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227 ISSUE 222 SEPTEMBER2020 19 FEBRUARY

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24/ 7 Valencia 28.000 readers 120 distribution points 24/ 7 Valencia 28.000 lectores 120 puntos de distribución

CONTENTS CONTENTS 4 - MAP 5 - EDITORIAL 6 - EL MIGUELETE 8 - BOOKS 9 - ARTYSANA 10 - WINES 12 - DAVID BECKHAM 14 - FOOD 16 - KHAMBÚ 17 - 32 FEBRUARY LISTINGS 33 - VALENCIA STREET ART 34 - VALENCIA FOOTBALL 37 - CENTRO SEMILLA 38 - 24/7 PARTY PEOPLE 40 - PHOTO ART 42 - VALENCIA DOCUMENTARY 44 - ADRI CASTELLANOS

Editorial FEBRUARY 2020 - ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ Valencia is unique. If Barcelona is are no longer on this earth…we wish you associated with modernity and Seville has were here. folklore… then this is a city that can never be as easily defined. It is both modern and 24/7 Valencia team traditional, provincial and cosmopolitan. It   is light but it is also shadow. “So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell In this February edition, we take a look the Blue skies from pain MIGUELETE Tower of Valencia’s cathedral Can you tell a green field and we also have an exclusive interview From a cold steel rail with DAVID BECKHAM and his connection A smile from a veil with Valencia. In ‘Valencia Football,’ Do you think you can tell? sports expert John Howden looks at Valencia CF and Levante UD’s progress Did they get you to trade this season with a busy football calendar Your heroes for ghosts included. Hot ashes for trees Hot air for a cool breeze Cold comfort for change Did you exchange A walk-on part in the war For a lead role in a cage?

In the ‘Valencia Documentary’ section, we have an exclusive interview with awardwinning Film Director ANA RAMÓN RUBIO. ‘Valencia Street Art’ features an interview with renowned artist NENA WAPA WAPA. Music lovers can check out an interview with the legendary Valencian Jazz guitarist XIMO TEBAR and his latest music project  ‘A​-​FREE​-​KAN JAZZ DANCE BIG BAND.’ We wish you all the very best for 2020 and we send love & light to all those who have supported us over the years. To those who

How I wish, how I wish you were here We’re just two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl Year after year Running over the same old ground What have we found? The same old fears Wish you were here” ‘Wish You Were Here’ – Pink Floyd

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EL MIGUELETE

THE CATHEDRAL TOWER OF VALENCIA ‘EL MIGUELETE’ “It houses the oldest and largest musical instrument in the Comunidad Valenciana. Juana la Loca, the Borgias and Blasco Ibáñez have climbed its steps. The inventor Juan de la Cierva flew his Autogiro (a sort of prototype helicopter) off its terrace in 1924. Zeppelins flew over it and later bomber aircraft threw their dark shadow over it in the 1930s. The Great Bordini rode down it on a motorbike in the 1970s!” Forget the City of Arts and Sciences, the Torre de Francia, and the Modernist temples of the Estación del Norte and the Central Market. Don’t even think about the Parotet and the Palau de Música. The Torres de Serranos runs it close but if any one building has become a symbol of Valencia it’s the cathedral bell tower, known to us all as ‘El Miguelete’. It has stood watching over the city for nearly 600 Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

years, its bells ringing out warnings of pirates, French invasions and air raids. It has overseen the fall and rise of new republics and civil wars and has taken on a popular identity all of its own, separate from the cathedral itself. Construction started in 1381, and the tower was completed in 1429. It was built in a style dictated by the Templar Knights, who had a thing for mathematical symmetry. So, it is perfectly octagonal in shape and its perimeter is exactly the same as its height from the base to its original terrace (51 metres). Various bits and bobs were added and taken away over the centuries and it now stands at 71 metres… to the tip of the cross at the top of the belfry. The Templars also left their mark on other weird and wonderful features of the tower. The dark prison, in the tower’s second section, is a stone

room with five-metre thick walls. This is where those who entered the cathedral asking for “sanctuary” from the forces of law and order were kept. An unusually designed window, which is not in line with the rest of the tower, only allows sunlight into the room for just two minutes on exactly the morning of 15 August, the Catholic feast of the Assumption to which the cathedral was originally dedicated. Another strange feature is the Piedra Sillar or foundation stone, which is at the base of the tower in C/ del Miguelete and juts out a little from the others. If you give it a sharp knock, you can hear the sound clearly up in the bell room. To this day nobody knows exactly how it works; some sort of cavity must have been incorporated into the building but there is nothing in the original plans. It was used to let the


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ern noisy city, it’s easy to ignore them but for centuries people timed their days and organised their lives by the sound of the Miguelete’s bells.

bell ringers know when to start work. There is historic graffiti both in the prison and the bell room, where people who lived or worked their left their mark. In between the two is the bell ringer’s quarters. The last man to occupy them was one Marlano Folch, who lived there and took charge of the bell tower for 60 years until he died in 1905. His name is scratched onto the stone walls within which he spent a whole lifetime. It costs 2€ to go up (or 8€ if you want a tour of the whole cathedral in one of eight languages; 5.50€ for children, students, pensioners and disabled). Once you’ve negotiated the rather tiresome traffic light system which allows people to come up or down without having to pass on the narrow spiral staircase, there are 207 steps that are quite steep as some of them are 25 cms high. So, it can be heavy going. It’s worth it when you get to the top. Valencia is relatively flat and you can see the whole city. All the way from its western reaches and the mountains to the sea in the east and the huerta in the north and south, against an unusually bright blue sky. Immediately below are the clay tile rooftops and terraces

The Miguelete tower itself has played an active role in Valencia’s history. In the 16th century, it served as a beacon with a permanent guard watching the coast. Bonfires were lit at the top of the tower to warn of attacks as part of a string of beacons that went all the way up to the Ebro. The same system during the War of Succession and the Napoleonic invasion in the 19th century and the tower was hit by a grenade of the chaotic, rambling Barrio del during the Carlist wars in 1868. During Carmen and the Torres de Quart and the Civil War in the 1930s, it was used Serranos, which give you some idea of as a watchtower with sirens and loudthe limits of the ancient city. speakers to warn of air raids coming over from Mallorca. If you look up you see the huge Miquel bell, which rings out every hour and ‘El Miguelete’ runs right through the gives the tower its name. It is 2.38 heart of Valencia city life, going back metres in diameter and weighs a little over the last six centuries. It appears over 7,500 kilos. This is the fifth ver- in classic paintings, propaganda postsion of the Miquel bell and has hung ers, newspaper cartoons, adverts and there since 1532. Some of the previ- on touristy t-shirts. Distances from ous bells had been cracked by light- Valencia to other points are all measning bolts and in 1519, one of them ured from the Miguelete. It is no longer fell from the tower in a violent storm the highest building in the city but if and smashed to pieces with a thunder- something is tall in Valencia it is said ous crash down below. If must have to be “taller than the Miguelete”. It is caused a bit of panic but, knowing Va- a religious building which has become lencians and their love of loud bangs, something more…part of the city and they probably just stood around and its culture and a point of reference. applauded. David Rhead and José Marín Along with the Miquel there are two smaller bells, which chime the quarEL MIGUELETE ters and 13 interior bells housed withTel: 96 391 81 27 in the tower. Apart from a period bewww.catedraldevalencia.es tween 1960 and 1988 when the bells Plaza Reina (Zona Carmen) were temporarily electrified, these Hours: 10h until sunset everyday bells have been manually played to Closed 13h-17h during the winter ring out for masses, matins and ves(November through mid-March) pers and give news of victories, deTickets: €2 general admisfeats, floods and pirates on the coast sion,€1.50 groups, €1 children for more than 500 years. In the modArticle © 2020 24/7 Valencia


VALENCIA BOOKS ALAN THOMPSON (writing as JEREMY DEAN) 24/7 Valencia: Can you tell us what your book is about? Alan Thompson: Cucarachas or Cucuruchos: An English Teacher’s Spanish Dilemma is my second book describing the experiences of a (fictional) British teacher working in the Valencian community. It’s a humorous ‘year-in-the-life’ story of Jeremy’s mishaps, all very loosely (or sometimes, not so loosely) based on my own experiences. I came to Spain in 2006 to work in an ‘immersion’ school - where children are taught in a language which isn’t their native tongue. So, the vast majority of the children are Spanish while pretty much all their teachers are native English speakers. Not surprisingly, the six- and seven-year-olds in my class often struggle to communicate with me in English. Imagine Basil Fawlty in command of 25 very small Manuels (and Manuelas): usually I can’t understand them or they don’t understand me. I told one girl she could take her painting home tonight. ‘Tonight ees today?’ she asked in reply. Another described playing ‘highdung-sick’ with her friends: it took a 10-minute charades session before I realised she meant ‘hide-and-seek’.   Outside school, I get an insight into what the children might be experiencing as I attempt to survive with minimal Spanish and little idea of how things work. Yes, I did expect to go for a relaxing café con leche the first time I took my car for an MOT test. A rapid-fire oral examination of Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

auto-parts in Spanish, conducted by an angry man carrying a clipboard caught me horribly underprepared. It didn’t take me long to realise that my new lifestyle was ideal raw material for a book, especially as nearly every staffroom conversation revealed more amusing anecdotes, accompanied by countless ‘someone should write a book about this’ comments. I pitched a few articles at the Times Educational Supplement who suggested I use a pseudonym and christened me Jeremy Dean. The articles spawned my first book (Zen Kyu Maestro, Monday Books, 2013). Cucarachas or Cucuruchos: An English Teacher’s Spanish Dilemma is the sequel.   It documents many of the linguistic and social minefields which ‘foreigners’ face when working abroad. How was I to know that you mustn’t say ‘Austria’ to young Spaniards? Apparently, it sounds remarkably like ‘Hostia’ - a Spanish swear word. And what do you do when a boy yells, ‘You’re a foca!’ while playing an animal-identification game? ‘Foca’, I know now (but didn’t know then), is Spanish for ‘seal’. At least I’ve learned some valuable life skills: like knowing what to do when a child introduces you to his kangaroo; or another writes that the money used in the UK is ‘pounds and penis…’   What are your plans for the future? I hope to develop my writing further. I already contribute a col-

umn to Vila-real’s monthly magazine (Poble). This is aimed at locals who want to practise their English - although I fear my only readers are probably ex-pupils of mine. I also have a novel brewing on my laptop. But Jeremy Dean’s voice keeps whispering in my ear and the third volume of his adventures seems to write itself every time I step into the classroom or out onto the streets. So I’m listening out for more linguistic gaffes, like the girl who told me she was planning to ‘peel’ her dog. My rapidly-improving Spanish skills confirmed that the phrase she wanted was ‘cut its hair.’ Never a dull moment! Cucarachas or Cucuruchos: An English Teacher’s Spanish Dilemma  is available (eBook or paperback) on Amazon. Its predecessor, Zen Kyu Maestro: An English Teacher’s Spanish Adventure, can also be found there (but only as an eBook).   Alan Thompson   Interview by 24/7 Valencia


CHILL OUT ARTYSANA

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Please explain to us about your choice of tapas and drinks? We offer a varied menu with home-cooked food that has its focus on vegetarian and vegan food. We also have homemade desserts. As for drinks, we have for example ‘kombuxa’, which is an organic fermented tea that we serve directly from the tap so it comes out fresh and we avoid the waste of so many containers. It is a healthy alternative to the soft drinks that are on the market. Apart from that, we have natural juices and smoothies and artisan Valencian wines and beers. Digital nomads who are also readers of ‘24/7 Valencia’ would like to CAFÉ ARTYSANA - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW know if you have Wi-Fi? 24/7 Valencia: What is your philo- local community. That’s why, whe- Yes, we have Wi-Fi. never we can, we choose Valencian   sophy? Café Artysana: We believe in good products. That includes our food, coInterview by 24/7 Valencia team coffee, that kind of coffee that ffee, wine, beer and also the artists makes you take a deep breath when who make our cafeteria a special you smell it and that, with the first place. sip, it already makes you feel better.   ArtySana puts its focus on healthy   We believe in good food that is ho- food. Our ingredients are pure and memade, healthy and tasty, prepared the simple recipes are the combinawith local and fresh ingredients and tion that makes food so delicious. We offer a variety of vegetarian, vea lot of love. gan and fish options with gluten-free   We believe that only one true cultu- options, so that anyone can enjoy re consists, which is to have a good a good choice of dishes, whatever heart and to give welcome with open their diet may be. arms to anyone no matter what or   where they come from or what lan- Can you tell us about your activities? guage they speak. At Café Artysana there are events   We believe in talent, any kind of ta- every weekend. Every Friday from lent that people want to share with 19.30h we have our language exCAFÉ ARTYSANA others. We believe in promoting ta- change. Anyone who wants to pracCalle Dénia, 49 tice a new language and meet new lent and to give a Zona Ruzafa platform to  artists, including musi- people is very welcome. Every SaValencia cians, poets, photographers, writers turday we change the type of event. Tuesday - Thursday 10h -21h or others. We believe that a piece of We have live music, wine tastings or Friday - Saturday 10h - 24h a delicious cake can make anyone artisan beers, our Cinema and Dinner Sunday 10h -16h night or a night of poetry, art and musmile. Closed Mondays sic. There is also a book club every   At ‘Café ArtySana’ we believe in the last Saturday of the month.   Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia


VALENCIA WINES VALENCIA WINES BY RIKI flowers (almond), hint of custard Bodegas Coviñas DO Cava WIGLEY & MARIAN DARAS and apple, herbs (fennel). In the (Requena) 12% ABV In this month of February, we recommend eight wines together with a restaurant for Saint Valentine’s Day. The wines are from two Valencian bodegas, one in Requena and the other with its base in Fontanares. We have included a supermarket wine from Tierra de Castilla because it represents good value and quality. The wines from Coviñas are available from some supermarkets and those from Cent Piques from some smaller specialist shops in Ruzafa.   Cent Piques Vermut Blanco, Bodegas Vinados, DO Valencia 15% ABV The first wine this month is an artisan Vermut from Cent Piques. Made with a base wine, herbs and with floral, citric and root botanicals and all from the Valencia region. Lightly sweet, citrus notes, cinnamon, silky easy entry and a pleasant, long finish. A very easy to drink Vermut.   Cent Piques Verdejo Eco 2019 Bodegas Vinados, Fontanars, 11.5%ABV The new vintage wines are starting to emerge! This ‘Verdejo’ is an ecological wine and contains minimum sulphites. It is a fresh wine for drinking within the year.  Salvador, the winemaker has reduced the use of stalks in the pressing to 3% from the previous vintage.  As a result, the wine is easier to drink. Pale gold with deeper gold flashes, clean and bright. On the nose this is fresh and floral, white Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

mouth very fresh and intense on entry with a big acidity, green apple fruit, well-structured, good body with a mineral note and slight bitterness in a dry, long finish. Juntos Moscatel Gran Menudo 2018, Bodegas Volver IGP Tierra de Castilla 11.5% ABV Guest wine from Cuenca from a bodega with major interests in DO Alicante. From the lesser known small berry Moscatel… this is a very good example of a bodega producing a supermarket wine, which is good quality and cheap. Pale yellow, clean and bright. The nose is intensely fragrant with rose, rose petal, rose water and Turkish delight, orange blossom and white flowers. In the mouth fresh, clean and with a good structure and balance. Sufficient body, fresh acidity and just enough of a sweet note (alcohol) are perfectly matched in this wine. (Available from Aldi) Great aperitif wine!   Al Vent Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Bodegas Coviñas DO UtielRequena 11.5% ABV One of our favourite Sauvignon Blanc wines grown in the Valencian Community. Normally very Northern French in its style. Straw-coloured, with a glint of emerald and a natural limpid brilliance. A touch of fennel and orange peel on the nose, with sultry hints of tropical fruit. A perfect blend of fresh acidity and elegant fruit in the mouth, well-structured and balanced. Long finish with fruit. Aula Cava Reserva Brut Nature,

