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RADIO CITY...THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE "Radio City could very well be in New York and seems to somehow have been inspired by its glamorous nightlife. Certainly a reference point in Valencia. The New York-style queue on weekends is well worth the wait."

"Radio City could be compared to good wine as it only gets better with time. People of all ages and styles give it a very cosmopolitan vibe. Great music, great staff. An alternative and modern classic that won’t easily go out of fashion."

has authentic live flamenco at 23.00h. In terms of nationalities, you can meet characters and friendly faces from all continents of the globe..."

"The coolest place in Valencia. Mindblowing music and an unusually varied cosmopolitan and tolerant public. My favourite!"

"My favourite on weekends. The only place in Valencia that has you queuing as if we were in New York and it was Studio 54 you were trying to get into. Once inside you realise why. Great music, friendly staff and all sorts of friendly people."

RADIO CITY C/ Santa Teresa, 19 Tel: 96 391 41 51 Zona Carmen

"Radio City is one of the most innovative night clubs in Valencia and definitely the most in the Carmen. First of all for its music, which is fantastic. All sorts of incredibly varied dance music, very well mixed and always with that element of surprise. Love it!! The decoration is also different with a glamorous fusion of old and new. Live quality flamenco on Tuesdays has become an institution and mustn’t be missed."

RADIO CITY...the individual's choice.

"Smiles, colours and groovy beats... positive places attract positive people... RADIO CITY is a friendly, funky and cosmopolitan bar/club with a FREE disco every Friday and Saturday night...check out their potent brew of R&B, Arabic grooves, flamenco, hip-hop, dirty funk, drum & bass and Afro-fusion sounds. Get there before midnight if you want to avoid the queues. Every Tuesday Photo: Mateo Sanchis / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

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ARTS & theatre - 17 live music - 19 clubs - 19

chill out - 20



Restaurants - 24

shopping - 30






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guide to Valencia recommended by the local, national and international press. This includes The Times, The Guardian, Rough Guide, Let’s Go, Lonely Planet, Footprints, El País, Levante-EMV, Super Deporte,, Thomas Cook, Business Traveller Magazine and many more… To commemorate 24/7 Valencia’s 11th anniversary come and enjoy a special, goodvalue dinner and live music night at one of Valencia’s most hip & popular restaurants… LA LOLA. It is next to the Cathedral so it is easy to find! The event takes place on Tuesday, June 28th, from 21.30h onwards. Space is limited, so it is advised to book your table for this exclusive event by ringing La Lola on Tel: 96 391 80 45.

See you there and see you next month! 24/7 Valencia team

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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, Mateo Sanchis, Gooru, Suzi, Victor Aranda, Marilûz Vergaz, Noé Cuerda. 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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C/ Guillem de Castro, 118 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 386 30 00

C/ Valeriola, 13 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 338 12 15



C/ Guillem de Castro, 8 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 388 37 47

Hasta 6 noviembre IVAM

Hasta 28 agosto MuVIM


24 junio - 26 junio PUERTO DE VALENCIA

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Ernest Hemingway in Valencia - 1959

All the Fun of the Fair Valencia's Feria de Julio will be 140 years old this year. Iggy Pop, 2011's big attraction, isn’t exactly what you’d call the latest thing, but when Iggy, the man for whom the word sinewy was invented, bares his torso (and probably some other parts of his body) and sings “I Wanna Be Your Dog” at his open air concert in Viveros, it will be light years away from how the Feria's stuffed shirt originators would have envisioned things back in the late19th century. To survive this long, the Feria has had to move with the times. The first Feria de Julio took place in Valencia in 1871 from 21 to 26 July. It was to be a festival of the new middle classes in a city which had just torn down its medieval walls and was, figuratively and actually, breaking free of its past and looking forward to a new economy of industry, mass agriculture and export. This was a brave new steam-powered and high-financed world with its own new plush areas of the city like the Ensanche and the Gran Vías and its own magnificent cathedrals to commerce, the Estación del Norte, the Central and Colón Markets and the Clocktower building at the port. The newly rich business classes were desperate to make Valencia a modern, cosmopolitan, European city and it was

only a matter of time before the powersthat-be sanctioned the establishment of a city fair and exhibition. Traders and farmers were pushing for the creation of a fair where their wares and the products of the new Valencian industries could be exhibited. In turn, the Ayuntamiento wanted to keep the richer families in the city for as long as possible before they went off to their country houses or on their European tour and the well-heeled families themselves wanted a chance to meet and greet and show off their wealth. A Mary Poppins-style “jolly 'oliday” was seen as the perfect opportunity to swan around in a big hat, a frilly dress and a parasol, and so the Feria de Julio was born. These first ferias included various agricultural shows; livestock in the river (between the Puente de la Trinidad and the Puente Real) and fruit, vegetables and flowers in the Viveros gardens. There were also exhibitions of the latest products manufactured by Valencian industry at the newly built Medicine faculty in what is now Avenida Blasco Ibáñez and fine art exhibitions in the present Centro Cultural del Carmen. On top of this, you could also attend bullfights, take part in a carnival parade or a shooting competition, watch a tug-of-war competition for cart horses

and of course, this being Valencia, there was a fireworks display every night in the Alameda. All the big names came out; Cirilo Amorous, the Marqués de Campo, Félix Pizcueta (in short, most of the big bods who named streets after themselves around the Ensanche) and from the world of the arts, Sorolla, Benlliure and Blasco Ibáñez all supported the event, making it a must on the Valencian social calendar. Great ornate pavilions were constructed along the Alameda by the Ayuntamiento and different well-to-do societies like the Ateneo Mercantil and the Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País. This was the real heart of the whole event, where the people that mattered could take a stroll and the young debutantes could dance and cool off with a horchata or a barley water. Over the years new attractions were added, such as football tournaments, regattas and swimming races across the port. In 1907, there was even an air race from Valencia to Alicante for those magnificent men in their flying machines. The Battle of Flowers or to give it its rather grander official name, the “Fiesta Floreal Valenciana”, first took place in 1891. The daughters of the wealthy families of the

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Iggy and the Stooges - Feria de Julio 2011 9 de Julio, Viveros

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Seal - Feria de Julio 2011 18 Julio, Viveros

city were paraded along the Alameda in carriages where the discreet but seriously passionate young gentlemen of the time (those from the right families, of course) would throw them flowers and read them (usually embarrassingly awful) romantic poetry. The whole thing was originally devised by Don Pascual Frígola just for the chance to parade his daughters in front of the Great and the Good along the Alameda. By 1939, after the Civil War, the old confidence was gone, there wasn’t any money to throw around and the old class structure was disappearing. Any show of ostentation like the old-style Feria de Julio was frowned upon. That should have been the end of it, but somehow the Feria hung on. Things, however, had to change. The pavilions were still set up in July along the Alameda throughout the years of the dictatorship but they became much less exclusive, no longer attracting the elite of society and were open to all. These new pavilions were more likely to be run by the local fallas or neighbourhood associations than by the top-hatted, paternalistic societies of before. The grand old Ayuntamiento pavilions became woodworm-ridden and unsteady and, eventually, declared unsafe. They were left to decay in the Viveros gardens until they were finally destroyed by a fire in 1981, a testament to the Feria’s steady decline from its turnof-the-century heyday. Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

The main site of the Feria and its pavilions was moved from the upmarket Alameda out to Avenida de la Plata in 1974 and was shunted around different parts of the city until finding its present resting place down at the port. The great shows of yesteryear, just like the social classes that spawned them, fell into decadence or all but disappeared. That said, Valencians in their mid-40s and beyond may still remember with certain nostalgia partaking of a cool horchata in one of the creaky old pavilions on a hot July night with Nino Bravo blasting out over the loudspeaker. Little now remains of the old Feria de Julio. The tradition of the Battle of the Flowers is one of the few aspects of the original Ferias which have survived, although these days it’s just a load of people having a laugh throwing flowers at some other people going past on a carriage (and there's nothing wrong with that). We also still have, of course, those two essential staples of any Valencian festival, the fireworks and the brass bands. There are art exhibitions and bullfights and at the heart of the modern Feria are the concerts in the Viveros, which this year feature the aforementioned Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Andrés Calamaro, Cuban singer songwriter Pablo Milanés, Seal and Sponge Bob Square Pants. Benicàssim it is not. Most of the acts seem to be chosen by middle-aged politicians and civil servants trying to relive their youth, hence the appearance in recent years

of Bob Dylan, Joan Manuel Serrat, the Beach Boys and Pat Metheny. That said, these are big acts and the atmosphere at an open air gig on a balmy night in July is well worth sampling. There’s a Jazz Festival at the Palau de la Música which has been tacked on to the Feria (in fact, anything happening in Valencia in July seems to get incorporated) which, along with performances from people like Wynton Marsalis and Mavis Staples in the Palau itself, includes a free concert by Playing for Change in the elegant surrounding gardens on 7 July (bring your picnic blanket and a few cold tins). There are also regular, more barriorelated, lower key events in the Parque del Oeste, the Jardín de Ayora and other parts of the city. These include children’s theatre, traditional dance groups and a medieval fair selling medieval kebabs, medieval lampshades, scented candles and pulpo a feira. The evening in the barrios often ends with the ubiquitous sound of a verbena band thumping out pasodobles and coplas at window-rattling decibel levels late into the night. Not sure what the Marqués de Campo would have made of that. ¡Viva la Feria de Julio!

David Rhead and José Marín David Rhead is a teacher at Glenburn School of English.

