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UNO

UNO 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. When you enter the main entrance of the ‘Mercado Central’, designed by the prestigious Jaime Hayón, the aim of ‘UNO’ is to extol the best traditional essence of local trade but in

a different way. It is their raw material that truly rules at the stand of ‘UNO’. 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 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. Enjoy apple juice by Ricarda Brun, biscuits by Paul & Pippa, chocolate by Rafael Andreu and delicious salted orange marmalade and so much more!

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Editorial DEC 17/JAN 18 ‘‘WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR’’ Yes. The weather may finally have become as miserable as sin but the holidays are a welcome respite from what can be a stressful part of the year for many! It’s a time to unwind, let go, catch up with friends & family and get back to your roots… If you are looking for something original to take back to your loved ones, we have a report in ‘Shopping’ on the independent eco arts & crafts shop ‘Llepolies’ in the old town. They recycle goods, sell semi-precious stones, costume jewellery and are also an outlet for other local designers. Moving to the hip & cosmopolitan barrio of Ruzafa, we also have a report on ‘DTES MAGATZEM’, which sells superb teas from around the world…including India, China & Japan. In ‘Food’, Helen Westwater has a ‘Vegan Sheperd’s Pie’ recipe just for our readers. In ‘Restaurant of the month’ we visit the very Valencian ‘L’Aplec’ in the historic centre for a fresh and creative lunch. Staying in the Barrio del Carmen, we also visit the newish ‘Bajamarea’ to savour the culinary delights of an Italian Adriatic seaport in a quiet side street of Valencia! Looking for a chill out bar & restaurant with an international choice of food with a touch of Ibiza? We visit ‘Palardi’, which is off-the-beaten track and

already highly popular with locals and visitors… In ‘Valencia Football’ expert John Howden writes about Valencia CF’s powerful challenge for the League title, whilst the more humble Levante UD struggle to avoid the relegation zone. We have exclusive articles on ‘Christmas & New Year in Spain’ and the legendary ‘Mercado Central.’ In ‘Valencia Music’ we interview the very Spanish ‘Reina Roja’ who have a flamenco-based album out in December 2017, which they will be presenting at the Palau de La Musica. Check out our packed December & January listings regarding arts, theatre, original version cinema, chill out, restaurants, trad pubs, shopping and more. Deep down, we are all family on some level and everybody is connected to each other. So, treat others as you would like to be treated and make the world a better place. Love & peace to you all… See you in February 2018!

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SUMMIT

Summit is an independent Valencian brand with mountain and surfing influences. INSTAGRAM: @summit.stuff Photo by: @elrincondeadrian Article Š 2017 24/ 7 Valencia


CHRISTMAS IN SPAIN

Christmas time in Spain is a time for peace on Earth, goodwill to all men, fondly remembering relatives who’ve passed away and trying as far as possible to avoid all the living ones. At this time of year, the Spanish (as usual) like to have their fully iced and marzipanned cake and eat it. Not content to just hold on fiercely to all their own home grown traditions, they enthusiastically celebrate all the other countries’ traditions as well. Let’s take Valencia’s contribution to Christmas, which is Turron. For years, two Valencian towns had the Christmas sweet market sown up. Alicante made “el blando” a soft, dry almondy sweet moulded into a bar while from Xixona came “el duro” a hard, dry almondy sweet moulded into a bar. The third option in this grand array of Christmas delights

was polvorones, a powdery dry almondy sweet ingeniously moulded into an oval shape. Polvorones are only eaten at one time of the year. The reason for this will become immediately obvious if you ever try one. When your entire Christmas hamper has long been finished off, that box of polvorones (and there always is one) will still remain. The Spanish quickly realised that a bit of variety was needed, but always without surrendering sovereign tradition. The solution was to take what at any other time of year would simply be called a bar of chocolate and rename it as turron just for the Christmas period. Nowadays, chocolate turron easily outnumbers the traditional stuff on any supermarket shelf and comes in any number of “traditional” Spanish flavours such as kiwi fruit, Irish coffee and rum

and raisin. As if that wasn’t enough, the Spanish have also annexed Yule logs, Italian panetone, and even After Eights and embraced them as their own. Strangely enough, traditional Spanish sweets haven’t gone the other way and there isn’t a great export market for polvorones. As far as decorations go, in most Spanish households the dutifully sedate Belen or nativity scene of tradition now has to fight for space with the bauble strewn Christmas tree, the Mexican poinsettia plant, the holly branches and a plastic Father Christmas climbing up the balcony . In some cases, traditions have merged, producing strange, mutant Nativity scenes complete with tinsel, fairy lights and snow amongst the lowing cattle and the watching shepherds (strange when you consider the average temperature at