A blend of Macabeo and Chardonnay. Each variety is vinified separately. Fermentation in stainless steel. Once blended for the second fermentation, it then spends 46 months ‘en rima’. Clean and bright pale-yellow colour with gold reflections and fine, persistent bubbles. The aroma has pears, fennel and patisserie with a lovely hazelnut note. Balanced, persistent with elegant acidity. Winner of Gold medals in the World Competition in Brussels.   Cent Piques ‘Si’ 2017 Petit Verdot, Vino Ecologico, Bodegas Vinados Fontanars 13% ABV A new red from this variety recently released by Cent Piques. 100% Petit Verdot with ©emlawrdesign


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12 months in French oak and 12 months in bottle before release. Medium to full bodied, black cherry colour with a violet edge. Long slow fat glycerinous legs. Ripe cherry fruit, herbs, hay, blue flowers (violets) on an intense nose. In the mouth this is big, blue flowers are followed by spicy (clove and nutmeg) notes, black fruit, a juicy acidity, round tannins and a little warmth from the alcohol. Fresh oak, in a wellstructured and well-balanced long smoky finish. This is a vinazo!   Aula Syrah 2016 Bodegas Coviñas DO Utiel-Requena, 13.5% ABV Syrah, the great grape variety of the Northern Rhone valley and the LanguedocRoussillon, Australia and now the Valencian Community. A full bodied deep black cherry-

VÍ Vid is a project supporting the development of wine knowledge and gastronomy in the Valencian Community. We run wine clubs, give tastings of Valencian wines in English and support wine-makers and bodegas directly. We can be found in Instagram: Vivid8402 and through our blog VÍ Vid at vvidblog.wordpress.com also in Facebook: Vivideventos and in Twitter: @vividvinos Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

coloured wine with strong legs. Blackcurrant, cassis, plum jam, wild blackberries and spices on the nose with smoky notes from the oak. In the mouth all of these fruits, juicy acidity and round tannins, with a long and elegant finish. Veterum Vitium, Bobal 2016, Bodegas Coviñas DO UtielRequena 13.5% ABV This wine is picked a little green (under-ripe) and is from wines up to 85 years old from Coviñas’s best parcels of vines. 3-6 months ageing in oak. Intense red with light earthy hues. Deep and complex, menthol with powerful fruity and oaky notes. Balanced, with smooth and silky tannins and persistent fruit on the palate. Our restaurant RECOMMENDATION for Saint Valentine’s

is ‘Tavella restaurant Pablo Chirivella’ in Beniferri. Popular with the gastronomy press, wine writers and sumilleres… the restaurant is in an old agricultural house on the edge of the city not far from the Casino. Chef Pablo Chirivella is Valencian with experience working in China, the UK, Tenerife, the Pais Vasco and Mexico. He uses KM.0 as his philosophy, using local quality produce (whether from the market-garden or the sea) with cooking influences from the other places he has worked. He is a master of the brasa, the wood-based fire, and serves good portions of long-aged beef steaks (110 days) and fish cooked in this manner.   There are set menus and an ‘À la Carte’ option (rice dishes need to be ordered in advance.) and bodegas directly.


DAVID BECKHAM

DAVID BECKHAM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW It’s a long way from Leytonstone, mate. David Beckham arrived in Spain in the summer of 2003. Joining Real Madrid, the self-proclaimed ‘best team in the world’ he arrived with great expectations. Playing alongside galácticos like Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo and Raul he was hoping to learn a useful language, get a bit of a suntan and add extensively to his trophy collection. Two years on, he learnt to tell journalists “to go **** yourselves” in purest Castellano and was hinting at leaving the country because the paparazzi wouldn’t leave his family alone: ‘’They’re crossing the line.’’ The more jaded hacks pointed to the fact that he had won nothing of note since he had arrived at Madrid. The team of

Beckham in Valencia Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

ageing stars no longer shined anymore and a major overhaul of players was being offered as a solution. What better time to leave an ailing giant before he gets asked to by the president? The ‘24/7 Valencia’ interview with Beckham took place after the Valencia v Real Madrid match in March 2005. During the match, the less charitable sections of the crowd chanted all sorts of insults about Becks and his partner. Despite the abuse, he got on with his job. Like the rest of the Real Madrid team, he looked tired and they were lucky to get a draw against a re-energised Valencia team. Suffice to say, Beckham was substituted in the 77th minute for midfielder Albert Celades!

Post-match, the ‘24/7 Valencia’ reporter found Beckham to be very amenable and happy to spend some time with the English Speaking journalists from the Daily Mail, Guardian, The Sun and 24/7 Valencia. For somebody so much in the spotlight, he was refreshingly downto-earth and normal in his demeanour. Spending a quarter of an hour with him face-to-face, you sensed that he was quietly taking his universal fame in his stride. Regarding the Premier League, Becks chatted about the ‘’incredible Van Nistelrooy being back at Man Utd was a massive boost for the team”. Regarding the Liga and his toll of yellow cards, there was the obligatory: ‘’Obviously, I’m going to be disappointed to be missing the Getafe game”. Yeah, right.

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At one point, his green eyes swivelled in the direction of our ‘24/7 Valencia’ reporter... who had once worked as a kitchen porter where Victoria and Beckham happened to have had their first ever date on the outskirts of London at ‘The Castle’ in Woodford Green. Although born in the East End, Becks had grown up in neighbouring Chingford… 24/7 Valencia: David...One question about food. Which do you prefer? Fish ‘n’ chips or paella? David Beckham: (long pause, eyes caught in the searchlight moment) “Uhhh...I like them both!!!” So there you have it. Mr Beckham, at heart, is a diplomatic soul. Despite all the pressures

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‘David Beckham is President and co-owner of Inter Miami CF. Diego Alonso is a former Valencia CF player and now manager of Inter Miami CF’

Fast forward to 2019! The recently retired David Beckham celebrated Valencia CF’s memorable Copa del Rey final victory over FC Barcelona in Seville, last summer, in the company of long-time friend Peter Lim with While the boy Becks and his Beckham’s sons wearing VaSpanish team grabbed most of lencia CF shirts!!! the headlines over the seasons, some little ole’ club on the Med- On Beckham’s twitter account, iterranean coast got on with after witnessing Valencia CF the job of winning the Spanish beat FC Barcelona in the Copa League twice, the U.E.F.A Cup Del Rey final in person, Becks and the Super-Cup. Indeed, added: “Congratulations to Pethey were ranked statistically ter and @valenciacf” as well as as ‘Best club team in the World “I miss Spain.” 2004’ by U.E.F.A. The name? Va-   Article by 24/7 Valencia team lencia Club de Fútbol... and fame, there’s none of the insolence and dismissiveness that some footballers are famed for. He happily allowed ‘24/7 Valencia’ to take exclusive pictures for the article.


FOOD BY HELEN WESTWATER OF LA OLA FRESCA CHIMICHURRI AND CARROT TOPS  

If you get an organic veg box, you will find your vegetables don’t come neatly trimmed to fit their plastic container but bustling with a jungle of accompanying vegetation. Waste not, want not! Don’t throw it in the bin.  These leaves and tops are the top of the pops… with nutrients of around six times more than the root as well as lots of potassium, calcium and phytonutrients.   With beetroot, I use the smaller leaves in salads and then roast the stalks with olive oil and a little salt. I soak in balsamic dressing and then keep for use in salads.  With carrots, the green herb part is slightly bitter and is a digestive aid.  It is perfect for making this carrot leaf version of Chimichurri.  You can make this in larger quantity to keep in the fridge for use as an everyday accompaniment.    In this recipe, we combine it with freshly pan-fried carrots and homemade paneer.   Chimichurri Take the leaves and tops and pulse in a food processor Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

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1 bunch of carrot tops 2 gloves garlic chopped Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon of cumin 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes Salt and pepper to taste


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with the garlic. Next add the olive oil, chilli flakes, cumin, lemon juice and salt.  Pulse for a few seconds to mix.   Homemade paneer (prepare at least 2 hours or the night before) (Or use Haloumi or goat’s cheese as an alternative)   You will need a muslin cloth to drain 1.5 litres full fat milk Juice of 1 lemon Salt   Gently bring the milk to boiling point on a stove.  When it has cooled a bit, add the lemon juice and stir with a whisk.  Immediately, the milk will separate. Add a little salt. Strain the liquid into a bowl using a fine muslin cloth.  You can wash the cheese a bit with water to have less of the lemon flavour. Squeeze the cloth so that you get rid of as much

liquid as possible. Place in a fridge to chill with a large weight over the top and a bowl underneath, to catch any residing liquid.   Pan-fried carrots 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons honey 25g butter 1 bunch of carrots (about 8) scrubbed and chopped into chunky rounds   Heat a heavy based frying pan.    Add the olive oil and butter.  Add the carrots and cook for about 10 minutes but be careful not to lose the crunch.  Stir in the honey.   Next, take your paneer cheese and crumble into similar chunks.  Again, heat some olive oil in the frying pan with some sea salt.  Add the cheese and fry until nicely browned on the sides.

Mix the paneer with the carrots and top with your chimchurri salsa, garnishing with a few extra leaves from the tops. Enjoy the crunch and remember to defend the land with ‘Cuidem Benimaclet!’  See their website https:// cuidembenimaclet.org/ for more details.     Next cooking course in La Ola Fresca. 22nd February “The Titanic post-Brexit Tea Party” - English conversation and current affairs while you cook!  17 euros

La Ola Fresca C/ Mùsico Magenti, 11 Tel: 610 026 305 (For reservations) www.laolafresca.com Zona Benimaclet See www.facebook.com/ LAOLAFRESCA/ for opening and closing hours

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KHAMBÚ KHAMBÚ VEGAN FOOD Calle Quart, 41b Zona Carmen Valencia   M. 635 100 380 T. 963 120 901 info@khambu.com khambu.com   Open Tuesday to Sunday 13h -16h /  20h -01.00h Closed Mondays

KHAMBÚ - VEGAN FAST FOOD What is the philosophy of KHAMBÚ? Owner Marian Cervera: Khambú was born in Valencia as a vegan fast food restaurant with a great commitment to sustainability, where you’ll find a variety of dishes that will surprise you with their texture, taste, smell, colour and appearance. All this at a price as affordable as possible, with very economical options and accessible to all wallets & purses.

What are your specialties? In Khambú you can find a great variety of hamburgers, potatoes, crunchy sweet potato, nachos with guacamole and vegan cheese, wraps, original appetizers like the ‘Aros del Mar’ that remind us of the traditional Roman style squid, salads, in edible dishes, Tex-Mex burritos, nuggets from Quorn (a microprotein of great nutritional value), Heura skewers (with excellent nutritional properties) that surprise everyone who tries them Our main purpose is to make because of their great resemblanknown a philosophy of vegan life ce to chicken and other delicious in which, as far as food is concer- snacks to share. ned, no animal products of any kind are used We also have a variety of irresis. tible desserts that are homemade We have eliminated single-use with no dairy products, eggs nor plastics, which are replaced by any other animal products. Our compostable materials like paper desserts are suitable for people or reusable glass. We have inno- with allergies, even gluten-free vated with our edible packaging and vegan desserts (which are offor the delicious salads. ten hard to find). We provide top quality products for our public, putting all of our Do you have a specific type of effort and enthusiasm into it so client? that our clients have an excellent As we offer low prices, taking gastronomic experience. into account the quality and size Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

of the portions, our audience is very broad although it is mainly a young audience, with growing concerns such as the state of animal welfare, the sustainability of the resources we use on the planet and health in general. Older people also come to try it and then congratulate us for the pleasant surprise they get. Many families with children come to the restaurant or come to buy food to takeaway. The parents are very happy to know that their children are eating more vegetable products in this way and are as happy or happier than if they went to another traditional fast food restaurant. And the kids also enjoy it very much… because it’s similar in taste and texture to what they know. Greetings to you all! Interview by 24/7 Valencia team


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MUSEUMS / GALLERIES BOMBA GENS

La mirada de las cosas Hasta 2 febrero sheela gowda. ‘remains (restos)’ Hasta 1 marzo HIPERESPACIOS De 13 febrero hasta 24 enero 2021 BOTÁNICas De 13 febrero hasta 1 noviembre inma femenía De 13 febrero hasta 20 septiembre

CENTRO CULTURAL BANCAJA

sebastián nicolau. ‘land’ Hasta 23 febrero sorolla y benlliure. pinceladas de una amistad Hasta 22 marzo Picasso. modelos del deseo Hasta 1 marzo Picasso. retrato de familia Hasta 1 marzo

CENTRE DEL CARME

‘epicentre’. the wrong, bienal internacional de arte digital Hasta 1 marzo ernesto casero. una historia no tan natural Hasta 2 febrero ‘VIAJE A CORFÚ’. CARLOS PÉREZ. EL HOMBRE MUSEO Febrero ANA YTURRALDE. HUELLAS DEL ALMA Hasta 9 febrero ARTENBLANC2 Hasta 2 febrero ‘FUENCISLA FRANCÉS. PUNTO DE FUGA’ Hasta 1 marzo

CIUDAD DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS

(L’Hemisferic, Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe, L’Oceanografic) www.cac.es

FUNDACIÓN CHIRIVELLA

‘trenzando el tiempo - 2002/2019’ Hasta 29 marzo www.chirivellasoriano.org

GALERÍA BENLLIURE

Pintura Moderna y Contemporánea de los Siglos XIX y XX Exposición permanente

GALERIA LUIS ADELANTADO

‘bohemia (les jours et les nuis)’ marius engh ‘bad bad not good / malo malo no bueno’ camila oliveira fairclough boiler room. ‘palpentes’ rubén m. riera

IVAM - INSTITUT VALENCIÀ D’ART MODERN

EXPOSICIONES IVAM ‘TIEMPOS CONVULSOS. Historias y microhistorias en colección IVAM’ Hasta 19 abril ‘Materia, espacio y tiempo’ Julio González y las vanguardias Hasta 2021 ’un bárbaro en europa’ Jean Dubuffet Hasta 16 febrero suma y sigue del arte contemporáneo. sala de la biblioteca Hasta febrero fake games. el monumento colectivizado. fernando sánchez castillo Hasta 1 marzo la sociedad del rendimiento Hasta 22 marzo CASO DE ESTUDIO. EL GABINETE SECRETO DE MIQUEL NAVARRO Hasta 31 mayo

INSTITUTO FRANCÉS DE VALENCIA

www.institutfrancais.es/valencia/ SANDRINE FONTANEL: ‘SYMPHONIES PICTURALES’ Hasta 31 marzo