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HOW MANY WAITERS CAN YOU MEET IN ONE DAY? If you don’t work like normal people do, money isn’t an issue, and time is on your hands, then you can meet one waiter per hour. I call it, waiter hopping. OK, that sounds a bit sleazy. Let me explain. You start your late breakfast in Cappuccino at Plaza de la Reina where waiters are dressed elegantly and the owner greets you politely at the door. Next to spending a fortune on their best cheesecake in town, you flirt, chat, and giggle with the bestlooking waiters as if life’s nothing more than a wink. Waiter hopping is a fun way to practice your Spanish so I started this strategy from the day I moved to Valencia. Close to Mercado Central, there is a cute little terrace where I met my very first victim. Mister Good Looking comes from Argentina, has a funny Spanish accent and “loves his underpaid job.” He wanted to learn some English so I promised to help him out. Almost two years later he improved more skills than he was supposed to, and my Spanish became fluent without a doubt. Thank you Mister G! Meeting waiters or bartenders seems to be something natural for a Latina girl like me. On the other hand, they also know all about the game of seducing innocent ladies desperate to have a chat because they don’t have real

friends yet. Boy, oh boy, how I love to play that innocent woman looking for a chat and a Pepsi on the house. But when I don’t feel like flirting, having a drink on my own, no make-up, and my hair all messy, I end up telling the best stories about that new Dutch girl in town. A sunny day, drinking my coffee and suddenly I’m getting kissed on the neck by my favourite waiter. I blush, he smiles, I stutter, he winks. That doesn’t happen often to a girl like me. One week later we go out for a drink. He’s tall, muscled, good looking, and Brazilian. I am sexy, Colombian and…10 years older. Looking young has its advantages, and nothing could make my life more interesting than the freedom I enjoy so much. The bullshit troubles in relationships never attracted me that much, although deep down, I believed that commitment, loyalty, love, and devotion, would be nice to have one day. My Brazilian convinced me to stay with him by pushing the right buttons, looking for stability with me! A hilarious combination to look for in a bipolar Latina. I remember asking him on the first date, “Have you got any idea what you’re in for? Run, Forrest, run! Or join me on my rollercoaster, and hold on tight when I go crazy.” Calmly he listened, nodded, and smiled. “And he’s moving back to Brazil in November?!” My mum gave up on the idea that I would marry a handsome lawyer my age some day. Can’t think of someone more boring than a rich guy, having his life all worked out, afraid I will leave a stain on the front seat of his Porsche. “Mum, we really fell in love. He’ll be back. So he said.” If it weren’t for the 2,000 km between me and

her, she would be here by now, warning this new boyfriend not to break my heart, again! Honestly, I don’t worry about it. Alexandro is on his way home right now, just around the corner of Plaza de la Virgen. Amazing place we have, amazing love we’ve found. “When I come back from Brazil, I’ll never work as a waiter again. Ever!” he says, just to emphasize his ongoing discontent for the lack of good jobs, grannies flirting with the smell of pee surrounding them, and posh people trying to order by yelling at him every 10 seconds: “Excuse me! Over here!” Every now and then, it hits me: You fell in love with a gorgeous waiter who is about to leave in five months! Waiter hopping sure got out of hand this time. But then again I hold on to this serene feeling inside. Trust they call it. Loyalty it means. Devotion it is. When you find someone that special, anything is possible. Love isn’t dead like many people may think. Easy to find, it’s not, but when you do, you know instantly. So we’ll keep enjoying the sensation of butterflies, the crazy highs and lows, lots of Latin passion with these walls as thick as paper, meanwhile growing an ever stronger feeling of pure and simple love. Because that’s what it’s about. You love and you live. Simple as that. And waiter hopping? Go give it try. You never know who you might meet!

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Pie in the Sky... Valencia, well and truly coaxed from slumber now that it’s June and practically overflowing with summer, not that Valencia ever really slumbers, especially not when Las Fallas has anything to do with it, and coaxing wouldn’t really be the right adjective, either. Valencianos are never coaxed from slumber, they’re bloody well catapulted head first into spring and there’s no turning back. In fact, I’d say summer would be more the time for slumbering around here, because it’s definitely not winter or spring, but then again, summer is a riot, except perhaps August when everyone goes away... oh, I digress! Anyway, what I needed this month was a good pie, but a healthy-ish one with loads of vitalising vegetables... and how can one get people to eat lots of veggie? With lots of egg and cheese! Ahh, but good cheese, healthy cheese, cheese for flavour and protein and lovely enough to make a robust pie in the flavour stakes, but not a steak pie for flavour’s sake! Wow, am I on a roll or what? Or, do I just spend too many hours of the day reading Dr. Seuss to my kid and no time any more for having serious and intellectual adult conversation – qué? Right, so give this pie a moment of your time, it’s rather delish and rather easy, there’s no pre-steaming the spinach or loads of cream involved, ‘tis really rather straightforward and you can even buy a pre-cooked pie crust if you can’t be bothered with the blind baking of the pastry, but come on, it’s not that tricky at all. Pre-heat your oven to 160ºC fan forced or 180ºC if not. Select a nice pie dish, with a removable base if you like, but not necessary. Mine is about 22 cm and is nice and deep, say, 4 – 5 cm deep. Firstly, give the dish a light spray or grease with oil or butter. Now lay one sheet of pastry over half of the dish and the other sheet over the other half. They will meet in the middle and you

Spinach and Feta Pie • 2 sheets of short crust pastry • 2 bunches silverbeet (chard) or spinach • 1 bunch baby beet greens (optional) • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped • 200gm feta – goat’s feta if you like! • 100gm ricotta cheese (optional) • 10 eggs • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg • Sea salt and pepper to taste • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

can overlap them slightly and gently press together with your fingers so they join. Take a knife horizontally and trim off any excess from the edges and use the trimmings to join any other gaps that may appear because the pastry is square and the dish is round. Don’t worry about making joins, and long as you press together well enough, nothing will leak. Take a sheet of baking paper and lay it in the bottom of the dish on top of the pastry, and now fill the pie up with rice or lentils or ceramic pie weights, if you’re lucky enough to have some, to generously cover the bottom of the dish. This is called ‘loading’ and is part of the blind baking process necessary before adding filling to any pie. The pastry needs to be a little cooked already or the filling will make the pastry soggy and we don’t need soggy pastry, do we? Blind bake the pastry for 10 – 15 minutes and then remove the weights and bake, uncovered for a further 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare your filling so you can add it when the blind baking is complete. Finely chop the spinach and beet greens (if you’re using them). Basically, you need to finely shred the spinach. Transfer the spinach to a large mixing bowl and add the chopped garlic, crumble in the feta and add the ricotta cheese, if using, and now – with clean hands – mix it through by gently raking it all together with your fingers. Once well combined, in a smaller bowl, beat the eggs and add the nutmeg (do try to buy whole nutmeg and grate it fresh yourself, there truly is a flavour difference), salt and pepper. Pour this into the spinach mixture and mix thoroughly but gently with a spoon. I am not using cream in this recipe, hence that's why so many eggs, and also I’m not steaming the spinach beforehand, as I enjoy the slightly more al dente finish of the spinach in this way. Now spoon the spinach mixture into your blind baked pastry and gently smooth it to fill to edges. Sprinkle the grated cheeses on top and bake in the oven for around 30 minutes, at the same temperatures stated above. The pie will rise slightly due to the eggs and the cheese will melt to golden brown. Serve immediately with a salad or new boiled potatoes with herbs and butter. A good vino blanco will suffice. It will also keep well and will make a good cold pie at a picnic if you want to take it to lunch somewhere – ha ha, you know what I mean – the pie won’t eat much! Buen provecho! Professional Chef Erica Choate

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SAN MIGUEL I was talking in a bar a few weeks ago with a group of ‘locals’ and the subject came around to hometowns, and the one who came from farthest away was from León. He waxed lyrical for quite a while on the beauty of the city and its architecture and the surrounding countryside. Then, the subject moved on to Leonese ‘cocina’ and I was, of course, all ears as food is one of, if not my favourite, subjects. His personal favourite is cecina – new to me, a cured and smoked beef, similar to jamón serrano, the traditional Spanish ham. Actually I believe you can also get goat, horse, even rabbit and hare cecina from León or Castilla. He then went on to talk about family and football and I rather lost interest, but I made a mental note to seek out cecina. One of the great joys of living here, for me at least, is the food and the ease at which you can usually eat al fresco, I love eating and watching the world go by. The weather this year has been a little capricious and unpredictable so far and has made this pastime a little dangerous, but last Sunday the weather looked a little more settled so we took a walk around the Barrio del Carmen and ended up on the terrace on the plaza of Músico López Chavarri at the very pretty San Miguel Bar and restaurant. What a beautiful terrace… lovely and colourful summer plants adorn the facade of this well-established Carmen eatery. We took our very comfortable seats facing the Plaza. A waiter bought us English menus showing a large selection of tapas, many of them with an interesting twist and very interesting names! We ordered Surtido de crujientes, a crunchy assortment - well, we had to, didn't we? It turned out to be ‘wonton’-style parcels

of filo pastry, with three different fillings, one salmon-y, one pistou-y, and the other cheese-y! They were very nice and very tasty. Next came Croquetas de boletus or mushroom croquettes, these were very good – suitably crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Caramelos de salmon were next on the menus, they turned out to be lovely salmon ‘sweets’ filo parcels twisted like boiled sweets with little ties at the twist and filled with salmon. We were served a good Rioja by the glass. Now, I finally got to try Cecina de León. We were not disappointed, it had a very delicate flavour and was very like a good serrano, just a little darker to look at, so I will tell my Leonese friend when I next see him. We had the house salad, a typical Valencian salad, but with a San Miguel twist! A good mix of leaf, some crunchy bean sprouts, and the usual tuna, boiled egg, tomato and onion, with a subtle dressing. We completed our meal with the waiter's choice, a mix of hot filo parcels with chocolate, strawberry creme and custard fillings dribbled with custard. Memorable and tasty. Had we wanted something more substantial, the speciality at San Miguel is the cazuelas, individual casserole dishes containing exciting stews. A large selection available includes the likes of Cazuela de all i pebre y de rape (the famous eel stew from El Palmar with added monkfish) or Cazuela de setas (a wild mushroom stew). The difficult-to-find dish of Arroz encebollado, which is rice with fish and onions, is available here, too. There is also a good selection of fish and meat dishes, including Lubina al horno (oven-baked sea bass), salmon, entrecote or solomillo (steak cuts), codillo or costillas (oven-baked pork hock or pork ribs) and the ubiquitous

paella and rice dishes. It was a very relaxed and pleasant way of spending a warm spring evening, the food good, the soundtrack warm and lazy and the constant flow of people returning or collecting bikes made the people-spotting element of the al fresco experience even more entertaining. We noticed that San Miguel benefited hugely at busy times for the bikes – people returning their bikes to find no available spaces immediately sat and had a beer or a drink while they waited. It is probably the same when there are no bikes available. Incidentally, the Sant Miquel restaurant is spelt in Valenciano and the owners are locals, too, making it an authentic experience. The friendly chef-owner Paco lived in London, Paris and Morocco before returning to Valencia for good. You’ll see the Spanish spelling on the terrace front. Easy to find, it’s just a one minute walk from C/ Quart and Plaza Tossal. Tim Birch San Miguel Bar and Restaurant C/ San Miguel, 7 (Plaza Músico López Chavarri) Tel: 96 392 31 29 Zona Carmen Open every day 12.00h – 1.00h Caña & Tapa 2€ All tapas range from 3.50€ (gazpacho) – 8€ (for the special cecina de León) Cazuelas 6€ – 12€ Rice dishes 12€ Meats and fish dishes 7€ – 16€ Wine selection 10 – 25€ Menu del día available (unusually) any time of day and night, 14€ for three good courses without drink. Choice of salads or cold meats to start, rice dishes for main and a dessert. *Photo: D.Birch / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia









