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Editorial MARCH 11






MARCH 11 LISTINGS - 17 ARTS & theatre - 17 live music - 19 clubs - 19

chill out - 20


TRADITIONAL PUBS - 23 Restaurants - 24

shopping - 30










Yes. Winter slowly skulks off…as spring comes bounding in. Valencia in primavera is a joy to behold. We welcome you all to this fair city in a very special month. It’s March, it’s sunny, it’s Fallas and we’re going to have a party! If you are new to Valencia, you’ve chosen the right guide. ‘24/7 Valencia’ is the longestestablished monthly guide to Valencia and the only one recommended by the local, national and international media. This includes The Times, El País, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Time Out, Rough Guide, Super Deporte, Let’s Go, Footprints, Business Traveller magazine, and many more… We have some treats in store for you with a feast of Fallas photos, an entertaining guide to Fallas, exclusive shots of ‘24/7 Valencia party people’ clubbing, and our highly popular Valencia Football report with an expert’s opinions on the team’s progress in La Liga and the Champions league. Now that the sun is out, we have a mostly outdoors ‘Vidas de Valencia’ photographic for you too. There is an exclusive interview with the president of the legendary Na Jordan Falla and we have an insightful piece on Valencia wine, interviewing a professional wine connoisseur based in the region. Check out our packed listings for information on arts, theatre, clubs, restaurants, and café bars and enjoy our March agenda at the back for clubbing and live music nights.


Our Restaurant of the month writer reports on the increasingly popular and tasty Dhaba Indian restaurant, set in the old centre and just a mere stroll from the Mercado Central. Food for thought, we have an exclusive interview from Ibiza with the Barefoot Doctor, who has worked with Madonna and Pink Floyd along with thousands of others over the years. The ‘24/7 Valencia’ team is a cosmopolitan mixture of writers, photographers and designers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Spain and the United States of America. Our editorial team have bought property here and we’ve chosen to make Valencia our permanent home… because we love it. Valencia’s Fallas is one of the wildest parties in the world. That’s just one of the reasons it divides opinions amongst locals as well as visitors. Valencia has been described as the ‘Mediterranean city par excellence’ and one of its traits is living for the moment. Enjoy the crowds, the colour, the satire, the music, the fireworks and the madness. Dancing, laughing, shouting, singing, forgetting, drinking, eating, loving, cleansing, burning… Go for it! See you next month…

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editor: Will McCarthy. contributors: Altogringo, Anita Darling, Heino, John Murphy, Gooru, Mark Hulton, Owl, Tim Birch, David Rhead, José Marín, Erica Choate, Amparo Oliver, María Angélica Sao Pedro, El Gazza (Gary Smith), Mateo Sanchis, Gooru, Dara Parker, Lola García, Janice Springfield. Layout & design: printed by: signografíco. distributed by: groovy cat Ltd. email: móvil: 650 639 177 online: is the definitive English speaking guide to Valencia. 24/7 Valencia is recommended by The Times, The Guardian, Time Out, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Let´s Go,, Business Traveller magazine, Footprints, Ryanair... Views expressed by the contributors are not necessarily those of the editor. 24/7Valencia does not accept responsibility for date/time/venue changes. According to copyright law any reproduction, either total or partial, is completely forbidden without written permission of the editor. All articles, past and present, printed in 24/7Valencia magazine are copyright of Orange Skies © 2011 Legal deposit: D4562606

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Hasta 17 abril IVAM


C/ Guillem de Castro, 118 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 386 30 00

C/ Moro Zeit, 6 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 315 30 95



Hasta 26 junio MUSEO VALENCIANO D’ETNOLOGÍA C/ Corona, 36 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 388 35 65

Hasta 25 abril MuVIM

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Pere Borrego

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 it has been part of the Special Section (the Premier League of Las Fallas) since 1954, longer than any other falla. By 1983, the Fallas monuments were getting too big for the little plaza so it was decided in the interest of safety that they would be moved up the street to the Plaza Portal Nou where they have been set up and burnt down each March ever since. Na Jordana has won more Premios de Ingenio y Gracia (sort of an artistic merit prize given for creativity and originality) than any other falla and has won the citywide first prize 12 times. Of all the fallas in the Special Section, Na Jordana has always been known as being slightly left-field and has constantly tried to give us something a little bit different. Their commitment to cultural events such as theatre and art exhibitions throughout the year makes them stand out from other important fallas and when it comes to the design of the falla itself, Na Jordana has always tried to push things forward. We went down to meet the president of Na Jordana falla at the casal (the falla club house) in what for most of the year is a quiet street in a working-class residential area of the Barrio del Carmen. A lifelong resident of the neighbourhood, PERE BORREGO lives just across the

street from the casal. He popped down to meet us from his first floor flat with a bunch of keys and one of those plastic cigarette substitute things, “a bad time to give up smoking”. He has been a fallero “since birth” and at four years old he was involved in the falla’s theatre group. His father was president of Na Jordana falla for nearly 30 years and he himself became president in 2001. What makes Na Jordana different from the other fallas in the Special Section? Naturally, every falla has its own idiosyncrasies. In our case, the key is to mix a kind of cocktail of enthusiasm, excitement and hard work. We work systematically throughout the whole year planning and working up to the night of the burning (La Cremà) and we work hard on the cultural activities, which keep the falla active throughout the year. Apart from the falla itself, what contribution does Na Jordana make to culture in the city? One of the first things we try to do is foster a taste for theatre amongst the youngest members of the falla and the children in the local area. Our theatre group has won 39 awards over the years. Since 1977 we have broken with the traditional presentation ceremony of the Fallera Mayor

and put on a show in which everyone in the falla takes part. Every October since 2000, we have organized a public reading of ‘Tirant lo Blanc’, the classic flagship book of Valencian literature. Different parts are read out by falleros, local people and different personalities from the worlds of politics, sport and culture. We also have, for example, the Christmas decorations and the nativity scene which incorporates buildings and monuments from Valencian history. Is the falla truly part of the neighbourhood? How many falleros actually live in this area? I live here and I am more than happy with our group. There are 110 adult falleros and around 40 children. Of all of those, 70% live in the Barrio del Carmen. There are those who live in other parts of Valencia but used to live here as children and whose parents still live here. You also get children bringing along their friends who may live in other parts of the city. A few years ago we bought this casal, which now belongs to our falla commission and will be here for future generations of falleros. Does Na Jordana bring anything new to the world of Fallas? This year, for example, we have been in contact with the University Theatre Group, which includes some Erasmus students.

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They will be putting on performances throughout the week of Fallas related to our theme this year, which is the ‘World of Horror’. There will be hourly performances around the falla from March 16th to 19th. We are also at the forefront of Fallas design, our ‘Pinocchio’ monument in 2001, designed by the recently deceased Manolo Martín, was a real breakthrough in the way fallas look and we try to keep that tradition going. We have won more Ingenio y Gracia awards than any other falla. Personally I don’t like fallas that don’t say anything. The whole point is that each year you’ve got to burn all the vice, the mistakes, the ills of society. Put them into your falla and burn them in the purifying flames. Do you always use the same artists? Well, the Special Section is a bit like the Champions League, you have to keep changing. We’ve used many great artists in the design of our monuments: Sigfrido Martín, Chema Cobo.....Our search for something different hasn’t always gone down well and we’ve missed out on some first prizes because of this. Only El Pilar and Convento Jerusalem have won more than us and, of course, we’re the falla that has been in the Special Section the longest. Do you feel you are well supported by the local authorities? The City Council gives us grants which make up about 21% of the cost of the monument and there is prize money for

the winner, about 18,000 euros, I think. But then, the Fallas contribute a lot to this city. So how do you get your money? What are your main sources of finance? Well, we have the subscriptions that all falleros pay. In the ‘50s we were one of the first fallas to use lottery sales as a source of income. It was a lot of work with 10 – 12,000 people all over Spain buying lottery from us several times a year. Now with the Internet and the possibility of buying lottery whenever you want, it’s not such a good source of income. We receive contributions from the neighbours, from sponsors and other people and groups who work with us and we have a magazine, which brings in advertising money. This year there was a meeting of the Special Section fallas and we talked about fixing a limit so nobody could spend more than 190,000 euros on a single falla, but in the end we couldn’t come to an agreement. Some ‘comisiones’ will be spending 240,000 euros on their fallas, nearly 60,000 more than us. Especially during a recession people are going to question how you can justify all this expense on a big party and something that is going to be burned after a few days. Anyone who says that knows little of the social impact of Fallas on the city of Valencia. The festival is good business for the city. It generates and circulates a lot of money. Apart from the design and construction of the fallas themselves, Na Jordana directly provides work for pyrotechnicians,

Photos © Falla Na Jordana / *Photo Victor Aranda / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

musicians, the florists who provide the flowers for the ‘Ofrenda’, the people who print our pamphlets and magazines and those who make the dresses and traditional clothing for the falleros and falleras. The hotels and local bars and restaurants, of course, do a roaring trade but when you ask them for 20 euros for an ad in the magazine, they don’t want to know. What would you recommend to anyone coming to see the falla at Na Jordana? Don’t miss the Cremà, the burning. This year the theme is ‘Hell’, which will certainly work well with the flames! There’s a lot of wood in the structure to make it burn slowly so it should be pretty spectacular. On a personal note, what’s your favourite part of Fallas? What I like most is the work through the year rather than the Fallas week itself. My favourite bit is the build up through the first weeks of March to the Plantà (when the falla is put in place) and the Cremà of course. I’ll tell you something, though. On the night of the Cremà, at five in the morning I like to sit on my balcony when it’s all over and quietly look down on the street, which is peaceful and empty again. Then, before you know it, it’s back to work preparing for next year. David Rhead and José Marín David Rhead is a teacher at Glenburn School of English.


FALLAS GUIDE 11 Are you interested in folklore? Tradition? Big dresses? If you are, stick around. Valencia has all that and more during the celebration known as Las Fallas. Read this and consider yourself armed for the festivities.

LAS FALLAS During the second week of March, you’ll see these large sculptures being set up at practically every street corner. Anything can be represented in a falla; the Ten Commandments, the plight of the crippled, world peace or belly-button lint. These are then ceremoniously burnt (in La Cremà) by proud firemen on the night of March 19.



Think of a friendly neighbourhood association (again, at every street corner) whose main mission, apart from setting up its falla, is to wake you and all your neighbours up at 4.00 am. You’ll finally get back to sleep only to be awakened again by its morning marching band (La Despertà). You can avoid this by joining a casal yourself, allowing you yourself to become the object of your neighbour’s hatred.

Watch out! You could be knocked over by one if you’re not paying attention. More than just a big dress, the fallera’s costume is the Ne Plus Ultra of traditional fashion wear. Covered by enough lace, brocade and satin to bury a man (or fallera), these brave women take part in all the city’s festivities. You’ll see them representing their casals by marching in parades, posing for pictures, making paellas on the street and having nervous breakdowns, smiling all the while. Acute observers will make the comparison between the fallera’s hairstyle and a certain science fiction film character, but the similarity ends there. These are Valencian Earth girls, born and bred.

LA MASCLETÀ For hard-core Valencianos (nearly all of them). City Hall, not wanting to miss out on the fun, holds its own circus of noise every afternoon at 2.00 pm during Fallas. The Plaza del Ayuntamiento is stocked with enough firecrackers to blow up a small country, which are then all lit. Loud explosions leading to a crescendo of painful sonic booms typify a good mascletà. Generally lasting five to ten minutes, the experience will leave you with gunpowder and sulphur in your lungs and bleeding ears, but hey, who cares? You’re only young once.

THE NIGHTLIFE A misnomer, actually. The nightlife lasts all day and night for the first three weeks of March. Valencia doesn’t sleep, and if you think you will, you are mistaken. My advice is to do what bar, pub and restaurant employees do; take copious amounts of stimulants and stay awake. There’s no point in sleeping. No point! Lola García

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young, healthy person and practically impossible for older adults. Cue: ye magnificent shopping trolley.

Seniors and the City

As a Canadian urban planner living in Valencia, I love looking at how our built environment can shape and influence lifestyle choices. And I’m not talking about in the bedroom… no; I mean the little stuff, like where we buy our bread and how we travel there to buy it. One of the observations that has most struck me living here is the mobility and independence of senior citizens. No matter their age or physical ability, Grandma and Grandpa are out and about chatting with their comrades, pushing their way to the front of the deli line, and otherwise hauling their wares about in those adorable and undeniably convenient shopping trolleys. It’s fantastic. And in Canada it would never happen. Most of our neighbourhoods are designed for cars, not people, which means that once someone is unable to drive, they are unable to access many of their basic needs independently. What was once a simple task of going to the grocery store is now fraught with dangerous sidewalks and a lack of crosswalks, but most importantly is much too far to walk to. Not to mention the difficulty of carrying groceries home – hard enough as a

Commonplace in Valencia, the shopping trolley is unequivocally a sign of aging (read: decrepitude) in Canadian culture, and therefore unpopular. However, in Spain people of all ages use the shopping trolley – which just makes good ergonomic sense! In fact, shopping trolleys are so commonplace that Spanish grocery stores have designed small parking areas inside the store for the trolleys themselves. In Canada, grocery stores almost always have massive parking lots that are so big you are often unable to find your car upon exiting the store. In Valencia, it is rare to find a parking lot outside a grocery store, but heck yes, you can park and lock your trolley! But what I find most interesting about the impressive mobility of seniors in Spain is that several of the key ‘accessibility principles’ of good urban design are non-existent here. For example, contrary to the accepted wisdom that older adults need smooth surfaces with traction to avoid tripping, the majority of sidewalks are virtual death traps constructed with beautiful but uneven mosaics, aging (and therefore uneven) concrete slabs, or slippery-as-ice marble. In short, major trip/fall hazards for those with mobility restrictions and aging eyes. Likewise, sidewalks are often narrow and crossing signals are short – yet these barriers appear to do little to deter seniors from getting out. Contrarily, perhaps it is the generous distribution of public seating areas (e.g. benches) that encourages an active population.

The major difference, in my humble opinion, is that Spain’s cities offer a density that we haven’t come close to achieving in lil’ ol’ Canada. As a result, you can easily walk to most of your necessities (grocery store, bank, pharmacy, café, park) within a few blocks – in EVERY neighbourhood. In Canada there are walkable neighbourhoods, but they are the exception rather than the rule. In Spain from a young age, a culture of walking is embedded within the psyche, thus why should a few broken hips stop you from getting across the street for your jamón? It’s certainly not going to stop the old-man set who gathers daily in my local park, walking back and forth discussing the important politics of the day. I heart these dudes – every day they gather to complain about the weather (no matter the condition), complain about the government (no matter the party), and walk their Yorkshire puppies (someone pleaaase explain the old man/ little puppy phenomenon to me). Which speaks to the other key component of mobility, which is the ability to make and maintain social connections. In Canada, it is all too common for seniors to become socially isolated and lonely, unable to get out too meet friends independently. Creating accessible public spaces allows for older adults to remain connected, an integral factor to health and wellness. On the issue of older adult mobility, Valencia wins. Aging infrastructure be darned – seniors rock this city! Dara Parker is an urban planner who Navarro writes regularly aboutMónica planning and Email: sustainability issues at: navarro Tel: 652 731 976 Photos Dara Parker / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

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Crackin’ Corn! Wowee! Las Fallas time again – my, time flies when you’re having it! Simply the best and without doubt, the most enthusiastic pyrotechnic display in the world, if this is your first time in Valencia, you’d better be up for it! Never in my life have I encountered such an all-encompassing and stopyou-in-your-tracks fiesta as Las Fallas, where does one even begin to describe it? Perhaps we could start with the mascletàs? The flowers? The traditional dress and marching bands? The ninots? The bunyols? The firecrackers? The cremà? The street parties? The music? The fireworks? Whatever you’ve come to Valencia for, if you’re here in March, you’d better just give up and go for it. Let the horse have its head and just enjoy the ride. Grab some firecrackers from any of the small stores that appear, it seems, from nowhere, head out into las calles and soak it up; be warned that it’s all over and done with by the 19th, so if you are a tourist straight off the plane don’t even think about letting off a firecracker after this date. Respect. And if I may just rant about that for a sentence or two, turn the page now if you’re not interested, because it makes me really cross – this is why the Spanish can have a fiesta such as this. Nowhere in the Antipodes, and I will venture the States and UK as well, could a whole state be given a free-forall on common sense and not blow it! Valencianos go nuts for 18 days and then it’s all over, and there’s no law enforcement, there’s just common sense and decency, enough is enough and that’s it. So, my fellow countrymen, don’t go spoiling it! Right, so this month we’re making something really quick and really easy to store at home as a delightful snack for whatever time of morning you come home, starving, exhausted, drunk, and just need to eat something and go to bed. Having a stash of these at

Cornbread Muffins (Makes at least 20) • 2 cups polenta • 2 cups plain flour • 5 tsp baking powder • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda • 2 tsp salt • 125gm unsalted butter, melted • 4 eggs • 600mls buttermilk, well shaken • 1 cup grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese • 1 red pepper or 1 courgette • 2 tsp smoked Spanish paprika

(about 1/3 cup each) and bake until a skewer comes out clean, approximately 12 minutes. They should have risen nicely and spring to the touch. Arrange on a wire rack to cool, or serve immediately with butter and extra cheese. Alternatively, allow them to cool completely and store in an airtight container. You can bung them in the oven quickly to refresh them if you would like them hot, they only need a few minutes, or you can also cut them in half, sprinkle them with a little more grated cheese and grill them. Enjoy yourselves this month! Eat as many bunyols as you can – my absolute favourite – and dance and spark the night away. More fun in one city could never be had! Buen provecho! Professional Chef Erica Choate

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the ready will solve many problems, unfortunately not your lack of hearing, but at least your growling stomach. Sometimes we all just need a savoury snack instead of sweeties all the time and these muffins are the perfect munch; soft and light, cheesy and satisfying. Preheat your oven to 190°C, this is quite hot, but they cook quickly. Generously butter or spray-grease 2 x 12 muffin pans. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients; melted butter, eggs and buttermilk. If you don’t have buttermilk, a combination of half natural yoghurt and half milk will do the trick. Finely chop the red pepper to very small dice. If you are using courgette grate it and wring it out in some muslin or cheesecloth to get most of the water out. Stir the wet and dry ingredients together with the red pepper and/or grated courgette, cheese and spice, if using. Divide batter among muffin cups


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DHABA Dhaba, in Hindi, means a motorised food cart - the kind you see putt-putting around Indian cities, delivering scrumptious dishes to homes and offices. The name well reflects the tasty, simple yet subtle cuisine of one of Valencia’s finest Indian restaurants. It draws together the twin threads of owner Dhani Oberoi’s family life. His father once ran simultaneously three Indian restaurants in London while his mother, as Valenciana as paella, has her roots right here in town. For his part, Dhani, bilingual in English and Spanish, has crammed a lot into his 32 years. After managing cocktail bars and their accompanying food in Britain, he moved to his mother’s homeland in 2004 to establish his first restaurant. Everything in Dhaba is cooked on the spot and to order, so your dish can be as fiery or as mild as you palate wants. Gambir and Biru, the two Nepalese chefs who rule the kitchen, clarify their own ghi (ghee), freshly toast the spices that enhance each dish and snip, snap, chop and dice fresh green chillies, ever eschewing the easy shortcut of commercial chilli powder. As the pair boil, fry, flavour and stir, Dhani and his friendly front-of-house team are at your elbow with an explanation, clarification – or simply a minute or two of engaging chat.

