• Nightlife
    La Ruta: Valencia’s Hidden Underground, Coming to the Surface

    Just a day after I arrived in Valencia, my attention was drawn to a cultural movement existing here in the 80s and 90s. Labelled ‘La Ruta del Bakalao’ (also known as the Destroy Route, or simply La Ruta), this was a scene that represented many things at once: unlimited expression, the acceptance of all, and […]

  • Food
    LA MONA DE PASCUA (EASTER IN VALENCIA)

    EASTER DESSERT: Today, it can be found with slight variations practically all over Spain. It is an Easter dessert whose tasting symbolizes that Lent is over. ORIGIN OF NAME: The name comes from the munna or mouna, an Arabic term that means “provision of the mouth”, a gift that the Muslims gave to their lords. […]

  • Popular Festivals
    ’24/7 Valencia’ GUIDE to FALLAS 2022

    Are you interested in folklore? Tradition? Big dresses? If you are, stick around. Valencia has all that and more, during the celebration known as Fallas. Read this and consider yourself armed for the festivities. LAS FALLAS This March 2022, you’ll see these large sculptures being set up at practically every street corner  in Valencia. Anything […]

  • Food
    FOOD! ZEST FOR SALMON FISHCAKES

    BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’ Here is an East hits West recipe that does not involve hot ovens and is easy to make. A firm favourite in ‘La Ola Fresca’, these Zesty Salmon Fishcakes combining potato, fresh salmon, lime and coriander are served with a cooling yoghurt accompaniment that will refresh the palate. […]

  • Food
    ‘FARTONS’ IN VALENCIA! BY HELEN WESTWATER OF ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    #When I arrived in Valencia 20 years ago, I was not really aware that the language valenciano existed. I remember chortling to myself in a supermarket as I spied a packet of iced buns labelled ‘Fartons’.  Worse, later, I even pompously wrote to the organisers of a festival suggesting they change the festival name ‘Estic […]

  • Places
    SHOPPING IN VALENCIA AT ‘LA ROOM’

    #“This is Passion not Fashion” When you find yourself in the historic centre of Valencia, quite near La Lonja, you will find a street filled with rows of family-owned businesses, from bike rentals to souvenirs. There you will also find a local clothing shop ‘La Room’. ‘La Room’ is a family business of Ferran, a […]

  • Places
     A  VALENCIAN NIGHT OUT AT ‘LA SALA’ IN ‘ZONA CEDRO’

    #How to spend your Saturday evenings somewhere different in Valencia and away from the tourist spots? Just a five-minute walk from the ‘Amistat-Casa de Salut’ metro station is located a concert venue, La Sala in the somewhat  studenty and indie and very much local ‘Zona Cedro’ area of town. The venue benefits from really artistic […]

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