CENTRE CULTURAL LA BENEFICÈNCIA

www.labeneficencia.es

L’ IBER DE LOS SOLDADITOS DE PLOMO

Exposición permanente: ‘Guardias Españolas, Colecciones Valencianas, Almansa, Vida Cotidiana, Tirant y Serie Histórica’ ‘AVENTURAS EN EL DESIERTO’ Exposición temporal

MUSEO DE BELLAS ARTES SAN PIO V

Renacimiento Barroco Pintura Gótica La Pintura Académica La Pintura de los Siglos XIX y XX Colección Permanente teste grottesche Hasta 1 marzo El inicio de la pintura moderna en España: Sorolla y su tiempo Hasta 30 agosto

MUSEO DE PREHISTORIA

Prehistoria, Cultura Ibérica, Mundo Romano, dinero Exposición permanente Historia de Valencia en 8 Periodos Exposición permanente

MUSEO VALENCIÀ D’ETNOLOGIA Jarque. ‘la càmara y la vida’ Hasta 2 febrero

MuVIM

‘l’AVENTURA DEL PENSAMIENTO’ Exposición permanente ‘TORRE ISLÁMICA’ © 2019 24/7 Valencia

SEPTEMBER 19 FEBRUARY 20 Exposición permanente ‘VALENCIA SEGÚN EL PARE TOSCA’ Exposición permanente LES AMOURS Hasta 29 febrero ANÓNIMAS Hasta marzo

PLASTIC MURS

Julio Anaya Cabanding Hasta 8 febrero americana group show Desde 14 febrero

SHIRAS GALERIA

‘D´HOMBRES i LLUMS’ RAFAEL ARMENGOL Hasta marzo

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA LA NAU

rehogar. diseño abierto y reutilización Hasta 4 febrero riu. rebeca plana Hasta 23 febrero naufragis. 14 ª BIENAL MARTINEZ GUERRICABEITIA Hasta 22 marzo

PALAU DE LES ARTS OPERA ‘IL VIAGGIO A REIMS’ giOACHINO ROSSINI 29 febrero, 14 marzo - 19.00h 3, 6, 10 marzo - 20.00h 14 diciembre - 19.00h SALA PRINCIPAL Drama giocoso en un acto Libreto de Luigi Balocchi flamenco - rocío márquez 22 febrero TEATRE MARTÍN I SOLER CANITO (GUITARRA) AGUSTÍN DIASSERA (PERCUSIÓN) JAZZ - CHICK COREA TRILOGY CON CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & BRIAN BLADE AUDITORI 5 marzo bandas- LES BANDES A LES ARTS 1 marzo, 29 marzo, 26 abril Auditori / teatre martín i soler

THEATRE / TEATRO CIRCUITO CAFE TEATRO

www.circuitocafeteatro.com

ESPACIO INESTABLE

www.espacioinestable.com

SALA RUSSAFA

www.salarussafa.es LA INVASIÓN DE LOS BÁRBAROS De 6 febrero hasta 1 marzo

TEATRO MICALET

‘EL JARDÍ DELS CIRERERS’ De 29 enero hasta 23 febrero ‘un fill del nostre temps’ De 28 febrero hasta 1 marzo


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TEATRO OLYMPIA

LA FUERZA DEL CARIÑO De 5 a 16 febrero leo harlem 12 y 13 febrero esperando a godot De 19 a 23 de febrero dirty dancing De 27 febrero a 22 marzo

TEATRO TALIA

‘Con poquito me conformo’ Óscar Tramoyeres De 21 de febrero a 13 junio la dama boba De 18 febrero a 24 marzo Con música en directo Miscelánea de Irene de la Rosa 11 febrero PANORAMA FLAMENCO MONÓLOGOS ANTI SAN VALENTÍN 15 febrero Con Pablo de los Reyes y Rafa Alarcón COPENHAGUE De 19 a 23 febrero Con Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Carlos Hipólito y Malena Gutiérrez anestesiadas De 26 febrero a 29 marzo Una comedia con abrazos y mentiras

CINEMA / CINE FILMOTECA IVAC

les arts en la filmoteca Hasta 10 mayo r.w. fassbinder - ‘amor y rabia’ Hasta 28 junio BASICOS FILMOTECA ‘EL REMAKE’ Hasta 7 junio cinepolska De 5 al 18 febrero humans fest 2020. festival internacional de cine y derechos humanos de valencia De 23 a 28 febrero menuda filmo: ‘dilili en parís’ De 29 debrero a 1 marzo centenario fellini Hasta 30 abril crímenes y sombras: el cine negro clásico Hasta 12 julio

LIVE MUSIC 16 TONELADAS

(Zona Campanar) Calle Ricardo Micó, 3 Facebook 16 Tonelades New rock club and indie disco in the Campanar area, near the Rio Turia.

BLACK NOTE

(Zona Aragón) C/ Polo y Peyrolón, 15 Tel. 96 393 36 63 Top choice for music lovers who love it live. 18

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS jazz, blues, R’n’B, soul, funk, FLamenco, rock, world music, jam sessions and more... See listings.

CAFÉ DEL DUENDE

(Zona Carmen) C/ Túria, 62 Tel. 630 455 289 www.cafedelduende.com Great club specialising in authentic FLamenco music and culture. See listings.

CAFÉ MERCEDES JAZZ

(Zona Ruzafa) C/ Sueca, 27 Tel. 96 341 83 78 www.cafemercedes.es

EL ASESINO

(Zona plaza cedro) Plaza Cedro,1 Valencia 46022 Tel:963 55 15 58 wix.com/pub-el-asesino Established in 1984 and open again with live rock music and more…

Zona Pl Ayuntamiento) Av, Marques de Sotelo, 6 Tel:962 56 56 53 Live shows every month

JARITÉ ESPAI OBERT

C/Buenos Aires n˚8. (ZONA RUZAFA) Valencia Tel: 658 38 48 59 www.jarite.orgacoustic Acoustic music including tango. Boleros, flamenco, Brazilian, jazz and more…

JERUSALEM

C/ Jerusalem, 55 (Zona Centro) www.jerusalemclub.es Live pop & rock music near the train station…

ELECTROPURA

(Zona Ruzafa) C/ Pinto Salvador Abril, 20 See Facebook for more details Acoustic gigs at 19.30h with indie often being the avour.

ELVIENTO BAR

(Zona Cabanyal) C/ de la Iglesia del Rosario, 8 Movil:606 88 20 00 www.elvientobar.com Live flamenco every Wednesday. Live blues every Thursday.

ENVIVO LIVE SHOWS & FOOD

(Zona Ruzafa) Calle Sevilla, 27 Movil: 665 42 34 20 Newish, fairly spacious live music venue with friendly owners and tapas choices to enjoy too.

ESPAI MUSICAL SKALA

C/ San Vicente Ferrer n17 LLIRIA, Spain Movil: 651 17 03 73 www.facebook.com/EspaiSkala/ Jazz. Soul, Fusion, World Music and more…

FUNKSOCIEDAD

www.facebook.com/FunkSociedad/ ‘FunkSociedad’ is a playful, cultural collective made up of friends and professionals that brings together different artists, DJs, producers and people from the world of entertainment, whose purpose is to support the music scene

GESTALGUINOS

(Zona Carmen) Carrer del Poeta Liern, 33 Tel:963 52 88 99 Jam sessions every week including jazz, blues, flamenco…

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JIMMY GLASS JAZZ BAR

(Zona Carmen) C/ Baja, 28 www.jimmyglassjazz.net Legendary and prestigious jazz club in the classic New York style with an authentic jazz atmosphere, integrated on the international live jazz circuit, where every week you can see famous international live bands from the modern jazz world. Mítico y prestigioso club de jazz de estilo neoyorquino, con una átmosfera auténticamente jazzística, donde pueden verse todas las semanas guras internacionales del jazz contemporáneo.

KAF CAFE

(Zona Benimaclet) C/Arquitecto Arnau, 16 961131706 - 663 702 960 lk kafcafe.blogspot.com Atmospheric, literary café-bar with regular live gigs and jams.


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LA BULERIA

and popular with students of all nationalities!

(City of Arts and Sciences) C/Obispo Jaime Perez, 24 Tel: 96 315 30 58 Live FLamenco show & dinner. www.labuleria.com

Zona Blasco Ibáñez LA3

Avenida Blaso Ibañez, 111 Indietronica, hits, rock & pop, urban sounds… New location for this legendary club!

LA CASA DE PATRAIX (ZONA PATRAIX) CONVENTO DE JESÚS, 11 TEL: 670 11 59 18

Zona City of Arts & Sciences

LA CHIMENEA DE ZAIDIA

Calle Ruaya, 3, (BARRIO ZAIDIA) Movil: 688 92 70 59 lachimeneadezaidia.wordpress.com Live music with flamenco and fusion bands and more…

LA MUTANT

(Zona Puerto) C / Joan Verdeguer, 22-24 www.lamutant.com Live music, theatre, performance art and more…

LA RAMBLETA

Bulevar Sur, esq Pío IX (Next to Parque La Rambleta) (Zona Jesús) Tel: 96 0011511 www.larambleta.com Fantastic new live venue with great programme of live music and original and alternative theatre.

LA VITTI

(Zona Blasco Ibañez) Plaza Xuquer, 3 Tel:963 38 91 51 Jazz jam sessions on Monday and live soul sessions on Thursdays.

LOCO CLUB

(Zona Juan Llorens) C/ Erudito Orellena, 12 Tel. 96 326 05 26 www.lococlub.org LIVE MUSIC & COLD BEERS +Dj’s A live music venue run by music lovers for music lovers. Un local de música en vivo dirigido por amantes de la música para los amantes de la música.

MONTEREY PUB

(Zona Carmen) C/ Museo, 10 Jazz jam every Wednesday evening.

PALAU DE LA MUSICA

(Zona Túria) Paseo de la Alameda, 30 Tel. (+34) 96 337 50 20 E-mail: info@palauvalencia.com www.palaudevalencia.com Excellent classical music concerts in the Rio Túria gardens with musicians from around the world. See website for current programme.

MATISSE CLUB

(Zona Plaza Cedro) C/ Ramon de Campoamor, 60 www.matisseclub.com Live music with very eclectic programme

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L’UMBRACLE PETER ROCK CLUB

C/ Quart, 26 (Zona Carmen) www.peterrockclub.com Facebook: PeterRockClub Concerts, Live music in the Barrio del Carmen with the emphasis on ROCK!

ROCK ISLAND MUSIC BAR (Zona Benimaclet) Calle Enrique Navarro, 8

Av. Del Saler, 5 www.umbracleterraza.com Fantastic terrace! Quality cocktails. Commercial music. Popular with the get dressed up crowd. Open from 18h until 7am Thursdays to Sundays MYA (el Club de l’Umbracle) is downstairs and open Thursdays to Saturdays with commercial house music a fixture.

Zona Ruzafa

THE HOPS

(Zona Patraix) C/ Beato Nicolás Factor, 32 Movil:671 305332 Live rock, indie, jazz and world music.

TRANQUILO MUSICA

www.tranquilomusica.com Bringing you the best local, national and international indie bands to Valencia. Keep up the good work!

UNA COSA RARA

(Zona Juan Llorens) C/ Villanueva y Gascons, 2 Tel: 96 327 06 72 www.unacosarara.com Some quality local bands to accompany your Mediterranean meal at this ‘Bistro Musical’ including Jazz, Flamenco, Blues, Fusion, World Music and more...

WAH-WAH

(Zona Blasco Ibáñez) C/ Campoamor, 52 Tel. 96 356 39 42 / 645 792 674 www.wahwahclub.com National and international indie-rock & pop in a student zone...

CLUBS Zona Alameda

AZZA VALENCIA @PALAUALAMEDA C/Arquitecto Mora, 2 palaualameda.com/espacios/azza/ The new “place to be!” From house to 80s to hip-hop to indietronica, depending on the night. Cocktails galore and dancefloor!

Zona Aragón

CARIBBEAN’S ARAGÓN

C/ Bélgica, 5 House and pop, good mix of DJs © 2019 24/7 Valencia

KING CREOLE R&R CLUB

C/ CÁDIZ, 56 46006 TEL: 649 25 50 48 REME & JUANJO ARE A LEGENDARY COUPLE ON THE VALENCIA NIGHTLIFE SCENE. THEY RAN THE MYTHICAL ‘LA EDAD DE ORO’ FOR MANY YEARS AND ARE DESERVEDLY POPULAR WITH LOCALS. THEY ARE CONTINUING THE CONCEPT OF THE BAR WITH A NEW VENTURE CALLED ‘KING CREOLE R&R CLUB’ WITH GREAT ROCK’N’ROLL MUSIC AND MORE FROM THE 50S, 60S, 70S, 80 AND 90S. SET IN THE HIP BARRIO OF RUZAFA, DIG THE RETRO INTERIOR WITH POSTERS OF ELVIS & SINATRA AND ENJOY BEERS & COCKTAILS WITH A SUPERB MUSIC SOUNDTRACK TO ACCOMPANY YOUR PROPER VALENCIAN NIGHT OUT! OPEN TO ENGLISH AND SPANISH SPEAKING CROWD!

LATEX

C/Carlos Cervera, 23 Movil: 678 64 49 41 Electronica, Funk, House and more in the hip barrio of Ruzafa.

PICCADILLY DISCOTECA CLUB

C/ dels Tomassos, 12. Valencia. One of the wildest and most fun clubs in Valencia

OVEN CLUB

Gran Vía Germanías 31 Valencia 46006 Movil: 687 24 55 49 Electronic club in the hip barrio of Ruzafa.

XTRA LRGE PLAYGROUND

Gran Via Germanias, 21 (esq Cadiz)

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Zona Juan Llorens MAGAZINE CLUB

Pza / Perez Escrich, 18 Magazine has become an essential part of the rock’n’roll scene in Valencia

Zona El Carmen GONG

C/ Concordia, 3 (near C/ Caballeros) www.facebook.com/gongvlc Subterranean spot in El Carmen to satisfy the underground explorer.

GO BAR VLC

( Up! Hostel@Main train station) C/Xativa, 24

KRAKEN

C/ San Dionisio, 3 Feel ‘heavy metal’ and like hard rock? Plenty of like-minded souls in a loud bar. Rock on!

MR MONKEY VLC

C/ Alta, 11 Excellent cocktails and electronica DJ sessions…

MONTEREY PUB

C/ Museo,10 Jazz Jam sessions, rock & roll and more...

PAN DE QUESO

C/ Serranos, 19 Tel:96 3 924 841 Variety of Brazilian cheeses breads, natural juices, croquettes and lovely little terrace

Zona Canovas

BOWIE DISCOTHEQUE

C/Marti, 4 Naughty and nice with classic disco for people who love to dress up and stay out late!

Zona Plaza Honduras LA PELIGRO

Plaza Honduras, 37 Tel:693 69 88 19 Open Thurs/Fri/Sat 02.00h -07.00h Ska, Groove, Reggae, Garage, Rock’n’roll and more…

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Tel: 96 391 41 51 A legendary club in Valencia’s old town. Free, eclectic disco. MONDAY: HIP-HOP JAM. TUESDAY: LIVE FLAMENCO. WEDNESDAY: REGGAE JAM. THURSDAY:FUNK TIME. Funky and friendly club.