The Cuisine The menu is divided into desi (think tapas), tandoori, curry and biryani dishes.

High moments of the starters, for us, were nibbling on deep-fried cauliflower and spinach bhaji, each crunchy on the outside, sprinkled with fresh herbs and served with a trickle of tamarind and mango juice. And biting into firm packets of lamb and vegetable samosa, bursting with flavour (if the season’s right, you must try Dhani’s bhindi – okra, or lady’s fingers, a mainstay of eastern Mediterranean cooking but rare as sardines’ teeth hereabouts). Then out from the tandoor oven came a juicy morsel of monkfish (rape) tikka, a delightful mix of Mediterranean and Mumbai. For our main course, we dug the spoon deep into a steaming biryani, where the flavours and juices of tender lamb perfumed the rice. Dessert? Perhaps the finest ice cream you’ll find in a city where the competition from Italian gelateria joints is strong. It’s almost worth visiting Dhaba simply to enjoy their finger-licking take on mango ice cream, a perfect, almost decadent way to round off a supremely satisfying meal.

The Set Menus Lunchtime ordering is simple: for 6.50€ you select a curry that comes with naan and rice. Lay out 2€ more to enjoy a starter and dessert or coffee as well. Best of all, invest 10€ in a thali platter, a delight of seven dishes, each nestling in its own small bowl. The 15€ dinner menu is just as ample and includes a bottle of Namaste, the house wine (don’t be fooled by the exotic name; it’s actually a very palatable everyday

Rioja that Dhani and a consortium of friends have brought southwards).

Takeaway and Delivery Service Every item on the menu can be ordered by telephone in advance and picked up, piping hot, during evening restaurant hours. In a new initiative, Dhani has recently instituted a home delivery service (20.00h - 23.00h daily) within the Centro Histórico at no extra charge. Check his website for the to-go menu and look out around the barrio for his eco-friendly bicycles bearing the restaurant’s logo.

Breakfast Between 08.00h and 11.30h, Dhaba slips into a European gear, offering continental breakfasts (including freshly squeezed orange juice and croissants sourced from El Parisien, the gourmet bread and cakes chain) both inside and outside on the terrace. Janice Springfield Dhaba Plaza Don Juan de Villarassa, 6 (behind Mercado Central & near Radio City) Tel: 96 391 00 19 Zona Carmen Open daily 8.00h – 17.00h 20.00h – 24.00h Lunch menús 6.50€, 8.50€ and 10.50€ Dinner menú 15€ including wine Curries and rice dishes 6.50€ – 13€ Article © 2011 24/7Valencia









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TENTEMPIÉ I love cooking. I love the whole experience, from thinking about or finding and adapting a recipe, shopping for the ingredients (especially at the Mercado Central) and bringing them home, to cleaning and preparing them and putting them together to make what will hopefully be a tasty and delicious meal. I can even spend enjoyable hours planning in my head what I’m going to prepare, though all the planning in the world can go out of the window as you shop and see something fresh and irresistible.

Pelayo in Plaza del Carmen, they followed that with a restaurant in Abastos and along the way he cooked in El Café del Mar, just behind the church of Santa Catalina.

Food is a terribly important part of my life. If I don’t have time to cook or to dine out, a takeaway should be the best alternative, but I am not the greatest fan of the majority of take-out/ deliver Chinese, or pizza, or kebab in Valencia. Those and the small takeaways that offer paella/rice or roast chickens were about your lot in and around this fair city.

The day we sampled their lunch menu (four starters to share and two main courses – one vegetarian), the menu consisted of two different individual deep quiches, one goat’s cheese and the other tomato & basil, and two empanadillas, one lamb and the other vegetable, with a dipping sauce. This was followed by an aubergine and meat-stuffed filo pastry roll with couscous and vegetables and delicious vegetarian lasagne. All were served in microwaveable containers, so we warmed everything up and had a veritable feast. If you love good bread, there is always fresh homebaked bread, too! We had a good brown bread with ours.There is a daily vegetarian option – a rarity in Valencia, where even some vegetarian dishes sometimes have a little jamón or tuna in them.

Until just recently, that is. In the past few months a few more adventurous establishments have popped up around the city, serving Italian, Lebanese and Japanese or even fusion food to take away. One of the best is the new Tentempié on C/ Calatrava, just off the bustling C/ Caballeros. This used to be a rather tacky pizza-slice take-away but is now the domain of Lastra, a chef whose credentials are impeccable. He and his partner ran the restaurant for over two years at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

The principle at work in their latest venture is very simple, market-fresh food from the cuisines of the world at reasonable prices to eat at home or at the office. It is tasty and interesting food, cooked with love and flair. The menu changes almost daily, based as it is on what’s fresh that day.

Pudding lovers are well-catered for at Tentempié. We had a chocolate crepe with

caramelised apple and a slice of lemon meringue pie. There are queues at lunchtime and it is no wonder, the prices are great, each lunchtime they offer two dishes for just 5,50€ and there is a set dinner for two with a bottle of wine for around 20€.They are about to offer South American snacks, homemade hamburgers and simple pastas at weekends, Thursday to Saturday. This is a great place for visitors to the city – if you are staying in a flat or a hostel, this is an excellent and inexpensive alternative to the hitand-miss of eating out every day. And another plus, they speak English! Tentempié is the place, Lastra is your man. Tim Birch Tentempié C/ Calatrava, 23 Zona Carmen Tel: 669 723 849 Open daily: 12:30h – 16.30, 19.00h – 23.30h Starters from 2.50€ Main courses from 4€ Check out the daily menu on their beautifully illustrated blog:



ARTS & theatre Museums / galleries CENTRO CULTURAL BANCAJA Por Laberintos Hasta 29 mayo CIUDAD DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS (L’Hemisferic, Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe, L’Oceanografic) COL.LEGI MAJOR RECTOR PESET Los No Vencidos Juan Navarro Marzo FUNDACION CHIRIVELLA SORIANO A Pulso Juan Barberá Hasta 2 mayo GALERÍA BENLLIURE Pintura Moderna y Contemporánea de los Siglos XIX y XX Permanente GALERIA KESSLER BATTAGLIA Suite N85 Eva Mengual Hasta 26 marzo GALERÍA LUIS ADELANTADO Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Miguel Rael Hasta 18 marzo Burning Colors Trying to Turn my Blood Black Davide Zucco Hasta 18 marzo Paper’s Ship Ismael Lagares Hasta 18 marzo Stone in the Shoe Morten Slettemeas Desde 25 marzo hasta 11 junio GALERÍA ROSALIA SENDER Arte Contra Crisis Hasta 19 marzo El Manchas Marzo GALERÍA ROSA SANTOS Lines and Squares Aldo Giannotti Desde 4 marzo hasta 9 abril GALERÍA D’ART ESPAI VISOR El Cuerpo de Leppe / Chile Carlos Leppe Hasta 31 marzo INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE VALENCE Retratos de una Generación Desde 3 marzo hasta 1 abril Visite dans L’atelier du Peintre Jean-Paul Chambas Desde 3 marzo hasta 29 abril Mujeres al Borde Aleksandra Dedic Desde 3 marzo hasta 29 abril IVAM INSTITUT VALENCIÀ D’ART MODERN EXPOSICIONES IVAM Brasil and Beyond Fotografías de Bernie de Chant Hasta 20 marzo Las Huellas de la Memoria Jasper Johns Hasta 24 abril Un Diálogo Sobre la Escultura Julio González y David Smith Hasta 1 mayo Sueños Inclinados Victoria Civera

Hasta 17 abril Esculturas Eduardo Degas Hasta 17 abril Figuras Decorativas Chinas Pang Xunqin Hasta 17 abril Matta Hasta 1 mayo JARDÍN BOTÁNICO III Mostra SOS Hasta 6 marzo Los Bosques para las Personas Hasta 10 abril LA BENEFICENCIA CENTRE VALENCIA DE CULTURA MEDITERRÁNEA Recorrido por la Prehistoria Valenciana, desde el Paleolítico hasta la Época Visigoda Exposición permanente LA GALLERA Santa Bárbara Bendita Ouka Lele Marzo L’ IBER DE LOS SOLDADITOS DE PLOMO Exposición Permanente: Guardias Españolas, Coleciones Valencianas, Almansa, Vida Cotidiana, Tirant y Serie Histórica. MuVIM L’Aventura de la Pensament Exposición permanente Kipling Ilustrado Hasta 25 abril Promesas de Futuro Blaise Cendrars y el Libro para Niños en la URSS (1926-1929) Hasta 25 abril Ilustraciones 1970-2010 Miguel Calatayud Hasta 25 abril Héroes, Mitos y Leyendas Hasta 25 abril MUSEU DE BELLES ARTES SAN PIO V Renacimiento Barroco Pintura Gótica La Pintura Académica La Pintura de los Siglos XIX y XX Colección Permanente Un Pintor Valenciano del Renacimiento Nicolás Borrás Hasta 13 marzo MUSEO DE PREHISTORIA DE VALENCIA Historia del Dinero Exposición permanente Artifex. Ingeniería Romana en España. Hasta 6 marzo MUSEO VALENCIA D’ETNOLOGÍA Huerta i Marjal Exposición Permanente Gitanos de Hungría. Del Hombre Exótico al Ciudadano Hasta 26 junio OCTUBRE CENTRE CULTURAL CONTEMPORANIA Belchite i una Llarga Postguerra Hasta 20 marzo SALA PARPALLÓ Grafitos, Cedras, Celulosas, Bronces Joan Cardells Hasta 1 mayo Grandes de la Animación Gil Alkabetz, Vuk Jevremovic, Raimund Krumme Desde 4 marzo hasta 16 abril UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA, LA NAU Fragmentos de un Año. Fotoperiodistas de Valencia 2010

Hasta 24 abril Coleccion Díaz Pròsper: Patrimonio y Memoria. Fotografias 1839 -1900 Hasta 26 junio De las Manos Negras al Sol Rojo: Las Carteles de la Revolucion Cultural China Hasta 27 marzo opera PALAU DE LES ARTS Sala Principal 1984 Lorin Maazel 1, 4 marzo 20.00h 6 marzo 19.00h Auditori Pablo González Debussy y Ravel 12 marzo 20.00h Sala Principal L’elisir D’amore Gaetano Donizetti 26, 29, 31 marzo 20.00h 5, 8 abril 20.00h 3, 10 abril 19.00h theatre CARME TEATRE Inicio Cosmos 3 – 6 marzo El Oficio del Funambulista 10 – 13 marzo Thank You Very Much 24 – 27 marzo ESPACIO INESTABLE Metus, El Canto de los Grillos 2 – 6 marzo Manuales de Saliva (Domingos y Viajes a Marte) 7 y 8 marzo Las Ausencias 10 – 13 marzo Then (3 piezas de danza) 24 – 27 marzo TEATRE EL MUSICAL Los Constructore de Amores 2 – 6 marzo El Amor de Miss Amores 9 – 13 marzo Miguel Hernández 22 – 27 marzo La Faula! 29 marzo Tejido Abierto – Tejido Beckett 31 marzo - 3 abril TEATRE FLUMEN Sueños de Bollywood Desde 3 hasta 13 marzo Monólogos de la Vagina Desde 23 marzo hasta 3 abril TEATRE MICALET Quiéreme Mucho 4 – 5 marzo De Cap a Peus (teatre - dansa) 9 – 13 marzo Poseu-me les Ulleres Desde 25 marzo hasta 17 abril

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MARCH 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS TEATRE OLYMPIA Sexos Hasta 27 marzo Yes, We Spain Desde 30 marzo hasta 3 abril TEATRE PRINCIPAL Chicago, El Musical Desde 10 marzo hasta 17 abril TEATRE RIALTO Estos Fantasmes Hasta 13 marzo TEATRE TALIA Un Matrimonio y Médium Hasta 6 marzo Què Fem de la Mare Desde 23 marzo cinema BABEL *versión original UGC CINE CITE FILMOTECA CINEMA INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE CINEMATOGRAFÍA CICLOS IVAC – LA FILMOTECA FILMOTECA DEL IVAC CICLOS MARZO François Truffaut, El Deseo del Cine Hasta 3 junio Básicos Filmoteca, Segunda Parte Hasta 10 marzo Amateurismos Bajo la Influencia Desde 8 hasta 16 marzo Los Otros Fantásticos del Cine Español Desde 8 hasta 30 marzo Una Risa Nueva, en torno a la Comedia Contemporánea Desde 11 marzo hasta 9 abril II Muestra de Cine Palestino Desde 22 al 30 marzo Básicos Filmoteca, Tercera Parte Desde 24 marzo hasta 9 junio addresses MUSEUMS / GALLERIES ALMUDÍN Pl. San Luis Bertrán, 1 Tel: 96 352 54 78 - ext. 4521 BACKSERIES GALLERY & SHOP Breton de los Herreros, 4 CENTRE CULTURAL BANCAIXA Pl. Tetuán, 23 Tel: 96 387 58 64 CENTRO COREOGRÁFICO DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA Parque de la Granja, s/n, Burjassot Tel: 96 390 47 74 CIUDAD DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS (L’Hemisferic, Museu de les Ciencies Princípe Felipe, L’Oceanografic) Av. Instituto Obrero de Valencia Tel: 902 100 031 COLLEGI MAJOR RECTOR PESET Universitat de Valencia Plaça del Forn de Sant Nicolau,4 Tel: 96 316 60 00 GALERÍA AKKA C/ Almirante Cadarso, 6 Tel: 96 316 27 27

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GALERÍA DUOMO C/ Luis Santangel, 18 FNAC SAN AUGUSTÍN C/ Guillem de Castro, 9 - 11 Tel: 96 353 90 15 FUNDACION CHIRIVELLA SORIANO C/ Valeriola, 13 Tel: 96 338 12 15 GALERÍA LUIS ADELANTADO C/ Bonaire, 6 Tel: 96 351 01 79 GALERÍA MURO Correjeria, 5 Tel: 96 391 19 03 GALERIA PAZ Y COMEDIAS C/ Comedias, 7-2 Tel: 96 391 89 06 GALERÍA ROSALIA SENDER Mar, 19 (Ciutat Vella) Tel: 96 391 89 67 GALERIA SEGRELLES C/ Ciscar, 4 Tel: 96 333 21 97 GALERÍA TOSSAL Pl Tossal, s/n Tel: 96 398 18 03 GALERÍA VISOR C/ Corretgeria, 26 Tel: 96 392 23 99 INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE VALENCE C/ Moro Zeit, 6 Tel: 96 315 30 95 INSTITUT VALENCIÀ DE LA MÚSICA C/ Barcas, 2 Tel: 96 318 44 53 IVAM C/ Guillem de Castro, 118 Tel: 96 386 30 00 JARDÍN BOTÁNICO C/ Quart, 80 Tel: 96 315 68 00 JOVE ORQUESTRA DE LA GENERALITAT VALENCIANA Tel: 96 318 44 90 / 93 KITSCH INTERNACIONAL ARTEDIVERSO C/ Covarrubias, 5 Tel: 607 636 012 LA BENEFICIENCIA CENTRE VALENCIA DE CULTURA MEDITERANEA C/ Corona, 36 Tel: 96 388 35 79 LA GALLERA C/ Aluders, 7 Tel: 96 352 14 37 LA NAVE GALERÍA Nave, 25 Tel: 96 351 19 33 LA LLOTGETA, AULA DE CULTURA CAM-ESPAI D’ART Pl. Mercado, 4 Tel: 96 391 33 96 L’IBER MUSEO DE LOS SOLDADITOS DE PLOMO C/ Caballeros, 22 Tel: 96 391 86 75 LLIG LLIBRERIES DE LA GENERALITAT Pl. Manises, 3 Tel: 96 386 61 70 MONASTERIO DE SAN MIGUEL DE LOS REYES Av Constitución, 284 Tel: 96 387 40 13 MUSEO DEL ARROZ C/Rosario, 3 Tel: 609 877 956 MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES DE VALENCIA C/ San Pío V, 9 Tel. 96 369 30 88 / 369 21 11

