• Food
    MERCADO CENTRAL OF VALENCIA

    Valencia’s Central Market is one of the largest markets in Europe Perched high above the ornate iron and glass dome, it’s feet resting on a golden ball, is the Cotorra del Mercat, the big green parrot that is the symbol of the Mercado Central in Valencia. Cotorra means parrot in Spanish, but it also means […]

  • Nightlife
    THE LEGENDARY ‘CAFÉ NEGRITO’…AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    ##It sometimes happens that a bar or a shop or a restaurant becomes so synonymous with its surrounding that it’s hard to separate it from them. The bar and the square become one and the same place. This is certainly the case with the Barrio del Carmen’s Café Negrito and the Plaza of the same […]

  • Food
    Hannah Banana Cake

    ##It may be a strange phenomenon but in ‘La Ola Fresca’ most of our best loved cakes seem to adopt personalities all of their own. From the arrival of the much-pursued ‘El Señor Brownie’ came his happy partnership with his sun-kissed, wheat-free, partner-in-crime ‘Gloria Zanahoria’ (carrot cake with rice our and almonds). Then recently, out […]

  • Food
    RETROGUSTO COFFEEMATES…Black (and Very Good) Coffee in the City

    ##As if they were using alchemy, ‘Retrogusto Coffeemates’ takes making and drinking coffee very seriously. Scales, thermometers, timers, quality equipment and, of course, excellent coffee. In a space no more than three metres long, this small coffee shop is revolutionizing the city of Valencia. In Retrogusto Coffeemates, you can buy coffee beans and also savour […]

  • Editorial
    BIOPARC VALENCIA 2020

     ##Built as part of the Cabacera park development at the Mislata end of the Turia river bed, the Bioparc opened in 2008. It is a new-generation zoo where the idea was to move away completely from the bad old days of the ‘Viveros Gardens’ enclosed zoo, embracing the philosophy of “zoo-immersion” in line with other […]

  • Editorial
    ‘MALVARROSA’ BEACH OF VALENCIA

    ##Valencia has always had a strange relationship with the sea. The city’s port has been a great source of wealth over the centuries but Valencia doesn’t feel like a maritime city and as people round here will tell you, the city was built with its back to the sea. People have been making sandcastles and […]

  • Art
    HOT OFF THE PLANE AND NEW IN VALENCIA!

    ##New country, new life, healthy living, new resolutions! Get fit, eat vegetables and salad all the time and maybe drink a little bit of red wine. That’s the plan and it was going very well until we arrived. This place has just tooo many distractions. Valencia, famed for its nightlife just sucks you in and […]

  • Food
    EMBLEMATIC TAPAS BAR OF VALENCIA…’LA PILARETA’

    ##Our guests fell head-over-heels in love with Valencia and were eager to see and experience everything. They also loved their food, which immediately endeared them to me. We took them to some of our favourite restaurants and bars. All of which they loved. On their last night, I suggested we went to a favourite little […]

  • Music
    VALENCIA MUSIC…MARK TAIT OF 5th AND PONTIAC

    Tell us something about your background and experiences.  I spent my formative years on the island of South Uist. It is located off the west coast of Scotland, way up north. Everybody seemed to sing or play an instrument. It might have been because there was only one television station and I may be wrong […]

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