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LES PORTES Set in the bohemian barrio of Ruzafa, Les Portes has become a firm favourite of locals and visitors since opening its doors in 2005. It’s a cultural meeting point and a great place to chill with friends and loved ones. There are three areas to enjoy here: the outside terraza leads to the café-bar room with a wide variety of teas, infusions, coffees, a good selection of wines as well as national and international beers. For each doble or pint of beer you order you get a free montadito (bread with a fresh topping). They also serve cocktails and quality spirits, too. Food lovers are in for a treat with fresh cakes and tasty desserts, a variety of sandwiches, bocadillos and a selection made with homemade bread. On Fridays and Saturdays there are is a menu with dishes from around the world at reasonable prices. The third area of ‘Les Portes’ (‘The Doors’ in English) is the comfy and intimate chillout room at the back, replete with long sofas, cushions, armchairs and a very

relaxed ambience. Incidentally, there is free WiFi available throughout the bar, too. You’ll find different expositions (painting, photography, drawing, retrospectives) throughout the year adorning the walls. There was an entertainingly risqué one when we visited recently! You can also enjoy live sets of acoustic music, wine and food-tasting nights as well as Tupperware evenings where clients each bring a dish to share with others. There are also mercadillos where you can find bargains for clothes, records, books, comics, toys and more. Finally, there are auctions with some vintage objects at surprisingly low prices. Music is really important here and you’ll find a wonderful selection of eclectic sounds ranging from jazz, funk, disco, Latin, downtempo, R&B, hip-hop, electronica and world music. Time and again, members of the 24/7 Valencia team have enjoyed the good service of the experienced hosts and the friendly, tolerant atmosphere of the

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open crowd at Les Portes. Set in one of Valencia’s hippest barrios, this is an authentic slice of Valencia chill-out, by day and by night. Owl Les Portes C/ Matías Perelló, 15 Tel: 96 325 13 43 Monday – Friday 10.00h – 2.00h Saturday – Sunday 11.00h – 3.00h Zona Ruzafa Facebook LES PORTES, Lounge Bar / Ruzafa - Valencia



ARTS & theatre Museums / galleries CAFE MALVARROSA / ESPAI PARAL.LEL Cuts and Drawings Juan Cuéllar Junio CENTRO CULTURAL BANCAJA Atesorar España. Fondos Fotográficos de la Hispanic Society of America. Desde 16 junio CENTRO DEL CARMEN – MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES Retratos de la Belle Epoque Hasta 26 junio CIUDAD DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS (L’Hemisferic, Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe, L’Oceanografic) COL.LEGI MAJOR RECTOR PESET Visiones Encontradas. Artistas Polacos en Valencia Hasta 31 julio ESPAI TACTEL Heart of the Matter Hasta 4 junio Arrival Back Home Tactelgraphics Desde 10 junio hasta 31 julio FUNDACIÓN CHIRIVELLA SORIANO Repensar la Sociedad. En Torno al Arte y el Compromiso Hasta 4 septiembre GALERÍA BENLLIURE Pintura Moderna y Contemporánea de los Siglos XIX y XX Permanente GALERIA KESSLER BATTAGLIA Monotipos 2011 Colectivo de Artistas Emergentes Hasta 9 julio GALERÍA LUIS ADELANTADO Darío Villalba Hasta 10 julio GALERIA MURO Paris, Punto de Encuentro Hasta septiembre GALERÍA ROSALIA SENDER Vicente Castellano Hasta 18 junio Radiator Spring Maestre Yago Desde 23 junio GALERÍA ROSA SANTOS Que Sabe Nadie! Salvia Ferrer – Oscar Mora Hasta 16 julio GALERÍA THEMA Agustí Puig, Manuel Boix, Manolo Valdés y más Hasta septiembre GALERÍA D'ART ESPAI VISOR Reneé Green Hasta 17 septiembre INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE VALENCE Vivir sin Dormir. La Ruta de Bacalao, 1994 Thierry Secretan Hasta 30 julio Franjas Precarias Julie Athané – Paula Valero Hasta 10 junio Trafics en Tous Genres… Jean-Guy Lattraye Hasta 30 julio Mais que Fait la Police? Léa Bergez Hasta 30 julio Festival Incubarte de Artes Visuales Desde 16 hasta 19 junio

Gabinet Numérique 11 Desde 30 junio hasta 30 julio IVAM INSTITUT VALENCIÀ D’ART MODERN EXPOSICIONES IVAM Infancia Isabel Muñoz Hasta 26 junio Materia Luminosa Liliane Tomasko Hasta 26 junio El Humo del Amor Ignacio Pinazo Hasta 11 noviembre Obras Maestras de Pintura del IVAM. Pasado, Presente y Futuro Hasta 28 agosto Gigante por la Propia Naturaleza. Arte Actual en Brasil Hasta 17 julio JARDÍN BOTÁNICO Flora Humilis Fotografias de Justino Diez Hasta 31 agosto LA BENEFICENCIA CENTRE VALENCIA DE CULTURA MEDITERRÁNEA Recorrido por la Prehistoria Valenciana, desde el Paleolítico hasta la Época Visigoda Exposición Permanente LAS ATARAZANAS LA GALLERA Actos Heroicos Mateo Maté Hasta 25 septiembre L’ IBER DE LOS SOLDADITOS DE PLOMO Exposición Permanente: Guardias Españolas, Coleciones Valencianas, Almansa, Vida Cotidiana, Tirant y Serie Histórica. MUSEU DE BELLES ARTES SAN PIO V Renacimiento Barroco Pintura Gótica La Pintura Académica La Pintura de los Siglos XIX y XX Colección Permanente MUSEO DE PREHISTORIA DE VALENCIA Historia del Dinero Exposición Permanente Ötzi El Hombre del Hielo Hasta 24 julio MUSEO VALENCIA D’ETNOLOGÍA Huerta i Marjal Exposición Permanente Gitanos de Hungría. Del Hombre Exótico al Ciudadano Hasta 26 junio MUVIM L’Aventura de la Pensament Exposición Permanente Héroes, Mitos y Leyendas Hasta 12 junio Panóptica. 1973 – 2011 Max (Francesc Capdevila) Hasta 28 agosto Émile Savitry. Un Fotógrafo de Montparnasse Hasta 6 noviembre Tigre Enorme Hasta 30 junio Propaganda Política. Carteles Electorales Hasta 5 septiembre OCTUBRE CENTRE CULTURAL CONTEMPORÀNIA L'Altre Alfaro Hasta 30 junio SALA PARPALLÓ Recorridos por Zonas Precarias Paula Valero Hasta 8 junio UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA, LA NAU Colección Díaz Pròsper: Patrimonio y Memoria

Fotografias 1839 – 1900 Hasta 26 junio Haití, las Heridas del Terremoto (2010) Fotografías de Gorka Lejarcegi y Cristóbal Manuel Hasta 5 junio Violencia de Género Fotografías de Walter Astrada Hasta 5 junio Pero…, ¿Esto no lo Hace el Ordenador? Claves y Procesos en Diseño Gráfico Pepe Gimeno Desde 16 junio hasta 2 octubre Minas. Paisajes Explorados. Paco Valverde Hasta 28 agosto opera PALAU DE LES ARTS Festival del Mediterrani Amor és Llibertat Hasta 26 junio Sala Principal Tosca Giacomo Puccini 4, 7, 10, 13 junio Fidelio Ludwig van Beethoven 5, 8, 11, 22, 26 junio Teatre Martín i Soler Années de Pèlerinage Franz Liszt 20, 21, 23 junio theatre CARME TEATRE Sky Train Aurelio Delgado 9 – 19 junio ESPACIO INESTABLE Entre Labredillos 2 – 5 junio Sobrevivir Sin un Solo Rasguño 9 – 12 junio Al Muro (Teatro – Danza) 16 – 19 junio TEATRE FLUMEN Más Allá del Puente 3 – 12 junio TEATRE OLYMPIA Hair Hasta 5 junio Espinete no Existe 9 –12 junio Faemino y Cansado 15 – 19 junio 100 M2 22 – 26 junio TEATRE PRINCIPAL Festival Internacional Dansa València 2011 Hasta 5 junio Cinema Jove Valencia 17 – 24 junio TEATRE RIALTO Festival Internacional Dansa València 2011 Hasta junio Desalmados Hasta 5 junio TEATRE TALIA El Amor de Mis Amores Hasta 12 junio cinema BABEL *versión original YELMO CINES