MUSEO DE LA CIUDAD Pl. Arzobispo, 1 Tel: 96 352 54 78 - ext. 4126 MUSEO DEL CARMEN C/ Museo, 2 Tel: 96 369 30 88 MUSEO FALLERO Pl. Monteolivete, 4 Tel: 96 352 54 78 MUSEO NACIONAL DE CERÁMICA GONZÁLEZ MARTÍ C/ Poeta Querol, 2 Tel: 96 351 63 92 MUSEO TAURINO Pasaje Doctor Serra, 16 Tel: 96 351 18 50 MUSEO VALENCIANO D’ETNOLOGÍA C/ Corona, 36 Tel: 96 388 35 65 MUVIM C/ Guillem de Castro, 8 Tel: 96 388 37 47 MY NAME’S LOLITA ART C/ Avellanas, 7 (Ciutat Vella) Tel: 96 391 13 72 MUSEOS DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA Av. Campanar, 32 Tel: 96 386 58 56 / 386 53 53 PAZ TEJÓN GALERÍA ESTUDIO C/ Salas Quiroga, 1, bajo (Zona Jesús) Tel.: 654 363 829 POPOL VUH C/ Burriana, 13 Tel: 96 336 08 25 REALES ATARAZANAS Pl. Juan Antonio Benlliure, s/n Tel: 96 352 54 78 TAMAR C/ Almudín, 16 Tel: 96 392 50 66 UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA C/ Universidad, 2 opera PALAU DE LES ARTS Autopista del Saler, 1 Tel: +34 96 197 58 00 Fax: +34 96 395 22 01 theatre CARME TEATRE C/ Gutenberg, 12 Tel: 96 392 42 71 ESPAI ATHENEIA C/ Guillem de Castro, 65 Tel: 615 578 344 - 657 857 792 ESPACIO INESTABLE C/ Dr. Sanchis Bergón, 5 Tel: 96 392 16 30 L’ALTRE ESPAI C/ Platero Suárez, 11 Tel: 96 353 92 00 OFF TEATRE C/ Turia, 47 Tel: 96 384 11 85 TEATRE EL MUSICAL Pl. Rosario, 3 Tel: 96 367 31 95 TEATRE MICALET C/ Mestre Palau, 3 Tel: 96 392 14 82

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MARCH 11 TEATRO DE MARIONETAS LA ESTRELLA (LA PETXINA). C/ Dr Sanchis Bergón, 29 Tel: 96 371 73 84 TEATRO OLYMPIA C/ San Vicente Mártir, 44 Tel: 96 351 73 15 TEATRO PRINCIPAL C/ Barcas, 15 Tel: 96 353 92 00 TEATRO RIALTO Pl. Ayuntamiento, 17 Tel: 96 353 93 00 TEATRE ROMÀ DE SAGUNT Pujada al Castell, s/n Sagunto THEATRE SALA MORATÍN Pl. Ayuntamiento, 17 Tel: 96 353 93 0 TEATRO TALÍA C/ Caballeros, 31 Tel: 96 398 64 22 cinema BABEL C/ Vicente Sancho Tello, 10 Tel: 96 362 67 95 FILMOTECA (CINEMA INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE CINEMATOGRAFÍA) RIALTO Pl. Ayuntamiento, 17 UGC CINE CITE Espai Campanar Av. Tirso de Molina, 16 Tel: 902 100 842

live music Black Note (Zona Aragón) C/ Polo y Peyrolón, 15 Tel. 96 393 36 63 Top choice for music lovers who love it live - jazz, blues, R’n’B, soul, funk, flamenco and rock. See listings. Café del Duende (Zona Carmen) C/ Túria, 62 Tel. 630 455 289 Great club specialising in authentic flamenco music and culture. See listings. Café Mercedes Jazz (Zona Ruzafa) C/ Sueca, 27 Reservations: 96 341 83 78 In the cosmopolitan Ruzafa district, an excellent addition to the live music scene with a packed programme of live jazz, flamenco and weekly live chamber music too. Run by real music lovers, with a concert stage and café-bar to chill with a great choice of cafés, beers and cocktails. Durango Club (Meliana) C/Llanterners, 35 Poligon Industrial La Closa, Meliana See Facebook. Rock club on the outskirts of Valencia with great live bands and a loyal crowd. Electropura (Zona Ruzafa) C/ Pinto Salvador Abril, 20 See Facebook for more details Acoustic gigs at 19.30h with indie often being the flavour. El Loco (Zona Juan Llorens) C/ Erudito Orellena, 12 Tel. 96 326 05 26, El Loco is a dynamic live venue with an eclectic choice of indie, funk, rock, fusion, blues and

more. Check some music and dance later. Finnegans (Zona Carmen) Pza. de la Reina, 19 Tel. 96 392 28 62 Live music every Friday- blues, rock, trad, Irish, covers, pop/rock. See listings on website

1 Marzo 22:15 Piano duo session 8 Marzo 21:30 Llobarros ITN Sextet 15 Marzo 23:30 Perico Sambeat Xangoa 22 Marzo 21:30 Pete Robins 29 Marzo 21:30 Sanz Miller Quartet Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar (Zona Carmen) C/ Baja, 28 This darkly lit bar plays the finest jazz with cool photos and a wide range of coffees and spirits. It has weekly live music and is a very relaxing place to unwind and relate. The owner is a real jazz lover and it shows. Concerts every Tuesday at 21.30h Kaf Cafe (Zona Benimaclet) C/Arquitecto Arnau 16, bajo. 961131706 - 663 702 960 Atmospheric, literary café-bar with regular live gigs and jams. La Caverna (Zona San Vicente) C/ Cuenca, 70 Live music. Mod, soul, rock & roll, reggae and more. La Claca (Zona Carmen) C/ San Vicente, 3 Live flamenco on Sundays. La Edad de Oro (Zona Juan Llorens) C/ San Jacinto, 3 Tel. 649 255 048 Live music every Thursday & Friday. Mirror C/ San Vicente, 200 Tel.670 659 705 New name, improved sound and a hipper interior. Check international bands from around the globe. Octubre Centre (Zona Carmen) C/ Sant Ferran, 12 Tel. 96 315 77 99, Features the best local and national indie bands on the scene. Opium Jazz Café (Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento) C/ La Linterna, 11 (Just off C / San Vicente) Tel: 96 352 01 61 Live jazz, blues and more. Palau de la Musica (Zona Río Túria) Paseo de la Alameda, 30 Tel. (+34) 96 337 50 20 E-mail: Excellent classical music concerts in the Rio

Turia gardens with musicians from around the world. See website for current programme. Play Producciones Tel. 679 412 012 Visit their website where you will always find updated information about what’s on in Valencia: venues, music events, the best gigs in town etc. Wah-Wah (Zona Blasco Ibáñez) C/ Campoamor, 52 Tel. 96 356 39 42 / 645 792 674 National and international indierock & pop in a student zone…

clubs Zona Plaza Ayuntaiento Piccadilly Downtown club C/ Embajador Vich 7 (junto a Hotel Astoria). Electro, funk, indie, rock & roll.Open until 7a.m! Open all night, every night! Zona Patraix

Dub Club C/ Jesús, 91 Nice one!!! From the owners of reggae lovers Juanita. Very spacious, ethnic vibe, DJ sessions and cafe-theatre. Reggae, ragga, funk, soul, jazz and more. Cosmopolitan crowd, and check out the groovy washroom!!! Every Thursday jazzin’ jam at 23.00h with free entry. Follow us on Facebook : “dubclubjuanitaclub” Zona Ruzafa Excuse Me! C/ dels Tomasos, 14 (next to Mercado de Ruzafa) This place has been getting a buzz around town with clubbers. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in Valencia from midnight until 7.00 am! Two rooms: one is more organic with pop/rock ’n’ roll/garage/soul and the other more electronic with groove electro/space disco/new wave/cosmic boogie. Check it! Les Portes Matias Perelló, 15 Ruzafa Fantastic! Check this one out. A friendly crowd, an ample selection of infusions, natural juices, home-made cakes.

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Vivir Sin Dormir Pl. Neptuno, 42 Tel: 96 372 77 77 Legendary nightspot by the beach with a name said to sum up Valencia’s attitude to life!

Super Club 95 C/ San Vicente, 95 Tel. 902108527 / 663041790

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Zona Juan Lloréns Café Carioca Juan Llorens 52 Superb House music and more and a fantastic mosaic interior and groovy beats. Cool club for the beautiful people. La Edad de Oro C/ San Jacinto, 3 Tel. 649 255 048 Live music and its classic mix of pumping sounds…from rock & roll to house! Open 22.00h until 4.00h, Thursday to Saturday. Magazine Club C/ de Perez Escrich, 19 Rock’n’ roll disco. Zona El Carmen &Ártico C/ Arolas, 11 Tel. 96 391 08 57 Dinners - cocktails - chill out - art space - electro funky beats. Bigornia C/ Museu, 10 Arty crowd of the Carmen scene with electro, hip-hop, funk, techno and more. Good vibes. Blau C/ Alta, 11 House and funk with a crowd to match. Bolseria Café C/Bolseria, 41 Tel: 96 391 89 03 Hot tropical vibe with swinging crowd at weekends. House, Latin, funk and pop. Calcatta C/ Reloj Viejo, 6 Just one minute’s walk from Calle Caballeros. One of the few discos in the Carmen to stay open all night, until around 8 am. Club 47 C/ Quart, 47 Music Box C/ Pintor Zariñena, 16 Tel. 96 391 41 51 An all-night disco in the Barrio del Carmen! The Music Box is an infinite collage of styles and ages: Drum’n’Bass, Electronic, Pop, Soul, Rock’n’Roll. Frankenstein Rock & Roll Club Marques de Caro, 5 Near to the Carmen swimming pool, a hang out for lovers of rock’n’roll! Immortal C/ San Dionisio, 3 Feel ‘heavy metal’ and like hard rock? Plenty of like-minded souls in a loud bar. Rock on! Juanita Club C/ Lepanto, 8 Rasta Vibrations. La Claca C/ San Vicente, 3 Open every day off Plaza de la Reina. Live flamenco Sunday in a legendary meeting point. La Flama C/ San Roteros, 14 Near the Torres de Serrano, this is a musiclovers meeting point with a rock & roll crowd.

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Singles Prolongacion Paseo de la Alameda, 43 Tel: 96 1210 85 27 Part of the prestigious Las Animas group. Zona Puerto

Pinball C/ Concordia, 3 For lovers of psychedelia, northern Soul, funk. Groovy atmosphere, buzzing at weekends. Cats and chicks shakin’ it until the early hours, digging various scenes like something out of Blow Up. Radio City C/ Santa Teresa, 19 Tel: 96 391 41 51 Free disco Fri - Sat nights, live flamenco every Tuesday. Funky and friendly club. Turmix C/ Dr. Chiarri, 8 Close to C/ Alta, open Thurs – Sat from 23.30 to 03.30h. Rock, garage, indie guitar disco. Zona Plaza Cedro Tornillo C/ Campoamor, 42 Tel. 96 392 55 27 INDIE scene. Electronica beats collide with guitar, loads of students partying, dancing. Look out for the distinctive huge nail outside! Velvet C/ Campoamor, 58 Psychedelic, alternative student vibe. Very spacious and loud and buzzing at weekends. Zona Canova Number One Plaza Canovas, 6 Upmarket nightclub. Zona Blasco Ibañez Miniclub Blasco Ibañez, 111 Used to be Zenith. Funky new club open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until well past Zona Benimaclet Swan C/ Juan Giner, 15 Groovy!!! A spacious, hip, popular spot for lovers of retro ‘60s, psych pop, mod y más. Zona Malvarrosa Soul Gandhara C/ Eugeñia Vines, 225 Every Saturday night with Hip-hop and R&B with legendary DJ Cosy O.

La3 c/ Padre Porta, 2 Indie & electrónica sounds on 3 floors Estrella Damn Lounge America’s Cup port (Marina Real Juan Carlos I) Open again! Funky, open-air club by the port with a great mix of DJ’s.

chill out Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento Cafetería Rialto Pl. Ayuntamiento, 17 Open all day and every day. Check out the Art Deco ceiling! Mancini C/ Moratin, 1 Tel: 96 394 42 89 Open Mon-Wed 9.00h - 21.00h. Thurs-Sat 9am-1.30am. Mellow atmosphere, mixed crowd, good service. Moon Bar C/ Músico Peydro, 39 Reservations: 676 333 465 Run by a Valencian family, homemade breakfasts, lunch and dinners. Starbucks C/ San Vicente, 44 Your favourite coffees, teas, hot chocolate… The Bodegueta Pl. Mariano Benlliure, 4 Tel: 96 351 97 38 Cool! Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Spanish tapas, wines and beers… The Ginger Loft café C/ Victoria, 4 (just off Plaza Mariano Benlliure) Classy café bar with superb cocktails. Zona Canovas DB drinking & fooding C/ Conde Altea, 20 Tel: 963 163 144 Luxury chill out. Ecléctico Bar Plaza Canovas Del Castillo, 8 Tel: 655 478 021 Cool. Run by a welcoming couple, wines, tapas, cocktails, bocadillos, menu del dia, Wonderful selection of magazines & newspapers. Zona Rio del Turia Quiosco Rio Turia Paseo Alameda s/n (junto estación Metro)

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MARCH 11 By the famous Calatrava bridge, a great chill out café-bar for the family. Wicky Parque de Cabecera Tel. 656 856 899 and 679 40 45 24 Nice one! Fantastic combination of chill out bar, restaurant and cafeteria. Zona El Carmen &Artico C/ Arolas, 11 Tel: 96 391 08 57 Dinners - cocktails - chill out - art space - electro funky beats.

Café de las Horas C/ Conde Almodóvar Tel: 96 3917 336 Marrying baroque with kitsch, classic with camp, this is ‘chill out’ in grand style. Café Infanta Pl. Tossal, 3 Tel: 96 392 16 23 In the heart of the Carmen, Café Infanta is spacious yet cosy inside. Great terrace.

El Café Del Mar Plaza Lope de Vega, 4 Tel: 96 3 922 558 Great! Fantastic and ample terrace café-bar restaurant with friendly service and tasty food and drinks served all day. Take your time in a top chill out spot in the atmospheric old centre. One of the finest terrazas in the city.

Anita Giro C/Pintor Domingo 7, near Radio City 96 113 34 18 A relaxed atmosphere in a very reasonably priced restaurant with a varied and alternative international menu. Dinner generally ranges between 10 to 15 euros a head including drinks and coffee, and can be followed by sampling some fantastic cocktails and shorts. A DJ on Fridays and Saturdays sets the tone while you eat. Great beer at 3.50 a pint, and offers a big screen for Spanish league matches and the Champions League. Boasts a lovely terrace to enjoy your food and drink outside. Paella at midday through Fallas week. English speaking staff and menus. In March, it’ll be closed Sundays and Mondays, apart from Fallas week when it is open every day. Afterwork C/ Murillo, 9 izq Open from 9am - 1.30am. Young, friendly crowd with good selection of beers and wines. Afterwork has 2 unique rooms with different vibes. ‘The Tasca’ specializes in traditional Spanish tapas, cooked on the spot. Check their patatas bravas! After work’s ‘Pulpo club’ is a music lounge and a hang out for mod, indie and rock fans. Every wednesday 20:00h - 22:00h guacamole / mojito / burrito 5€. Good, cheap and fun! Just 1 minutes walk from the Torres de Quart. Al Pans Queso C/ Serranos, 19 Tel: 615 979 484 Highly popular with a very open crowd. Bar Negrita Pl. Negrito Sister bar of Negrito with breakfasts and montaditos from 08.00 – 15.00h. Café Bahiano C/ Calatrava, 12 Very popular Brazilian bar.

Café Lisboa Pl. Dr. Collado, 9 Tel. 96 391 94 84 An excellent café bar in one of Valencia’s most atmospheric plazas. Good mixed crowd of students, locals, visitors and a very popular terraza. Open 09.00h and all day until late. Lots of bocadillos, coffees and beers. Barça and Levante football on TV at the weekend. Café Madrid C/ Abadia San Martin, 10 Elegant chill out bar with nooks and crannies, famed as one originator of ‘Agua de Valenca.’ Café Museu C/ Museu, 7 Tel: 96 393 31 08 Bohemia at its finest, with a mellow terraza in a tranquil part of the Barrio del Carmen. Café del Negrito Pl. Negrito Tel. 96 391 42 33 Classic Carmen hangout. Liberal 30-somethings, arty crowd, lots of people wearing glasses! Café Tertulia 1900 C/ Alta 4 Open every day, with 3 floors for part-time daydreamers and nightlife schemers. Cafetín Pl. San Jaime, 3 Watch Valencia nightlife morphing at night from the terraza of Cafetín. What a view!