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this time of year in Palestine is 26º). On the other hand the caganers, the figure of a shitting man which is traditional (honestly!) in Spanish Nativities especially in Catalonia, is now quite often found squatting behind the Christmas tree. Traditionally, in Spain, presents are brought by the three kings on the sixth of January and you’d think that would be enough. Not for the festive-frenzied Spanish. In the last decade or so Father Christmas has appeared on the scene in his white-beaded red suited American version but for some reason with the French name, Papa Noel. Far from having to fight it out with the kings for his status in the hearts of Spanish children he’s been neatly incorporated into the whole tradition. Just like George Martin was the “fifth Beatle”, Father Christmas is a bit like the “fourth king”; it’s just that he comes a little bit earlier and has reindeer instead of camels. The big winners, of course, are children who apart from getting loads of toys at Epiphany also get showered with goodies on Christmas day. It surely won’t be long before the kids get the triple whammy and St Nicholas, who brings prezzies for children in the Low Countries on the sixth of De-

cember, is brought in. I mean, why not? It’s already a Puente and, according to Dutch tradition, he actually comes over from Spain. The three kings themselves, Baltazar, Melchior and Gaspar (as they were named about a thousand years after they were supposed to have existed) arrive in a great cavalcade throwing sweets to the kids on the night of the 5th January. The one in Valencia starts at the port and finishes up at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento where the Kings are raised up on a fireman’s ladder and enter through the balcony. The night and the sixth of January itself are celebrated with the eating of Roscón de Reyes a rounded sweet cake with a paper crown on top and a bean and a present hidden inside. The tradition, you guessed it, doesn’t originate in Spain but in France where it has now gone out of use while here it still continues. The Spanish are second only to the British when it comes to a passion for eating sweet cakes and drinking vast quantities of alcohol while wearing silly hats.

of wearing red underwear when they do it) and the Christmas lottery. The tradition is to eat one grape for each chime of the clock at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid while drinking a glass of cava with a gold ring inside. The hospital admission rates for people choking on grape pips and expensive jewellery at 00.15h on New Year’s morning have never been published. The buying of lottery tickets is an obligation. No Spanish person can say no when offered a ticket (or will take no for an answer when trying to sell you one) just to avoid being that sad person who always appears on TV reported as being the only one in the block who didn’t buy a share in the winning ticket. They are usually filmed fiercely claiming, “I’m very happy for my neighbours but the important thing is to be healthy” before going off for a good cry. Wherever you are this Christmas, enjoy it as enthusiastically as the Spanish do. Happy Christmas. David “el blando” Rhead and Jose “El duro” Marín

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ICECOBAR

1. Can you tell us something about the team of IceCoBar?

desserts that you are perhaps already familiar with…

We’re originally from France and we have been in Spain since 2017 and it has been a great success in Valencia since we began it… My name is Benjamin and i gained a Masters in International Business in Paris last year. Thomas has been a friend of mine for many years. He told me about a revolutionary idea that he found via the internet: Grilled Ice Cream! It’s an idea that originated in Thailand.

3. What products are for sale?

I liked the concept and I started do some research. It was the first time that I wasn’t held down by other commitments and I could give my all to what has already turned into a really fruitful project. The story began on Calle de Santa Teresa, 13, 46001, Valencia, on the 4th of March with the opening of the first IceCoBar. 

2. What is your philosophy? From the very beginning, as the slogan says, Revolution! IceCoBar represents a revolutionary and different way of serving delicious

Our innovative selection includes: -IceRolls, which are Ice Creams made in 1 minute on a cold grill (-20 centigrades) with fruit and natural biscuits, it’s a SHOW. -WaffleBubble, which is a sweet waffle with bubbles full of flavours and toppings.

of the revolution, please contact us: Contacticecobar@gmail.com +34 622 80 89 79 Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/icecobarvlc/ Instagram: @icecobarvlc 24/7 Valencia team

Each ice cream is a work of art that stimulates the senses and each waffle is a hot & sweet thing and literally overflowing with flavours.

4. Do you have plans for the future? To enter an IceCoBar is to live an unforgettable experience. IceCoBar has been growing for 6 months and is now a franchise. By March of 2018 we will have 5 establishments in the biggest cities in Spain, including Madrid, Barcelona and Seville Our valuable experience has permitted us to offer franchisers the possibility of making a secure profit from their initial investment in just 4 months. If you would like to be part

Calle de Santa Teresa, 13, 46001, VALENCIA. Zona Centro Historico Closed Monday Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays 13h -21h Fridays and Saturdays: 13h-23h


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SHOPPING

DTES MAGATZEM 1. Tell us something about your background, travels and experiences…   Our names are Liany and Luis. We’ve lived in many different countries like Venezuela, Portugal, the Netherlands and the USA before arriving in Spain.  When we arrived in Valencia we decided to open a coffeeshop where we would be serving delicious coffees, cakes and all sorts of wonderful teas.   To our surprise we noticed that even though Spain might be considered a “coffee country” we were selling in Ruzafa and specifically in Ruzafa, more tea than coffee. 8 years later, in 2016, we opened D TES MAHATZEM boutique as a natural development from the original Coffeeshop idea.

tantly. But we also have a wide variety of beautiful tea pots and selection of practical accessories. Come into our shop and we hope you’ll be transported to another place and have a wonderful and soothing experience.

