castellón, Viver, and a fantastic circular route to enjoy on mountain bike. […]

  • Editorial
    A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

    Well, it’s not really a river at all anymore, is it? As everyone knows, it was drained and the river re-routed after the tragic floods of 1958. Just like Agua de Valencia, there’s no water in it. What now flows through the city in its place is an elegantly dusty, meandering park which has become […]

  • Editorial
    Cycling around Xàbia and Cabo de la Nao

      Xàbia (Jávea) and the surrounding countryside and coast is one of the prettiest areas in the Valencia region. Leaving the village, you can head towards Arenal beach, perfect for a quick dip in the sea with its fine sand and clean water – although there are plenty of tourists who will be doing the […]

  • Health
    Leaving Montgó…

    Leaving Montgó… and Cycling to Xàbia In the last 24/7 issue, we told you about cycling up and around the magical mountain of Montgó in Denía. Following on from here, we lead you to Xàbia (Jàvea) and there are two options, the short, hard route or a longer, easier one. Both are equally pretty, in […]

  • Editorial
    From Denia to Jávea (Discovering El Montgó)

    The magical mountain, El Montgó The magical mountain, El Montgó, is worthy of its own little article. There are various legends about the mountain, and it is said that those who live in the shadow of its 751-metre-high silhouette are touched by its magic. In our long route across the coast of the País Valencià, […]

  • Art
    AUSIÀS MARCH

    Valencian Poet Nobody seems to agree on where or when Ausiàs March was born. Tradition tells us that it was 1397 in Gandia although some modern historians say it was three years later and in Beniarjó. Others say he was born in the city of Valencia city itself and there are even those who seem […]

  • Food
    From La Safor to La Marina Alta (Gandía to Dénia)

      We leave Gandía by the main road over the last bridge that crosses the Serpis River, and just after crossing it we turn to the left to follow the Serpis in the direction of the sea. On that road, we can find a really good place to enjoy one of the best paellas in […]

  • Editorial
    From Valencia to Calpe, Part 2

    Cullera and its surroundings are full of interesting places to visit. To get there, you can take the lighthouse road, which cuts through the prettiest area of the town, around the lighthouse, with amazing houses and beautiful landscape. You can also reach the area from inland, on a road that runs alongside rice fields, which […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina: Soaked to the Skin

    Buñol… Soaked to the skin La Tomatina (Probably the worlds biggest and certainly the messiest food fight). So when I heard that 24/7 Valencia were organizing a coach trip, I jumped at the chance to go. I have never experienced anything like it in my life, up to 40,000 people crammed into tiny streets. Mental! I […]

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