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El Laboratorio (junto Pl. de la Virgen) Pl. Cors de la Mare de Deu, 3 Tel: 96 392 61 93 18.00H - 01.30H Young international staff & clientele. The coolest-and cheapest-place to chill off the Plaza de la Virgen. Free tapas with drinks. Tues = Language Exchange Night; Wed = cocktails 2x1, mojito 3.50€ Exhibitions, Theme Nights, Parties, Clothes X change, Ethnic Fiestas, Art & Photography... Mixed drinks start at 3.50€!!!!! Gilda C/ Ensendra, 9 (corner Plaza Viriato) Tel: 96 3260393 Funky authentic Italian chill out bar in the old centre. Near to Radio City so easy to find. Open from breakfast including croissants, cappuccino and Italian sandwiches for almuerzo. For lunch you can enjoy very good value Italian and Mediterranean cuisine including homemade pasta, risottos and many superb salads including walnut and mozzarella choices. Dinner for 18€ with drinks. Wonderful cocktails. Girasol C/ Turia, 52 Movil: 650 245 563 Spacious, darkly lit chill out bar, mellow and friendly. Choice sounds, intimate corners.

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MARCH 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Horchatería El Siglo Pl. Santa Cantalina, 11 Tel: 96 391 84 66 Great terrace and a real Valencia experience for the local delicacy of horchata. Founded in 1836, they claim to be the oldest in Valencia. Joe’s Garage C/ de Zurradores, 9 Tel: 96 3152245 Great! Friendly, Italian-owned bar with many Spritz choices, making it a great pre and post dinner and clubbing meeting point. John Silver C/ Alta, 8 Guitar rock soundtrack filling three floors.

Juanita Club C/ Lepanto, 8 Rasta Vibrations just two minutes walk from the Torres de Quart, open every day from 20.00h. Fantastic cozy interior, a real Reggae lover’s paradise, relaxed atmosphere. Very popular DJ sessions at night with Roots, Dub and more. Authentic vibe… Follow us on Facebook : “dubclubjuanitaclub” La Bodegueta C/ Caballeros, 10 Intimate bar, with ‘tapas caseras’ and music reflecting the flamenco-loving owner Isabel.

La Cava del Negret C/ Calatrava, 15 Tel: 96 392 33 01 Open every day from 12.00h, great bar on Pl. Negrito with terraza and some of the finest agua de Valencia around. Friendly staff, superb terraza, next to fountain and a great selection of cavas and champagnes. Good music and reasonable prices. Recommended.

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La Magarota C/ murillo, 11 Tel: 665 04 15 08 Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 20.00h to 01.00am. Friendly and bohemian tapas bar with a fine selection of Spanish and international choices, including hams, salads, carpaccios, cold meats and more. Less than a minute’s walk from the Torres de Quart. Fine selection of beer and wines too! Mata Hari (La Casa del Té) C/ Portal de Valldigna, 9 Open from 18.00h, closed Monday and Tuesday. Delightful tea hang-out in quiet side street of the Barrio Carmen. Teas from Morocco and Libya. Pepita Pulgarcita C/ Cavallers, 19 Superb chill out bar with choice soundtrack as you watch the world go by. Impressive white interior, tasty tapas, tintos and cavas too! Picapiedra C/ Caballeros, 25 Definitive of the alternative Carmen scene. Highly popular with students, punks, hippies and adventurous tourists. QArt! Calle de Guillem de Castro, 78 46001 Valencia, España Tel: 963 916 115 Gay friendly, spacious café bar Sol i Lluna C/ del Mar, 29 96 392 22 16, Cafe-bar with ample terrace, good crowd of locals and foreigners. Varied tapas and meals to be savoured on balmy evenings. Buzzing atmosphere at night and great music soundtrack too. Open again.

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C/ Valencians, 4 (Zona Carmen) Tel. 96 114 40 99 Zume C/ Valencians, 4 (just off Plaza Negrito) Tel: 96 114 40 99 Great! Natural fruit juices, crepes, cocktails, teas and infusions. Friendly atomsphere and spacious interior with cool music soundtrack. Big choice of juices from South America, try the Açai Amazonian berry for an energy boost! Run by a friendly Brazilian Team. Open every day Zona Juan lloréns Tango y Truco C/ Calixto III, 10 Tel: 96 385 18 37 Great bar with truly cosmopolitan atmosphere and staff that speak English, Spanish and Italian. Tango, old and new, is the soundtrack as well as Manu Chao, U2 and Bob Marley Zona Ruzafa

St. Jaime C/ Caballeros, 51 Tel. 96 391 24 01 Valencia Café society par excellence. Set in what may be the best corner of the centro histórico, this long established café bar has a cosmopolitan crowd, lots of room upstairs and one of the best terrazas in the city. Watch the characters stroll down C/Caballeros. Taberna Cavallers C/ Caballeros, 23 Tel: 96 391 25 16 The wood interior gives a feeling of warmth and modernity. Over 50 tapas to savour. The Lounge Café-Bar Estameñeria Vieja 2 (behind La Lonja) Tel: 96 391 80 94,

Sinpy Jo’s C/ Cadiz, 43 Tel: 670 904 294 In the heart of Ruzafa, Valencia’s Bohemian quarter, Sinpy Jo’s is a meeting point for young people of all nationalities and locals. A perfect place to have your evening coffee or try one of their many imported beers. Good music in a great atmosphere. Happy Hour from 18.00h to 21.00h, Mondays to Thursdays. Pub quiz Weds 22:30h. Ubik Café C/ Literato Azorín, 13 Tel: 96 374 12 55 Emblematic of the buzzing barrio of Ruzafa.

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MARCH 11 Wonderful, spacious and welcoming cafebar/ second-hand bookshop. Spanish & Italian tapas, beer, wine, bohemian crowd, friendly atmosphere. Closed Monday.

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Rocafull Cafe Pl. Xuquer, 14 Every day from 15.30h til late, Rocafull chills during the day and rocks as evening turns to night. A key meeting point of the ‘indie’ community, with DJ sessions all week including Valencia face DJ Jordi. A great beer selection makes it popular with the Erasmus crowd. Groups: Franz Ferdinand, Jet, Teenage Fanclub, Interpol, White Stripes. Zona Plaza Cedro

Nueve Reinas C/ Vicente Sancho Tello, 24 Tel: 96 361 59 41 The real bohemian spirit lives on. Just a stone’s throw from Cine Babel and run by the legendary Robi, a real ‘Valencia face’ on the scene. Nueve Reinas pub is a cosmopolitan pub, a café, a bar, and a space for clients looking for new sensations. It’s a meeting point for like-minded people of all ages, interested in film, music, culture and offers an opportunity for creative people to share their work. Live music every week. The interior has a film theme and there are plenty of cocktails, beer, spirits and cafes to enjoy too, more information: Zona Plaza Benimaclet

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Cafe Infinito C/ Poeta Mas y Ros, no 35 Tel: 617 27 20 42 Superb! International multilingual staff with a friendly atmosphere and packed agenda including theme nights, language exchange and live music quiz.Tuesday - Thursday draught beer is 2 for 1. Wednesdays is cinema nights or language exchange. Fridays / Saturdays have delicious dinners and delightful cocktails. Booking advised. Sunday evenings has aperitif and then music quiz at 21.30h. Closed Monday. Tornillo C/ Campoamor, 42 Tel. 96 392 55 27 A meeting point for faces from the indie and electronica scenes. Definitely worth checking.

Tam Tam C/ Emilio Baro, 20 Very special, one of the finest chill out bars in the city. A bohemian hangout with a spacious, soulful interior. Eclectic sounds for an eclectic clientele. One of Valencia’s best kept secrets…

GAY / LESBIAN Adn Pub C/ Angel Custodio, 10 (Barrio del Carmen) Café de La Seu C/ Santo Caliz, 7 Spacious, arty chill out bar, near the cathedral. Codigo G. Av. Constitucion, 29 (Calle Dr Montoro) Tel: 963920570 / 617109956 New disco. ”For gay people”. Open from 01.30h. Free entry with flyer until 02.30h. Funk, house, soul. disco, pop and more. Dark room and VIP room Colectivo Lambda of Lesbians, Gays and Transexuals C/ Vivons, 26 Baix - 1 Tel: 96 334 21 91 Magnus Termas (Sauna) Av. Puerto, 27 Tel: 96 337 48 92 Nuncadigono C/ Turia, 22 The latest gay sex-club. Pekado Pl. Vicente Iborra, 9 Tel. 96 392 41 39

The seven deadly sins are served after you enter the gates of hell of this restaurant. Qart Café C/ Guillem de Castro, 80 Sant Miquel Pl. Sant Miquel, 13 Tel. 96 392 31 29 Spartacus C/ Flassanders, 8 Gay sex shop Trapezzio Café Pl. Músico Lopez Chavarri, 2 Turangalila C/ del Mar, 34 Tel. 96 391 02 55 Well prepared Mediterranean dishes. Drag queens sing for customers in this original restaurant. Venial C/ Quart, 34 Tel: 96 391 73 56 The first choice gay venue after hours.



BEER C/ Salamanca, 4 Tel. 96 374 14 31 One for the lads and lasses who like a pint and more... Beers from around the world: Czech, German, British, U.S.A., Irish, Danish, Belgian. Every day a free montadito with each beer. Every Tuesday from 19.00h to 24.00h, Beer 2 x1! Wednesday has paella. Thursday has popular beer prices, if it is your horoscope month, your second ‘copa’ is free. Monólogos every Thursday at midnight.

TRADITIONAL PUBS Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento Dublin House Pl. Patriarca, 6 Excellent! Open from 8.00h – 24.00h and later on Friday/ Saturdays. Dublin House serves breakfasts, snacks and coffees. Set in a tranquil square, a good mix of ages and nationalities in this upmarket pub with a friendly staff. Screens for football matches and all your favourite beers including Guinness! Relax on the mellow terraza or lounge on the classy Chesterfield sofas in the VIPs-style area at the back!

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MARCH 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Zona El Carmen Finnegan’s Pl. de la Reina Tel: 96 392 28 62 The legendary meeting point in the heart of Valencia for those who like a good pint. Excellent terrace with fine view of the Cathedral. A genuine Irish pub with big screen for sports-lovers who like it live. Spacious and warm interior, good selection of beers and tasty traditional lunches. It is internationally famous for all the right reasons. Great for the craic in the evenings. Live music every week.A classic. O’Hara’s C/ Cajeros, 1 / C/ Danzas, 5 A short stroll from La Lonja and within spitting distance of Home hostel. Celtic tavern with a mellow vibe, and all your favourite beers.

Sherlock Holmes Plaza Manises, 3 Tel: 96 391 83 42 Excellent English pub in the heart of the old town, so you won’t need to be a detective to find it. Plenty of your favourite beers including Guinness, Grimbergen, Becks and more. Live football matches on big screen: Champions league, Primera liga and Premier League. Tuesday night is the highly popular singles night from 20.00h to 22.00h! Live music every Friday.

´s…) Open daily from 16.00p.m till late.Till very late weekends (in case of earlier starting sporting events, please enquire at the bar. We might help.). Get your fidelity card (card for every 5 pints… 1 free!) We never close. First Monday of every month from 18.00h -20.00h, live Celtic music with the band “Trib”. Tasty Spanish food available everyday for 3.50€ including ham, tortilla, cheese and more! Open Saturday and Sunday from 13h for Premier League football matches. Every Thursday now has the highly popular language exchange nights from 20.30 - 23.00h! Zona Avenida Aragón Manolo el del Bombo Pl. Valencia Club de Fútbol, 5 Tel: 96 930 460 A traditional Spanish bar with a different interior - a football museum with photos of the legendary Manolo del Bombo, the chap with the massive beret and drum. Just across from Mestalla stadium, a Mecca for football fans from all over the world. Friendly atmosphere. Sally O’Brien Av. Aragon, 8 Tel: 96 337 40 12 Open daily from 17.00h - 02.00h, 03.30h at the weekends. Top one! New ownership, good vibes, great service and plenty of activity! Sally O’Brien has gone up another level with an attractive exterior and two floors with nooks and crannies, separate room for private parties and live football on TV. Erasmus are welcome and the Sunday quiz (19.00h - 21.00h) is a fantastic excuse for Spanish and English speakers to mingle. Cash and prizes for the winners! Sally’s great again! Zona Plaza Xuquer

Zona Canovas Portland Ale House C/ Salamanca 10 Yes! Valencia’s first true American pub, run by a friendly American team with draft beers available, sports and an increasingly mixed crowd of locals, visitors and English and Spanish speakers. They now brew & serve their own beer ! Tuesdays and Wednesdays are international language exchange nights with Orange Academy, Thursdays is couch surfers meeting point and Sundays is the legendary pub quiz! St Patrick’s Gran Vía Marqués del Túria, 69 Tel: 96 351 36 42 “A true Irish pub” that knows the craic!! Friendly helpful staff and cosy traditional interior. Healthy mixture of well-dressed Spanish, soccer and rugby lovers… All sports (cricket, golf, rugby, football…) on 4 big screens. WiFi for all our customers, pool and terrace. Great selection of beer, whiskies and very good music (rock-pop, 60´s, 70

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Max Max C/ Vinalopó, 11 (Pl. Xúquer) Tel: 96 362 68 67 Renowned pub for heady nights of live Celtic music (pipes, fiddles, guitars). A local student and Erasmus favourite, well-located in a buzzing night-time zone. Very spacious, wide screen for all sports, pool, friendly staff and good music soundtrack. Good vibes! The Dragon (Bar Internacional) C/ Virgen de Pilar, 12 (L’Eliana) British-run bar with good reputation for food. Popular with the expat crowd from the area.

Restaurants Afro-Cuban Babalú C/ Manyans 17 (next to Plaza Redondo) Tel: 96 315 50 40 ¡Fiesta! An excellent restaurant-bar-club for those who love authentic Cuban food. American Brautigan Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 110 Tel: 96 339 06 42 Hey dude! You want Budweiser, Tex-Mex burgers, nachos and more? Valencia rocks, man! Burger King Pl. Ayuntamiento, 19 Tel: 96 352 58 00 Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 108 Tel: 96 362 363 Foster’s Hollywood Pl. Ayuntamiento Tel: 96 352 02 64 Big portions. Burgers, fries and milkshakes. McDonalds Pl. de la Reina, 15 Tel: 96 392 35 91 Easy to find, with the city’s cathedral as the backdrop. Snooker Burger Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 151 Tel: 96 356 18 25 Tony Roma’s Pl. Canovas de Castillo, 2 Tel: 96 351 34 33 Arabic Balansiya (Zona Tarongers) C/ Paseo de las facultades, 3 Tel: 96 389 08 24 Wonderful interior & genuine dishes. The real deal. Dukala (Zona Botánico) C/ Dr Sanchis Bergon, 27 Tel: 96 3926253 Classy Arabic cuisine. Kuídate (Zona Centro) C/ Hospital, 19 Tel: 663 75 60 95 Authentic North African dishes. Sahara (Zona Carmen) C/ del Mar, 52 Tel: 96 352 66 89 Set in a tranquil part of the old centre. Tetería La Kasbah (Zona Pza. del Cedro) C/ Poeta Mas y Ros Tel: 96 320 93 67 Intimate Arabic restaurant. Kasbah has a funky interior with typical low seats and tables. Asian Fusion Banyan Lounge Bar & Grill C/ Comedias, 5 Tel: 96 315 48 90 Located just off the Calle de la Paz. With culinary pick ups from around the world. Nelson Luu Asiatic Cuisine C/ Bordadores, 3 Tel: 96 391 42 26 From London to Valencia, near the Cathedral. Expert cuisine from Asian chef, Cantonese...