SLAVIA

Plaza San Jaime, 8. Slavia is a long-established classic of the Carmen scene. Open since 1996, with an ample selection of cocktails, gins and beers.

ÚNIC

Plaza Sant Jaume, 1

VIBORA SAVAGE ROCK&ROLL CLUB C/ Quart, 47

Zona calle Jesús FUNKADELIA

C/Marques de Zenete, 5 Movil:625 358 401 Music bar with Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Blues and Afro music. Co- lourful interior and friendly Spanish and English owners. LIVE MUSIC OF ALL GENRES WITH DJS BETWEEN SETS. Tapas available. The specialist DJs on Fridays and Saturdays from 23.30-- 3.30h. Private parties, cocktails and montaditos available. Fiestas privadas, cocteles y montaditos.

UPPER CLUB

Gran Via ques del Turia, 40 www.upperclub.es

Zona Puerto / Playa AKUARELA PLAYA Eugenia Viñes, 152. Playa Malvarrosa

AMSTEL ART. VELES E VENTS Edificio Veles e Vents, Planta 0, 46024 Valencia veleseventsvalencia.es/

CHIRINGUITO ELOCHO

(ZONA PATACONA) Calle de la Patacona (Alboraya) facebook.com/pg/chiringuitoelocho

LA CASA DE LA MAR

Av. Blasco Ibañez Novelista, 8 46120 (Alboraya) Valencia Stay salty! Their house, located on the beach of Patacona, Alboraya hosts surfing, art, music, yoga, hospitality, integration and fun for all the family to enjoy this space in continuous movement. 1200m2 of sports and cultural recreation that beats to the rhythm of the sea.

HIGH CUBE RADIO CITY

C/ Santa Teresa, 19 20

La Marina de Valencia Tel: 963 37 47 20 www.highcube.es Dance music by the port © 2019 24/7 Valencia

CHILL OUT Zona Botánico LA CAVA DE MARTE

C/ Guillem de Castro, 133 Movil:629 90 13 96

LO DE PONXE EN EL KINTO PINO

Plaza Rojas Clemente, 5 Tel: 96 00394 Alternative taberna with vegan food and good value too…

EL PASSATGE DELS GATS (CAT CAFÉ) C/ Túria, 28 yes! a café por cats and human beings. Facebook: El Passatge dels Gats

Zona Cabanyal BAR LAPACA

C/ del Rosario, 30 Móvil: 637 86 05 28 Very popular hangout for the alternative crowd with tapas and beer at good prices.

BAR WORK IN PROGRESS C/ Marti Grajales, 13 Tel:96 071 57 89

BODEGA LA PESETA

C/ Cristo del Grao, 16 Móvil: 637 86 05 28 Attractive, bohemian interior with crowd to match. Tortilla is a speciality.

LA BATISFERA

C/ Carlos Ros, 32 Tel:96 2045846 www.labatisfera.com New and already popular! Books, magazines, bar, drinks and music! Multi-space in the hip barrio of Cabanyal from the good people of Ubik Café..

LA FÁBRICA DEL HIELO

C/ Pavia, 37 Set in the increasingly hip barrio of Cabanyal. Art space with café-bar, art exhibitions, live music and more.

LA PILONA - CAFÉ Y CULTURA

(Teatre El Musical) Plaza del Rosario 3, Cabanyal Movil: 611 41 76 84 New creative space at the ‘Teatre el Musical’. La Pilona is diversity, love, art, culture, live music, theatre, improvisation and cold beer!

Zona calle Jesús CRACOVIA BAR

C/ Alcira, 25 Tel: 963 287 456 www.cracoviabar.com Groovy café-bar with healthy cuisine, art exhibitions, live gigs, DJ and more!


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Zona El Carmen BEAT BREW BAR

C/Murillo, 22 Friendly welcome. Excellent Coffees, teas, infusions…

EL CAFETÍN

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 10:30h and all day until late. Lots of bocadillos, coffees and beers. Barça and Levante football on TV at the weekend. A legendary cafe-bar that is 36 years old. Set in the historic centre. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available everday. Salads, sandwiches, Snacks, Montaditos, Desserts. Fine choice of cocktails including Mojito, Daiquiri, Bloody Mary. Agua de Valencia, Sangria & Paella too. Warm interior and beautiful terrace. Un clásico del centro histórico, terraza amplio, interior relajado, tapas y cócteles. Bohemio, literario, y abierto a todos.

CAFÉ MUSEU

C/ Museu, 7 Tel: 960 72 50 47 Facebook: Café-Museu Bohemia at its best. Tortilla, cheese, ham, esgarraet, alhambra, Turia Marzen, Voll Damn, auctions, liberal crowd, lovely terraza.

CAFÉ DEL NEGRITO

Plaza del Negrito, 1. 46001 Tel. 96 391 42 33 / 665 13 05 28 Classic Carmen hangout. Liberal 30-somethings, arty crowd, lots of people wearing glasses!

CAFÉ TERTULIA 1900

C/ Alta, 4 605 13 77 81 CAFÉ, COCINA ESPAÑOLA, OPCIONES VEGETARIANAS.

(Café.Cocktail. Bar) Plaza San Jaume, 2 Movil: 652 38 32 28 cafetin.valencia@gmail.com Situated in the heart of the barrio del carmen in Valencia with more than 30 years of history. This is a relaxing, agreeable and welcoming place where you can enjoy the best of teas and coffees. Specializing in AGUA DE VALENCIA. Un lugar tranquilo,agradable y acogedor donde disfrutar cada dia de los mejores tes y cafés.Especializados en el AGUA DE VALENCIA (LA MEJOR) hecha de formatradicional, con una amplia variedad de COCKTAILS

CHRISTOPHER LEE

C/ Pinzón, 17 Movil: 664 422 202 Cocktail specialists since 1971. Hidden away and with a distinctive vintage interior, just a stone’s throw from the Torres de Quart.

ESPAI SEDA

C/ Hospital, 7 Tel:96 1 063 165 Lovely setting! Newish Gastrobar with Lounge & impressive Café Terrace.

LA CAVA DEL NEGRET

LOLITA COCKTAIL BAR

Calle Santo Cáliz, 7 46001 606145563 We are in the heart of the city, next to the cathedral and a few meters from the Miguelete. Finally Valencia has a cozy place with spectacular cocktail service. A new concept in elegance and comfort in the purest Art Déco Lounge style.

MONTEREY BAR & DISCOS

C/ Baja, 46B (Barrio del Carmen) Tel: 96 3917 929 www.montereydiscos.es info@montereydiscos.es facebook: montereybardiscos montereydiscos.bandcamp.com/ Monday –Friday 17h-01h Saturday 12h-15 / 18h-01.30h Sunday and holidays: 18h-01h

RINCON LATINO

C/ Gobernador Viejo, 10 Latin flavor and long-established.. Hidden away in a quiet corner of the old town, this has a fantastic selection of cocktails. Strictly no telephone number, no wi-fi, no website and barely has mobile phone coverage. Great! One for those in the know…

C/ Calatrava, 15 Tel: 96 392 33 01 Tel: 963 923 301 lacavadelnegret.com/ A classic in Valencia. Cosy cafe-bar located in the emblematic Plaza del Negrito.

L’ERMITA

C/ Obispo Don Jerónimo, 4 Movil: 615 692 580 Cultural café bar with live music events. Near C/ Caballeros

arte & estudio -photography-

693 704 520 www.victorarandagarcia.es

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SANT JAUME

C/ Caballeros, 51 Tel. 96 391 24 01 Valencia Café society par excellence. Set in what may be the best corner of 21


FEBRUARY SEPTEMBER2019 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. Sant Jaume es un clásico del centro histórico con unas de las mejores terrazas en Valencia.

RIVENDEL RESTO BAR

C/ Hospital, 18 Tel: 96 392 32 08 www.rivendelrestobar.com

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS ble Hector. Off the beaten track, a bar known for its authentic ‘Agua de Valencia.’ He knows how to make it properly! Lovely terrace too.

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CAMINITO

LA PECERA

Zona Benimaclet

C/ Santo Espíritu, 14 Reservations: 601 169 069 / 601 244 546 Great tapas bar with big terrace and deservedly popular with local bohemian crowd...

TETERIA TISANA

C/Moret, 4 (just off C/Roteros) Music includes: Ultra-mod, ye-ye, Garage, Britpop 60s. Freak-Beat

LA BELLA DE CADIZ

C/ Cadiz, 54 Facebook labelladecadiz54 C/ Cadiz, 86 Tel: 639 517 703 Popular with lesbians in evenings. Open to all.

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

THE LOUNGE CAFÉ-BAR

SANT MIQUEL

Estameñeria Vieja 2 (behind La Lonja) Tel: 96 391 80 94, www.theloungecafebar.com

Pl. Sant Miquel, 13 Tel. 96 392 31 29

TROMBÓN

C/ Moret, 10 (near Plaza del Carmen)

Zona Ruzafa

CAFÉ ARTYSANA

C/ Denia, 49 697 200 999 Relaxing & attractive café bar with wifi, art classes, lovely music soundtrack, plenty of beers to choose from and more.

LA ESCUELA

C/ Denia, 32 Tel:96 3 289 145 www.laescueladeruzafa.org Urban hip! Distinctive & attractive multi-use space. Bar plus different rooms with a nice open-air terraza at the back…

LA TAVERNAIRE

C/ Dénia, 18 Tel: 605 838 299 Bohemian cafe-bar, vegetarian dishes, live music Wednesdays.

LA PINÇA

C/ Pintor Salvador Abril, 34 Tel: 96 3 25 05 82 / 693 593 037 Arty and welcoming café-bar.

UBIK CAFÉ

Calle Literato Azorín 13 Valencia www.facebook.com/ubikcafe Mon-Tues: 17h - 01:30h Wed-Sun: 12h - 01:30h Thurs: 12h - 02:00h Fri-Sat: 12h - 03:00h Emblematic of the buzzing barrio of Ruzafa.

Zona Plaza Xúquer ROCAFULL CAFE

Pl. Xuquer, 14 www.rocafull.tk A key meeting point of the ‘indie’ community.

LA SALAMANDRA

Plaza Xúquer, 6 Long-established and run by the amia22

LA OLA FRESCA

Calle Músico Magenti 11, Benimaclet Reservations: 610026305 A ‘cafecito’ with a big heart and a fabulous terrace • Speciality in brownies and homemade cakes • world food cooking Juice therapy • local artesanal beers • fairtrade tea and coffee workshops and special events • Sunday BRUNCH Facebook: La Ola Fresca Valenbisi: 116 Comidas del mundo, servicio excelente, sabroso y actividades cada semana.

Zona City of Arts & Sciences LA PEQUEÑA PASTELERIA DE MAMÁ

C/Poeta Josep Cervera y Grifol, 14. Delightful bakery of the highest quality with cakes and teas to savour. Lovely staff with lots of experience and acoustic live music sessions too!

Zona Puerto

TERRAZA MALABAR

Edi cio Veles e Vents Movil: 682 613 446 / 677 72 53 21

gay / lesbian CÓDIGO G

Gay Discoteca & Club (Zona Ruzafa) Carrer dels Tomassos, 14. A Gay disco, next to Russafa market. 3 floors with House, Disco, Guateque, Pop, Petardeo. © 2019 24/7 Valencia

NUNCADIGONO GAY CRUISING SEXBAR

C/Doctor Monseratt,28 (near Torres de Quart) Open every day from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Happy hours every day from 6pm to 9pm. (2 X 1) Bar, Videos, Dark rooms, Labyrinths, Glory holes, Slings, Cabins. MONDAY,TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY: SEX PARTY FRIDAYS: LOTTERY DRAW SATURDAY “NAUGHTY PARADE” Abierto todos los días de 13h a 04H Happy hours todos los días de 18h a 21h. (2 X 1) Bar, Videos, Cuartos oscuros, Laberintos, Glory holes, Slings, Cabinas Fiestas Sex: lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves Sorteo: viernes Sábados: ‘paseo de guarros’ Web : www.nuncadigono.es

SPARTACUS

C/ Flassanders, 8 Gay sex shop

TRAPEZZIO CAFÉ

PLAZA MÚSICO LÓPEZ CHÁVARRI, 2


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TRADITIONAL PUBS LA BIRRA DE BRIAN

Gran Via Germanias, 29 Tel:96 0 650 756 www.labirradebrian.com

ZONA ABASTOS GEORGE BEST

C/ Alzira, 12 Great name, good beers, indie music. The fifth Beatle would surely have approved. Where did it all go right?

ZONA EL CARMEN BEAR CLUB

C/ MARIA CRISTINA, 5 Zona Centro (near Mercado Central & Plaza Ayuntamiento) Tel: 96 3 52 96 19 www.facebook.com/Bear-Club-Centro-655113761568834 Open Monday to Sunday from 11h-01.30h Bear Club Centro is a new Irish pub in the centre of town, near Plaza Ayuntamiento. They have a friendly & upbeat staff who always make us feel welcome. There are a good range of beers including Guinness, Foster’s, Murphy’s, Heineken, Affligem, Aguila and more. Regarding food, you can savour bocadillos, sandwiches, hamburgers, salads and lovely tapas including calamares, patatas bravas, sepia and more. Enjoy televised sports including football (La Liga, Champions & Europa league) golf, tennis, basketball and more. Reserve your room for private events. There are 3 floors. Enjoy group dinners in a private lounge with closed menu and open bar during dinner. More than 25 kinds of beers to choose from!

BEERS & TRAVELS BAR

Plaza Manises, 3 Tel: 96 392 60 50 Zona Carmen Facebook Beers and Travels Bar www.beersandtravels.com ‘Beers & Travels Bar’ is a traditional pub set in the heart of the old town and just a stone’s throw from the legendary Torres de Serranos. At the pub, you will nd 13 different drinks on tap, which includes beers from Ireland and ‘Maleoc’ cider from Galicia. Check out their ‘O’Hara’ Red, Pale Ale and Black beers.

BIRRA & BLUES BREW PUB VALENCIA Av. Maria Cristina, 12 Tel: 96 392 56 41 Zona Centro Valencia 46001 www.birraeblues.com

FINNEGAN’S

Pl. de la Reina Tel: 96 392 28 62 www.finnegansofdublin.es

LLÚPOL CELLER CERVESES C/ Moro Zeit, 2 Valencia Movil: 639 03 60 06

SAINT MARTIN’S URBAN IRISH

Calle Abadía de San Martin, 2 (near San Vicente) Tel: +34963942171 46002 Valencia info@saintmartins.es

THE MARKET

C/ Danzas / Cajeros (Near La Lonja) Tel: 961 054 050 Facebook: the market cerveza artesana

TYRIS ON TAP

Taula De Canvis, 6 (near La Lonja) Tel: 96 1 13 28 73

ZONA CANOVAS

SEPTEMBER 19 FEBRUARY 20 interior. Bar de tapas, especialmente salazones, y cócteles con decoración cálida de paneles de madera y terraza.

ZONA Avenida Aragón

MANOLO EL DEL BOMBO

Pl. Valencia Club de Fútbol, 5 Tel: 96 930 460

ZONA PLAZA XUQUER MAX MAX

C/ Vinalopó, 11 (Pl. Xúquer) Tel: 96 362 68 67 http://maxmaxvalencia.blogspot.com

RESTAURANTS AFRO-CUBAN BABALÚ

C/ Manyans 17 (next to Pl. RedonDA) Tel: 96 315 50 40

ARABIC BALANSIYA

Paseo de las Facultades, 3 Authentic Moroccan cuisine in a beautiful and spacious interior www.balansiya.com

DUKALA

Dr Sanchis Bergon, 27 Excellent Moroccan cuisine with a beautiful interior and experienced owners. Set in the mellow barrio of Botanico by the Rio Turia gardens.