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JUNE 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS FILMOTECA CINEMA INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE CINEMATOGRAFÍA CICLOS IVAC – LA FILMOTECA FILMOTECA DEL IVAC CICLOS JUNIO François Truffaut. El Deseo del Cine Hasta 3 junio Básicos Filmoteca. Tercera Parte Hasta 9 junio Los Films que Amaba Truffaut Hasta 17 julio Bernard Herrmann Hasta 15 julio Guy Maddin. Poesía del Bricolaje. Hasta 1 junio La Herencia Truffaut 7 – 15 junio Rohmer Esencial Hasta 12 junio addresses MUSEUMS / GALLERIES ALMUDÍN Pl. San Luis Bertrán, 1 Tel: 96 352 54 78 - ext. 4521 CAFE MALVARROSA / ESPAI PARAL.LEL Historiador Diago, 20 Tel: 96 320 50 56 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 CENTRO DEL CARMEN C/ Museo, 2 Tel: 96 315 20 24 / 96 192 26 51 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 ESPAI TACTEL C/ Denia, 25 Bajo GALERÍA AKKA C/ Almirante Cadarso, 6 Tel: 96 316 27 27 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

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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 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 SALA PARPALLÓ C/ Corona, 36 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 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

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JUNE 11 National and international indierock & pop in a student zone…

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live music Arte & Facto (Zona Carmen) C/ Pie de la Cruz, 8 Tel: 96 113 36 58 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. Centro del Carmen (Zona Carmen) C/ Museo, 2 Tel: 96 315 20 24 Live World Music concerts with free entry. Deluxe Pop Club (Zona Plaza Cedro) C/ Poeta Mas y Ros 42, Zona Cedro 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



clubs 3 Junio 22:45 21 Junio 21:30 Jazz es Duo André Fernandes 7 Junio 21:30 Quintet Dick Oatts + JAM trío 24 Junio 22:30 10 Junio 22:30 Piano Duo Sessions Piano Duo Sessions 28 Junio 21:30 14 Junio 21:30 Jorge Pardo Jocelyn Medina Quintet 17 Junio 22:45 Jazz es Uno 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. Now concerts every Friday by solo musicians. Kaf Cafe (Zona Benimaclet) C/Arquitecto Arnau, 16 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. Wah-Wah (Zona Blasco Ibáñez) C/ Campoamor, 52 Tel. 96 356 39 42 / 645 792 674

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



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JUNE 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS 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.

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

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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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. Just one minute´s walk from C/ Caballeros & with free entry. 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.


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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. Zona Palacio de Congresos Red VLC Avenida Cortes Valencianas, 58. Valencia Upmarket new nightclub with house soundtrack for locals, expats and visitors. Near to the Palacio de Congresos and next to Sorolla hotel. We enjoyed the opening night.

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.

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JUNE 11 Zona Rio del Turia Quiosco Rio Turia Paseo Alameda s/n (junto estación Metro) 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.

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. Open Tuesday to Saturday. English speaking staff. 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 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.


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!

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.

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El Laboratorio(junto Pl. de la Virgen) Pl. Cors de la Mare de Deu, 3 Every Day 18.00h-01.30h Tel: 96 392 61 93 Young international staff and clientèle. The two coolest and cheapest bars to chill off the Plaza de la Virgen. Free tapas with drinks, international Beers, imaginative Cocktails and Gintonics, Mojitos at 3.50€. Fun food at fun prices: hamburgers, wraps, dimsum, samosas... Great terrace. Tues in EL LAB = English-Spanish Language Exchange; Wed in LAB2 = GermanSpanish Exchange and Cocktails 2x1. Also Exhibitions, Theme Dinners, Ethnic Fiestas, Art & Photography...Mixed drinks start at 3.50€!!!! Lab2 C/ Hierba, 4 Tel: 96 391 2716 Wed-Sat 18.00h-01.30h

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. 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. 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.



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JUNE 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS 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. 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! La Maruja Plaza de los Fueros, 6 Tel: 654 067 713 L'Ermita C/ Obispo Don Jeronimo, 4 Tel: 96 391 67 59 Live acoustic music around 21.00h. 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

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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.

language intercambio nights, live Spanish Primera Liga, English Premier, French, Italian and Portuguese league matches on television, tasty beers, wi-fi, internet and a good music soundtrack too. Cosmopolitan and open crowd.Open everyday 17.00h - 01.30h.

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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

Sant Jaume 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, This is one of Valencia’s coolest chill-out bars with loads of activities to enjoy. Check out their

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 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. Ubik Café C/ Literato Azorín, 13 Tel: 96 374 12 55 Emblematic of the buzzing barrio of Ruzafa. 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 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.

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.


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! 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. 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!

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Zona Plaza Benimaclet 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)


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. Monday - with your beer will invite you to free mussels. Every Tuesday from 19.00h to 24.00h, Beer from the barrel 2 x1! Wednesday from 21:30 more montaditos. Thursday has popular beer prices. At the weekend, a free chupito with your cubata/spirits.

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St. Patrick’s Irish Pub Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 69 Tel: 96 351 36 42 “A true Irish pub” that knows the craic! Friendly helpful international staff who speak Spanish and English! FREE WIFI to all customers. Open every day from 4pm ‘till late! Cosy interior with 5 rooms and 2 bars. A good



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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.

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.


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...

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

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!

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Burger King Pl. Ayuntamiento, 19 Tel: 96 352 58 00 Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 108 Tel: 96 362 363 What do they call a Whopper? 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. Peggy Sue’s American Diner Calle Carrasquer, 7 (near Torres de Quart) Tel: 96 391 90 18 Snooker Burger Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 151 Tel: 96 356 18 25 T.G.I. Friday's Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, nº 36-38 - Cánovas Tel: 96 307 30 97 Tony Roma’s Pl. Canovas de Castillo, 2 Tel: 96 351 34 33

Sushi & Tapas C/ Salamanca, 10 Tel: 96 061 78 74 Takeaway: 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€. Takeaway service too. 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.

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JUNE 11 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. 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. La Galette C/ Doctor Serrano, 17 Tel: 96 3413 927 German Bierwinkel C/ Guardia Civil, 4 Tel: 96 393 42 88 Hearty German cervecería in Benimaclet 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 your 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€


Shere Khan (Zona Canovas) Calle Serrano Morales 11 Tel: 96 395 0645 Shish-Mahal (Zona Plaza Xúquer) Calle Poeta Artola, 13 Taj-Mahal (Zona Av. Puerto) C/ Dr. Manuel Candela, 20, Tel: 96 330 62 64. One of the best Indian restaurants along the coast. Authentic Indian cuisine, chefs with 12 years Brit experience. Classic menu with all the favourites: Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Tikka, King Prawn Tandoori, Lamb. Variety of rices, attentive bilingual staff on hand to serve ‘English’ or ‘Spanish’ version of spicy. About 18€ per head. Taj Mahal now has home delivery until midnight for minimum price of 20€. Check out the British and Indian products at their shop next door! Curry powders, cornflakes, ketchup, tinned beans, and loads more. An expat’s dream!

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.

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 Zona Botánico 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 home-made products, traditional and of fine quality. 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

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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. Wednesday night has live Jazz with menu for 10€, Thursday night has live flamenco. Closed Sunday night and all day Monday. Zona Canovas 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… 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! 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.



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Kimpira C/ Juristas, 12 Tel: 96 392 34 22 Macrobiotic food, comfortable setting, now in the old centre. Mexican

Capicci C/ Joaquin benlloch, 1 Tel: 963 128 444 / 632 415 409. Near the AVE train station. The original! Authentic 100% Italian, highquality cuisine. Italian owners, chefs and pizza. A combination of traditional dishes, cheeses, salads, Argentinean meats and original Italian pizzas. Pay around 9 euros for menu del dia and enjoy eveningmeals at night. Pretty warm atmosphere!

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 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

Italian Pizzeria Il Bocconcino C/ Quart, 1 Tel: 96 323 03 98 Authentic Italian pizzeria / bocatería run by an Italian family. Japanese

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. Samurai C/ Conde Altea, 43 Tel: 96 374 56 52 Sushi Cru C/ Pintor Zarinena, 3 Tel: 96 392 54 92 Great Sushi bar with cosmopolitan staff and hip clientele. Loyal following, Recommended.

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Tel: 96 391 01 59 Great terrace and economic menu del días, a brief stroll from La Lonja or Mercat Central. La Galeria C/ Baja, 38 Tel: 96 3 154 494 Welcoming and spacious Spanish restaurant with lovely salads, bocadillos, tapas and more…

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

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. 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!


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JUNE 11 snails, pâté, ribs, chicken & Valencian speciality ‘esgarraet’. Enjoy the covered terraza at the back and watch the world go by at the front…

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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.

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 Friday (13.30h - 16.00h) – Monday to Sunday (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. They now serve great pinchos & tapas. El Rall Pl. Tundidores, 2 Tel: 96 392 20 90 Legendary paella restaurant, prime location by La Lonja and Plaza Negrito. 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,


L'Aplec C / Roteros, 9 (near Torres de Serranos) Movil: 696 119986 Bar - restaurant to go for tapas. Open Monday to Sunday from 12 noon to closing. Spontaneous atmosphere, friendly and fun. Home cooking. Drinks and hot tapas with a hint of fun. New and easy to find as it is just a stoneʼs throw from the Torres de Serranos. Nice and spacious interior too! 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 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.

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JUNE 11 24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS 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! What is the full Spanish name for Lola? 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 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. Mattilda C/ Roteros, 21 Tel. 96 392 31 68 Creative cuisine.

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 20-25 €. 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.

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 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.

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Mediterraniart C/ del Mar, 29 Tel: 96 0 715 790 Great! Open very day of the week, Mediterraniart

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San Miguel C/ Sant Miquel, 7 Tel: 96 392 31 29 Classy. In the heart of the historic centre, San Miquel has a tapas bar, a wonderful terrace and authentic traditional cuisine. The fact that it is highly popular with locals is a guarantee & a sign of a quality, with paella, arroz a banda and its speciality of 'arroz encebollado' rice with fish & onions. You can also enjoy their 'sangria' and famous 'Agua de Valencia'.

Yuso C / de la Cruz, 4 izquierda Tel: 96 315 39 67 The real deal. Valencian chefs and Valencian

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JUNE 11 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 Serranos. 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.

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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 Rabo de toro, embutido, homemade paté, eggs, hams, cheeses, bacalao, vegetarian menus.