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MARCH 11 Sushi & Tapas C/ Salamanca, 10 Tel: 96 011 58 85 13:30 - 16:00h / 20:30 - 23:30h. Authentic sushi. Open everyday. Perfectly located in the cosmopolitan Canovas area. From the owners of Tastem. Classy sushi and tapas with friendly and experienced Japanese chefs and Spanish staff. Wonderful selection of sushi, including vegetarian, prawn, tuna & salmon choices. Check out the maki & sashimi menus as well as tempura & temaki dishes. Good value lunch - time menus for 12€. Take away service too. Wok it Your Way C/ Salamanca, 7 Tel: 96 3280844 Great name! Eat in or takaway. Asian salads, rice, noodles, meat or fish. Healthy and popular. Brazilian O Rei Da Caipirinha C/ Vicente Sancho Tello Tel: 96 362 59 36 Open daily, Brazilian football memorabilia lines the walls. Cool Brazilian sounds and native staff. Barbecues every Sun at 13.30h. Chinese Festin C/ Polo y Peyrolón, 25 Tel: 96 362 98 38 All your favourites: Wan Tun soup, fried rice, beef, shrimps, 15 Duck dishes to choose from. Gran Muralla Pl. Porta del Mar, 6 (next to Juzgados) Open daily from 11.30h to 16.30h and 19.30h to 0.30h. Menu under 6€. Excellent Terrazas Django Pl. Don Juan de Villarrasa, 1 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 327 03 72 Absolutely fantastic sunny terrace to enjoy tasty breakfasts, classic tapas and traditional Mediterranean dishes.

student zone. Imported beers, German cuisine. Greek Rincon Griego C/ Conde Montornes Tel: 96 394 44 43 Legendary amongst Greek restaurants in the community. Take away as well. Indian / Pakistani Dhaba (Zona Carmen) Plaza Don Juan de Villarassa, 6 (behind Mercado Central & near Radio City) Tel: 96 391 00 19 Everything in Dhaba is cooked on the spot and to order, so your dish can be as fiery or as mild as you palate wants. Authentic, quality Indian cuisine with experienced, welcoming owner & staff. The owner Dhani speaks fluent English & Spanish. Spacious interior, tasty & well presented curry dishes, lovely mango desserts. Evening takeaway service for the Centro Histórico. Lovely terrace. Open daily 8.00h – 17.00h / 20.00h – 24.00h. Lunch menús 6.50€, 8.50€ and 10.50€. Dinner menú 15€ including wine. Curries and rice dishes 6.50€ – 13€ Taj-Mahal (Zona Av. Puerto) C/ Dr. Manuel Candela, 20, Tel: 96 330 62 64. Shish-Mahal (Zona Plaza Xúquer) Calle Poeta Artola, 13 Italian Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento La Vita é Bella Pl. Mariano Benillure, 2 Tel: 96 351 07 37 La Nicoletta Pizza ristorante C/ La Paz 33. Oficina: 963253960 - Móvil 608003463

All pasta and bread is made on the premises and the seasonal menu is delicious. Mimmo boasts an Italian bar where you can unwind Italian-style with your aperitif before your meal or savour a snack or light-lunch at the bar.The restaurant has a wide & welcoming terrace, where you can enjoy lunch, dinner or just drink a coffee in the Valencian sunshine. For lunch you can enjoy a menu (12 euros all inclusive) and for dinner enjoy their Carte menu. Zona El Carmen Al Pomodoro C/ del Mar, 22 Tel: 96 391 48 00, Very popular, good value, great pizza. Bacco d.o.c. C/ Derechos 29, bajo (1 min from La Lonja) Tel: 96 391 19 65 Everyone welcome at this distinctive and very original Italian restaurant in an excellent location. The setting is fun and a little decadent, with stalactites hanging from the cave-like setting and one of the most unique washrooms in Valencia Huge selection of pasta dishes, including lasagne, gnocchi, tagliatelle, penne and bucatini, ravioli. Homemade tiramisu is a decadent treat. Especially popular with a trendy arts crowd, women out in groups and romantic couples. La Pappardella C/ Bordadores, 5 (next to Cathedral) Tel: 96 391 89 15 Popular Italian restaurant without pizza and emphasis on Piadinas and pastas. La Strada C/ Quart 17 Tel: 96 392 41 77 Excellent! Hip pizzeria and pasta restaurant just a brief stroll from Torres de Quart. 10€ daytime menus, around 15€ at night.Friendly service and tasty meals, popular with couples and groups and bound to be popular over the festive season! English Speaking Waiter.

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French Atmosphére (Institut Français) C/ Moro Zeit, 6 Open 08.00h to 20.00h, delicious homemade food from expert chefs. Crêperie Bretonne Annaik C/ Bordadores, 4 Tel: 96 153524 Excellently located by the Cathedral. El Bicho Raro C/ Conde Montornes, 9 Tel: 96 392 49 20 La Francesa del Carmen C/ Sogueros, 5 Tel: 96 3 23 51 63 Superb homemade, authentic French cuisine with North African touches like cous cous. German Bierwinkel C/ Guardia Civil, 4 Tel: 96 393 42 88 Hearty German cervecería in Benimaclet

Mimmo Cantina C/Dr Sanchis Bergon, 24 Tel: 96 315 4968 Movil: 645074435 Italian owned and run, with a lovely setting overlooking the Rio Turia. Mimmo Cantina is a new restaurant which focuses on Italian cuisine with wonderful recipes and homemade products, traditional and of fine quality.

Paparazzi C/ Baja, 42 Tel. 96 315 45 88 New! Set in a quiet corner of the atmospheric old town. Run by a friendly and experienced owner, enjoy wonderful homemade Italian cooking including; Lasagna, Parmigiana, Canellones, Pasta and a lot more !!!!! Business groups and romantic couples are all welcome. Tasty Menu for 10€ every day and evening.

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Lambrusquería C/ Conde Altea, 31 -36 Tel: 96 334 07 53 This is an absolute jewel of an Italian restaurant! Italian-owned and with Italian chefs, it is highly popular with both locals and visitors. It combines traditional Italian cuisine - a wonderful choice of freshly served salads, cheeses, pastas, meat and fish dishes, with reasonable prices so it is great value for money. Italian Pizzeria Il Bocconcino C/ Quart, 1 Tel: 96 323 03 98 Authentic Italian pizzeria / bocatería run by an Italian family. Japanese

Accapella C/ Conde Altea, 60 Tel: 96 3748424 A warm welcome from a family run restaurant. Well presented pasta and pizza dishes in relaxing and spacious surroundings. The music is mellow and the interior is gentle on the eye. A qualified wine connoisseur can recommend what goes best with your dish. Wonderful terraza. A good night out… Alter Ego C/ Conde Altea, 40 Tel: 96 374 97 23 Great! Funky and cosmopolitan crowds enjoy this very cool and authentic (yet different) Italian restaurant in the heart of the cosmopolitan Canovas area. Delicious Italian tapas, risotto and Spanish rice dishes and Argentinean beef to savour in a hip and welcoming interior. Legendary Italian chef Massimo Sbrozzi produces some beautiful dishes with original & innovative recipes including tasty stuffed pastas, ravioli, risottos and carpaccios. Also enjoy Italian cheese and hams. Don Salvatore Italiano C/ Conde de Altea, 41 Tel: 96 334 13 04 A real treat of an Italian restaurant. Wonderful terrace and bilingual owner, a great Canovas success story. Spot the Valencia footballer!


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combination of traditional and fusion Mexian cuisine for their loyal clientele. Taquería el Burrito (Zona Carmen) C/ Alta,12 Tel: 96 113 36 08 Tasty Mexican food & drink. Takeaway service. Organic La Morhada Mercado Cental, Paradas 225 y 227 Tel: 96 382 91 34 Completely organic vegetable & fruit produce at Mercado Central. Home delivery service! Portuguese Café Pessoa C/ Literato Azorin, 2 Tel: 96 341 75 14 Great! An authentic Portuguese café bar/ restaurant with traditional dishes plus modern touches including cod platos at the weekends. Enjoy their tasty salads and quiches during the week. Spanish / Valencian Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento

Kokura Pere i borrego 10 (C/ Alta – Na Jordana) Excellent! The most exotic Maki collection in Valencia. Check out their fusion cuisine with modern ingredients via their web for delivery or come visit their intimate lounge setting. Experienced staff and a friendly welcome. Sushi Cru C/ Pintor Zarinena, 3 Tel: 96 392 54 92 Great Sushi bar with cosmopolitan staff and hip clientele. Loyal following, Recommended. Macrobiotic Kimpira C/ Juristas, 12 Tel: 96 392 34 22 Macrobiotic food, comfortable setting, now in the old centre. Mexican

Carpe Diem C/ Martínez Cubells, 4 (off Passeig Ruzafa) Tel: 96 342 77 80, A genuine Spanish restaurant right in the centre of Valencia, on a mellow side street, dead easy to find! Friendly service, trendy interior, expert chefs and authentic Valencia cuisine! Enjoy fish dishes, Spanish tapas and rice dishes including paella on their mellow terraza as you watch the world go by. Savour their delicious salads, chilled white wines, and desserts. An international staff are on hand to help you with your choice. Enjoy their Tapas menu. Zona El Carmen 33 Lounge Restaurant C/ San Dionisio, 8 Tel: 96 392 41 61 Mediterranean tapas, expertly made fresh paella, homemade desserts and bossa nova soundtrack. Bajando al Sur C/ Dr. Monserrat, 32 Tel: 96 392 50 86 Bar Almudín C/ Almudín, 14 Tel: 96 392 57 13 Bar Kiosco C/ Derechos, 38 Tel: 96 391 01 59 Great terrace and economic menu del días, a brief stroll from La Lonja or Mercat Central.

El Mexico de María (Zona Ruzafa) C/ Denia, 20 Tel: 96 332 80 78 Friendly Mexican restaurant, superb homemade dishes in the funky, bohemian Ruzafa barrio. El Mexico de Maria has Mexican cuisine with 5 years of culinary experience in Valencia with a fine

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Chic & welcoming... La Pilareta C/ Moro Zeit Tel: 96 391 04 97 Every major Spanish city has a tapas bar regarded as ‘quintessential’. Established in 1917, this one is high up on the list in many guides. Veteran waiters serve excellent tapas: habas, ensaladilla rusa and the famous mussels. Open daily midday to midnight just off Plaza Tossal, not hard to find. Now that’s what we call atmosphere... Boatella Tapas Pl. Mercado, 34 Tel: 96 391 13 14 Great tapas bar with all your favourites. Fine terrace and top view.

Carosel Taula de Canvis, 6 Tel: 96 1132 873 Cool restaurant near to the Mercado central. Authentic Mediterranean dishes with delicious and beautifully presented salads, wonderful paella, informed clientele, spacious and relaxing interior. Valencian chef and English speaking host. Dos Aguas C/ Marqués de Dos Aguas, 6 Tel: 96 251 64 26 Good value Spanish menu del días, great view.

Bocatame C/ Turia, 61 Tel: 96 391 08 70 Bohemian sandwich bar with plenty of choice and space. Bocateria La Vaca Verde Plaza Mercado Mossén Sorell, 11 Tel: 96 3154 061 Check out the international milk carton collection on the wall! Bodeguilla de Gato C/ Catalans, 10 Tel: 96 391 82 35 Try it! Firm favourite amongst locals in the know. Tapas, vino and copas. Real atmosphere… Burdeos in Love C/ del Mar, 4 Tel: 96 391 43 50 Classy wine bar with stylish cuisine. Capdepera C/ Roteros, 9 Tel: 96 315 55 84 Fresh choice of Mediterranean dishes, including Mallorcan specialities. Tasty!

9:00 - 01:30 todos los días El Botijo C/ San Miguel s/n Spanish tasca in the Barrio Carmen! Great terraza, delicious tapas, a top ensaladilla rusa and great tabla de quesos too. Cool flamenco, rock and pop sounds, welcoming vibe and friendly Andalucian/Valencia owners. Perfect size portions and informed service. Be sure to try Valencian tinto no. 12! El Generalife C/ Caballeros, 5 Tel: 96 391 78 99 Wonderful terrace, view of the Plaza del Virgen. El Carmen Miranda (food & cocktails) C/ En Plom, 9 Tel: 96 336 62 83 Near Torres de Quart. Great! Run by friendly Spanish owners with a wonderful evening meals & good service. We enjoyed their paella! Great group meals.

El Peix Daurat C/Doctor Monserrat 14. Tel:.635 413 476. Open Tuesday to Saturday (14.00h - 16.00) – (20.00h - 24.00h) Wonderful lunch-time paella every Friday afternoon.Superb! By sheer word of mouth, this hidden gem of a restaurant has become a favourite of discerning customers. Chic & tasty Mediterranean cuisine and from around the world. Situated in a quiet street in the old centre, just 2 minute’s walk from Torres de Quart so easy to find. They use different techniques and cooking traditions to create Mediterranean dishes with their unique flavour. El Rall Pl. Tundidores, 2 Tel: 96 392 20 90 Legendary paella restaurant, prime location by La Lonja and Plaza Negrito. El Somelier Pl. Mossen Sorell, 11 Tel: 96 315 40 61 Hip little tapas bar with excellent cheeses, hams. ‘Jornadas’ of wine tasting during the year. Erba Cipollina C/ Viriato, 7 Tel: 96 392 04 96 Clean presentation, calm atmosphere. Escalones de La Lonja C/ Pere Compte, 3 What a great setting! A terrace by La Lonja. Espaivisor C/ Corretgería, 40 Tel: 96 392 23 99 Superb, imaginative and tasty Mediterranean dishes. L’Antigua Bodegueta 1833 C/ Purisima, 6 Mobile: 677 405 931 Authentic, friendly, warm and intimate Spanish tapas bar with a great selection of tapas including ham, cheese, meat and fish choices + prawns, snails, pâté, ribs, chicken & Valencian speciality ‘esgarraet’. Enjoy the covered terraza at the back and watch the world go by at the front… La Caragola Pl. Mossen Sorell, 9 Tel: 615 992 803 La Cava C/ San Fernando, 20 Tel: 96 392 08 34 La Greta C/ Pere Bonfill, 7

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MARCH 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Tel. 96 332 24 47 Alternative vibe, cool music, tapas and open, liberal crowd. Vegetarians are catered for. La Huerta y La Botella Obispo Don Geronimo, 8 Tel: 963 923 705 In a quiet street, just off Calle Caballeros. Valencian cocina includes Michelin trained chefs. Choice wine list too. Menu del dia is 10€. Average price for evening meal is 20€. La Llantia Dorada C/ Hierba, 4 Tel. 96 391 27 16 Creative cooking with a mixture of Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Asian influences.

MENÚ MEDIODÍA 12 EUROS ARROCES CENAS CON FLAMENCO EN DIRECTO JUEVES Y VIERNES DAILY MENU 12 EUROS RICE DINNERS WITH FLAMENCO LIVE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Tel/ Reservas: 963 918 045 / 659 699 997 Subida del Toledano /8, junto a Miguelete La Lola C/ Subida de Toledano, 8 Tel: 96 391 80 45, Very cool, popular and excellently located by the cathedral tower. A distinctive interior combines minimalism with ‘60s Spanish retro and space for 50 customers. This is ‘nueva cocina española’! Win a free meal for two at La Lola! How old is Valencia cathedral? Email your answer to: La Mari y sus tacones C/ Alta, 28 Tel: 96 3156377 Chic yet friendly Spanish tapas and vino bar/restaurant. La Nave C/ Nave, 15 Tel: 96 351 95 06 Down-to-earth, menu del días for under 8€. La Salvaora C/ Calatrava, 19 Tel: 96 392 14 84 New! Cool ‘Taberna Española’ in the heart of the Barrio Carmen. Flamenco legend photos, excellent ham, cheese and wine aplenty! Las Damas C/ Damas, 3 Tel: 96 352 12 97 Unpretentious restaurant in a quiet corner of town. Good value menu del días for under 8€. La Surcusal C/ Guillem de Castro, 118 (at IVAM) Tel: 96 374 66 65 This modern, creative restaurant has become a talking point in and outside Valencia. Not for those on a budget- 50€ a head. La Tarara C/ de la Cruz 4, 646 178 092, 646 524 877 Homemade dishes near the

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Torres de Serranos. La Xirgu C/ dels Borja, 4 Tel: 96 392 27 35 Very spacious, arty, and buzzing at the weekends with an alternative vibe… Los Arcos C/ Blanquerías, 10 Tel: 96 391 71 31 Quality cuisine by the Torres de Serranos. Lolitas & Sibaritas (Paella, Tapas y Copas) C/ Caballeros, 10 Tel: 96 3924495 Paella every day. Maria Mandiles C/ Padre Huerfanos, 2 Tel: 96 336 62 13 A warm welcome with tasty food and lovely terraza. Mattilda C/ Roteros, 21 Tel. 96 392 31 68 Creative cuisine.