4. What are your plans?

To be able to have in Ruzafa one small corner for tea lovers.  We are located in Calle Cuba 43, Bajos. Valencia 46006 (Zona Ruzafa) Our business hours are Monday to Saturday From 10.30 am  to 2.30 pm and afternoons from 5.30 to 9pm Check us at Facebook DTES MAGATZEM and very soon, on our web page Email: DTESMAGATZEM@gmail.com

2. What is the philosophy behind D TES MAGATZEM? Our philosophy is to bring to this corner of Valencia one of the largest collections of delicious teas from different parts of the World… especially from mysterious China, exotic India and traditional Japan.

3. Could you explain what products you can find here?

Not only do we have more than 68 types of tea and we are increasing the variety with new surprises cons-

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BAJAMAREA

BAJAMAREA Reflecting the international vibe of the historic centre, ‘Bajamarea’ is a newish and authentic Italian ‘Taberna & Pizzeria’, run by the charismatic, warm and welcoming Carlo Solazzo. This chef owner has a wealth of experience when it comes to Italian cuisine… He is from the historic port city of Brindisi in the Apulia region of Italy and this is reflected in the specialities of the house. We popped by on a mellow Saturday afternoon and savoured as a starter a seafood ‘Orecchiete’ with its ‘little ear’ pasta shapes complementing the lovingly cooked mussels, prawns, octopus and squid, which was a joy to our tastebuds and very pleasant to look at. Impressive… Other specialities include ‘Carpaccio de Dorada (Sea Bream) con lima y bayas de pimiento rosa’, ‘Cola de rape (Monkfish) a la mediterránea’ and ‘La Parmigiana de Berenjenas (Eggplant) ’ Blue, blue, blue. The cosy interior has a most distinctive marine blue fisherman’s cove vibe, with nets on the wall, a bar shaped like a boat, vintage photos from Italy and beautiful ceramic tiles as well as blue napkins and tablecloths… There are well over 20 homemade pizzas to choose from, made the traditional oven-cooked way and in plain view of the customers. These include Vegetarian, Meat (Diavola),

Fish (Napoli) and Cheese (4 Stagioni) choices. We loved our unpretentious (typical of the region) ‘Pizza Giulio’. It was a simple presentation and a tasty combination of Tomato, Mozarella & gorgonzola cheeses and Prosciutto Ham. It was large, filling and memorable. We finished proceedings with a lovely homemade dessert ‘Panna Cotta con Chocolate’ which was a soothing way to end our lunch. To accompany our dinner, we had a couple of refreshing ‘Tyris’ local artisanal beers. Carlo reminds us that they do have a pleasant range of Italian and Spanish wines that they can recommend to best accompany their very wide range of dishes. Great for couples looking for something different. Check out this cosy & intimate outpost of the Adriatic Sea in Valencia! Bajamarea C/ Baja 12, Zona Carmen Tel:96 0713859 Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/bajamareavlc/ http://bajamarea.eltenedor.rest Lunch from 13:30h 16:00h (Only Sa-

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PALARDI CAFFE RESTOBAR

Fishy Friday Cada Viernes

Fish & Chips Pescado y Patatas Fritas Estilo Inglés

2 Platos 9,50 Battered Hake, chips and peas. Merluza Rebozada, Patatas fritas y guisantes Apple Crumble and custard. Tarta de Manzana con crema Inglésa. PaLaRDi Calle Cuenca 31, Valencia. 963 212 291

Palardi arrived in Valencia in September of 2017 after a very successful run of 15 years in Ibiza. They hope to have brought you something special that reflects their Ibizan roots. Their Kitchen brings you a mix of American, British and Argentine goodies, all prepared and cooked in house. The bar is hosted by a professional bar team who can prepare whatever you desire, hot or cold, and the decoration is best described as relaxing and old-style cozy. Uplifting & discreet pop soundtrack too… They look forward to inviting you to Eat, Drink and Lounge at PALARDI, Valencia. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Menú del día 9,95€ Thursday evenings. Burger and Beer for a fiver. Friday lunchtimes are ‘Fishy Fridays’ to enjoy their traditional fish and chips. And, of course, their special ‘Sunday Roast’ on Sunday lunchtimes!

