• 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 […]

  • History
    VICENTE BLASCO IBÁÑEZ…VALENCIA’S MOST UNIVERSAL CITIZEN

    ##Novelist, journalist, politician, war correspondent, founder of Utopian communes, publisher of books and newspapers, voluntary exile, tireless traveller, political prisoner, anti-cleric, duellist and womaniser, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was born in Valencia in 1867. His novels have made him one of Valencia’s most celebrated literary sons but just like so many Valencia Football Club managers, he […]

  • Editorial
    TANKS FOR THE MEMORY

    ##For those of us living in Spain today, democracy is a given and pretty much unmoveable. The dark, dull days of dictatorship seem a long way off. However, if some dangerously deluded bright sparks had got their way on 23 February 1981, things might have been a whole lot different and at the centre of […]

  • Food
    Red Valentine Beetroot Soup

    By Helen Westwater of ‘La Ola Fresca’   This month’s recipe combines the earthy red of beetroot and the pure white of coconut milk with a heady mix of spices, to steer off any last winter colds and cheer the hearts of any lost Valentinos. Beetroot, happily a vegetable that is available all year in […]

  • Food
    Hannah Banana Cake by ‘LA OLA FRESCA’

    ##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 […]

  • Music
    VALENCIA MUSIC! EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MATT BAKER

    ## 24/7 VALENCIA: 1.Could you tell us something about your background and musical education? I actually started at the age of six with the piano but from the beginning had an idea that this wasn’t the ideal instrument for me. I had asked to play drums and my parents wisely told me to start with […]

  • Music
    VALENCIA MUSIC… ANA ZOMEÑO HAS A NEW E.P. OUT!!!

    24/7 VALENCIA: Could you tell us about your musical upbringing and background? ANA ZOMEÑO: They tell me that I sing the way I talk. I don’t know if that’s true but it’s what I like to do most in the world. At the age of eleven I discovered the guitar and, thanks to one of […]

  • History
    RUZAFA…A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS IN VALENCIA

    ##The elegantly scruffy neighbourhood of Ruzafa was first incorporated into the city of Valencia about 130 years ago. Even in that time it has often been seen as being a bit off the beaten track. Now, however, while more central areas become increasingly franchised, sanitised and expensive, it’s Ruzafa which is fast cementing its place […]

  • BOOKS
    VALENCIA BOOKS…LAMAR HERRIN

    24/7 VALENCIA:Could you tell us something about your background and experiences? LAMAR HERRIN: I first wanted to be a professional baseball player, then an actor. But I was never much of an actor. While working on a film called ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ for eight weeks (I was the sonar operator in […]

  • 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 […]

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