ST. PATRICK’S IRISH PUB

Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 69 Tel: 96 351 36 42 www.stpatricksvalencia.com “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! Lots of events: Live Music every Friday at 23h. Parties with prizes. Open Saturday and Sunday at 13:00h pm. Reservations at info@stpatricksvalencia.com See Facebook for more details!

SAHARA (ZONA CARMEN)

C/ del Mar, 52 Tel: 96 394 32 76 Movil: 698 579 148 www.sahararestaurante.com

FRENCH

PORTLAND ALE HOUSE

C/ Salamanca 10 Yes! Valencia’s rst 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.

ZONA CEDRO CRUZ DEL SUR SHAMBALA

C/ de Campoamor Teléfono: 963 55 27 32 Traditional pub with plenty of beers plus tapas and cocktails. Warm © 2019 24/7 Valencia

CHEZ WLADIMIR

C/ Conde Altea, 46 Zona Canovas Tel:96 29559 57 / 603860575 French Chef Wladimir Levyckyj  has 50 years of experience in the world of authentic French cuisine. His renowned restaurant in Strasbourg, near the European parliament, was awarded a Michelin  Star and he has 23


FEBRUARY SEPTEMBER2019 served all sorts of celebrities and politicians over the years, including former French Presidents Jaques Chirac and François Mitterand. Specialities in his French restaurant in Valencia  include Sea  Bass, Onion Soup, Grilled Foie, ‘Boeuf Bourguignon’, Frog’s Legs, Duck in Orange and some wonderful desserts like ‘Crêpes Suzettes al Cointreau’ and Tatín Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream. El Chef francés Wladimir Levyckyj tiene 50 años de experiencia en el mundo de la auténtica cocina francesa. Su renombrado restaurante en Estrasburgo, cerca del Parlamento Europeo, fue galardonado con una estrella Michelin y ha servido a todo tipo de celebridades y políticos a lo largo de los años, incluyendo a los ex presidentes franceses Jaques Chirac y François Mitterand.  Las especialidades de su restaurante francés en Valencia incluyen lubina, sopa de cebolla, foie a la parrilla, ‘Boeuf Bourguignon’, ancas de rana, pato a la naranja y algunos postres maravillosos como ‘Crêpes Suzettes al Cointreau’ y pastel de Tatín con helado de vainilla.

FUSION RESTAURANT KAIKAYA

Plaza Ayuntamiento, 10 Tel:96 0446480 www.kaikayarestaurante.com Japanese- Brazilian fusion in the heart of town!

NIKKEI

C/ Lepanto, 26 (Zona Botánico) Tel:96 3113 578 Movil:651974299 Attractive & tasty ‘Japanese-Peruvian’ fusion of cuisine in the increasingly hip & understated barrio of Botáncio.

GREEK EL RINCON GRIEGO

C/ Conde Montornes, 23 (just off C/ Mar and corner of Poeta Liern) Tel: 96 394 4443 Mobile: 639608867 www.stratosm.es Zona Carmen

HAWAIIAN CITY POKE

Clariano, 4 Tel:96 1029 000 www.citypoke.es

INDIAN / PAKISTANI BHARAT

C/ Moratín n14 corner w/ Calle Las Barcas (Just off Plaza Ayuntamiento) Mobile: 632 17 82 06 www.restaurantbharat.com Open Tuesday to Sunday 13.30h -16h / 19.30h -24h Authentic Indian restaurant that is both Indian run & owned and set 24

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS right in the centre of Valencia. Beautifully designed interior, helpful staff, really tasty cuisine and wide choice of curries and dishes to choose from with all tastes catered for. This is the real deal! The proof is in the pudding, ‘Bharat’ has become so popular in Benidorm over the last 15 years that they have opened this newish branch in the city of Valencia! Auténtico restaurante indio que es de gestión y propiedad india y está ubicado justo en el centro de Valencia. Un interior hermosamente diseñado, un personal atento, una cocina realmente sabrosa y una amplia variedad de curries y platos para elegir con todos los gustos atendidos. ‘Bharat’ se ha vuelto tan popular en Benidorm en los últimos 15 años que han abierto esta nueva sucursal en la ciudad de Valencia!

ITALIAN ZONA BOTANICO LA FORCOLA

C/ Borrull, 29 Tel: 963 155 909 www.laforcola.com

ZONA EL CARMEN ANÓMALO RESTAURANTE

C/ de la Crau, 4 (Zona Carmen) Movil:699587148 /679580624 Charming, family run restaurant with intimate setting.

AL POMODORO

C/ del Mar, 22 Tel: 96 391 48 00, www.viciositalianos.com Very popular, good value, great pizza.

BACCO D.O.C.

C/ Derechos 29, bajo (1 min from La Lonja) Tel: 96 391 19 65 This is the real deal. Bacco D.O.C. is a distinctive and authentic Italian restaurant in the centre of the historic Barrio del Carmen. It is original, good fun and it is baroque! It has a stunning cave-like interior of “bejewelled and mirrored” stalagmites and stalactites, tasteful lighting, lots of nooks and crannies and three floors. Restaurante muy distinto, con el interior como una cueva. Muy romántico para parejas. Carta extensa de pizzas y pastas.

LA PAPPARDELLA

C/ Bordadores, 5 (next to Cathedral) Tel: 96 391 89 15 www.viciositalianos.com Popular Italian restaurant without pizza and emphasis on Piadinas and pastas.

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LA STRADA C/ Quart 17 Tel: 96 392 41 77 Excellent! Hip pizzeria and pasta restaurant just a brief stroll from Torres de Quart. 8€ daytime menus, around 15€ at night. Salads, antipasti, piadine, italian tapas, pizza, pasta, meat and FIsh dishes. Wines from many regions of Italy. ZONA CANOVAS DON SALVATORE

C/ Conde de Altea, 41 Tel: 96 334 13 04 www.donsalvatore.com Spot the Valencia footballer!

LAMBRUSQUERÍA

C/ Conde Altea, 31 - 36 Tel: 96 334 07 53 lambrusqueria.wordpress.com George Clooney did eat here!

JAPANESE KENTO

Cirilo Amorós, 18 / San Vicente 36 / San Vicente 100 Movil: 616 611 289 www.kentoshop.com Healthy Japanese take away and eat in with reasonable prices.

KOKURA AUTOMATIC SUSHI

Plaza Pere Borrego I Galino, 10 (C/ Alta con Na Jordana) Tel: 96 3 911 102 www.kokura.es

MOMIJI

Mercado de Colon. Tel: 960 709 175 www.momji.es Quality Japanese cuisine in upmarket surroundings.

RAMEN KUMA

Pintor Salvador Abril, 6 Tel: 963 11 94 29 Homemade & authentic Japanese cuisine in the hip barrio of Ruzafa.

TORA (TABERNA JAPONESA)

C/ Pedro III El Grande , 13 Tel: 96 311 94 29 Great! Finally, an authentic Japanase


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS taberna in Valencia run by a Japanese & Valencian couple!

MEXICAN AMEYAL

Conde de Salvatierra, 39 Tel: 96 3205 837 / 96 3 236 153 www.ameyal.es

ZONA ARRANCAPINS

www.simalurestaurante.com

‘Simalù’ restaurante is in the heart of the historic centre of Valencia and it combines Peruvian cuisine with Valencian & European touches where creativity produce flavors that reach their full potential with each dish that is made with love. This restaurant has 3 floors with bar, sala and fantastic terrace too. It is a distinctive restaurant with a unique menu. They themselves sum it up well: “It’s the art of combining ingredients and flavours, which are pleasing to the palate and remind you of homemade cooking.”

PORTUGUESE CAFÉ PESSOA

PALARDI CAFFE RESTOBAR

C/ Cuenca, 31. Come and chill on our terrace, in this new friendly cafe bar. Copas, cócteles, coffee and great food. Every Thursday is the day of “ Burger and Beer”. Closed Mondays. Fridays is Fish Friday. Fish and chips. English and Spanish spoken. Every Wednesday, Menu de TACOS (Chicken or Vegetarian) 9.95€ Relajate en nuestra terraza y bar acogedor. Copas, cócteles y buena comida. Cada jueves es el día de “haburguesa y cerveza”. Cerrado los lunes. Hablamos castellano e inglés. facebook.com/PalardiRestobar

MEDITERRANEAN BON GUST

C/ Corretgeria, 40 Tel: 96 3 155 063 www.restaurantebongust.com “We are a small Mediterranean cuisine restaurant where we enjoy fusing the different flavours of the world.

PERUVIAN & MEDITERRANEAN

C/ Literato Azorin, 2 Tel: 96 341 75 14 Great! An authentic Portuguese café bar with lovely cocktails and trendy interior.

LA COOPERATIVA DEL MAR

C/ Literato Azorin, 18 Movil: 697 95 52 94 Cod and sardines are specialities

SPANISH / VALENCIAN ZONA ALAMEDA ÀTIC RESTÓ @PALAUALAMEDA

Calle Arquitecto Mora, 2 Tel: +34 963 545 176 palaualameda.com/espacios/atic “Showcooking in the sky.” Combining the traditional with the vanguard.

PÍLSENER

Alameda, 38 Tel:96 3 370 211 Upmarket restaurant that specializes in fish dishes.

ZONA CABANYAL CASA CARMELA

Isabel de Villena, 155 Playa de Malvarrosa Tel:96 3 710 073 / 616 954 842 Specializing in authentic paella cooked over wood. Established in 1922.

LA ALEGRÍA DE LA HUERTA

Paseo Maritimo, Modulo 6 Playa de Malvarrosa Tel:96 3 550 507 / Movil:665 87 03 39 Typical Valencian cuisine. Emblematic, family-run restaurant for over 40 years.

O’DONNELL CABANYAL

(Menjar i Buere) C/ Marino Sirera, 14 Tel: 963 54 77 57 www.odonnellcabanyal.com Seafood specialists by the sea. Rice & meat dishes and good selection of wines.

SIMALÚ

C/ Caballeros, 10 Tel: 96 1 93 03 57 © 2019 24/7 Valencia

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ZONA CENTRO EL POBLET

C/ Correos, 8 Valencia Tel: 961 11 11 06 www.elpobletrestaurante.com/ Beautiful presentation with excellent product. Very popular with locals, inspired & run by chef Quique Dacosta’s Michelin star restaurant in Denia…

RESTAURANTE HAUS VALENCIA

Calle San Vicente, 19 46002, Valencia, España Teléfono Fijo. 960 221 491 Reservas. 662 389 056 Email: hausvalencia@gmail.com www.facebook.com/hausvlc www.elhaus.es Open everyday from morning until past midnight. Great for couples, the family and groups with lunch & dinner menus. Beautiful, modern and fresh interior with large terrace to watch the world go by with your Continental breakfast, Spanish & Mediterranean lunches or dinners. Wide range of dishes to savour including Valencian paella and rice choices, delicious salads, iberico meats & hams  & quality cheese selections, tortilla, fried eggs & bacon, patatas bravas, croquettes, burgers, Russian Salad, Spanish tapas, pastas, and many types of tasty sandwiches! Coffees & croissants and cakes too. Enjoy Gins, Rums, Cocktails, Fruit Juices, Beers & Wines too…

LLISA NEGRA

C/ Pascual y Genís, 10 www.llisanegra.com Creative cuisine with excellent product. World-famous chef Quique Dacosta’s latest restaurant is now open in 2019.

MERCAT DE LA REINA

Plaza de la Reina, 19 Tel:96 3 925 789 Tasty pinchos & tapas all day in the historic centre. Award-winning chef won a prestigious “best bocadillo in Spain” prize, which made the national news!

ZONA CITY OF ARTS & SCIENCES RESTAURANTE SUBMARINO (L’OCEANOGRAFIC)

Carrer d’Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1B 46013 València TEL: (+34) 662 860 595 / email: rsubmarino@oceanografic.org web: restaurante-submarino A different experience. Inside L’Oceanografic of the City of Arts and Sciences. Dine underwater with fish swimming by… while you dine! 25


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ZONA PLAZA AYUNTAMIENTO ALKAZAR

C/. Mosén Femades, 9 y 11 (Zona peatonal/ Pedestrian street) Just off Plaza Ayuntamiento 46002 Valencia · T. 96 352 95 75 · 96 351 55 51 www.restaurantealkazar.com

HARD ROCK CAFÉ

Avenida Marqués de Sotelo, 6 Tel:96 2565653 www.hardrock.com Enjoy food, music and more…

LOTELITO VALENCIA ROOMS & BAR

C/ Barcas, 13 Tel: 96 206 78 52 Movil: (+34) 656 265 229 www.lotelitovalencia.com You can enjoy breakfast early in the morning, almuerzo around midday, lunch or dinner a la carta or menu as well as enjoy a wide range of spirits & cocktails.

VUELVE CAROLINA

www.vuelvecarolina.com C/ Correos, 8

ZONA EL CARMEN 64 Restaurant

C/ Guillem de Castro, 64 TEL: 963 27 01 01 64restaurante.es New! Top quality Mediterranean & world cuisine that marries vanguard presentation with traditional ingredients.

9:00 - 01:30 todos los días

EL BOTIJO

C/ San Miguel s/n www.tascaelbotijo.com Spanish tasca in the Barrio Carmen! Great terraza & excellent service, great variety of delicious tapas, a top ensaladilla rusa and nice cheeses too. Good selection of beers & wines. Kitchen and bar is open everyday from 9h -01.30h. Clasica tasca situada en el Barrio del Carmen, cocina siempre abierta, servicio excelente, gran variedad de tapas, vinos y cervezas.

BAR ALMUDIN

C/ Caballeros, 12 Tel:96 3 916 271 Valencian fusion cuisine, rock’n’roll music and draught beers. What more do you need?

KA’RAK (RAQUEL CERNICHARO)

DOS AGUAS

EL ARENAL DEL CARMEN

C/ Calatrava, 6 Tel: 96 009 16 57 Beautiful old building, located in a mellow corner of the historic centre, with lots of space for groups and couples and plenty of attractive nooks and crannies. Fresh Mediterranean cuisine including seafood, Spanish tapas and rice dishes including genuine paella! An ample selction of wines and great Gin’n’Tonics. Cocina mediterránea fresca incluyendo mariscos, tapas españolas y platos de arroz, incluyendo paella genuina! Una amplia selección de vinos y grandes Gin’n’Tonics.

EL RALL

Pl. Tundidores, 2 Tel: 96 392 20 90 Legendary paella restaurant, prime location by La Lonja and Plaza Negrito. Restaurante legendario de paellas y más arroces. Bien situado entre La Lonja y Plaza Negrito. Terraza encantadora.

EL RACO DE CARABASSES

C/Mallorquins, 1 Tel:96 394 51 15 Authentic Valencian and Spanish cuisine next to the Mercado Central. Dig the arroz al horno!

EL TAP

C/ Roteros, 9 Tel:96 3 912 627 Warm interior. Fresh, quality product in the historic centre.