Palardi Caffe Restobar C/ Cuenca, 31 b (Valencia) Tel: 963 21 22 91 Facebook Palardi Caffe Restobar Zonas Fernando el Catolico & Abastos Opening hours. 10h-23:30h Closed Mondays. Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia


RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

RESTAURANT EL ARENAL OF THE MONTH

L’APLEC On a brisk Wednesday evening, a When it comes to Valencian cuisine…this is the real deal. ‘Aplec’ is the local term for ‘cultural meeting’ and this restaurant is quite easy to find as it is only a stone’s throw from the Torres de Serranos in the historic centre. No frozen tourist trap stuff here! This is local product that is fresh from ‘la huerta’, meaning what you are tasting is straight from the country orchard of the Valencia region… Chef owner Sonia is a knowledgeable & creative soul who cares deeply about the food that customers can enjoy here. There is no two ways about it…Sonia is an artista of the culinary kind. This restaurant is one of the Barrio del Carmen’s true success stories and for all the right reasons. It is the restaurant where you will find locals of all ages and backgrounds, week in and week out and it is open to all nationalities. It is LGBT friendly too. A couple of the ‘24/7 Valencia’ team recently had a midweek lunch here. With a long bar and open kitchen, it

has a very spacious and bright interior that is down-to-earth and so great for large groups and there are tables for couples too. There is a highly popular terraza outside that you will often find busy, which is a sign of just how loyal their customers are. Many keep returning, which is always a good sign… We asked our friendly and helpful waitress to choose some typical dishes. We started off with an ‘Ensalada Ventresca’ with its large & distinctive ‘Tomate Valenciano’ from the countryside combining well with the freshest tuna you will find in the city. It was enhanced by a delicious organic olive oil topping… making for a sweetly memorable starter with a great final finish. Indeed, the presentation of all the dishes at ‘L’Aplec’ is gently artistic without being showy… which complements the true quality of its lovingly prepared ingredients. Our patatas bravas were very well-cooked and partly covered in a secret salsa that we were warned, beforehand, would have a special effect! After a few mi-

nutes of savouring the delightfully crisp potatoes, the sauce literally kicked in and it was like getting a euphoric alcohol-induced shot of your favourite short and suddenly you are in a more energetic zone. A real subidón of a dish! Having lived & worked in the port city of Genoa in the mid-nineties before moving to Valencia, this writer has tried a good few pistos but nothing compared to the delicious Valencian pisto known as the ‘Titaina’ that we tried here. Sonia explained that the ingredients are slowly cooked for 1 and ½ hours, to really bring out all the flavours of the tomato and other ingredients. It was literally perfection and could not be bettered. Highly impressive and one of the highlights of this lunch… The Octopus dish as well as the fried artichokes were beautifully presented on rectangular dishes. Their subtle textures combined pleasantly with the bottle of lightly intense ‘Albariño’ white wine (Rias Baixas) that lasted us the whole lunch. This wine is said to be a palate-cleanser, which


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makes it perfect for seafood tapas and savouring the wide variety of tapas on offer here… To finish off, we were proudly presented by the owner with one of their star dishes, which was a superb squid-in-ink with parsley known as ‘Sepia Playa’, which was truly exquisite. Sonia is originally from the Castellon Playa region of the Valencian community so this plato is from her corner of the world…. This is authentic and creative Valencian cuisine in the heart of the old town. Recommended if you are looking for something truly representative of the region. It is advised to book in advance if you are coming as a group… 24/7 Valencia team

L´APLEC C/Roteros, 9, Zona Carmen Movil: 696 11 99 86 Facebook Laplec Valencia

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FOOD BY HELEN WESTWATER OF LA OLA FRESCA

VEGAN SHEPHERD’S PIE AND ROASTED BEETROOT SALAD

With our December recipe, Shepherds can watch their flocks with no fear, with this vegan interpretation of a British winter classic that is Shepherd’s Pie. Easy to make and protein rich with hearty lentils, it’s a dish fit to lay before any King.

Method

First slice the aubergines lengthways and with a little oil grill on a heated non-stick saucepan. When cooked on both sides, chop and leave to one side. Prepare all the vegetables, dicing the French onion and carrots finely.

When your lentil mix is ready, place in a large pie dish and top with the mashed potato. Dribble a little olive oil over the top. Place in the oven along with the tray of sliced beetroot. While they are cooking, prepare the salad. Mix the dressing ingredients and wash the salad leaves. Place in a large bowl with the nuts. Remove the beetroot from the oven after about 10 minutes. Mix the dressing over the beetroot and then mix into the salad leaves.

Peel the potatoes and sweet potatoes and cut into quarters. Bring a large pan of salted water to boil and when boiling add the prepared potatoes. Boil until soft, then drain, mash with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Set to one side.

Check the pie and when it is nicely bubbling underneath and golden brown on top remove from the oven. Serve while hot with the salad and accompanied by a little Dijon mustard.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan. When it sizzles when touched with a wooden spoon, add the finely chopped onion and carrots. Cook gently until soft. Add the thyme, followed by the hot vegetable stock and the laurel leaf. Boil until it has reduced substantially. Add the lentils, parsley, aubergine and season with the other spices and seasonings. Leave to cook for about 10 minutes. By this time, the liquid should have reduced so that the lentils are juicy but not dry.