Santorini Mediterranean lounge Avenida Aragon, 18 Tel: 96 3 698 317 Superb! Conveniently near to the Mestalla football stadium and the Cines Babel so a great choice for clients from all walks of life. A lovely Mediterranean restaurant with a great terraza too. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with quality salads, pizzas, pastas and more. Expect to pay between 15 - 20 euros. Good setting, in the exclusive Av. Aragon zone and open from 08.00h to 01.30h Zona Av. Burjassot

Zona Manuel Candela Bodega “El Labrador” C/ Dr. Manuel Candela, 58 Tel: 96 372 75 30 One of Valencia’s very best bodegas, down-toearth interior. Busy at weekends! Essential. Zona Plaza Xuquer Taberna Jos Plaza Xuquer, 13 Reservations: 622 233 101 or 629 255 040 Authentic local restaurant in a great area. Zona Cabañal

C/ Conde Altea, 39 Tel: 96 3819 444 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!


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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La Tasqueta C/ Luz Casanova, 29 Reservations: 628 05 11 38 Friendly owner and really authentic Spanish tapas bar with intimate interior and pleasant terraza. Cheap breakfasts with the best bread in Valencia.Enjoy a beer or wine or cider with your tapas in the afternoons. 2 quintos for 1.50 € until 21.30h. Enjoy their specialities of Spanish ham, cheese, osso bucco, traditional cold cuts. beef stew, bull's tail stew too! A free bottle of wine when you present this copy of 24/7 Valencia with your dinner.

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Tel: 96 391 07 39 Recently opened and already giving much to talk about, ̔La Commisaria - Tapas y Copas ilegales̓ offers a new concept in gastronomy in the barrio del Carmen.Menus, long drinks or a glass of red wine with your tapa, all in an elegant and welcoming interior, soon you will enjoy the terrace-lounge. Hours: Monday to Wednesday night / Thursday to Sunday 12pm - 01.30am Price per person around 15/20 €. Phone reservations / info: 96 391 07 39.

Zona El Carmen Bugalu (retro) C/ Derechos, 22 Tel 96 391 84 49


Refugio Restaurante del Carmen C/ Alta, 42 Tel: 96 391 7754 The ‘Cooking Revolution’! 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 International cuisine. Warm, wooden interior with intimate corners. From Monday-Friday they have a 10€ lunch menu and a plato del dia for 6.50€. Theme nights. Good music soundtrack and mixed clientele. They also do food to order. 14:00h - 16:00h / 21:00h - 24.00h. Open everyday. From Sunday to Thursday, evening menu for 20€. Special midday menus on Saturday, Sunday, holidays for 13€. Group menus, art exhibitions and revolutionary voucher. 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 Tapas Bars

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. Don't miss 'La Cena de los Sentidos' on the 11th of May. Vegeterian La Tastaolletes C/ Salvador Giner, 6 Tel: 96 392 18 62 Highly recommended. Emphasis is on tastiness and nutrition. Spinach, musaka, hummus…

shopping 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 La Comisaria Tapas y copas ilegales Pl. Arbol, 5 (corner C/ Baja)


Blue Moon (near Plaza Dr. Collado) C/ Calle Ercilla,1 bajo Tel: 618 495 215 Rock'n'ropa, shoes, accessories, guitars for pin-ups & gentlemen. C/ Ercilla n°1,bajo 46001 Valencia ( near Plaza Dr Collado) www.facebook/BlueMoonValencia Clothes imported from England, the United States and France. Shoes include Irregular choice, Poetic License and Pepe Milan. Accesories from French designers, Très Noir hand-made glasses and vintage guitars. Confettis C/ Quart, 69 Mobile: 687 100 608 A shop for all the family with party ‘piñatas’. Cup Cake C/ La Paz, 36 Tel: 96 352 01 95 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/ Estameñería vieja Nº2 (local 2) Tel: 96 315 58 13 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


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JUNE 11 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 Zona Ruzafa Gnomo C / Denia, 12 Tel: 96 3 737 267 Lifestyle shop, very spacious and attractive interior. 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.

CLASSIFIEDS ACTIVE ENGLISH A free language exchange group in Valencia, Spain. Based around activities that people like to do. Country outings, cinema, eating out and more. AIRLINES Valencia is now well and truly ‘on the map’. Find some very good deals via the Internet.

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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 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. Sahiri C / Danza, 5 ( near to La Lonja) Alternative bookshop, vegetarian restaurant and cafe. Slaughterhouse Librería y cafetería. C/ Denia 22 - 46006 Valencia 963287755 One of Valencia’s hippest hang-outs in the bohemian Ruzafa barrio. Great art

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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. BRITISH FOOD.ES Set in the delightful Mercado Central, Pasillo Luis Vives, 209 - 211. Including PG tips, HP sauce, Vimto, Fray Bentos, Branston, Homepride, Hartley's, Paxo. CHARITY GIG Local journalist Kirsty Tuxford is going to South Africa to work in the Cape Town's townships building houses, community care centre and orphanages. She needs your help to get there and so is arranging numerous fundraising events. Charity gig which will be in Backstage Bar, C/ Literato Azorin 1, Ruzafa - date 21 June 21:30h Or visit to sponsor Kirsty to run 10km. Charity acoustic gig – Kirsty and guitarist Backstage Bar Ruzafa, C/ Literato Azorín, 1 Tuesday 21 June from 21.30h Raffle – tickets available on the night: 1.50€ each or five for 5€ Superb raffle prizes kindly donated: Dinner for two at Appetite restaurant, Ruzafa – delicious innovative Asian cuisine served with a smile. C/ Pintor Salvador Abril, 7. ( / Luxury food hamper and gift voucher for dinner at Café Infinito – modern and intimate restaurant and deli with bags of regular entertainment. C/ Poeta Mas y Ros, 35. ( / Free one-hour Grinberg method session With Novella Maddalena, qualified practitioner of the Grinberg Method – great to treat aches and pains. C/ Bolsería, 17-1. ( / Bottle of wine / Box of chocolates … and more TBC confirmed on the night!




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 hygiene, covering all your dental needs. DVD HIRE Version Original (Zona Carmen) C/ Turia, 26 Tel: 96 338 08 55

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Discover Valencia with your private guide! Find the best SECRETS of Valencia by bike or on foot. Information & prices:(+34) 655 51 08 51 Mariluz Vergaz. I speak English, Spanish & Dutch. From 5€/person. To make your stay INTERESTING and FUN! Hairdressers

VIU ecològic CONSUM Respons a ble 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! 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.


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 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. 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.

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. 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, HOTELS Hotel Meliá Valencia Palacio de Congresos***** Avenida Cortes Valencianas, 52 Tel: 902 14 44 40 Neptuno **** C/ Paseo de Neptuno, 2 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 Sercotel Sorolla Palace**** las Cortes Valencianas,58 46015 Valencia (ESPAÑA) Tel: 961 868 700 Fax: 96 186 87 05 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


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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.

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. PRoperty

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

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.

Glokalize Language services Tel-Fax: 963267303 Mov: 630572355 I.L.S. Translations Translation and Interpretation Tel: (34) 96 361 91 89. NoComprendo Language Services Tel: 96 326 98 17 VALENCIA WEBSITES Valencia’s latest website! We now have each month’s entire edition of 24/7 Valencia magazine available on the world wide web.


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JUDGE vs. JUSTICE If you should ever need to call the police in Spain, the first question you may ask yourself is: “Which police?” In Valencia you can call 062 for the Guardia Civil (the green-uniformed ones) or 092 for the heavy duty National Police (the blue ones), depending on your colour preferences. Actually, the former are technically the ones who deal with motorway traffic and villages, whereas the latter take care of serious matters in the city. However, there are times when both appear on the scene of a crime and have to decide who’s going to make the arrest. Then there is the Policía Local (092) for things like traffic and pettier crime in cities. So if you ever have to report a crime to the police, have a think first if it’s serious or petty, or if the town is large or small, or alternatively just call 112, which is for emergencies in general, and see who turns up. Last month many were pleased to hear that a new phone line had been set up for all kinds of emergencies – 088 – until it turned out to be a hoax (or wishful thinking). And think yourself lucky to be in Valencia; as in Catalonia and the Basque Country there are also regional police forces – or national, depending on the patriotic tendencies of whom you ask. If you’re on holiday and need to report the crime for insurance purposes, be

prepared to spend hours of your hols in a police station while the cop types your report with two fingers. For some reason, the police who do this essential job don’t seem to get any training in typing, or even basic functional English for that matter. This is precisely the reason why much crime in Spain goes unreported – because simply reporting it can be a pain in the butt. A friend of mine recently testified against a violent criminal in a famous national case and found that there are also few incentives to do so. Whereas in the U.S.A. they offer financial rewards for helping the authorities catch the baddies, here you can be fined up to 5,000 euros for not turning up in court to testify, and if you fail to turn up twice you may even go to prison. Another very good reason for not reporting crime. If, as a foreigner, you don’t speak Spanish and are accused of a crime yourself, you may also begin to worry. One unusually brave, hard-working judge who left Valencia to work in Madrid found that all the interpreting services were being run by a single company that had won a public tender (as if it were cleaning services they were dealing out) despite having no experience in language services. She decided to question her court interpreters about their credentials after seeing they

were incapable of doing their job and discovered they generally didn’t have any. We are talking about criminal cases here, where people can go to prison. But even if you do speak Spanish, you may not speak their Governmentspeak. An English translator friend once told me of a curious EU legal document he saw translated into various languages. The Spanish version was a huge paragraph of barely intelligible verbal diarrhoea, while the English version simply said: “If you do not do this, you may go to prison.” The same blue-eyed Brit who told me this was once summoned to a police station where they tried to deport him for being an illegal Chinese immigrant. The fact that he looks as Chinese as Brad Pitt and speaks no Chinese was to no avail. Only when his Spanish wife turned up and called the officers in question “donkeys” did they leave him alone. As a foreign resident in Spain, simply identifying yourself can be a bit of a chore. We used to have a little plastic card similar to the native Spaniards’ ID card but, now that the latter cards also have a chip to make electronic recognition possible and speed things up, I decided to go to the relevant cop shop to ask for one. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that for foreign residents Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

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they have indeed done away with the old plastic card – and replaced it with a large piece of A4 paper!!! Said paper doesn’t even have a photo, so I presume we’ll have to carry a chunky passport round with us all the time. Welcome to Spain 2011.

those with powerful friends and political preferences are just procrastinating. And if they procrastinate for long enough they may even get away with it. Which brings us to one of the most shocking aspects of Spanish justice to a foreigner’s eyes – a term known as ‘prescrito’.