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C/ Obispo Don Jerónimo 8 Tel: 961 043 540 www.escueladearrocesypaellas.com info@escueladearrocesypaellas.com Highly popular with discerning customers and for all the right reasons. This is an authentic Valencian restaurant where you not only savour Valencia paella you can also take a certi ed course in order to become pro cient in cooking your own paella! This includes a trip to Mercado Central to pick the ingredients as well as cooking with an expert chef in one of their 2 restaurants. Check it out! Paella auténtica valenciana con cursos de paella ofrecidos por expertos cocineros.

FOC BISTRÓ

C/ Almudin,14. Near Plaza del Virgen. Tapas bar since 1932. Rice dishes, tapas, wines and spirits. Attractive and well-established. An old-fashioned interior with real character. No telephone number. You have to visit in person to make a reservation! C/ Marqués de Dos Aguas, 6 Tel: 96 251 64 26 Good value Spanish menu del días, great view.

ESCUELA DE ARROCES Y PAELLA VALENCIANA

C/ Pere Compte, 3

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C/ Músico Peydró, 9 Tel. 96 315 45 88 Set in a quiet corner of the atmospheric old town. Run by a friendly and experienced owner, enjoy wonderful homemade Mediterranean cooking.

LA ASTILLA

PLAZA VICENTE IBORRA, 3 TEL: 96 0 435 672 / 693 501 430 Mediterranean cuisine with friendly & experienced staff.

LA BOTIFARRA

Calle Pinzón, 12 Movil: 34 616 75 86 24 http://botifarra.es/ Hidden away in a quiet side street, this is a classic and authentic Valencian & Mediterranean tapas bar of the Barrio del Carmen…

LA CARME

C/ Soguers, 2 Tel: 96 392 2532 30 years old emblematic restaurant of the Barrio del Carmen with


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LA CARAGOLA

C/ Mosen Sorell, 9 Movil: 615 99 28 03

Gay & Lesbian friendly. Tapas caseras, divertidas, servicio amable y buenas paellas para encargar. Muy cerca de Torres de Serranos. Auténticamente español y abierto a todos.

LA LOLA

C/ Subida de Toledano, 8 Tel: 96 391 80 45, www.lalolarestaurante.com reservas@lalolarestaurante.com. This is ‘nueva cocina española’! Authentic live flamenco every week.

LIENZO

Plaza del Tetuan, 18 Tel:96 352 1081 www.elrestaurantellienzo.com Upmarket and reliable. Excellent tapas with seafood a speciality. Tapas 5€-15€. Menus 27€-55€.

LIGAZON 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 nd. Now that’s what we call atmosphere... El bar de tapas más histórico en el centro de Valencia, especialidad en clóchinas, buenas habas y ensaladilla rusa.

C/ Arolas,11-bajo. 46001-Valencia Telefono de reservas: 961141112 MARIA MANDILES Plaza Manises, 2 Tel: 96 04 60 57 info@maria-maniles.com

VOLARE

C/ Roteros, 12 Tel: 96 0 643 540 Very near Torres de Serranos. Quality mediterranean cuisine.

C/ del Padre Huérfanos, 2 Tel: 96 315 48 84

MATTILDA

C/ Roteros, 21 Tel: 96 392 31 68 Very near Torres de Serranos so easy to nd. Creative cuisine with highly experienced owner and staff. Mattilda combines succulent tapas and quality cuisine with artistic presentation with a loyal and cosmopolitan clientele. Clean & attractive vintage style interior. Plaza de la Reina, 19 Tel:96 3 925 789 / Movil:629381846

OCHO Y MEDIO

Plaza Lope de Vega, 5 Tel: 96 392 20 22 www.elochoymedio.com

OSTRAS PEDRIN

C / Roteros, 9 (near Torres de Serranos) Movil: 696 119986 Bar - restaurant to go for tapas. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to closing. Closed Monday. Spontaneous atmosphere, friendly and fun. Home cooking. Drinks and hot tapas with a hint of fun. Easy to nd as it is just a stoneʼs throw from the Torres de Serranos. Nice and spacious interior too! L’ Aplec has a great terrace. Enjoy their homemade, fresh and authetic paella to order in advance for groups. Enjoy classic and original Spanish tapas.

Tinto Fino Ultramarino is a restaurant located in the historic center of Valencia, in the neighborhood of Carmen, a few meters from the cathedral where you can taste tapas and dishes, salted meats, selected sausages and Italian and Spanish cheeses.The warmth of its bohemian atmosphere, seasoned with the freshness of that retro touch, is combined with the flavors of regional, Spanish and Italian dishes. The best tapas and regional dishes from Spain and Italy are mixed with quality sausages that you can also take home.

MARIA MANDILES

MERCAT DE LA REINA

L’APLEC

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C/ Bonaire, 23 Tel:963 76 70 54 Deservedly popular. There are 6 types of oysters available with prices to suit their varied clientele. Friendly atmosphere with cava & champagne...

REFUGIO RESTAURANTE DEL CARMEN C/ Alta, 42 Tel: 96 391 7754 The ‘Cooking Revolution’!

SIDRERIA EL MOLINÓN

C/Bolseria, 40 Tel: 963 91 15 38

TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN

C/Juristas, 5 Tel: 96 0 014 584/ 695 478 914

TINTOFINO ULTRAMARINO C/ Corretgeria, 38 Tel: 963 154 599 / 636 429 329

YUSO

C / de la Cruz, 4 izquierda and Plaza del Carmen, 6. Tel: 96 315 39 67 The real deal. Valencian chefs and Valencian staff. Superb paella, arròs en fesols i naps, arroz a banda, patatas bravas, salads and more. Near Torres de Serranos. There are now two Yusos, near to each other. La autentica paella valenciana. Cocineros valencianos, una paella estupenda. Ahora hay dos Yusos, cerca de Torres de Serrano.

ZONA BOTÁNICO LA GRETA

C/ Bon Fill, 7 Tel: 96 3 32 24 47 Enjoy tapas and wines in warm surroundings. English and Spanish spoken…

LA MALAQUITA

C/ Turia, 52 Tel: 963 26 25 47 Lovingly made Mediterranean cuisine with warm and spacious interior. Near Torres de Quart.

ZONA CANOVAS CANALLA BISTRO by Ricardo Camarena

Carrer del Mestre Josep Serrano, 5, 46005 València Tel: 96 3 74 05 09 27

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FEBRUARY SEPTEMBER2019 This elegant and eclectic restaurant offers everything from pastrami sandwiches, smoked eel, and slow-roasted pork that are sure to transport you to different places around the globe.

CHE, TABERNA VASCA

Av. Reino de Valencia, 9 Tel:96 3 746 525 Legendary & historic restaurant with tasty Basque & Valencian cuisine and the original, old-fashioned green partitions that divides the diners’ tables just like back in the day! Founded in 1933.

COCO PAZZO

Conde de Altea, 51 Movil: 717 12 22 35

DE CALLE

Conde Altea, 12 Tel: 96 3 951 178 www.de-calle.com

LA PURETA

C/ Grabador Esteve, 34 Tel:96 001 70 61.

MAMA RACHA TABERNA C/Ciscar, 15 Tel: 960 065 558

MEAT MARKET

C/ Burriana, 38 Tel:96 3 944 909 www.meatmarketrestaurante.com

MERCATBAR

Joaquín Costa, 27 Valencia Tel: 963 74 85 58 www.mercatbar.es Fab restaurant with quality product and fusion cuisine. Run by legendary chef Quique Dacosta, set in the trendy Canovas zone.

O’PAZO

C/ Conde Altea, 21 Tel: 96 320 11 78 Galician bodega...

ZONA BENIMACLET EL CARABASSER

C/ Reverendo Rafael Tramoyeres, 35 Tel:963 89 14 46

PATA NEGRA

C/ Barón de San Petrillo,3 Tel:96 389 09 54 Vintage-style interior, quality Mediterranean tapas and dishes, jazzy soundtrack...

ZONA ARAGÓN

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Tel: 962 06 34 24 www.ginebre.com Our Restaurant offers a different concept of hospitality, with a simple, sensitive cuisine, based on a Mediterranean cuisine where the local and seasonal products are the protagonists of their elaborations. Our cuisine is enriched by bringing influences from other cultures such as Moroccan, Mexican, Peruvian or Japanese that fuses with a small dose of creativity.

C/ Pintor Salvador Abril, 34 Tel:96 3 034 975 Fresh produce and authentic cuisine from Mallorca.

CHURRERIAS

ZONA PUERTO CASA CARMELA

Isabel de Villena, 155 (Playa Malvarrosa) Tel: 96 3 710 073 / 616 954 842 www.casa-carmela.com Established in 1922 and next to the Blasco Ibañez museum. They specialize in paella cooked in the traditional and authentic way. Closed on Mondays.

NEPTUNO HOTEL ON THE BEACH Tel: 96 3567 777 www.hotelneptunovalencia.com Excellent Valencian cuisine with paella, cocktails and menus…

LA SUCURSAL

Veles e Vents Muelle de la Aduana s/n Tel: 96 3746 665 www.restaurantelasucursal.com Legendary restaurant that was once part of the IVAM and is now set in the port area.

ZONA RIO TURIA GARDENS RICARD CAMARENA RESTAURANT *****

Bombas Gens Centre d’Art Avda. Burjassot, 54 (P1-3ª) Tel:96 3 355 418 www.ricardcamarenarestaurant.com

LA CHURRERÍA DEL BARRIO

Carrer de Burgos, 2. Valencia (46018) -near Av. Del Cid metroTel: 658 32 23 00 Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in the mornings from 7h to 13h and afternoons 17h to 20.30h www.la-churreria-del-barrio.negocio.site

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In our churreria we elaborate churros in the traditional way, porras, pumpkin fritters and exquisite hot chocolate. For breakfast or an afternoon snack, enjoy some ‘churros’ that are especially made just for you. We open the on the days of Christmas, New Year and King’s day and on New Year’s Eve to enjoy your most delicious “Resopón”. We have been making our customers happy since 1981. We are a family trade of tradition and artisanal elaboration.

TAPAS BARS

ZONA RUZAFA EL RODAMON DE RUSSAFA C/ Sueca, 47 www.elrodamon.com

HUERTA Y HUERTA

C/ Cádiz 61 960211173 Mediterranean fusion by chef Ramonet

LA FLACA DE RUZAFA C/ Puerto Rico, 34 Tel:96 3034 739

MOOD FOOD

C/ Pintor Salvador Abril, 7 Tel:96 1 05 02 69 Beautifully presented and fresh Mediterranean-based fusion cuisine at reasonable prices in a cosy setting.

2 ESTACIONES GINEBRE

Calle Eolo, 7, 46021 València

Calle Pintor Salvador Abril, 28, Tel:96 3 03 46 70

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ANITA GIRÓ

Pintor Domingo, 7 (near Torres de Quart) - Zona Centro Historico Tel: 96 1133418 / Movil: 665 36 50 47 Facebook: Anita.Giro Open everyday from 19h. Mediterranean tapas with an international touch. There is an international vibe to this place


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS and it is still very much the local popular hangout with open-minded individuals in the historic centre. It’s a tolerant place and there is a sense of freedom here that only adds to its appeal. Starters include a tasty & fluffy hummus topped with pimentón de la vera with nachos that have a distinctive tang. It’s worth mentioning that care is taken to present all their dishes with artistic flair as well as having the freshest ingredients.There are seafood choices like Octopus and Langostine platos. Vegetarians are well catered for too.

BOATELLA TAPAS

Plaza del Mercado, 34 Tel:96 3 154 071 Traditional Spanish & Mediterranean tapas with a view of Mercado Central.

historic centre. Highly popular with alternative crowd and visitors. Amongst their many specialities you will nd artichokes, homemade croquettes, grilled sardines, fried prawns, octopus, cured ham, a selection of cheeses and much more. All tapas are made in the moment, which means you can take your time over a glass of wine or beer. Auténtico bar de tapas español con dueño de familia andaluza con alcachofas, croquetas, sardinas, opciones vegetarianas y mucho más. Popular con gente alternativa, gente del barrio y visitantes. Excelente terraza.

SEPTEMBER 19 FEBRUARY 20 Tel:96 122 73 24 “Mar d’Amura is both a shelter and an oasis. A place to lunch, dine and converse in peace. Its name is synonymous with the sea, which carries the gentle waves via a distant wind. Also it is the love of the mother, of the mother tongue, unconditional and welcoming. A place for eating, kissing, resting. It is a patio, a restaurant with joyful cuisine and a honeycomb of weekly artists. Sundays has live flamenco and Wednesdays has live fusion music. Our house is your house.”

LA MURTA vines i tapes

C/ Murta, 14 Tel:96 133 69 71 Tasty tapas with liberal & mostly Spanish crowd in the studenty barrio of Benimaclet.

BOUCAN WINEBAR C/ BAJA, 42 Tel: 618 36 41 33

OLI BAR

CLANN

C/ Zurradores, 9 Tel: 662 436 972 Instagram: @clann_bar_valencia Cosy & charismatic bar in the historic centre. They buy the freshest seasonal product in the Central Market and cook it in the moment. Their speciality is a squid on the grill. Every Wednesday they have Argentinian empanadas. Pet friendly

KAÑA MAKAN BISTRO C/ Sueca 61, Ruzafa Tel: 960 15 07 96 www.kanamakan.com Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Open From Wednesday to Sundays from 19h - 00.00h Middle Eastern tapas fusion with attractive interior and friendly crowd. Tapas fusion del Medio Este, interior atractivo y compañía agradable.

Plaza Manuel Granero, 20 Movil:692203795 ‘HAM, CHEESE, WINE, OLIVES’ Set in the scenic park of Ruzafa, one of Valencia’s most dynamic barrios, this is a popular & welcoming tavern with market quality cheese & meat dishes that are cut and prepared on the spot. English & Spanish spoken, experienced staff and friendly service too. Ubicada en el pintoresco parque de Ruzafa, uno de los barrios más dinámicos de Valencia, esta es una taberna popular y acogedora con platos de queso y carne de calidad de mercado que se cortan y preparan en el lugar. Inglés y español hablado, servicio amable también.

PAN DE QUESO

C/ Serranos, 19 “A touch of Brazil near the Torres de Serranos.”

ROSE PINK

C/ SALVADOR GINER,1 Tel: 673 91 68 62 Welcoming and creative owners with Cocktails & Gourmet Tapas in the historic centre.

SANTA COMPANYA EL OLIVO TABERNA

Plaza del Árbol, 4 (end of C/ Baja) Tel: 96 391 70 87 Authentic Spanish tapas in the

MAR D’AMURA (Zona Cabanyal) C/ Progrés, 159

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THAI THAI MONGKUT

C/ Corona, 8 www.thaimogkut.es Tel:96 0 21 67 80

THAILICIOUS

C/ Almirante Cadarso, 6 Tel:96 3815181

VEGAN

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Tel:96 1 11 58 44

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C/ Jorge Juan, 21 www.lagaleriajorgejuan.com

C/Baja, 27 INSTAGRAM: _OTROMUNDO_CERAMICA handmade artisan ceramics make for an original unique gift.