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Meanwhile, put the oven to heat at 180c and prepare the beetroot by peeling and then slicing finely and laying out on a greased oven tray.

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We will be closed Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and only open mornings during the Christmas week.

We wish you a very happy Christmas and a joyous 2018

La Ola Fresca

C/ Músico Magenti, 11 Tel:610 026 305 (For reservations) www.laolafresca.com Zona Benimaclet

VEGAN SHEPHARD´S PIE AND ROASTED BEETROOT SALAD Ingredients

-400g of lentils (cooked according to instructions) -2 carrots -1 medium French onion -2 chopped garlic -Sprig thyme -5 sprigs flat-leaf parsley -1 small aubergine sliced lengthways -1 tsp marmite -1 pint of Vegetable Stock -Olive oil 1 laurel leaf salt and pepper 3 large white potatoes 3 medium sweet potatoes /boniatos Roasted Beetroot salad

1 beetroot peeled and finely Mixed salad leaves of spinach and rocket 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Olive oil 2 teaspoons of honey 1 tsp Dijon mustard Handful of walnuts peeled and quartered sliced Mixed salad leaves of spinach and rocket 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Olive oil 2 teaspoons of honey 1 tsp Dijon mustard Handful of walnuts peeled and quartered Heat the oven to 180c gas mark 4


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Please come back El Mon com a Preso? Hasta 8 abril 2018 Caso de estudio Ignaci Aballi Hasta marzo 4 2018 Somnis il·lustrats. Grans il·lustradors per a xicotets lectors SALA BIBLIOTECA Hasta 11 marzo 2018 L’Ivam Produeix. Moisés Mañas Hasta 15 abril 2018

INSTITUTO FRANCÉS DE VALENCIA Architextures/Arquitexturas Hasta 15 diciembre.

LA BENEFICENCIA CENTRE VALENCIA DE CULTURA MEDITERRÁNEA

Recorrido por la Prehistoria Valenciana, desde el Paleolítico hasta la Época Visigoda Exposición Permanente

L’ IBER DE LOS SOLDADITOS DE PLOMO Guardias Españolas, Coleciones Valencianas, Almansa, Vida Cotidiana, Tirant y Serie Histórica Exposición Permanente

MUSEU DE BELLES ARTES SAN PIO V

Renacimiento Barroco Pintura Gótica La Pintura Académica La Pintura de los Siglos XIX y XX Colección Permanente Naturalia Piranesi en la Colección Permanente Colección Delgado Hasta 29 octubre

MUSEO DE PREHISTORIA DE VALENCIA Restes de Vida, Restes de Mort Exposición Permanente

MUSEU D’HISTÒRIA DE VALÈNCIA

Historia de Valencia en Ocho Periodos Exposición Permanente

MUSEO VALENCIÀ D’ETNOLOGIA

Huerta i Marjal El Secano y la Montaña La Ciudad Vivida. Ciudades Valencianas en Tránsito, 1800 – 1940 Exposiciones Permanentes El País que va Fascinar Jean Dieuzaide(la mirada francesa) Diciembre

MuVIM

L’Aventura del Pensamiento Exposición Permanente Torre Islámica Exposición Permanente Valencia Según el Pare Tosca Exposición Permanente Las Imágenes del Poder

DEC 17/JAN 18 Hasta 21 de enero 9 de Octubre de 1977. Retratos de una ilusión Hasta 7 enero 2017

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA, LA NAU MATERIAL DE SOMNIS Trenta anys de la Filmoteca (1987 2017) Hasta 25 febrero 2018 Sense Elles no hi ha Futur (Metges sense fronteres) Hasta 20 noviembre ALFARO - FUSTER. ASSAIG AMB ELS DITS Escultures. Escrits. Dibuixos Hasta 14 enero 2018

OPERA PALAU DE LES ARTS

Don Carlo Giuseppe Verdi 9, 12, 15, 18 y 21 diciembre 2017

CONCIERTOS

Maties el pintor, Simfonies Concierto 14 diciembre 2017 Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana 30 Aniversario Placido Domingo 22 diciembre 2017

THEATRE / TEATRO CIRCUITO CAFE TEATRO www.circuitocafeteatro.com

ESPACIO INESTABLE

Procedimientos ante el vacío / Teatro Ensalle Desde 30/11/2017 hasta 03/12/2017 Memoria en blanco / Cambaleo Teatro Desde 08/12/2017 hasta 10/12/2017