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Mediterraniart C/ del Mar, 29 Tel: 96 0 715 790 Great! Open very day of the week, Mediterraniart is an authentic and elegant Valencia chill out bar/restaurant run by a friendly, young and experienced team. Paella everyday, typical Spanish tapas including bravas, calamares, ham and cheese and mediterranean salads and dishes. Menú del día 9,50€ & 14€. Dinners betwen 2025 €. Mellow & cool music soundtrack with soul, funk, jazz, house and more. Mesclat Doctor Beltrán Bigorra, 10 Teléfono: 96 306 5852 Authentic and wide choice of natural hamburgers. Messana C/ Catalans, 8 Tel: 96 315 59 75 Neboa Pl. Vicente Iborra, 4 Tel: 96 391 37 21 Atlantic cooking from Galicia. Nou Carxofa C/ Baja, 42 Tel: 96 391 02 98 Restaurant area at the back serves homemade dishes. Good value, tasty and good music. Ocho y Medio Plaza Lope de Vega, 5

Tel: 96 392 20 22 Creative cooking with Mediterranean influences. Fish and meat dishes with fresh ingredients. Very special. This is a very classy combination of Spanish arrocería with exquisite rice plates and a wonderful ‘carta de diseño’. A beautiful and relaxing interior and wonderful view of the square. There is a menú del día for 15€ and expect to pay between 25€ 30€ in the evening. Great wine list, too. Refugio Restaurante del Carmen C/ Alta, 42 Tel: 96 391 77 54 A warm and authentic Mediterranean fusion restaurant with touches of Asia and a new carta, too. See ‘Something Different’ for more details. Restaurant L’hamadriada Pl. Vicente Iborra, 3 Tel: 96 326 08 91 New! Tasty dishes in a quiet corner of the Barrio del Carmen. Restaurante Tahine C/ Corona, 8 Tel: 96 315 60 42 Fusion cuisine. Serranos C/ Blanquerías, 5 Tel: 96 391 70 61 Another great Valencia landmark close by the Torres de Serrano. Sesame C/ En Bou, 10 Tel: 96 391 30 62 International cuisine in a quiet corner of the Carmen. Great service. Seu-Xerea C/ Conde Almodóvar, 4 Tel: 96 392 40 00 British-born owner/chef for one of the best regarded fusion restaurants, a minute from Plaza de la Virgen. Creative and affordable. Sidrería El Molinón C/ Bolseria, 40 Tel: 96 391 15 38 Specialities are Cocina Asturiana. Sol i Lluna C/ del Mar, 29 Tel: 96 392 22 16, Breakfast from 09.00h to 13.30h, imaginative meals with delicious salads and international dishes. Recommended. Tapa2 Gastronomik C/ Carda, 6 Tel: 96 392 14 70 Fusion cuisine. Tasca Angel C/ Purísima, 1 Tel: 96 391 78 35 Excellent tapas- sardines, prawns, cuttlefish and much more, all grilled. Indie music fans: This is Robyn Hitchcock’s favourite! Tintofino Ultramarino C/ Corretgeria, 38 Tel: 96 315 39 64 Like a fine wine? Oh, that’s superb! Tapas, cheese, and meat too! Trafico de Bocatas C/ Roteros, 16 Tel: 96 391 91 74 Over 20 years of great sandwiches. Vintara Plaza de la Reina, 19 Tel: 96 392 41 85

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MARCH 11 Great paella is available from Monday to Friday and there are other rice dishes to be enjoyed as well as fresh Spanish tapas, tasty meat and fish dishes. Winery (Envinarte) C/ Serranos, 6 Tel: 96 391 39 30 A classy winery by the Torres de Serrano.

Las Lunas stands out for its combination of Spanish, Italian and French cuisine in a rustic and friendly atmosphere.

Rabo de toro, embutido, homemade paté, eggs, hams, cheeses, bacalao, vegetarian menus. Zona Manuel Candela Bodega “El Labrador” C/ Dr. Manuel Candela, 58 Tel: 96 372 75 30 One of Valencia’s very best bodegas, downto-earth interior. Busy at weekends! Essential. Zona Plaza Xuquer

C/ Conde Altea, 39 Tel: 96 3819 444

Yuso C / de la Cruz, 4 izquierda Tel: 96 315 39 67 The real deal. Valencian chefs and Valencian staff. Superb paella, arroz en fesols i naps, arroz a banda, patatas bravas, salads and more. Classy Valencian restaurant by the old Arabic wall near Torres de Serrano. Homemade food, only open Friday - Sunday. About 18€ a head. Zona Ruzafa Basilico C/ Cadiz, 42 Brunch every Sunday from 11.00h onwards with eggs, fresh bread, delicious juices, salmon and bacon. Big hit with students at only 8€. Cadiz 70 C/ Cadiz, 70 Tel: 96 334 15 74 Excellent wine bar in the heart of Ruzafa district. Cool jazz, quality tapas to savour. Ganxo C/ Literario Azorin, 4 Tel: 96 328 55 48 Run by a Spanish/Irish couple, homemade food in friendly surroundings. Zona Canovas La Reina Plaza de Canovas, 1 Tel: 671 631 314 Run by the talented and popular chef Jim Harris, this is a classy and welcoming addition to the restaurant scene. Las Lunas C/ Ciscar, 35 Tel: 662 047 091 / 695 192 336 E-mail: Great! Brand new restaurant in the cosmopolitan Canovas zone run by an experienced staff. At the bar or in the dining room, you may enjoy an informal lunch or dinner consisting of tasty tapas, as well as the finest homemade meals for their menus, in classic Mediterranean style. Savour their delicious grilled meat, especially prepared by their chef Gustavo Casella.

La Taska Sidreria C/ Conde Altea, 39 Tel: 96 3819 444 Every Thursday is cider day, with free cider with your meal. Enjoy the finest cuisine from Northern Spain including well-prepared octopus, cod, sausage and tortilla dishes. Their natural Asturian cider is served in the classic way by the waiters in this friendly and warm restaurant, combining fine service with fresh produce. A wonderful selection of red, white and rosé wines to choose from too. Successfully run by 2 brothers of Asturian descent. If you bring this copy of ‘24/7 Valencia’ with you, you get a free bottle of cider with your lunch or dinner! Zona Rio del Turia La Masia de los Jardineros In Río Túria (Parallel with bus station) Tel: 627 209 992 Peaceful spot away from the crowds. Menu del día for 9.50€, paella, salads, and fideua. Wicky Parque de cabecera - Tel. 656 856 899. Enjoy an ample carta of Mediterranean and meat dishes in pleasant surroundings. Zona Juan Lloréns Amics Meus Cafe C/ Calixto III, 6 Tel: 96 384 55 28. One of the best café-bocaterías in the Juan Lloréns area. Bodega Bar Valero C/ Palleter, 51 Tel: 96 385 50 78 Alternative crowd ambience and music (blues, rock, flamenco) add to a bohemian interior. Casa Nuria Asador C/ Tarazona, 8 Tel: 96 382 39 60 Hidden treasure off the beaten track combines Spanish/French Mediterranean dishes. L’ Albergina C/ Calixto III, 17 Tel: 96 323 03 64 A restaurant always busy at the weekend means customers keep going back. Recommended. Taberna del Bou C/ Pintor Vila Prades, 17 Tel: 96 384 45 17

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Plaza Xuquer, 13 Reservations: 622 233 101 or 629 255 040 Taberna Jos Plaza Xuquer, 13 Reservations: 622 233 101 or 629 255 040 Authentic local restaurant in a great area. Enjoy some of the best value traditional Spanish cooking in Valencia. 8€ lunchtime menu and 12.95€ dinner with open bar included. All your favourites, including paella, Spanish tapas, homemade stews and more. Great for couples and groups. Check their website for more information. Exclusive offer for 24/7 Valencia readers; take this coupon with you and you get 10% discount (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 5%). Zona Cabañal Casa Montaña C/ Jose Benlliure, 69 Tel: 96 367 23 14 Established in 1836, this is an historic bodega and tapas bar, one of the best in all Spain. Over 1000 wines and crunchy patatas bravas, croquetas de bacalao, mussels. Framed posters and photos of Spanish ‘figuras’ and large barrels of wine line the walls. Excellent choice for locals and visitors. Zona Playa y Puerto La Pepica At the Beach - Av. Neptuno, 6 Tel: 96 371 03 66 Legendary paella restaurant with room for 400 guests. Rice and seafood, with paella Valenciana a speciality. Hemingway did eat here!

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Carmen, just 20 metres from Plaza Negrito, this lovely little homemade takeaway has become very popular with locals for the real quality of the dishes, some for just 3 €. Fresh homemade pasta, vegetarian choices, desserts, hamburgers, rolls, pizzas,wines and beers. Open Monday to Saturday, mornings and evenings. Follow them on Facebook. Tapas Bars The Bodegueta C/ Mariano Benlluire, 4 Tel: 96 3 519 738 Great! Valencian owned, international staff at this Spanish Tapas Bar. Thai

Refugio Restaurante del Carmen C/ Alta, 42 Tel: 96 391 7754 New! The ‘Cooking Revolution’! Previously La Cañameria. Refugio is truly a restaurant of the Carmen. Run by a warm, bohemian Valencian couple with years of culinary experience this is now a Mediterranean fusion restaurant with touches of Asian cuisine. Warm, wooden interior with intimate corners. From MondayFriday they have a 10€ lunch menu and a plato del dia for 6.50€. They do a great paella and special wine nights too. Good music soundtrack and mixed clientele. They also do food to order. 13:30h - 16:00h / 20:30h - 24.00h. Open everyday. From Sunday to Thursday, evening menu for 20€. Takeaway Prêt-à-porter C/ Murillo 10 ([barrio del carmen) Tel. 963 128 768 Superb! “Quality cuisine from around the world for everbody”. Friendly, experienced and welltravelled chef has fresh & quality international dishes to takeaway including paella, couscous, curry, pasta and more. They also do dishes to order for groups, catering, parties, cakes. Just a stone’s throw from Radio City and the Torres de Quart. Open Mon - Sat / 12:00h - 16:00h

Thai Gardens Valencia C/ Joaquin Costa,26. Zona Canovas Tel: 96 333 66 13

Thai Gardens C/ Joaquin Costa,26 Zona Canovas Tel:96 333 66 13 Superb! Check out this impressive Thai restaurant in the cosmopolitan Canovas zone. Authentic Thai cuisine by expert Thai chefs with all ingredients imported weekly from Bangok. There is an afternoon lunch menu for 14.60€, from Monday to Friday, including dessert and drink. The carta offers the best of real Thai cooking that truly reflects Thai culture. The setting is truly wonderful, with all the impressive furnishings imported from Thailand. It also very spacious so perfect for groups and couples looking for something authentic, tasty and memorable. A great night out and an affordable day-time lunch menu too. Vegeterian La Tastaolletes C/ Salvador Giner, 6 Tel: 96 392 18 62 Highly recommended. Emphasis is on tastiness and nutrition. Spinach, musaka, hummus…

shopping Tentempié C/ Calatrava 23 – Bº del Carmen 679806028 Situated in the heart of the Barrio del


On the whole, the Carmen clothes shops are more alternative. The Colón stores tend to be high street names. Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento La Violeta (Flower shop, express delivery) Pl. Ayuntamiento, puesto 2 Tel: 96 352 13 99, 667 326 340

Zona El Carmen Bugalu (retro) C/ Derechos, 22 Tel 96 391 84 49 Confettis C/ Quart, 69 Mobile: 687 100 608 A shop for all the family with party ‘piñatas’. Emeeme 1964 C/ Numancia, 1 Tel: 96 315 40 53 Welcoming artisans have opened a genuine Valencian ceramic print shop. La Room (Unisex T-shirt shop) C/ Cordellats, 6 Tel: 96 392 03 69, La Tenda de Roba C/ Trench, 2 Tel: 96 392 56 48 Quality jeans and cords. Great prices & service! Madame Bugalu C/Danzas, 3 Tel: 96 315 44 76 Chic! Monki C/ Calatrava 11, bajo Tel: 96 392 45 16, Namo Bhudda C/ Purisima, 5 Tel: 96 391 65 09 Superb quality and friendly owner. Urban Klan (Skate wear / Hip-Hop) C/ Museo, 5 Zona Colon Ann Summers Paseo Ruzafa, 16 Valencia’s erotic shop for women. Benetton C/ Don Juan de Austria, 28 Tel: 96 351 44 04 El Corte Inglés C/ Colón 1 / Colón, 27 Tel: 96 315 95 00 Emporio Armani C/ Colón, 66 - 68 Tel: 96 394 29 52 Foot Locker C/ Colón, 7 Tel: 96 394 47 02 Mango C/ Colón, 31 Tel: 963 528 858 Zara C/ Colón, 11 / Colón, 18 C/ Don Juan de Austria, 22 Zona Campanar Mercado de Campanar Avenida Tirso de Molina, 16 LATE NIGHT SHOPPING Vips Marqués del Turia, 49 Tel: 96 352 96 01 Open all week and all year, from 09.00h till 03.00h. Restaurant stays open till closing-time. Good selection of magazines, DVDs, CDs and confectionery.


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Tel: 96 3 15 40 24 Great international bookshop for children, teenagers and parents. Staff speaks French, German, Spanish and English. Just 3 minute’s walk from Torres de Quart. Slaughterhouse Librería y cafetería. C/ Denia 22 - 46006 Valencia 963287755 One of Valencia’s hippest hang-outs in the bohemian Ruzafa barrio. Great art books and good choice of exotic teas. BIKE HIRE

hygiene, covering all your dental needs. DVD HIRE Nostromo C/ Carcineros, 22 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 3 924 081 Independent cinema, classics, rarities, underground. Friendly and knowledgeable owner. Just off Guillem de Castro and a stone’s throw from Torres de Quart. A wonderful catalogue of over 3500 titles with the best cinema of each decade, of all genres and nationalities. Version Original (Zona Carmen) C/ Turia, 26 Tel: 96 338 08 55 ECORGANIC

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BEAUTY & HEALTH CARE Oblivium C/ Hospital, 6 Tel: 96 392 61 59, Oblivium is a relaxation centre specialized in flotation therapy and situated a 4-minute walk from Plaza del Ayuntamiento. BIOPARC BIOPARC Av. Pio Baroja, 3 Tel: 902 106 980, Metro: Nou d’Octubre Bus: 95, 17, 7 The largest zoo in Europe and it is in Valencia! Open every day of the year from 10.00h until 18.00h and 10.00h until 21.00h in summer. 41€ all year pass, 20€ adult day pass, 15€ children, 16.50€ retired, 17€ each for groups of 20 or more. Children under three free. BOOK SHOPS Casa del Llibre Passeig Ruzafa, 11 Tel: 96 353 00 20 Spanish bookshop is a very welcome addition for English speakers / readers everywhere. Over 20,000 books in English, including art, music, literature, science, education. Fnac C/ Guillem de Castro 9-11 Tel. 96 353 90 00 Upstairs you will find a good collection of English books including language aids, travel guides, novels past and present, art books… Kanda Books C/ Tapineria, 18 (near Plaza Reina) Tel; 639 740 746 Please support your local second-hand bookshop. Plenty of titles in English and more. Leolo Libreria infantile y juvenile internacional C/ Turia, 50

Orange Bikes C/ Editor Manuel Aguilar, 1 Tel: 96 391 75 51, Valencia, with its flat landscape, excellent climate, bike lanes and compact size, is a cyclist’s dream. Orange Bikes is a modern, reliable and friendly shop with bikes to hire from 12€ a day. Electric bikes and repairs also available and easy to find! English, Spanish spoken. Recommended. Monday to Friday 09:30 h - 14:30 h / 16:30 h - 19:30 h. Saturday 10:00 h - 14:00 h. Closed Sunday.

COMIC SHOPS Futurama C/ Guillem de Castro, 53 Tel: 96 351 9188 Thousands of comics from around the world, over 200 titles in English. COMPUTER SHOPS Informatica y telefonia C/ Turia, 11 Tel. 96 39 247 25 Computers, laptops and mobile phone repairs and visits. DENTAL CLINIC Dental Clinic IVID C/ Quart 66 Tel. 96 391 00 80 is in the centre of Valencia, next to the Torres de Quart. Our highly qualified and friendly team do complete teeth restoration, crowns, bridges, implants, aesthetic fillings, dental

Ecorganic Avda. Blasco Ibañez 66 bajo / corner of Polo y Peyrolón Tel: 96 3 892 003 Open Monday to Friday 9:30 - 20:30h Saturday 10.00 – 14.00h Sunday Closed Great! Spacious ecorganic shop with a wonderful selection of quality goods for all of your needs. Good variety of healthy breads and cereals, pastas, organic vegetables & fruits, herbs, natural cosmetics, vitamin supplements, macrobiotic, gluten and sugar –free foods, childrens’ food, fair trade products, books and magazines. Friendly, helpful and experienced staff, this is a wonderful shop and highly popular with locals and visitors. Discounts for cyclists! ENGLISH SPEAKING MEETING ESBL Formed in 1971, ESBL( English Speaking Business Luncheon) meets at a different restaurant in and around Valencia on the last Friday of each month. Anyone wishing to integrate into Valencia life is invited to be placed the on luncheon list. We have over sixty members. For more information contact Chris Wright by email:

EROTIC BOUTIQUE La Mecedora C/ Mantas, 3 Tel: 96 315 48 61,

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MARCH 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS ESCORT SERVICES La Divina Comedia C/ Mantas, 16 (next to La Lonja) Tel: 96 3 154 324 FOOTBALL CALENDAR miércoles 9 marzo 20.45h Schalke – Valencia sábado 12 marzo 22.00h Zaragoza – Valencia domingo 13 marzo 17.00h Levante – Mallorca 19/20 marzo Valencia – Sevilla Deportivo – Levante 2/3 abril Getafe – Valencia Levante – Málaga 9/10 abril Valencia – Villarreal Racing - Levante VALENCIA CF Mestalla stadium, Aragón/ Facultats metro, lots of buses incl. 9, 10, 12, 29, 30, 31, 32, 41, 79, 80. Tickets available from the ticket office at Mestalla, club souvenir shops, La Caixa and selected tobacconists. League games usually from €25. LEVANTE UD Ciudad de Valencia stadium, 11/70 bus, Machado metro, Estadi del Llevant tram. Tickets usually from €25. Plenty available at ground on matchday.

Tel: 626 118 641 Pilates Classes Tel: 637242227 Forming groups now. Good value classes with experienced teachers. Notice the difference! Call Marta. The Grinberg Method C/Bolsería 17 -1 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 626 542 097 email: HOSTELS Home (Zona Carmen) Pl. Vicente Iborra Tel: 96 391 37 97 C/ La Lonja, 4 Tel: 96 391 62 29 One of the funkiest hostels in town set in the heart of the centro histórico. Run by people who are well-travelled and it shows. Cool, comfy furnishing and bright interiors really do make you feel at home. All your backpacker needs are catered for: Television, DVD, books and Internet can all be enjoyed.