LA GALERIA JORGE JUAN LE CABINE

(STYLE THAT ROCKS) Cirilvio Amoros, 65 Tel: 960 214 031 Mov: 655 840 553

SANJAHARA (Eva Crespo) C/Cirilo Amoros, 70 Tel: 96 0221280

TASTE OF AMERICA

Avenida Reino de Valencia, 6. Tel: 962 06 64 65 www.tasteofamerica.com

ZONA EL CARMEN DIPIKA KUMAR

C/ Purisima, 4 Tel:650 405 165 Instagram dipkakumar11 Goldsmith/ Orfebre shop/Atelier

C/Quart, 41b (near Torres de Quart) Zona Carmen Tel:96 3120 901 www.khambu.com ‘Khambú’ was born in Valencia as a vegan fast food restaurant.

New! Fresh & varied burger bar in beautiful & historic building with friendly staff. Open everyday from 12pm until 12am Tel: 961 67 47 54 C/ Zurradores, 7 Zona Carmen

RAINBOW BURGER

C/Salamanca, 26 Movil:625 35 84 01 Very original burger bar with vegan, sushi and zebra choices.

SHOPPING ZONA BOTÁNICO VINYL EYE

Music textile design C/Turia, 35 Tel: 96 1478033

ZONA CANOVAS ABANICOS CARBONELL Carrer de Castelló, 21, 46004 Valencia

LAURA ASHLEY

C/Cirilo Amoros, 66 30

C/Baja, 28

PUCHERITO VERDE

C/ Belén, 9 Handmade & independent Valencian craftwork in a little corner of the historic centre…

SEBASTIAN MELMOTH

C/ Baja,50 Art, design, tradition and unique objects store

SABOTAGE GALLERY

C/ Purisima, 5 Movil: 640 28 50 687 www.sabotagegallery.com

SOHO DEL CARMEN

Calle Derechos 33, Valencia Tel: 96 391 2463

(SILK SHOP & MUSEUM) C/ Hospital, 7 Tel:963 511 951 www.laseda.es

TAMALA TIENDA ETNICA

Ethnic Gallery Shop Calle Baja 17 Valencia 46003 Movil: 672 92 93 00

ICE CREAM ICECOBAR

BURGER BAR MIAMI BURGER HOUSE

PANNONICA VINTAGE

ESPAI SEDA (LA TIENDA DEL MUSEO)

KHAMBÚ

Behind Bullring/next to Primark. 622 80 89 79 www.icecobar.es

OTRAMUNDO

YUSTE AFRIC ART

Avenida Maria Cristina, 4 Tel: 96 315 41 76 www.aNilloatlante.com Tibetan bowls, ethnic furniture, organic clothing, tribal masks, a collection of minerals & rocks, decorative items made by hand and manufactured especially for us. www.arteafrica.com Muebles y acesorios étnicos.

INNARA

Plaza Comte de Bunyol, 1. (C/ Caballeros) Quality clothes shop & very well situated in the heart of the historic centre. Mov: 605 31 63 04

KUPKA

C/ Trench,15 & C/ de los Derechos,19 Tel: 96 105 76 99 Mov: 665 06 06 86 www.kupkacuero.com

MADAME BUGALÚ

C/Danzas, 3 Tel: 96 315 44 76 Chic!

MANDALA

(Espai Creatiu) C/ Calatrava, 4 Tel: 655 301 390 Facebook Mandala Espai Creatiu Spiritual shop run by a kindly © 2019 24/7 Valencia

Plaza Miracle de Mocadores, 5 (off Plaza Reina) Movil:630 37 36 03 True artisans. Established in 1970. The real deal when it comes to ceramics from the Valencia community.

ZONA MERCADO CENTRAL UNO

Main entrance Mercado Central. facebook: unomercadocentral Tel: 963 82 92 51 UNO is the emblematic stand of the Mercado Central. It’s a place to meet, to sample food at the Central Market of Valencia, which is known as the ‘Mercado Central, where UNO fits right in. Enjoy a snack, and take the chance to re-discover local products. It is the project of the very amiable and experienced owner Rafael Valls. This is a place to revalue the culture of local product, to ‘chop’ and to try local novelties.   Savour their delightful Spanish sandwiches ‘bocados’,  with freshness and quality intact, a new bottle of wine, an instant coffee, a counter with succulent sweets and desserts  brought by artisan suppliers. Here you’ll find the best customs, and there is always a new product to be surprised by. And all in the most privileged scenario of all, you will find ‘UNO’ at the


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS entrance of the Central Market! During the Christmas holidays you can enjoy personalized hampers by UNO with the products you most like, either as a present for others or for one of your celebrations.

HAIR SALON

Zona Ruzafa DISEÑO 43

Tel: 687605722 Personal Trainers specialising in Pilates techniques for single or double classes. Reformer in our studio or at your home. Marta & Mike.

KOWALSKI COSAS BELLAS ARTES

MADAME MIM

C/ Puerto Rico, 30

PARANOID

T-shirts, retro musical instruments, toys and more… C/ Sevilla, 7 Valencia Tel: 960 07 07 42

TRINITY VINTAGE

Carrer de Carles Cervera, 19, bajo derecha, 46004 Valencia

CLASSIFIEDS CRICKET CLUB

LA NIÑA LOS PEINES

C/ Santo Tomas, 24 Tel: 96 392 52 82 Fantastic hair salon that is renowned in the city where highly experienced professional experts get to the essence of each person’s head of hair for the cut you are truly looking for. Combining health, pleasure and imagination there are a wide range of services, cuts, colours, styles available. They are make up experts who have worked with a number of lm directors, designers and photographers too. There is also an erotic corner for customers... “La Niña Los Peines mueve las tijeras y zapatea, a na el tono de los colores cuidadosamente, mima tu melena mientras te la modela al ritmo de tus deseos. Y en el gabinete de belleza te arregla de la cabeza a los piés. Calidad Schwarzkopf, trabajo cuidado y trato personal ¡Óle!”

LAWYER VIRGINIA DE LA CUADRA GALERA

CRICKET CLUB

Levante CC are a new cricket club based in Valencia that have regular league games with teams throughout Spain and also welcome touring sides to the city. The club train most Thursday evenings at the Camp de Beisbol in the riverbed, start time 8pm. New members welcome. www.levantecc.com Jason: 654071182 Barry: 652291897

DOG DAYCARE KINGCAN

Plaza Almansa 1 bajo derecha Tel: 629506145 Zona Carmen

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service and many happy customers! Bikes for sale & hire. Electric Scooters for hire & more. Ubicado en el centro histórico. Servicio amable y muchos clientes felices! Bicicletas en venta y alquiler. Scooters eléctricos para alquiler y más.

HEALTH PILATES CLASSES

C/ CUBA, 43 Instagram: diseno43 original & attractive designs & illustrations in the arty barrio of ruzafa... C/ Denia, 20 Tel: 963 12 52 22 www.kowalskicosasbellasartes.com

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SEMILLA HOLISTIC CENTRE

TEL: +34 655 250 402 C/ SUECA, 58. BAJO 46006 ZONA RUZAFA WE OFFER YOGA, MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION, LIFE COACHING. YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH. YOU DESERVE LOVE, PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING. A PLACE OF TRUST, A PLACE TO FIND LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, TO BE PART OF A COMMUNITY

ENGLISH SPEAKING SPANISH LAWYER – Abogada virginia@delacuadragalera.com +(34) 680 438 775 www.delacuadragalera.com

LEISURE

CENTRO URANIUM

VALENJOY

C/ Moro Zeit, 11 Tel:96 205 74 / Móvil: 600 481 880 www.valenjoy.com Set in the historic centre. Friendly

www.centrouranium.com uranium.sirio@gmail.com C/Quart 101, bajo, Valencia. Sirio Simó Calatayud Tel: 676 758 709 This is an alternative health centre with classes including Yoga, Chikung, Tarot, Massage therapy, Reiki. Run by the hi ghly trained and expe31

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QUIROPRACTICO VALENCIA

Do you suffer low back pain, neck pain, headaches? Why continue suffering? Chiropractic is a natural solution for your pains and aches and also to keep your spine in line! Visit your chiropractor Richard Millo in Valencia or Rocafort. You can find us at www.quiropracticovalencia.com Or call us on 96 131 05 22 (VALENCIA) Carrer Antiga Senda d’en Senent 3, 1º 46023 Valencia Teléfono 96 279 24 49 (ROCAFORT) Plaza Mayor, 8 Bajo 46111 Rocafort, Valencia Teléfono 96 131 05 22

HOSTELS HOME YOUTH HOSTEL

Tel: 96 391 62 29 C/ La Lonja, 4 www.homeyouthhostel.com/

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Eugenia Viñes 22-24 Tel. 963 120 600

HOTEL MELIÁ VALENCIA PALACIO DE CONGRESOS ***** Avenida Cortes Valencianas, 52 Tel: 902 14 44 40

LOTELITO VALENCIA ROOMS & BAR

Rooms/ Apartments/Free Wi-Fi C/ Virues, 6 (corner C/Barcas) Tel: 96 306 09 30 www.lotelito.com

NEPTUNO ****

C/ Paseo de Neptuno, 2 Tel: 96 356 77 77 www.hotelneptunovalencia.com

APARTMENTS PALACIO DE ROJAS C/ Quart, 10 Tel:96 0218 370 www.palacioderojas.com

PETIT PALACE GERMANÍAS ***

C/ Sueca, 14 Tel: 96 351 36 38 www.petitpalacehotelgermanias.com

PURPLE NEST HOSTEL VALENCIA

Plaza Tetuan, 5 Tel: (34) 96 353 25 61 www.purplenesthostel.com

RED NEST HOSTEL VALENCIA Calle de La Paz, 36 Tel: (34) 96 3 427 168 www.rednesthostel.com

SERCOTEL SOROLLA PALACE****

HOSTAL ANTIGUA MORELLANA C/ En Bou, 2 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 391 57 73 www.hostalam.com SINGLE/ INDIVIDUAL 40€ (IVA included/ Incluido) DOUBLE/ DOBLE 55€ (IVA included/ incluido) Lovely hostel in the heart of the old centre with comfortable rooms, good service and all modern conveniences. HOSTAL EL RINCÓN (ZONA CARMEN) C/ Carda 11 Tel: 96 391 79 98 / 96 391 60 83 Single: 10-13€, Double: 18-24€

HOTELS CHECKIN ****

Avenida del Puerto, 129. Tel 963 44 78 87 www.checkinhoteles.com

COSMO HOTEL & BAR

MARIA CRISTINA, 8 TEL: 960 479 301 WWW.HOTELCOSMOVALENCIA.COM

HOTEL LAS ARENAS *****

Av.de las Cortes Valencianas,58 46015 Valencia (ESPAÑA) Tel: 961 868 700 Fax: 96 186 87 05 www.hotelsorollapalace.com

THE WESTIN VALENCIA***** Amadeo de Saboya, 16 Tel: 34 96 362 59 00 www.westinvalencia.com

VALENCIAFLATS CIUDAD DE LAS CIENCIAS Avenida Instituto Obrero, 20, Tel:963 35 67 93 Near City of Arts & Sciences. D T ERI-

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VALENCIA STREET ART ‘NENA WAPA WAPA’ (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW) 24/7 Valencia: Explain to us the concept of your work as NENA WAPA WAPA When I paint alone in the street and I can devote myself to my personal project, to my ideas, and to expressing them, I speak above all of the feminine world and of concepts such as freedom. I try to make people stop and think when they see them, and that is why I use a palette that is not very saturated or in black and white, and with simple compositions, to make them stand out from all the brightly coloured murals that surround them.   Tell us something about your influences and artistic background… I have a degree in Fine Arts and I had always been attracted by the graffiti that was found on the streets, I made contact with sprays and the street for the first time in 2001 or 2002, I can’t remember exactly. I made some pieces but I was not happy with the results.

and that has been the path I see on the streets and the arthave followed. ists. However, on a work level it’s complicated and you have My influences have always to fight hard for people to unbeen people around me, from all derstand and value this work. of them I learn something and I They think that because you put it into practice. like to paint, you’ll like to paint for free too... and that’s not the What is the meaning of the case. NENA WAPA WAPA tag?   The name “La nena wapa wapa” Do you have plans for began as a joke with some 2020/2021? friends from Albacete. Of course, there are plans for   the coming years, as long as For artists, how do you see Va- health and time allow… lencia today?   In Valencia, there are and have Interview by Owl been very good graffiti and mural artists. Today, people have More information at learned to value the work you flickr: nenawapawapa

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VALENCIA FOOTBALL

WILL VALENCIA BE IN EUROPE NEXT SEASON? As the sun sets and Britain finally leaves the European Union, Valencia fans are asking themselves will the club remain in Europe next season. Currently they are targeting that mission on three separate fronts, the Champions League, the Copa Del Rey and La Liga itself. The most unlikely is automatic entry into the Champions League next time by winning the trophy outright this year. After finishing top of a tough group that included both Chelsea and Ajax, the draw for the first round of the knock out stages and the last sixteen pitted Los Che against Atalanta of Italy.

Valencia ranks from the starting line-up that day, (Gayá, Parejo, Soler and Rodrigo) whilst a fifth, Jaume Doménech, replaced Neto during the game. The Italians won that match by the odd goal in three. They have been on fire in front of goal since the start of the year, having planted five goals past Parma in Bergamo, and an amazing seven goals past Simone Zaza’s Torino in Turin a few weeks ago. The club, that were formed by Swiss students in 1907, have a multi-national look to them. Their main threats being Brazilian Rafael Toloi, (who scored in the 2017 Trofeo Naranja) Slovenian Josip Iličić, the German born midfielder Robin Gosens, Dutch centre half Marten de Roon, and the very talented Croatian Mario Pašalić, who is on loan from Chelsea.