SALA RUSSAFA

La Revelación: Nueva Nuncajamás Del 08/12/2017 al 07/01/2018 El viajecito Del 09/12/2017 al 10/12/2017 Blancanieves Del 16/12/2017 al 17/12/2017 Desde: 6 € Nochevieja - La Revelación: Nueva Nuncajamás 31/12/2017 - Hora: 23:00

TEATRO OLYMPIA

Dos más dos Hasta 10 de diciembre Compañía Sara Baras Del 14 al 23 de diciembre de 2017 Mayumana - Rumba! Del 27 de diciembre al 14 de enero El aprendiz de brujo Del 28 de diciembre al 05 de enero de 2018 Los magos 3.0 28 de diciembre y 1 de enero Cartas de amor Del 18 al 22 de enero de 2018 La cantante calva 17

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DEC 17 /JAN 18 Del 24 de enero al 04 de febrero de 2018 Ilustres Ignorantes World Tour 26 de enero de 2018

TEATRO RIALTO

De Sukei a Naima Hasta 3 diciembre Càries del 13 al 23 de diciembre de 2017 Tresperté, Circo Teatro del 26 al 27 de diciembre de 2017 Cuento de Navidad del 28 al 29 de diciembre de 2017 La Petita Malumaluga 2-3 enero 2018 La Trócola Circ del 06 al 07 de enero de 2018

TEATRO TALIA

Hard party 6 octubre -1 diciembre Big Van-Monologos Cientificos 15 diciembre Las Putas Amas (de Casa) 22 diciembre J.J Vaquero y Nacho Garcia Hasta 9 diciembre Álex Clavero 16 diciembre Zambomba Navideña 19 de diciembre de 2017 Güela Güela Del 23 de diciembre al 05 de enero de 2018 Especial Navidad VLC Comedy 23 de diciembre de 2017 Navidades Mágicas Del 26 de diciembre al 04 de enero de 2018 Por Los Pelos Del 27 de diciembre al 28 de enero de 2018 Especial Fin de Año Vlc Comedy 30 de diciembre de 2017 El Cante Jondo de Pedro Heredia ‘El Granaino’ 23 de enero de 2018 Non Solum Del 31 de enero al 04 de febrero de 2018

CINEMA / CINE FILMOTECA IVAC 2017

DICIEMBRE - ENERO 150 aniversario blasco ibañez Hasta 12 diciembre Crímenes y sombras: el cine negro clásico Hasta 24 de diciembre Mostra viva: la ii república en el cine Restrospectiva Joseph Losey Hasta 30 de diciembre Cine Japonés Contemporáneo: Vivir En La Naturaleza Hasta 23 de diciembre de 2017 Futuro(s) Imperfecto(s): Distopía y Cine Hasta 30 de junio de 2018

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Menuda Filmo Nadal Del 26 de diciembre de 2017 al 07 de enero de 2018 Centenario Ricardo Muñoz Suay Del 22 al 26 de diciembre de 2017 El Mapa del Corto Español 21 de diciembre de 2017 Presentación Archivos de la Filmoteca #73 Del 20 al 22 de diciembre de 2017 Estrenos Filmoteca: “Los Hermosos Días de Aranjuez” Del 15 al 16 de diciembre de 2017 La Letra en la Imagen: “Los contrabandistas de Moonfleet” Hasta 17 de diciembre de 2017 Material de Sueños: 30 años de la Filmoteca Hasta 28 de febrero de 2018 Centenario Melville Hasta 14 de enero de 2018

Plaza Cedro,1 Popular and legendary Rock bar that has been running for over 30 years! Live concerts, beers & spirits, good vibes. See the agenda at the back for the full live programme.

ELECTROPURA

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

EL LOCO

(Zona Juan Llorens) C/ Erudito Orellena, 12 Tel. 96 326 05 26, www.lococlub.org El Loco is a dynamic live venue with an eclectic choice of indie, funk, rock, fusion, blues and more. Check some music and dance later.

PRESENTS:

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 - jazz, blues, R’n’B, soul, funk, amenco and rock. See listings. Jazz, blues, amenco, world music, jam sessions and more...

CAFÉ DEL DUENDE

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

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

CAFÉ PUB MURNAU

(Zona Blasco Ibañez) C/Impresor Palmert Lambert, 5 Tel: 96 0 093 67 84 DELUXE POP CLUB (Zona Plaza Cedro) C/ Poeta Mas y Ros 42, Zona Cedro www.deluxepopclub.com

EL ASESINO

(Zona plaza cedro)

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Jimmy Glass DICIEMBRE 2017

14 Diciembre 22:30h BAILLY & MACIÁN

15 Diciembre 22:30h LESLIE HELPERT QUARTET 16 Diciembre 22:30h WILL BARRY QUARTET 19 Diciembre 20:45h ERNESTO LLORENS´S

21 Diciembre 22:30h MIKE McKOY QUARTET 22 Diciembre 22:30h BRB 4TET 23 Diciembre 22:30h PLAYGROUND 26 Diciembre 20:45h PERICO SAMBEAT´S 28 Diciembre 20:45h VIKTORIJA PILATOVIC

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. Consulta la web: www.jimmyglassjazz.net

JERUSALEM

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

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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La3

(Zona Puerto) C/ Padre Porta, 2 www.grooovelives.com Top-notch national and International bands every month with disco afterwards until past the dawn...