Tel: 96 356 77 77 Petit Palace Bristol *** C/ L’Abadia de San Martín, 3 Tel: 96 394 51 00, Petit Palace Germanías *** C/ Sueca, 14 Tel: 96 351 36 38 LANGUAGE SCHOOLS English Classes Experienced teacher and teacher trainer. Business, general and conversational English. Recommended. All levels. Tel: 67 21 62 2 32. English Tower C/ Ciudad de Bolonia, 6 (Nuevo Centro) Tel: 96 347 89 27 English Tower Business Centre C/ Terrateig, 1 Bajo 16 (Nou Campanar) Tel: 96 193 50 68 Opening hours: 10.00h – 14.00h, 17.00h – 20.00h. Established language schools with more than 16 years experience.

GIFT SHOPS Akelarre Calle de los Derechos, 34 Tel: 96 391 31 70 Casa Monet C/ Serranos, 36 Tel: 96 392 48 28 Lovely gift shop run by a friendly and entertaining English owner, Vlad. Just by the Torres de Serranos. Yuste Artesano Popular Plaza Miracle de Mocadoret, 5 Tel 630 37 36 03 Near Plaza de la Reina. This is one of Valenciaʼs most authentic ceramic shops with wonderful ceramics made by artesans on the premises. Hairdressers Emilio Pl. Mercado, 12 Tel: 96 392 45 67 Welcoming atmosphere, mosaic interior and reasonable prices just a stone’s throw from Mercado Central. Open MonSat 09.30h – 13.30h, 16.00h– 20.00h. Closed Tues and Sat afternoons. HEALTH / LEARNING & TEACHING Alternative Anti - Pain Centre C/ Denia 38 p9 (Zona Ruzafa) Tel: 633231220 Specialised in pain treatment. Money back guarantee. Providing exceptional value. Centro Flow Pilates, Yoga, Siestas with meditation. Fluent English Speaker. Fullyqualified. Based in the centre.


C/ Doctor Modesto Cogollos 6 y 8, Valencia 46021.

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Hostal Antigua Morellana (Zona Carmen) C/ En Bou, 2 Tel: 96 391 57 73 Single: 45-55€, Double: 55-65€. Eighteen rooms in an 18th century building with 21st century comfort. Air conditioning and TV in all rooms. Unfussy, comfortable and excellently located. Hospederia Del Pilar (Zona Carmen) Plaza de Mercado, 19 Tel: 96 391 66 00 Single: 11-16€, Double: 22-30€. Hostal El Rincón (Zona Carmen) C/ Carda 11 Tel: 96 391 79 98 / 96 391 60 83 Single: 10-13€, Double: 18-24€ Indigo Youth Hostel (Zona Carmen) C/ Guillem de Castro, 64 Tel: 96 315 39 88 From 13€. Nest Youth Hostel (Zona Plaza Reina) C/ de la Paz, 36 Tel: 96 342 71 68,

Glenburn School of English C/ Doctor Modesto Cogollos 6 y 8 Tel: 96 393 35 88 English school with welcoming atmosphere and experienced native staff offers courses at all levels for adults and children and prepares students for FCE, proficiency and E.O.I. exams. Offers Spanish for foreigners, French and German. Excellent translation.

HOTELS Neptuno **** C/ Paseo de Neptuno, 2

Lenguas Vivas (near Ángel Guimerá) C/ Palleter 43 - 45 - Tel: 963821058.


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MARCH 11 An increasingly popular academy which offers Spanish, English, French, Italian and Chinese courses/translations. Groups or private classes for all ages and from all backgrounds welcome. Preparation for DELE, Trinity, TOEFL and TOEIC exams. Highly-qualified and native teachers in a professional and friendly atmosphere. LAUNDRETTE


Estudio Gestalt Valencia Individual psychotherapy consultation in English

any language. It is the leading and longestestablished English speaking magazine about Valencia. In terms of authenticity, it is telling that it is the only guide whose editor and team actually live in the city of Valencia as long-term residents. It is also the only guide recommended by the local, national and international media. This includes The Times, Guardian Unlimited, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Let’s Go, El País, Levante,, Footprints, Business Traveller Magazine and many more. Estudio Gestalt Valencia C/ Juan Llorens, 44, 1A Tel: 657 012 800 Site: E-mail: Psychology and Gestalt therapy consultation. Individual and group sessions in English. If you are interested, we can have a first meeting with no charge. The L@undry Stop C/ Baja, 17 Tel: 96 391 35 28, 687 255 275 Open daily 09.30h ‘till 22.00h! (Sat&Sun: 14.30h ‘till 22.00h). Valencia’s first cyber Laundromat/ Laundrette! The L@undry Stop is a different place where you can surf the web, chill with a drink or read a book while your clothes get washed. Washing 5€, Drying 3€, Soap .50€, Internet .50€/20 min.

TATTOO SHOPS X TATTOO C/ Quart, 48 Tel: 96 391 40 65 TRANSLATION SERVICES is the finest independent guide to the city and beyond with a wealth of information about the city and countryside of Valencia, exclusive interviews, updates, blog, forum and more! Recommended by ‘The Times’ and ‘Lonely Planet’. Tel: 672 238 015 Valencia Web TV is a travel and cooking channel webpage.

PLUMBER Fully-qualified, Valencia city based plumber, heating, gas, air conditioning installation and house reforms. Fair rates. Speaks a little English. Contact Juan Pico movil: 645600231. C/ Cuba 8 - 10, Ruzafa, Valencia

VOLLEYBALL Looking for intermediate to advanced volleyball players to meet and play regularly on the beach. Time and dates are very flexible.  Please contact Dara at:

PRoperty This is Valencia Tel: 622 230 597 We have a relocation and property service. Flats, houses and chalets for sale and to rent within a 30km radius of the city. Let us know what you are looking for, chances are we will already have something to suit on our books - but if we don’t we’ll find it for you. Valencia Property Tel: 96 166 28 92 Finding you more than just a home in Valencia. Get the lifestyle information too.

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A Taste of Valencia A student flatmate of mine once padded into the kitchen in his underpants one fine Sunday afternoon when I was having lunch there and croaked, “I think one of those four bottles of wine I drank last night must’ve been off, ‘cause today I feel terrible.” Whilst finding this amusing, I must say it took me several years myself to realize that one does not learn greater appreciation of wine in proportion to the quantity one quaffs. Usually in life, the more experience one has of something the more one learns. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily the case with food or alcoholic beverages. The more quantity of wine one downs is not proportional to the amount of awareness one gleans about it (in fact, quite the contrary – some Sunday mornings it may even lead to one’s entire memory of the previous 24 hours being completely lacking).

Like a good wine, however, I have fortunately matured and my character has changed for the better over the years as I have learned to appreciate ingredients in wine other than the alcohol content. Also like a good wine, this has not been entirely by chance but due to the attention and patience of a sommelier (and former restaurateur) who just happens to be a friend of mine too. The first time he attempted to teach me the finer points of oenology he was not impressed. “First, look at the colour,” he said. “What do you see? Cherry hues? A shade of violet, perhaps?” “Hmm… I see a kind of dark, greenybrown,” I mused tentatively. “Try pouring it out of the bottle into the glass first,” he patiently advised. That was lesson number one. I later

learnt such tricks as seeing how the browner tones at the edges indicate the older age of red wines, along with other useful indicators. “Now try smelling. What aromas can you identify? Redcurrant? Raspberry? Perhaps a touch of pepper?” Swishing the liquid round the glass like a whirlpool with my nose hovering in the vicinity, I mumbled, “Minty tobacco?” I later learnt that such bouquet as this does exist, but the reason in this case was the cigarette in my hand and chewing gum in my mouth, which my friend wisely advised me to remove, still smiling though now through gritted teeth. Lesson number two understood. Next came the tasting (the bit I liked best). I learnt that the tongue mostly tastes sweetness, acidity, saltiness, Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

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Mistela bitterness and umami (savouriness), and that the finer ‘tastes’ are actually smells released when in the mouth (try pinching your nose and tasting; you’ll see what I mean as kids do when they have to take medicine). There are three basic kinds of tastes involved in wine: primary, secondary and tertiary. Surprisingly, the primary comes first (fresh fruit, berries, flowers and herbs, from the grape and earth, the first taste you’ll recognise). If you’ve been watching Sesame Street, you’ll know that next comes secondary (riper fruit, nuts, honey (particularly in whites) and yeasty, bread-like flavours from fermentation and oak ageing, which kicks in a little later). Finally we have the subtler tertiary tastes (‘older tastes’ like dried fruit, roasted nuts, coffee and musk, through bottle ageing). Tactile sensations such as texture and body also come into play. However, my first attempt at describing them was not too successful: “Entry in the mouth: hmm…I’m getting hints of cupronickel, like rusty old coins you find under car seats.” (Or as once happened to me, in the car’s lighter socket, thereby short-circuiting the whole car’s wiring and leaving my local mechanic baffled for months until he finally decided to light up a fag whilst we were seated in said vehicle contemplating a journey to the scrap yard. In the ensuing seconds I learnt several new words in Spanish

that I can’t reproduce here.) “A bit hairy too,” I ventured, emboldened by the alcohol. “Passage over the tongue: very fast, with a lingering aftertaste of stomach bile.” “I think you’re describing your hangover, not the wine. Maybe we should leave the tasting till next time,” my friend sagely concluded. Since then I’ve learnt to appreciate the great variety of Spanish wines, though I still miss not being able to buy wines from other countries in the bodegas and shops here. In the Valencia region, there are three classic appellation regions (D.O. or Denominación de Origen). Two of these have the impressively original names of Valencia and Alicante, while the other is known as Utiel y Requena, after the two towns found in the heart of what is perhaps the region’s deservedly best-known wine region. This is found deep inland in the province of Valencia where you’ll find the earth higher up begins to become an ochre red more characteristic of La Mancha, sprinkled with characteristic vineyards. The area mainly produces reds, often involving the local bobal grape variety, and in early September you can catch the vendimia festival in Requena to celebrate the grape harvest. The Alicante D.O. has been gaining much respect in recent years with both crisp whites and one or two famous

reds, but it is traditionally famous for dessert wines such as fondillón, which once vied with the likes of port and sherry in Cervantes’ days but is now just a local secret. This is an unusual fortified wine in that its sugar content comes entirely from the grape, a variety known as monastrell (mourvèdre). The other, more famous dessert wine or aperitif from the area that you’ll see many Valencians sipping is moscatel (muscat), also known locally as mistela. This comes from the Valencia D.O region too, mainly around Turís and Cheste. The latter town is also incongruously famous for its motor racing track, which I’m told by unreliable sources is also used for running bulls during fiestas after the locals have had one too many moscatèls. This D.O. region uses different grapes to produce a variety of wines, including cavas, which mostly use viura (macabeo) grapes here. This wine is brought out on New Year’s Eve all over Spain to avoid choking after swallowing twelve grapes to match the midnight chimes. It is more famously known in Catalonia and is about as different from champagne as Pepsi from Coca-Cola if you ask me. But then I’m still learning. There is a short wine-tasting courses of a few hours in various languages by the port at: www. El Gazza (Gary Smith) Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

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The Third Best Team in S pain February saw Valencia carry on their recent run of good form, ten points from a possible twelve was their tally, abruptly brought to a halt with March’s first fixture against Barcelona, who came to Mestalla and left with all three points thanks to a late winner from Mr. Messi. The Chés first victory in Febrero came at home to Hércules after goals from Aduriz and a lovely flighted free-kick from Tino Costa meant that, after the draw against Racing Santander, Emery’s team were back to winning ways. The only surprise in the match was the manager’s starting line up, as he packed the midfield with Tino Costa, Banega and Chori Domínguez, who all had a decent game.

The next fixture promised to be much more testing as the blanc i negres had to travel to the capital to take on Atlético Madrid and their under fire and ex-Valencia coach, Quique Sánchez Flores. The colchoneros were one goal up after only three minutes after Reyes had put them ahead. Valencia patiently went about their business and were rewarded just before half-time when an error from Atlético defender Perea allowed Joaquín to smash in an equaliser. Things seemed to go against the visitors after the break as the home team were awarded a penalty, which Forlán duly missed. With only four minutes to go Joaquín slipped through the defence, poked the ball into the corner, and the spoils belonged to Valencia. This tremendous result gave the team great confidence going into their next match in the Champions League against Schalke 04, where it’s rumoured that Raúl González plies his trade. After a whole week of media homages to the champion goal–hanger, Valencia took an early lead thanks to a well-

worked goal from Soldado. The Chés were superior in every department and should have been two or three to the good at the break but failed to take their chances. Even in the second half Mestalla believed in the victory until the 64th minute, when Navarro allowed Raúl too much space and he scored the equaliser. The goal was typical of the defensive weaknesses that Emery has to contend with on a weekly basis, neither Navarro, Dealbert nor Maduro cut the mustard at this level and Valencia paid the price. Raúl has never been the quickest, even less so now that he’s getting on, but the space that the Valencia captain allowed the Schalke forward was unforgivable. The team and the crowd went into shock after dominating the game for so long and neither party could respond to the challenge, so all to play for in the return leg where VCF need to score and score early. The team were still ‘groggy’ four days later, once more in Mestalla against Sporting Gijón. The Asturians came to play on the

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the Catalans extended their lead at the top of the table. Behind the scenes Miguel has yet again been separated from the team after turning up one and a half hours late for training (again) and Chori Domínguez is in the doghouse after having a set-to with Emery’s assistant.


The club president, Manuel Llorente has warned that even if Emery leads the club to third place and automatic Champions League football for next season, his contract renewal is not certain. It’s difficult to see what more the young manager can achieve but obviously the president is looking for something more.

Raúl of Schalke 04

Upcoming fixtures against Mallorca, Zaragoza, Sevilla and Getafe seem to offer the possibility of cementing third place, but even more important for the club is the return leg against Schalke 04. If Emery’s counter and did so with much aplomb. If I told you that the first shot on goal came in the 86th minute, that would just about sum the game up. A tricky encounter awaited Valencia the following week as they travelled to San Mamés, the home of Athletic Bilbao. The Basques came flying out of the blocks and took a 1-0 lead into the break. Things looked ominous for Emery’s team until he brought on Tino Costa and new boy Jonas. These two transformed the game; Joaquin took control on the right wing and laid on the equaliser for Mata. A shot from Tino Costa was parried away by the Bilbao keeper Iraizoz but there was Jonas to slot in the winner. The ‘polémico’ came later when the Madrid press began a lynching campaign against Valencia captain David Navarro after he had elbowed Llorente in the head. Let’s not forget that, if rumours are to be believed, Llorente already has one foot in the Bernabeu for next season, hence the journalistic campaign against Navarro. The Basques complained about the referee, when in all honesty he denied the Chés a clear penalty in the first half. The most laughable statement came from Bilbao player San José who said, “Navarro left two men bleeding and then play-acted, deserving an Oscar”. This is the same San José who left Valencia forward Soldado with severely bruised ribs in Mestalla after his elbow also went AWOL. What’s the saying again… glass houses, etc.?

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Leo Messi The Chés sternest test came with the visit of Barcelona to Mestalla. Emery decided to try out a new system playing without strikers, which seemed to work for a while. The home side had a perfectly good goal ruled out for offside and had several chances at the beginning of the second half to take the lead. Unfortunately they failed to take their chances and paid the price as a late strike from San Lionel de Messi meant that

men can get the result they need, it means heap big payday for VCF and that would make President Llorente happy. Amunt! Mark Hulton See listings p 32 for football calendar Photos Heino / Article © 24/7 Valencia 2011

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EXCLUSIVE 24/7 VALENCIA INTERVIEW apprenticed to a master of Chinese medicine. I qualified as a doctor of acupuncture and energy medicine in 1983, returned to London and set up what turned out to be the busiest practice in the UK, maybe the world, treating celebrities ranging from Madonna to Pink Floyd. All the while, I was developing my own musical and performance skills, running experimental live mass drumming and dance events, workshops, seminars and all sorts of talks all over the world.

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In 1997 I started writing – Handbook for the Urban Warrior was my first and I’ve now had 14 books published. In 1997 I also set up my first website and now run three huge s i t e s : w w w. b a r e f o o t d o c t o r w o r l d . c o m , and www. I’ve travelled all over the world, teaching, helping and entertaining people, lived in upland Catalonia for five years and am currently living between the UK and Ibiza.

heavily self-medicated, pretentious lost souls with big boats and absurd amounts of money to waste on the overinflated prices charged for almost everything, but somehow still retains its underlying magic. One of the more magnetic points on the planet, not only does it magnetize all sorts of characters to its shores, at least between June and October, it also seems to be a powerful point from which to transmit energy to the world, which is why I’m there, as well as to complete the two main music projects I’m currently working on with Hofer66 and Ohm-g respectively. It’s a madhouse, full of people, many of whom would no doubt normally be under supervision in a mental ward but if you know that and know how to deal with it, without it rubbing off on you too much, living there is one hell of an experience. I’d strongly recommend it to anyone with an adventurous spirit and a welldeveloped sense of humour.

Could you tell us something about your background, experiences, travels?

What is Taoism and why is it relevant in the 21st century?

What did you learn about life from your recent near-death experience?