The thing that most annoys me about such cretinism is that there’s always a purely bureaucratic excuse that civil servants seem to find perfectly plausible for what is obviously insane. But while such dayto-day madness from Spain’s enormous, snail-paced, paper-loving bureaucracy may be brushed off with a little humour, the higher up the judicial system you look, the more ominous the results.

‘Prescrito’ loosely translates as: “Blimey, this case has been going on for ages and it looks like we’re not getting very far. All this paperwork is getting a bit much. Let’s just shove it all in the bin. After all, it’s been a long time; people will have forgotten all about it by now, surely? Pass the doughnuts.” This strange phenomenon reared its ugly head with the colza oil mass poisoning case in 1981 that killed 1,100 people and left 25,000 with irreversible side effects and a painfully long wait for justice and compensation. When justice is this slow it becomes an injustice in itself.

The first time you realise this, as a foreign resident unaware of Spain’s judicial bureaucracy, is on seeing a famous trial on the news on TV or in the press and saying to yourself, “I remember this case…but wasn’t that seven years ago?” Usually in the UK when a serious criminal is charged with a crime, it is a question of weeks at most before the trial is over and sentence passed, all the evidence having been gathered previously. In Spain it can take literally over a decade. You may well ask what happens to those who are accused in the meantime. Well, they may well sit in jail as a preventive measure (possibly for years), depending on the seriousness of the case and the judge’s decision. On the other hand, guilty people may carry on their lives as usual awaiting trial, again for years, with the suspicion that

Last year there was a terribly tragic case where a child sex offender was mistakenly released due to a judge’s oversight and killed a small girl, leading to public outrage. The judge in question said he had overlooked it through overwork. He was fined 1,500€. Judges took the unprecedented decision of going on strike as though they were an injured party. At the time of writing, a violent criminal is also on the run due to judicial bumbling. But of course, there are also judges who understand the meaning of the word justice, and perhaps the most internationally famous one is Garzón. His

fame abroad comes from the kind of cases he has taken on, for example cornering Pinochet when in London, accused of torturing and murdering Spanish citizens. (Incidentally, the Spanish interior minister at the time, partly responsible for letting the bloodthirsty ex-dictator go back home, may well be Spain’s next president). Garzón is now in the news for being suspended, mostly for his maverick methods (including phone tapping) when investigating political corruption in Valencia and crimes during the Franco years, not following the standard procedures (though oddly, when he used similar methods against members of Felipe González’s government nobody cared). He may even go to prison, which will make it difficult for him to work at the International Criminal Court, where he has just won permission to work. This is perhaps the most famous judge in the world, seen by many as an example to follow for those who actually seek justice. However, instead of this country being proud of him, he may be sent to jail by his colleagues for formalities when investigating despicable crimes. “Spain is different,” as a minister of Franco’s once said, before going on to win democratic elections for over two decades. If this goes on, Spanish justice had better brace itself for a kick up the backside from the international media. El Gazza Ilustration by itsk / Article © 2011 24/7Valencia

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End of term report Another season gone and mission accomplished for Valencia Club de Fútbol. At the beginning of this seemingly endless campaign, Unai Emery was asked to make sure that the team finished at least as high as third place to assure Champions League football for next year and that is exactly what the young Basque técnico has done. Many will argue, with some justification, that his methods and ideas have not always worked, but he has achieved his goals irrespective of the mistakes he has made. According to a recent university study, Emery was found to be the most efficient manager in the league, taking into account the squad of players available and points gained. Maybe the professor who put the thesis together is his best mate but there is no denying that thanks to Unai, Valencia have stabilised the ship after the disastrous Soler-Koeman episode. The season has seen many lows, most notably the 3-6 drubbing against Real

Madrid, and few highs as VCF’s workmanlike football has been less than inspiring save for a few occasions, for example the 5-0 victory against Villarreal. Valencia remained unbeaten in their last four games in the league, meaning that they finished a comfortable nine points ahead of fourth place. Firstly a 3-0 home victory inspired yet again by a brace from Roberto Soldado, was followed by a 2-2 draw away to Espanyol and a 0-0 result against Levante, which was beneficial for both clubs as Valencia confirmed third place and Levante maintained their status among the footballing elite. The only real surprise was the last game of the season away to Deportivo La Coruña who needed a result to avoid relegation. The Chés took the lead after four minutes and broke Galician hearts with a late Soldado strike, which condemned Depor to the second division. After the game all attention turned to the burning question of whether Valencia president, Manuel Llorente would offer the manager a new contract, but true to form, Llorente remained tight-lipped. Later

in the week news began to filter through that Emery had indeed been offered a oneyear contract extension but had refused the offer, asking for at least a two-year agreement. Eventually Emery accepted and we have him for at least another season. His first step was to impart authority on the rather anarchic dressing room he allowed to develop. One by one, the players entered the young manager’s office to learn of their fate. Chori Domínguez was told to look for a new team, as he would be sold; his reply was that he would leave on a loan and come back when Emery had left the club. Team captain David Navarro was told that he was surplus to requirements; he, too, maintains that he does not want to leave. Stankevicius will not be around next year, nor will Vicente, who said farewell to Mestalla after many years. As for the goalkeepers, Moya was told he was fourth choice and that he should look for a new destination, but things could change as César Sánchez has been offered a contract up the coast as Villarreal becomes Valencia’s Brighton, where the players go to retire.

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The first game of next season will be interesting to see who is in the goals, will it be recently signed Diego Alves or recently contract-renewed local boy Vicente Guaita? Another new signing is French centre back Adil Rami, whose rise from rags to riches has been quite meteoric. Players such as Bruno, Miguel, Fernandes, Maduro, Banega and even Aduriz could all leave the club during the summer as Valencia look to lighten their monthly wage bill and instil discipline in the team, which has been lacking for quite a while. Transfer targets remain principally focused on one player, another Frenchman, Kevin Gameiro, who has stated that he wants to play for Valencia. Unfortunately his present club, Lorient, wants mo’ money, which Valencia have not really got. Yet again the club make the mistake of filtering news to the press about their possible targets hoping that media pressure will help push through the deal. We even know how much the player’s wages would be and so another club can up the ante with the player, offer more money to the club and sign the target.

interesting for football lovers. Both clubs face differing problems in an economic climate that could mean less income for them. Valencia have reduced prices for season tickets for next year but this might not be enough to ensure that they reach their target of 45,000 season ticket holders. Braulio Vázquez, the ‘director deportivo’, must find new clubs for several players in a market that is unwilling to pay high transfer fees and Emery must impose himself on the dressing room. Levante, meanwhile, must simply hold on to their manager or find a new one, quickly. Força Llevant i Amunt Valencia.


Mark Hulton Levante UD vs FC Barcelona


Hopefully, this will not be the case with Gameiro, who is a genuinely talented forward, and next season we see him ‘vestit de blanc i negre’. Local rivals Levante have had a tremendous season and their in-demand manager Luis García looks like he could be heading to Getafe. There were strong rumours that the young Levante manager was Llorente’s preference to take over the reins at Mestalla this year but García himself said he wanted to see out his contract with the granotas. It seems his mind however has been changed and he has formally asked to leave the club. Levante have responded by saying that if he wants to leave then he must pay the one million euro ‘cláusula’ he has written into his contract.

Hay juego


Levante’s problem will be finding a replacement for the man who saved them from being relegated to the second division, who took them into La Primera and then kept them there, a truly remarkable feat considering the precarious condition of the club. Whichever team you support, be it Valencia or Levante, this summer will be very

Barça wins La Liga in Levanteʼs Stadium Photos Heino / Article © 24/7 Valencia 2011



Early morninʼ


One of the boys! La gente

Mateo Sanchis Movida


Trío La piel Blanc...

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VALENCIA WORLD The cheapest way is to contact local NGOs directly, hop on a plane and meet their representative at the airport and head straight off to your placement – in at the deep end. But as I have limited experience of Africa – the last time I was in Nairobi and I got held at gunpoint – I wanted to feel safe and so chose Projects Abroad because of their experience and the support they provide. I have a ton of information about my placement already and they will help me get orientated when I arrive. I want to spend my time there getting on with the work, not freaking out with culture shock!


Is it expensive?


HELP STOP POVERTY IN LESS THAN TWO MINUTES Sponsor Valencia journalist Kirsty Tuxford to run 10 km. The money all goes towards the Reconstruction Project in South Africa. Kirsty will volunteer one month of her time to go and help build houses, orphanages, health centres and drop-in centres for people in Cape Town's townships. She can't get there without your help, so please support her efforts. A travel plan with a twist... Short of travel ideas this year? Looking for a challenge? Valencia-based journalist, Kirsty Tuxford, tells us about how to have a holiday with a conscience… The World Cup helped to highlight poverty in South Africa. For a while we all felt sympathetic, but now the Cup has moved on, what is left behind? Kirsty is travelling to Cape Town for a month in July, but this isn’t a holiday. It’s a trip to do volunteer work organised by where volunteers reside with host families in the area where they’ll be working. No fancy hotels or Western luxuries, but a chance to experience life as it really is for those who live in Cape Town’s townships instead, and also a

way to put heart and soul into really making a difference. What will you be doing in Cape Town? Actually building houses, orphanages, health centres and other community buildings – anything that’s needed. I’m looking forward to doing physical work and seeing the results grow before my eyes. The houses are ecofriendly, too, and are made of sandbags – it’s a new method that’s being used, which is longer lasting and better insulated than houses built with other materials. Building houses is great, but don’t people in the townships need help in other forms as well as shelter? Yes, they do – one of the reasons I chose Cape Town is because Projects Abroad run a number of programmes there and I’ll have the opportunity to get involved with a few of them – so I can make a bigger impact. As I’m already a journalist specialising in sustainable development and issues surrounding poverty, I’ll also be working as a reporter for a local paper in Cape Town and bringing attention to human rights issues. There’s a human rights centre there and I’ve been given permission to follow the work they’re doing in the townships.