LA BULERIA

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

LA EDAD DE ORO

(Zona Juan Llorens) C/ San Jacinto, 3 Tel. 649 255 048 Live music every Thursday & Friday.

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.

MAR D’AMURA

(Zona Cabanyal) C/ Progrés, 159 Tel:96 122 73 24 Restaurant with Quality live music every week, including jazz and fusión…

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.

Hard rock and blues bar/pub with live music every Sunday from 21.30h.

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

SALA MATISSE

(Zona Plaza Cedro) C/ Ramon de Campoamor, 60 www.salamatisse.es Live music in a student friendly zone.

SALA ZIRCO

(Zona Canovas) Joaquin Navarro, 11 Valencia Tel: 963 77 18 62 Newish venue with quality jazz bands www.zirco.es

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 Blasco Ibañez AGENDA

Avenida Blaso Ibañez, 111 Movil: 639 048 067 Sessions from Wednesday to Saturday. Open 01.30h to 07.30h Funk, disco, hip-hop, house. R’n’B, freestyle and more...

DEC 17/JAN 18 Underground electro and more in one of Valencia’s hippest barrios.

LATEX

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

NYLON

C/ Germanias, 31 664 46 98 40 Valencia’s latest club. Electronica all night long in the hip barrio of Ruzafa.

PICCADILLY DISCOTECA CLUB

C/ dels Tomassos, 12. Barrio de Russafa. Valencia. (antigua Sala Sider / Excuse me!) One of the wildest and most fun clubs in Valencia now situated in the hip barrio of Ruzafa.

PLAY C/ Cuba, 8

Tel: 96 3920570 http://playclubvalencia.tumblr.com Newish club in the hip barrio of Ruzafa. Indie, pop and dance all night long.

XTRA LRGE PLAYGROUND Gran Via Germanias, 21(esq Cadiz) New club with 600 metre multi-use oor. Electronica and indie, art exhibitions too. Theatre every week at 23.00h. See facebook.

Zona Juan Lloréns LA EDAD DE ORO

C/ San Jacinto, 3 Tel. 649 255 048 Live music and its classic mix of pumping sounds...from rock & roll to house! Open 22.00h until 4.00h, Thursday to Saturday.

MAGAZINE CLUB

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

Zona El Carmen BOLSERIA CAFÉ

C/Bolseria, 41 Tel: 96 391 89 03 Hot tropical vibe with swinging crowd at weekends. House, Latin, funk and pop.

Zona Aragón CARIBBEAN’S ARAGÓN

PETER ROCK

(Zona Plaza Cedro) C/ Expolrador Andres, 19 Tel: 96 091 43 04 www.peterrock.es

C/ Bélgica, 5 House and pop, good mix of DJs and popular with students of all nationalities!

Zona Ruzafa GORDO

C/ Carlos Cervera,23 Tel: 96 336 31 67

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ÚNIC

Plaza Sant Jaume, 1 New! Set in the very heart of the centro historico. Cocktails, music, art & design, fashion, young urban crowd. Vintage sofas too. Watch the people of the barrio stroll by. Lovely terrace too.

VIBORA SAVAGE ROCK’N’ ROLL CLUB C/ Quart, 47

Zona Plaza Cedro TORNILLO

GONG

C/ Concordia, 3.(near C/Caballeros) Movil:663111717 www.facebook.com/pinballvalencia Excellent music and great hosts.

KRAKEN

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

MONTEREY PUB

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

C/ Campoamor, 42 Tel. 96 392 55 27 www.eltornillo.com INDIE scene. Electronica beats collide with guitar, loads of students partying, dancing. Look out for the distinctive huge nail outside!

Avenida de Las Cortes Valencianas, 58 Movil: 692 85 25 55 New! Disco & Restaurant with stylish terraza, 3 ambiences, house music and more...

Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento FEDERAL

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.

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 sessions and more

Zona El Carmen

Zona Campanar FRYDA

CHILL OUT

SLAVIA

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

c/ Padre Porta, 2 www.groovelives.com Indie & electrónica sounds on 3 foors.

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

C/ Santa Teresa, 19 Tel: 96 391 41 51 A legendary club in Valencia’s old town. Free, eclectic disco Monday - Sunday nights, live amenco every Tuesday @23h. English language nights Thursday @20h with Britpop music till late. Funky and friendly club. Club legendario en el centro histórico. Flamenco en directo los martes. Intercambio de inglés los jueves. Discoteca gratis los nes de semana.