Yes, I was always awake, like the Buddha but more North London in my style and at 6 heard the background radiation wave, the sound wave the universe is built on, 50 octaves below human hearing and which the AUM of the yogis is meant to replicate. It was spontaneous yet not surprising and in my child’s mind I described it as God talking – its message was that somehow I’d been spared the everyday trance most people had fallen into and it was thus my duty to remind others of their connection to the Source. Otherwise I was a fairly ‘normal’ kid, growing up in the ‘holy hills’ of North London, playing in the streets and fighting a lot.

Taoism is not a religion, even though some jokers have tried to turn it into one over the centuries – it is a collection of mind-bodyspirit techniques and disciplines supported by a clear philosophy based on yin and yang. The most well-known Taoist disciplines are Tai Chi, acupuncture and feng shui. Although it developed thousands of years ago in ancient China, the techniques and philosophies are even more relevant to the struggle of modern day life, especially as we face up to the unprecedented complex of crises threatening our very survival. Taoist practice focuses on maintaining yourself in a state of balance, physically, mentally, emotionally, professionally, creatively, financially and socially. The practice is easy and simple to do yet highly effective and in essence makes you younger and lighter as you grow older (and more practiced with the techniques).

Nothing much on the intellectual level. I already knew life is precious and to not waste a second of it complaining or feeling sorry for myself – I already knew there was no point holding back from the full adventure for fear of inconvenience – but subsequently, during the recuperation phase, I’ve discovered myself as someone entirely new and fresh as if I’ve been given a new ease and lease of life. My fear levels have dropped and my courageous spirit has become outrageous.

On account of this pugnacious proclivity, in 1965 my dad, a keen boxer, introduced me when I was 11 to an old Japanese healer he knew who’d come to London to set up a practice and teach Aikido. I studied Aikido with him, along with meditation and energy healing, which I took to like a duck to water. I became a young hippy in 1967 and that led to Eastern mysticism, which led to yoga, which led me to meet R.D. Laing, the infamous psychotherapist, who took me on as a student, during which time I also switched from Aikido to Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Pa Kua and White Crane, the Taoist internal boxing forms, all of which I still practice and teach. After training with R.D. Laing, I went to live with the Native Americans in Taos, New Mexico for four years where I studied shamanism and also

Describe Ibiza. It’s a beautiful island discovered by the ancient Phoenicians and named after their god of dance and music, Bez. It’s been a party island ever since for every crew who subsequently occupied it. Following the British rave wave of occupation in the ‘90s it’s now struggling to find its new identity. Currently it’s flirting dangerously with being the more drug-oriented version of St. Tropez, a dubious paradise for

What advice do you have regarding the economic crisis? As for the economic crisis, firstly don’t blow it out of proportion – if you want to worry about something, worry about the ecological crisis, as that’s the biggest challenge the human race has ever faced. It’s just that we haven’t quite realized what’s going on yet with it. Meantime, always visualize money pouring down from the sky on your head and forming a huge pile around your feet – keep doing that all the time, trust the Tao, the universe loves you, be willing to be flexible and adaptable, don’t care too much about status and self-importance, and by and large you’ll be fine on that score. It’ll be bumpy but we’ll get through it somehow, in other words. The real challenge, as I say, is how we’ll deal with the changing climate and all the ramifications of that. Interview by Owl / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

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Whether you like it or not, Valencia in March is all about Fallas. Whether you are a native, a visitor, a resident comme moi, or just passing through, you can’t avoid the blooming festival. And if you’ve lived through at least one year of it, you’ll know it’s a ‘Marmite’ phenomenon. This year, I’m on Team Love It. In fact, I was already into it by the end of January, planning my outfits and all! (Obviously that was ironic, I only do two week outfit plan-aheads, usually, to allow for new purchases and changes of heart/of opinion/in weight.) So on my free day off work for moving house (more on that next month), I skived off from packing boxes for a bit on the 1st of March and sat with Lolita Devine, our Rastafarian friend P. and Giovanni the artist on the Plaza de la Reina, our original plans to actually watch the mascletà pushed to one side in favour of one euro jugs of beer in the sun outside 100 Montaditos. We are an easily distracted bunch. Flash me a cheap cocktail, some high heels, a new blog, some eyeliner in a funky colour – whatever! – and I’ve already forgotten what I was doing at that very moment. And at that very moment a cool beer seemed like a good idea. So we stopped to wait for a table. Lolita got all gangster on me when two very innocent looking boys joined the queue, but standing closer to the occupied tables than we were. “Oi ‘Nita!”, she snarled, “I reckon you should say something to those two, you know their type, you’ll have trouble when they push in front of us”. Note the “you’ll have trouble”, as if there weren’t four of us waiting together. I had to elbow ‘Lita hard in the ribs to shut her up –I had just overhead one say to the other

idea what was going on, and as the first bangers went off, and the sound bounced round the Plaza de la Reina walls, they sat staring open-mouthed at the cathedral, as if it were under attack, as the acoustics made it seem as if the noise was all coming from that corner. It was very amusing, especially when the crowds rushed back again the other way and the whole show was over in under 20 minutes. By which time we were on our second beer, and in near hysterics.

in a rather upper class English accent, “We are after these people, you know”, nodding his head subtly in our direction. Then, just as one group began to vacate their table, two tiny blonde Swedish girls (the bane of our existence - they steal our men, and now our tables? It’s war!) appeared from nowhere and proceeded to daintily sit themselves down. Which is when I literally had to hold Lolita back with force whilst the seemingly hardcore to the naked eye, with her shaved temples, Doc Martens and bovver boots, but sweet as pie and actually only about four foot tall P. explained that there was actually a queue, sorry. Cue angry glares from under perfectly plucked eyebrows, a flick of platinum mane, and off they flounced. On the table next to us sat an utterly gorgeous, yet entirely bewildered, Italian couple. Not bewildered by the scene they had just witnessed between Lolita’s sudden rage and the pint-sized Scandinavians, but by the pandemonium that was taking place in the City centre. Bear in mind it’s nearing two o’clock at this point. The daytime Fallas fireworks, or mascletà, is a pivotal point in the day from the 1st to the 19th of March. Banks close early for this, for goodness’ sake! The two sat in their massive Gucci and Prada shades, clutching onto their jugs of beer, getting more and more confused as hordes of people rushed past in the general direction of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento for the madness that is up to half a million people standing still for a quarter of an hour to just... listen. These two obviously had no

I am really looking forward to Fallas. I have asked for the whole week off, not that I have had a reply yet, though. The 15th of March might roll around with me all geared up for a week of fun and local fiesta frolics and be let down and have to work the whole way through, but let’s keep our fingers crossed for now. My crazy cousin and his sailing buddies (phwoar!) may pop over from Mallorca, and will depending on me to show them around. If you’d met them you’d understand why I am happy to oblige. As you haven’t, know that they are sailors. ‘Nuff said. I have said this for many years, but then am overcome by a week’s hangover rolled into one and just listen from my bed, but I am planning on going to all the mascletàs during the week. Especially as one of my besties now works on the actual Plaza del Ayuntamiento and can actually sneak me onto the balcony to watch. From above. Like a Fallera Mayor, waving at all the crowds. I have now learnt from last year, too – I didn’t get there early enough and literally got trapped between a huddle of OAPs in fur coats and three rowdy, beer-slugging families, complete with toddlers perched high on shoulders. As far as I could tell the under-fives weren’t actually drinking beer themselves, but they were at just the right height to spill their crisp crumbs and pipa shells all over my hair. Which was delightful. This year I will have to get there before 13.00h, even if that does mean I have to sit in the lobby and drink my Diet Coke in the dark for an hour (absolute necessity in Fallas). I will also drag myself to all the evening fireworks displays, especially if my sailor friends are here, because it does take a stranger to the festivities to make you realise how magical it all is. Plus its one of the few moments of the year when our fellow Valencianos, a seriously noisy bunch, fall near-silent. And that’s definitely not worth missing. Anita Darling Photo Mateo Sanchis. Article © 2011 24/7 Valencia

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SUNDAY / DOMINGO 6 BLACK NOTE: Pau Viguer Trio (jazz) 20.00h 10€ / Kobena & KO (African) 23.30h 8€. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Lionel Loueke (trio, jazz) 19.00h 15€ / Jam session (vocal y instrumental) 20.30h Gratis. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Eladio Reinón Quartet (jazz) 19.00h 7€. MONDAY / LUNES 7 DUB CLUB: Jazz Jam con Pere Munuera & Friends 22.30h Gratis. PALAU DE LA MÚSICA (Sala Rodrigo): Juan de Pilar (flamenco) 21.00h 16€. TUESDAY / MARTES 8 JIMMY GLASS: Llobarros ITN Sextet (jazz) 21.30h Gratis Aforo Limitado. RADIO CITY: Juanma Maya, Amaro Carmona, José Antonio y Celia Romero + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 9 BLACK NOTE: Metralleta Kelly (funk) 23.30h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: S. Pequeño 2.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bass City con DJ Schepsis (dubstep / drum & bass) 24.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 10 BLACK NOTE: Sex & Rock & Roll + DJ Quique Lledó (rock) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Juan de Pilar (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: XXjaZZ (quartet, fusion) 22.30h / 24.00h 8€. DUB CLUB: Funky Jam Party con Jazzy Funkers en concierto + DJ session 22.30h 5€. EL LOCO: Joan as Police Woman 21.30h 15€ / 20€. 47 CLUB: Xharles Boina + Ley DJ 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Bad Foundation + JahSanti Selektor 23.30h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Paco Plaza 1.00h Gratis. PICCADILLY: DJs 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Electro Mestizaje 00.30h. FRIDAY / VIERNES 11 CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: José Serrano, Tomás de los Cariño y Juan de Pilar (flamenco) 23.30h. EL LOCO: Mark Olson (folk, de Jayhawks) 19.00h 12€ / 15€/ Albertucho y el Capitán Cobarde Trio 22.30h 13€ / 15€. JARDINES VIVEROS: Pignoise + Melendi (pop) 19.30h Gratis (solo con invitación)

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CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Jam session (vocal y instrumental) 20.30h Gratis.

BLACK NOTE: Black Cats Jazz Band + DJ Quique Lledó (swing) 23.30h 10€. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Isabel Julve, Manuel Reyes y Manuel Quintero (flamenco) 23.30h. DUB CLUB: Cristina Blasco en concierto + DJ Furry 22.00h Gratis. DURANGO CLUB (Meliana): Killing Machine (tribute Judas Priest) + Seek ‘Em All (tribute Metallica) 23.00h 9€. 47 CLUB: Cinammon DJ 23.30h Gratis. LA3: Costo Rico + Viva Tirado en concierto 22.00h 8€ / 10€. MUSIC BOX: Catalina Isis + Paco Plaza 2.00h.

WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 16 BLACK NOTE: Metralleta Kelly (funk) 23.30h Gratis. DUB CLUB: Gang Band en concierto 22.00h Gratis. 47 CLUB: Kike Vilar + Xharles Boina 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Concurso de Paellas + DJ session con JahSanti Selektor & Friends 21.00h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: S. Pequeño 2.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bass City con DJ Schepsis (dubstep / drum & bass) 24.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 17 BLACK NOTE: Sex & Rock & Roll + DJ Quique Lledó (rock) 23.30h Gratis. DUB CLUB: Funky Jam Party con Jazzy Funkers en concierto + DJ session 22.30h 5€. EL LOCO: Megaphone ou la Mort + SomeonElses 21.30h 5€. 47 CLUB: Miss Yuls 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Pirata Boing 23.30h Gratis. LA3: Zombie Kids + Catalina Isis / Guille Milkyway DJ set 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: Paco Paco DJs 1.00h Gratis. PICCADILLY: DJs 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Electro Mestizaje 24.00h. FRIDAY / VIERNES 18 DUB CLUB: Arros Caldos en concierto + Pirata Boing 22.00h. EL LOCO: Scorsese + Pelicano 22.30h 5€. 47 CLUB: Maadraassoo 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Rocksteady Beatz 23.30h Gratis. LA3: Maadraassoo + Obtuso / Kike Vilar / LaLupa Loves You 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: Falomir + Paco Plaza 2.00h. PICCADILLY: DJs 1.00h. RADIO CITY: United Global Beatz con Ion Din Anina 24.00h. SATURDAY / SÁBADO 19 EL LOCO: Meeting Point 22.30h Gratis. 47 CLUB: Sergio Máñez & Friends 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Stereotone 23.30h Gratis. LA3: Bloc Party DJs + Fono / Pedro Slash / Toni Zaragoza 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: Falomir + Paco Plaza 2.00h.

MONDAY / LUNES 21 DUB CLUB: Jazz Jam con Pere Munuera & Friends 22.30h Gratis TUESDAY / MARTES 22 BLACK NOTE: Dos Animales (rock) 23.30h Gratis. JIMMY GLASS: Pete Robbins Trans-Atlantic Quartet (jazz) 21.30h 12€ Aforo Limitado. RADIO CITY: Kallardó con Rafael Vargas ‘El Chino’, Miguel Pérez, Pepe Pérez y Dani de Francisco + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 23 BLACK NOTE: Metralleta Kelly (funk) 23.30h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bass City con DJ Schepsis (dubstep / drum & bass) 24.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 24 CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Esther Garcés, Marisa Gallardo, Amaro Carmona, José Antonio de Torres (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Bernard van Rossum Quartet (jazz) 22.30h / 24.00h 8€. DUB CLUB: Funky Jam Party con Jazzy Funkers en concierto + DJ session 22.30h 5€. JUANITA: Bad Foundation + JahSanti Selektor 23.30h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Bava Party con DJ Style 2.00h Gratis. PICCADILLY: DJs 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Electro Mestizaje 00.30h. FRIDAY / VIERNES 25 BLACK NOTE: Hendrick Röver (acoustic Americana) 23.30h 15€. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Yuske, Tomás de los Cariño y Juan de Pilar (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Lupe Azcano Quartet sings Duke Ellington (jazz) 23.00h / 00.30h 8€. 47 CLUB: Catalina Isis 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: DJ Mesh (desde Bristol UK) 23.30h Gratis. LA3: Zulu 930 + Nanai en concierto 22.00h 10€ / 12€ / Undercover Kostrok con Warriors + Musique D’Ordinateur / Man Called Ángel + Alex Toom DJ 1.00h. MIRROR: Asian Dub Foundation + Dremen 20.30h 20€ / 24€. MUSIC BOX: Gypsy Box + Ion Din Anina 2.00h. RADIO CITY: United Global Beatz.

SUNDAY / DOMINGO 27 CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Jam session (vocal y instrumental) 20.30h Gratis. DUB CLUB: Josh Rouse en concierto 20.00h 10€. OCTUBRE CENTRE: Eric Alexander Quartet (jazz) 19.00h 7€. WAH-WAH: DM3 (power pop) 20.00h 12€ / 15€. MONDAY / LUNES 28 BLACK NOTE: Tonky Jam (Open Jam Session) 23.30h 5€. TUESDAY / MARTES 29 JIMMY GLASS: Sanz/Miller Quartet (jazz) 21.30h 14€ Aforo Limitado. RADIO CITY: Joni Amador, José Miguel, José Antonio y Esther Garcés + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 30 DUB CLUB: Cabina Abierta 21.00h Gratis. MIRROR: Go! Team 21.00h 18€ / 23€. MUSIC BOX: S. Pequeño 2.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bass City con DJ Schepsis (dubstep / drum & bass) 24.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 31 BLACK NOTE: Sex & Rock & Roll + DJ Quique Lledó (rock) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: María Lizana, Tomás de los Cariño, Kike Naval, Rober Molina y Enrique Sevilla (flamenco) 23.30h. DUB CLUB: Funky Jam Party con Jazzy Funkers en concierto + DJ session 22.30h 5€. EL LOCO: Cyan 22.30h 8€. JUANITA: Bad Foundation + JahSanti Selektor 23.30h Gratis. MIRROR: Nacho Vegas 21.00h 15€ / 20€. MUSIC BOX: Paco Plaza 1.00h Gratis. PICCADILLY: DJs 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Electro Mestizaje 00.30h. WAH-WAH: Alis (pop rock) 22.00h 8€ / 11€. Photo Mateo Sanchis © 2011 24/7Valencia

ARROCES, MARISCO FRESCO, CARNES, PESCADOS Y TAPAS El local dispone de sala no fumadores y amplia terraza. Una oferta inmejorable para organizar cenas y comidas de empresa, eventos, despedidas y mucho más. Menú de noche vieja. Abierto todos los días. Cerca de la Plaza del Ayuntamiento. RICE DISHES, FRESH SEAFOOD, MEAT DISHES, FISH DISHES AND TAPAS. The restaurant has a no-smoking area and an ample terrace. A wonderful place to organise lunches and dinners for groups, families, businesses, events and more. Special new year's eve menu. Open everyday. Very near Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

c/ Martínez Cubells, 4 - 46002 Valencia - tel. 963 427 780

Quality Mediterranean restaurant in an emblematic square in the historic centre. Recommended in the Michelin guide 2009/2010 Meat dishes, Rice dishes, Fish dishes, Foie and chocolate desserts are all specialities Expect to pay between 30-50 euros Warm interior and good service Jazz music soundtrack 13.00h -16.00h/ 20.00h -24.00h Open everyday

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24/7 Valencia is the definitive English Speaking guide to Valencia. Extensive Listings, up-to-date and informed articles on restaurants, chi...