I’m paying for the flights myself, but I need to raise the funds for the rest of the project. I need to raise about 1.800€. This money goes to the host family for rent and food for the month and some will go towards the admin and support I’ll be getting from Projects Abroad. Plus, the building materials have to be paid for. How are you raising money? I’ve lived in several places in Spain and so in different areas I’m organising different events: concerts, coffee mornings, raffles, etc. I’m also running a sponsored 10 km run, which I really want everyone I know plus their friends, to sponsor me for! I’ve never been into running but I managed recently to do 5 km for breast cancer awareness, so I thought, “Why not make it 10 km?” See: for more information and a chance to help. VALENCIA CONCERT! Kirsty and her guitarist will be performing an acoustic gig at Backstage Bar on C/ Literato Azorín (corner with C/ Cádiz), Ruzafa, on 21 June at 21.30h. Free entry and includes a free chupito. The gig is 100 percent dedicated to raising funds for the building project in Africa.

Can anyone choose to volunteer?

(Raffle tickets are 1.50€ or 5€ for five tickets.)

Absolutely anyone can volunteer: gap year students, people on a career break or people wanting to gain work experience. There are so many organisations that will help you organise a trip that it can be overwhelming.

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Having been away for a month, June brings me back to Valencia, and my little Time Out has rewarded me with a fresh start, a rested mind and a rejuvenated soul. No, I haven't been to some spiritual hippy camp, or a self-motivational conference – I went away. Back to Blighty for the longest trip I've taken there in over 10 years, it was long enough to not feel like a passing visit and short enough for me to still enjoy the country as if I were on a proper holiday for once. Naturally, I was 'down south', as I am a Suffolk girl by birth and a Sussex girl by upbringing, and spent lazy days flitting between coastal towns visiting friends and spending quality time with my family. I had a really relaxed time – usually on these trips I try to cram in seeing everybody in my family on my mum's side, dad's side and school friends in around five days – but this particular little leave of absence gave me the freedom to take my time and make the most of all my favourite Brits. Including the ones on the telly, like Fearne Cotton – my style twin – on the hilarious Celebrity Juice, Davina McCall on the Million Pound Drop (I am going to try and get on the Spanish version – Atrapa un Millón!) and Dermot O'Leary on Radio 2. (Though I do listen to Dermot over the Internet, so I didn't really miss him too much before I got there). Unexpectedly, the weather was absolutely incredible for the entire time I was there too, it was as if Mother Nature herself had

in the rain on a national holiday, they looked beside themselves with boredom. And then it hit me and I realised I was homesick! I was homesick for Valencia and I missed my friends, desperately! It was quite a moving moment to realise that I really felt I was on holiday and that Valencia was my home. Get me a bocadillo and some calamares, now!!

conspired with the powers-that-be that allowed me my time off work to direct the sunlight onto the south of England, just to make me feel more comfortable going straight there from Spanish shores and all that. I had glorious sunshine and wore sandals every day, which I'm still not doing here yet, and we're already into June! I'd wake up and it would be all freakishly blue skies and warm, warm sun, and I got instantly infected with that British sense of urgency to be out in it, basking in it, baring my limbs and turning my face to the sky. Then remembered I was actually returning to a Spanish summer, and calmed down just a little, though still enjoyed bragging in e-mails to my friends here, who sent me long-winded complaints of replies about how rubbish the weather was, which I read on my Blackberry lounging in people's gardens at barbecues and all-day house parties, getting a tan! After two weeks, however, despite the fact that I was having a gorgeous time, had bought out half of Topshop, spent small fortunes in Boots, and had slotted right back into a very British routine of lunch at 12, dinner at 7 and bed by 11, I was beginning to feel a little odd. I couldn't put my finger on what it was, until I got logged onto my laptop one evening, signed into Facebook and saw a photo of all my Valencia friends had just been uploaded that very moment. Sporting the glummest of glum faces, stuck inside on the sofa

The most telling moment that after so long living in this City I am probably more Valencian than Sussex now, came my first weekend in Blighty. I had spoken to one of my oldest pals who told me she would be going out that Saturday and that I should give her a ring and join her and some other friends for some drinks. I had some dinner, and was just thinking I should phone and see where they were at to join them when my phone bleeped with a text – “AD! You missed an amazing night, what happened to you??! We were dancing on tables and all! Xxx”. I glanced at my watch – 11.55 p.m.! I could have cried. Now I'm home in the City, it’s back to dinner at 10, drinks til 3 and clubbing til dawn. I cannot wait for the long summer nights of lazing on terraces for hours and hours, for afternoons after work at the beach, and evening runs through the riverbed as the sun goes down. June, as soon as the weather settles and it gets over its stormy beginnings, is, in my opinion, the best summer month by far. Its just warming up, you can get away with jeans still but get a golden tan on the beach, rushing around is not physically exhausting for the heat yet, and the season kicks off with a swing as all the Summer clubs, bars and terraces fling open their doors to invite you in for cocktails, ice-cold beers and 'granizados' (best summer drink – the 'vampiro': Limón granizado, and a dash of grenadine. Even better still – dirty it up with a shot of vodka – delish!) And I'm not going to lie to you, it’s the only point in the year when, if I get in early with the sunbathing, that my skin colour is similar to that of a local, and then I really fit in. Give them a week more, though, and I literally pale in comparison. I'm lucky I have my freckles - from a distance they all join up and make me look as sun-kissed as Bo Derek in 10. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

Anita Darling Photo Mateo Sanchis. Article © 2011 24/7 Valencia

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Why Spain? (part 3) Cause the sky is always blue and the sun smiles at you Cause saying hello is a go-go Cause fiesta and siesta are six-letter words And how about paella

Cause the first chords of a paso doble means you will rock me baby Cause holding hands Cause palm trees don’t shed their palms in fall And how about you

Cause the first time they met, they just knew And are they wedded yet

Cause being friendly is easy Cause touching and kissing and hugging Cause cariño and abrazo are six-letter words And how about lovely

Cause people’s warmth is a daily luxury you can afford Cause palm trees will always hug you whenever you feel blue Cause lollipops comfort you if you let them Cause touching and kissing and hugging Cause abrazo cariño paella fiesta siesta paso doble abrazo cariño

Denise Blais

Cause holding gaze is holding breath

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THURSDAY / JUEVES 2 JUANITA: JahSanti Selektor 23.00h Gratis. FRIDAY / VIERNES 3 JIMMY GLASS: Jazz es Duo con Carlos Gonzálbez y Juan Alegre (guitarras) 22.45h – 24.00h 4€ consumición Aforo Limitado. JUANITA: DJ Soul B 23.00h Gratis.

THURSDAY / JUEVES 9 BLACK NOTE: Sex & Rock & Roll + DJ Quique Lledó (rock) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Aloma de Balma, Bili y Antonio Sánchez (flamenco) 23.30h. DUB CLUB: Boris Larramendi en concierto 22.30h 5€ / DJ Dama. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Bad Foundation 23.00h Gratis. LA EDAD DE ORO: Strychnine 22.30h 5€ con CD. MUSIC BOX: Eric DTV 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Danza + Electro Mestizaje con DJ Gypsy Box 24.00h. ROCAFULL: DJ Tercio 21.00h Gratis. FRIDAY / VIERNES 10

CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Celia Romero, Tomás del los Cariño, Aroa Maya, Juan de Pilar y El Chicho (flamenco) 23.30h. DUB CLUB: Bad Foundation + King Powah 23.00h Gratis. JUANITA: Chicho Solaz 23.00h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Ligres 24.00h. PICCADILLY: Populent + Magazine Disco 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Radio Eklekcity 24.00h. ROCAFULL: Yo Ya Te Lo DJs 21.00h Gratis.

CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Yuske Saegusa, Tomás del los Cariño y Juan de Pilar (flamenco) 23.30h. JIMMY GLASS: Piano Duo Session con Christian Molina + René Dossin (jazz) 22.15h – 24.00h 4€ consumición Aforo Limitado. JUANITA: Rebel Killer 23.00h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Rocksteady Beatz 24.00h. PICCADILLY: Populent + Magazine Disco 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Radio Eklekcity 24.00h. ROCAFULL: DJ Carabassa + DJ Carxofa 21.00h Gratis.



BLACK NOTE: Naxo Campo (cantautor) 20.00h 8€. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Viba Duo (jazz, pop) 19.00h 8€ / Jam session (vocal y instrumental) 20.30h Gratis. EL LOCO: Cynics + Midnight Shots (garage desde EEUU) 20.30h 14€ / 17€.

CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Taïs Morell (Brazilian, con quartet) 23.00h / 00.30h 8€. DUB CLUB: Vibe Creators en concierto + DJ MardiGras 22.30h. EL LOCO: Despeinados (ska – rock) 22.30h 5€. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Stereotone 23.00h Gratis. LA3: Bilbadino + Lollypop / Beltrans Bigorra / Paneoh + Pandemomium live 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: Catalina Isis + Paco Plaza 24.00h. RADIO CITY: Radio Eklekcity 24.00h. ROCAFULL: DJ Maratón 21.00h Gratis.


MONDAY / LUNES 6 DUB CLUB: Jazz Jam con Pere Munuera & Friends 21.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Groovalización con Cucurucho 24.00h TUESDAY / MARTES 7 BLACK NOTE: Dos Animales (rock acústico) 23.30h Gratis. JIMMY GLASS: Dick Oatts + J.A.M. Trio (jazz) 21.30h 14€ Aforo Limitado. MUSIC BOX: Paco Plaza 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bili, Juanma, Antonio Sánchez y Aloma de Balma + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 8 MUSIC BOX: Urban Shots con S. Pequeño 1.00h Gratis.