I Nerazzurri (The Black and Blues) are based in Bergamo and played against Valencia at the Mestalla as recently as August 2017 when the two teams met in the Trofeo The first leg will be played at the Naranja. 21,000 Gewiss Stadium on February Only four players remain in the the 19th, with the return fixture Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

gracing the Mestalla early in March. Another way Valencia can guarantee European football next year is by retaining the Copa Del Rey. This year’s victors will get automatic entry into the Europa League group stage. This little nugget will prove just as enticing for many clubs as the Spanish Super Cup. That debacle took place in Saudi Arabia just after Three Kings. Ironically, the League champions Barcelona and the Cup Winners Valencia got knocked out in the semi-finals by Atlético and Real Madrid respectively, meaning neither winners of silverware in 2019 were in the Super Cup final. As a direct consequence of that, the 2020 Copa Del Rey structure has a new complicated format. This means that the four competitors that competed in this year’s Super Cup get a bye right up to the round


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victories since the turn of the New wicked deflection off the luckless Year on home soil yields testament Jordi Alba… to send the home fans Furthermore, on entry, the four to that. delirious with delight. Supercopa de España teams were drawn out against the four lowest Matches between two clubs Barcelona responded dangerously ranked clubs left in the competition, struggling this season, Eibar and with threatening and intricate play with the minnows automatically Celta Vigo, tested Valencia’s metal but were toothless in attack where receiving home draws. to the core. They resolutely eked they really missed the injured Luis out three points in both games with Suárez. Valencia were picked to play UD an identical score (1-0) to continue Logroñés. The club from the La their momentum up the table. It was his international teammate Rioja region of Spain acquitted that won the game for Valencia themselves well, and only lost by a However, the highlight of the year with 13 minutes left on the clock. single goal from the in-form Maxi to date was the home game with A surging run from Ferran Torres Gomez. Barcelona that was nestled between concluded with a through ball to the Eibar and Vigo contests. Maxi Gómez. With time, the striker Exactly a week later Valencia were Valencia have waited 13 years for took one touch to control the ball back in action again, this time victory over the team from the Nou and then a second to literally pass against Cultural Leonesa, who had Camp at the Mestalla and the ease the ball into the net and past a sensationally knocked out Atlético at which Barcelona succumbed stranded Ter Stegen. Madrid in the last round, to create to Los Che’s onslaught must have the shock of the tournament to been a worrying sign for their new The only hiccough to date, this year, date. manager Setién. apart from the Super Copa semifinal defeat was the humiliating They very nearly repeated the feat Despite having their usual large loss at the hands of struggling against a listless Valencia who slice of possession, the Catalans Mallorca in the Balearics. The 4-1 needed a penalty shoot out and lacked any real purpose in the drubbing was also exacerbated by two saves by Jaume to progress danger areas and it was Valencia the sending off of captain Parejo. through. Neither team had managed who had a golden chance to take to find the back of the net in 120 the lead when they were awarded If Valencia can find a way of gaining minutes of normal play. a penalty close to the interval for a foul on Gaya by Piqué. Valencia’s reward for reaching the last eight is another away tie, this VAR checks mean the penalty taker time against La Liga counterparts has time to think and reflect and Granada. Roberto Soldado will this procrastination process can be hoping to prevent Valencia only assist the goalkeeper. Maxi successfully retaining the trophy Gomez took on the responsibility when his Andalusian side face Los of converting the penalty, once VAR Che at El Nuevo Estadio de Los had confirmed the obvious… but Cármenes​on the 4th of February. by that time self-doubt had crept into the Uruguyan’s mind and Ter The third opportunity of Valencia Stegen guessed the right way, to plying their trade on the continent parry the weakly-struck effort away next season is through La Liga. to safety. This looks the most likely route for success out of the trifecta. To the South American’s credit, he refused to let the miss impact his Valencia are beginning to show the game. The burly centre-forward kind of form at the Mestalla they made amends, just after half-time, are famous for and three league when his cross-cum-shot took a Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia


VALENCIA FOOTBALL - UPCOMING GAMES Saturday 8 February

Levante - Leganés 13.00h Getafe - Valencia 16.00h Saturday 15 February

Villareal - Levante 18.30h Valencia - Atlético 21.00h Wednesday 19 February ‘Champions League’ Atalanta - Valencia 21.00h w/e 23 February

points on their visits and maintain their solid form at the Mestalla, then the signs are good for a top four spot and Champions League entry.

w/e 1 March

This quest will be buoyed by the capture of the Italian international Alessandro Florenzi, who has been signed on loan until the end of the season from Roma. As a side note in the transfer window, Valencia decided not to take up the option to buy the promising Elche midfielder Gonzalo Villar. Los Che had first dibs on any pending transfer but declined the opportunity. This allowed the Murcia born star to head to Roma for a fee that is reportedly worth 4 million Euros, plus potential add ons.

Real Sociedad - Valencia Levante - Real Madrid Valencia - Real Betis Eibar - Levante w/e 8 March

Alavés - Valencia Levante - Granada Tuesday 10 March ‘Champions League’ Valencia - Atalanta 21.00h

VALENCIA CF Mestalla stadium, Aragón/Facultats metro, lots of buses incl. 9, 10, 12, 29, 30, 31, 32, 41, 79, 80. Tickets on sale from the stadium, club shop (Pl. Ayuntamiento), VCF website. LEVANTE UD Ciudad de Valencia stadium, 11,70 bus, Machado metro, Estadi del Llevant tram. Tickets available at ground on matchday and in advance from club shop (C/Colón), LUD website.

Meanwhile, things are not so good at Levante UD. A dip in form has led to Los Granotas slipping steadily down the table and closer and closer to the relegation zone. Having lost their last five league games (the latest to Barcelona) one would have thought the manager Paco Lopéz may have been tempted to dabble in the January transfer window. His purchases have been limited to date with the only new player being Bruno González who swapped clubs with Erick Cabaco (Getafe). Goalkeeper Oier Olazábal has moved on to Espanyol, adding over one million Euros to the Levante coffers and winger Ivi López has agreed a loan move to SD Ponferradina. Any further transactions before the midnight deadline on February 3rd seem unlikely. Having kept faith with his current squad he will be hoping to bag a few additional points against the likes of Leganés, Eibar and Villarreal, who are all opponents in the next month or so. John Howden

Anyone wishing to get tickets for games for Valencia or Levante can do so by visiting the box offices at the grounds or through their respective websites: www.valenciacf.com www.levanteud.com Valencia CF photos © 2020 / Levante UD photos © 2020


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CENTRO SEMILLA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW What are the aims of Centro Semilla? To help you on an inner quest. To give direction back to your life by living more consciously. Can you tell us something more about the courses available? We offer Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation, Energetic therapies and much more in both Spanish and English. There are weekly classes and one-timers. We regularly have free events too; we want to spread the seed! What are the benefits of Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu & Reflexology? - Helps detoxification of the body and boost the immune Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

system. - Increases blood circulation, blood pressure, and breathing. - Good for muscle relaxation, increase flexibility in your muscles, increase mobility. - Improves posture, balance, corrects body alignments and dissolves energy blockages. Improves athletic performance. - Helps arthritis and back pain. - Helps tone the body, strengthen joints and fight diseases, including chronic joint problems. - Prevents illnesses and alleviates degenerative diseases. - Slows the ageing process. - Immune booster. - Improves emotional balance. - Helps concentration and creativity. - Mind and body concentration.

- Clears and calms your mind. - Helps you gain mental clarity. - Reduce and relieve stress and anxiety. - Helps boost energy and stamina. - Develops self-awareness. - Improves overall health and vitality.   Interview by 24/7 Valencia team  

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VALENCIA FILM & DOCUMENTARIES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH VALENCIA DIRECTOR ANA RAMÓN RUBIO 24/7 Valencia: Tell us about something about your upbringing and education... Ana Ramón Rubio: I studied in an American school so I always felt very identified & attracted to American culture. We had talent-shows, we did trick-or-treating in Halloween, we celebrated ‘Thanksgiving’ and did all those other things that we usually see in the movies and may seem distant to most Spanish students. So, I think that’s one of the reasons why I always had a special interest in Americana and even more so on ‘Route 66’ because I had read about it in books, or seen it in movies or heard about it from songs... What got you interested in film and documentaries? Even though my parents have nothing to do with the business side of entertainment, they always took my brother and I to the movies and to music concerts or to the theatre. They wanted us to be interested in

arts, books, films... and I think that is where everything started. When I was a little girl I wanted to be a writer, I wanted to write novels but then I started falling in love with movies and Television series. I was always interested in where the camera was placed and in the narrative of the stories. So I started shooting very bad short films that I never finished, with a handycam, until I decided to study audiovisual communication in college. Tell us the story of ‘Almost Ghosts.’ Almost Ghosts is a documentary film about (almost) ghost towns of Route 66 and the American survivors who live there. I once drove the first stretch, from Chicago to Saint Louis, on a road trip to New Orleans. I got the impression that the Mother Road was very different from what we always saw in TV shows, especially because of the depopulation and the abandonment of some of the towns, mainly the smaller ones.

When Eisenhower started building interstates and quicker highways, there were thousands of towns that had always made their living from the traffic of Route 66 that died and a lot of people started fighting to halt its decline. Route 66 was something that had always been so iconic and it was suddenly so human for me. Since then it started to awaken my interest as a documentary subject, because of the intimate stories all along it. In fact it is a film about people, not so much a film about Route 66. Angel Delgadillo, Harley Russell and Lowell Davis are the main characters of the film and all of the story is told with their voice, with their experiences and with their day-to-day existence. How did you find living and working on Route 66? Shooting on Route 66 was an adventure. There are roads that are suddenly cut short and one day it is hot as hell and the next day it is snowing in Missouri. The drive is 4.000 kilometres through States that are so different from each other like California, Texas or Arizona.

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‘ALMOST GHOSTS’ thentic and that enjoy living outside the bigger cities and the big technological changes. There is a really great community all along the 4.000 kilometres of Route 66. Each state has their own Association and they all work together to preserve the road. The inhabitants of towns of Oklahoma know the ones from Texas and vice versa, they try to be a community, and in the towns, people look out for each other, everybody knows everybody... I think it’s mostly people that enjoy living a slow life.

For travellers, it really is an amazing experience. It is an initiation trip in search of American culture, the American way, the USA from East to West. But for those who live there, things have been really tough during the 80s & 90s.There is some economic rebound thanks to tourism, but there is still lots of commerce that is closing down every year and lots of historic buildings that are completely abandoned... What was your impression of the people who have chosen to still live there? Our main characters have very different lives. Harley Russell, for example, receives thousands of visitors every season. He has a very irreverent music show in his place in Erick (Oklahoma) and at the same time you can find Lowell Davis just enjoying his pipe in the porch of his house in Red Oak II (Missouri) or Angel Delgadillo who has become a local hero in Arizona for his work to make Route 66 historic.

Could you tell us something about your other work? I started in the web series industry when it wasn’t even an industry, because I wanted to feel the taste of telling stories and really didn’t have the budget to do it. We did a crowdfunding and shot ‘Sin Vida Propia’, which travelled to a lot of web series festivals in the US. Then I wrote and directed ‘We all wanted to kill the president’, a comic thriller that was released on Amazon Prime Video, short films, the Valencian TV series ‘La Vall’, which was the first narrative series of the new Valencian public television (À Punt Media) with Valencian filmmaker Pau Martínez. And now I’m developing the script of a documentary, which is very related to Valencian and the British culture and that hopefully will be filmed this year. What were the challenges that you faced when making ‘Almost Ghosts’?

The sheer distance was a real challenge. It’s not so easy to organize a shooting in towns and cities where you have never been before and when you are 10.000 kilometres away. Then the funding was also a But the Route 66 community is challenge, and the language, and the mostly people that want to be au- fact of driving across the US with a Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

very tight schedule to arrive on time for the interviews, the locations, etc. And once it was finished, the challenge of distributing it, because documentary films are in a very good place right now but the public still isn’t so used to go to the theatre to watch them. It has been one challenge after another but that makes the process a lot more fun! Does Valencia have a bright future in the audiovisual world? There’s a lot of talent in Valencia with people that tell great stories, not only in film but also in the documentary genre. The main issue, as happens everywhere, is the funding.   However, in recent years you can feel the positive work that has been done via public administration.  That’s why we are starting to create an industry that in the future could have an identity such as what has already happened with  Catalan or Basque cinema. We are not there yet, but there’s work being done and there is this atmosphere of creativity and optimism that is helping to improve the situation. In recent years, there have been some films made in Valencia that are amazing. “La Estrategia del Silencio”, for example, is one of the best documentary films ever made in Spain and was set and produced here in Valencia. In 2019 there was the debut film, “La Inocencia” that was shot in the Castellon region and the short film ‘9 Pasos’ is one of the most awarded short films in the world. There is a real effort being made here combined with local talent and what we have to do is to keep working in the same direction to really create a proper audiovisual industry in Valencia.   Interview by 24/7 Valencia team   More info at almostghosts.com


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XIMO TEBAR’S A-FREE-KAN JAZZ DANCE BIG BAND 24/7 Valencia: What is the concept of A-Free-Kan Jazz Dance Big Band? Ximo Tebar: The name itself is an indication. It is a musical jazz project that includes the African tradition of dance and percussion. Explain to us the roots of Jazz with the music of Africa... Jazz is pure rhythm…and the rhythm of jazz comes from Africa.   Please tell us something about each song on the album ‘Ximo Tébar A-Free-Kan Jazz Dance Big Band. I can summarize something of each theme, but if you are interested in knowing more about the themes and the arrangements I invite you to read the extended notes that the doctor in musical research José Pruñonosa has written in the booklet of the album. On the website www.afreekanjazz. Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia

com there is more information and you can even listen to the album. The opening track on the album is Peter Gunn, a composition by Henry Mancini that has been covered by many artists. The most popular versions are from the film ‘The Blues Brothers’ and group ‘Emerson, Lake & Palmer’. In my version, I have made a nod to that version by ELP.  Its development is based on continuous reharmonizations, since it is originally a modal theme.   Caravan Nazari is a re-composition of an arrangement I wrote from Duke Ellington’s Caravan. It has finally progressedevolved into a new melody with a Nazarene character while respecting Ellington’s original structure.   Velours is a theme by musicians who bring fresh sounds and

apply newer rhythms to the song. The main soloist is Will Martz on the keyboards, who also acts as co-arranger. George Gershwin’s Summertime is the fourth track on the album and is sung by vocalist and percussionist Vinx, a regular collaborator of Sting, Herbie Hancock or Stevie Wonder.   Con Alma is a composition by the great Dizzy Gillespie and the arrangement is based on a rhythmic amalgamation that I have labelled as pseudobulería, because it mixes the flamenco bulería pattern with other rhythmic patterns.   In my opinion, the result offers a fluid listening both melodically and rhythmically. I always try to generate interactive music, and above all, something “understandable”, even though theoretically or technically it may be a virtuoso interpretation and in some way difficult to perform. I think this performance is a good example.   Always and Forever is a com-


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position by Pat Metheny that I have tried to take to more bluesy terrain. In Wayne Shorter’s Footprints I have simplified the rhythmic of the melody to give it a more ambient and enveloping character, focused on voice and dance.   And the very popular Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba is the closing track of the album in a festive and participatory tone sung by vocalist Kuami Mensah of Benin in Africa.   On the other hand, the album comes with a DVD that includes live versions of some songs, and additional content such as the scores of the big band arrangements.   What are your plans for A-FreeKan Jazz Dance Big Band for 2020/2021? I would like very much to be able to tour with this great music and dance project. I also am fortunate to have the support of the musicians and dancers who are excited and enthusiastic

about the show. I know that it is a difficult project to move because of the number of people who are part of it, more than thirty, between artists and technical team. However, I will try to make this work, given the effort that has been made by all to bring this project to life. Explain the ‘Son Mediterráneo’ to us… ‘Son Mediterráneo’ is the title of a track I composed in 1990 and which also served as the title to my fifth album. That album had a lot of national and international success and from that moment on they began to catalogue my music with the label ‘Son Mediterráneo’. The truth is that I feel identified with the label, because the jazz that I make has that happy, colourful and luminous air that characterises our Mediterranean culture.   How do you see Valencia as a city of music? Music in Valencia forms part of our identity, culture and tradition… but the reality is that the importance it has here does not correspond to the

institutional treatment given to it… when it comes to prestige, educating, updating, training, innovating, and valuing and internationalising the most representative sign of identity of our land, which is music. Why is the guitar such a special instrument for you? It is special because it is the instrument that I have tried my best to master and that allows me to express and transmit myself through music.   Interview by 24/7 Valencia team Contact details: WWW.XIMOTEBAR.COM WWW.OMIXRECORDS.COM WWW.AFREEKANJAZZ.COM Instagram: XIMOTEBAR Facebook: XIMOTEBAR Twitter: XIMOTEBAR Article © 2020 24/7 Valencia


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