SUNDAY / DOMINGO 12 CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Quinteto de Viento (wind quintet, classical) 19.00h 8€ / Jam session (vocal y instrumental) 20.30h Gratis. MONDAY / LUNES 13 BLACK NOTE: Tonky Jam (Open Jam Session) 23.30h 4€. RADIO CITY: Groovalización con Cucurucho 24.00h. TUESDAY / MARTES 14 JIMMY GLASS: Jocelyn Medina Quintet

(jazz) 21.30h 13€ Aforo Limitado. MUSIC BOX: Paco Plaza 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Bili, Juanma, Antonio Sánchez y Aloma de Balma + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 15 BLACK NOTE: Metralleta Kelly (funk) 23.30h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Urban Shots con S. Pequeño 1.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 16 CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Aloma de Balma, Bili y Antonio Sánchez (flamenco) 23.30h. JUANITA: JahSanti Selektor 23.00h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Balkan Fever con Tipsy Gyspsy + Gypsy Box 1.00h Gratis. PICCADILLY: Ruffian con Kathleen Hanna 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Danza + Electro Mestizaje 24.00h. ROCAFULL: DJ Tercio 21.00h Gratis. WAH-WAH: Micky y los Colosos del Ritmo + Magic Dildoss 21.30h 12€ / 15€. FRIDAY / VIERNES 17 CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Almudena del Valle, Manuel El Gato, Daniel de Manuel y Antonio Manzanera (flamenco) 23.30h. DUB CLUB: Reggae Party con Jump & Jawah 23.00h Gratis. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JIMMY GLASS: Jazz es Uno con Joan Soler (jazz, guitarra) 22.45h – 24.00h 4€ consumición Aforo Limitado. JUANITA: Pon Top 23.00h Gratis. LA3: Colin Peters (desde UK) + Fono / Emilio Luna + Toni Zaragoza 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: Killmanjarto 24.00h. RADIO CITY: Radio Eklekcity 24.00h. ROCAFULL: DJ Lorenzo 21.00h Gratis. SATURDAY / SÁBADO 18 BLACK NOTE: Diego García 23.30h 10€. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Manuel Serena, Amaro Carmona, Manuel Reyes y Manuel Quintero (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Carlos Martín Quintet (jazz –Latin) 23.00h / 00.30h 8€. DUB CLUB: El Puto Bola en concierto + Stereotone 22.00h. JARDÍN BOTANICO: Black Velvet Combo (blues / jazz) 19.30h €. JUANITA: Rocksteady Beatz 23.30h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Miss Yuls + Paco Plaza 24.00h. PICCADILLY: Populent + Magazine Disco 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Radio Eklekcity 24.00h. ROCAFULL: DJ Kaiko + Charly + Jochen + Eurotrash 21.00h Gratis.

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DUB CLUB: Jazz Jam con Pere Munuera & Friends 21.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Groovalización con Cucurucho 24.00h.

BLACK NOTE: Queers (rock) 23.30h Gratis. CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Isabel Julve, Manuel Reyes, Manuel Quintero y Jesús Aguilera (flamenco) 23.30h. CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Mamen García (cantautor con quartet) 23.00h / 00.30h 9€. DUB CLUB: El Gran Miércoles en concierto + Dwomo DJs 22.30h. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Amigo Flvio 23.00h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Paco Paco DJs 24.00h. RADIO CITY: Radio Eklekcity 24.00h. ROCAFULL: DJ Jochen 21.00h Gratis.




BLACK NOTE: Dos Animales (rock acústico) 23.30h Gratis. JIMMY GLASS: André Fernandes Quintet (jazz) 21.30h 13€ Aforo Limitado. MUSIC BOX: Paco Plaza 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Saudade con María Briones, Antonio Vieira, Selene Fernández y Julia Gominelli + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición.

CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ: Folk – Jazz 19.00h 6€ / Jam session (vocal y instrumental) 20.30h Gratis. DUB CLUB: Concierto acústico Africano 20.00h.

FIB FESTIVAL (Benicàssim): The Streets + Paolo Nutini + Pendulum + Plan B + Chase & Status + Congotronics vs. Rockers featuring Konono No. 1 + Deerhoof + Kasai All Stars + Juana Molina + Wildbirds & Peacedrums + Skeletons + Crystal Fighters + Dorian + Julieta Venegas + Aldo Linares + Anna Calvi + Grupo Salvage + Henry Saiz + Jackbeats + Layabouts + Violens

BLACK NOTE: Vocal Party con Cristina Blasco (jazz) 20.00h 10€. DUB CLUB: Abdoulaye N’Diaye + Matthieu Saglio + Carlos Sanchis en concierto (cool Afrojazz) 20.00h 6€. EL LOCO: Wolfest 18.00h 10€. MONDAY / LUNES 20

WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 22 MUSIC BOX: Urban Shots con S. Pequeño 1.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 23 BLACK NOTE: Sex & Rock & Roll + DJ Quique Lledó (rock) 23.30h Gratis. DUB CLUB: DJ funky session 23.00h Gratis. EL LOCO: Belgrado 22.30h 12€. 47 CLUB: DJs 23.30h Gratis. JUANITA: Bad Foundation 23.00h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Killmanjarto 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Danza + Electro Mestizaje con DJ Gypsy Box 24.00h. ROCAFULL: DJ Ronco 21.00h Gratis. FRIDAY / VIERNES 24 CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Manuel Fernández, Cristina Simó, Manuel Reyes y Jesús Aguilera (flamenco) 23.30h. JIMMY GLASS: Piano Duo Session con José Carra y Arturo Serra (jazz) 22.30h – 24.00h 4€ consumición Aforo Limitado. JUANITA: DJ Mesh 23.00h Gratis. LA3: Bandits Live + Kaspar & Hauser / Alberto Sola + C) Brain 1.00h. MUSIC BOX: Killmanjarto 24.00h. PICCADILLY: Populent + Magazine Disco 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Radio Eklekcity 24.00h. ROCAFULL: DJ Turrón + Fenoca 21.00h Gratis. WAH-WAH: Boys on Mars (tributo a Bowie) 23.00h 3€.

MONDAY / LUNES 27 BLACK NOTE: Tonky Jam (Open Jam Session) 23.30h 4€. RADIO CITY: Groovalización con Cucurucho 24.00h. TUESDAY / MARTES 28 JIMMY GLASS: Jorge Pardo (jazz) 21.30h 13€ Aforo Limitado. LA LOLA: Fiesta 11º Aniversario ʻ24/7 Valenciaʼ Música en directo/cena 21.30h. MUSIC BOX: Paco Plaza 1.00h Gratis. RADIO CITY: Rocio Soto, José Antonio, Esther Garcés + DJ Gypsy Box (flamenco) 23.00h 7€ con consumición. WEDNESDAY / MIÉRCOLES 29 BLACK NOTE: Metralleta Kelly (funk) 23.30h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Urban Shots con S. Pequeño 1.00h Gratis. THURSDAY / JUEVES 30 CAFÉ DEL DUENDE: Esther Garcés, Johnny Amador, Juan Carlos Mendoza, José A. de Torres (flamenco) 23.30h. DURANGO CLUB: L.A. Guns + Venrez + Jolly Joker 23.00h. 20€ / 25€. JUANITA: JahSanti Selektor 23.00h Gratis. MUSIC BOX: Killmanjarto 1.00h Gratis. PICCADILLY: Ruffian con Kathleen Hanna 1.00h. RADIO CITY: Danza + Electro Mestizaje con DJ Gypsy Box 24.00h.

FRIDAY / VIERNES 8 SATURDAY / SÁBADO 9 TERRAZA CLUB KM.10 (Autovía de Saler): Overbooking Festival con Mamá Ladrilla + Los Chikos del Maíz + Aspencat + Twelve Dolls + Catpeople + Side Pockets + Les Picks-Ups + Wau y Los Arrrghs!!! + … 18.00h hasta 7.30h

FRIDAY / VIERNES 15 FIB FESTIVAL (Benicàssim): The Strokes + Brandon Flowers + Elbow + James Murphy + Friendly Fires + Stranglers + Atom Rhumba + Herman Dune + The Juan McLean + Nudozurdo+ The 1945 + Ainara Legardon + Jane Joyd + Marzipan Man + Morning Benders + O Emperor + Paris Riots + Zombi Zombie ... SATURDAY / SÁBADO 16 FIB FESTIVAL (Benicàssim): Arctic Monkeys + Mumford & Sons + Primal Scream + Beirut + Big Audio Dynamite + Bombay Bicycle Club + Amable + Astrud & Collectiu Brossa + Lori Meyers + Jerry Fish & Mudbug Club + Logo + McEnroe + Nadadora + Smile + Spectrals + Tame Impala SUNDAY / DOMINGO 17 FIB FESTIVAL (Benicàssim): Arcade Fire + Portishead + Tinie Tempah + Noah & the Whale + Professor Green + Antònia Font + Catpeople + The Go! Team + The Joy Formidable + And So I Watch You From Afar + Anika + Coronas from Ireland + Hidrogenesse + Indienella + Veronica Falls

Bono de 4 días 175€

RED VLC Fantastic! Situated in the trendy Palacio de Congresos zone, RED VLC is a 1000 square metre, multi-use area and a great addition to the Valencia scene. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the RED BAR with their unique interpretations of traditional dishes, a finger buffet and a sushi bar. This is quality cuisine at affordable prices. At RED GIN, you can savour a gin and tonic at the bar or be seduced by their innovative cocktails or mixed tropical drinks from 19.00h – 2.00h. Club members can enjoy exclusive access to VIP areas, live jazz, soul and chill out entertainment and champagne... From Thursday – Saturday, 24.00h to 7.00h, you can groove all night at RED DISCO to urban sounds and enjoy international DJ's like Carlos Jean spinning the latest grooves with the best dance music of the moment and stunning audio-visual technology, too. Parking is free from 22.00h to 7.00h!

RED EVENTS is really special. This is a space that can convert your business, brand, product or private party into an 'evento' to remember. It's the perfect place for business meetings, conventions, events or social acts. Covering all your needs and available all week, from Monday – Sunday, and all day until 24.00h. Thursday is LADIES NIGHT where women can have something to eat and a drink free from 22.00h and then enjoy the funky session at the disco with men having free entry before 1.00h... See the website for more details, to make your reservation and to join RED VLC.

RED VLC Avda. Cortes Valencianas, 58 Tel: 96 346 61 28 - Móvil: 605 709 403

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

24/7 Valencia #125  
24/7 Valencia #125  

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