LA FÁBRICA DEL HIELO

Zona Puerto / Playa LA3

Zona Canovas UPPER CLUB

RADIO CITY

Móvil: 637 86 05 28 Attractive, bohemian interior with crowd to match. Tortilla is a speciality.

C/ Embajador Vich, 15 Upmarket, elegant and spacious café-bar with plenty of magazines and healthy food and drinks. Tel: 96 0617 596 www.federalcafe.es

SOFARTCAFÉ

C/ Musico Peydro, 7 Movil: 684047434

Zona Botanico LO DE PONXE EN EL KINTO PINO

ANITA GIRO

Pintor Domingo 7 (near the small garage next to the Quart Towers). Reservations: 961 133 418. Facebook anita.giro Off the beaten track. Near to the Quart towers but far fom the crowds in the Carmen. Quality food at an aerage of 15-20 a head including drinks. Good beer on tap; 2,70€, a pint before 21:30h adn only 3,50€ afterwards. Arelaxed, informal atmosphere. Tables available outside on a quiet, pedestrian street. English speaking staff.

CAFÉ L’ABADIA

Plaza La Reina, 18 Tel:96 392 26 90 Beautiful terrace with sweeping view of the cathedral…

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

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.

BODEGA LA PESETA C/ Cristo del Grao, 16

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DEC 17/JAN 18 with attractive terrace near Mercado Central and a bohemian clientele. www.muez.es

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

CAFÉ LISBOA Pl. Dr. Collado, 9 Tel. 96 391 94 84 An excellent café bar in one of Valencia’s most atmospheric plazas. Good mixed crowd of students, locals, visitors and a very popular terraza. Open 09.00h and all day until late. Lots of bocadillos, coffees and beers. Barça and Levante football on TV at the weekend. 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 nest, with a mellow terraza in a tranquil part of the Barrio del Carmen. Breakfast, brunch, teas, coffees, beers, newspapers, magazines, acoustic concerts, exhibitions and more. “Esta original cafetería, con techos abovedados, ventanal ovalado y terraza, sirve desayunos, bocatas y tapas.”

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

CAFÉ TERTULIA 1900 C/ Alta 4

CAFETÍN (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 forma tradicional, con una amplia variedad de COCKTAILS

ERMITA CAFÉ CULTURAL C/ Obispo Don Jerónimo, 4 (just off C/Caballeros) Tel:96 3916759

LA CAVA DEL NEGRET C/ Calatrava, 15 Tel: 96 392 33 01

MAGAROTA

SANT JAUME

C/ Caballeros, 51 Tel. 96 391 24 01 Valencia Café society par excellence. Set in what may be the best corner of the centro histórico, this long established café bar has a cosmopolitan crowd, lots of room upstairs and one of the best terrazas in the city. Watch the characters stroll down C/Caballeros. Sant Jaume es un clásico del centro histórico con unas de las mejores terrazas en Valencia.

SOL I LLUNA

C/ del Mar, 29 Tel. 96 392 22 16 www.solilluna.net

TETERIA TISANA

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

C/ Zurradores, 9 Movil: 665 04 15 08 Friendly Spanish tapas & café Bodeguita bar with terraza and popular owners.

THE LOUNGE CAFÉ-BAR

MONTEREY BAR & DISCOS

C/ Moret, 10 (near Plaza del Carmen) Open since 1974, Trombon is one of the oldest bars in the Carmen. Table football, good music and local crowd. Friendly service. Open from 20h – 03.30h from Tuesday to Saturday and open to all.

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

MUEZ (CAFÉ-LIBRERIA GASTRONÓMICA) Plaza del Mercado, 26 Tel: 96 0067822 7 Movil:627406094 Hip and increasingly popular café bar

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

TROMBON

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Zona Ruzafa EL PATIO DE RUZAFA

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C/ Literato Azorin, 13 Spacious cultural centre with bar and tapas, rich variety of activities including talks, workshops, and more. Centro cultural amplio con bar y tapas, gran variedad de actividades como charlas, talleres y más.

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

Zona Plaza Xuquer ROCAFULL CAFE

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

Zona Plaza Cedro CAFE INFINITO

C/ Poeta Mas y Ros, no 35 Tel: 617 27 20 42 www.cafeinfinito.net Superb! International multilingual staff with a friendly atmosphere and packed agenda including theme nights, language exchange, live music, quiz. Wednesday Ruta de la Tapa del Cedro’. Good food too.

TORNILLO

C/ Campoamor, 42 Tel. 96 392 55 27 A meeting point for faces from the indie and electronica scenes. De nitely worth checking.

Zona Benimaclet CAMINITO

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

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 and Sciences LA PEQUEÑA PASTELERIA DE MAMÁ

Carrer del Poeta Josep Cervera y Grifol, 14, Valencia Delightful bakery of the highest quality with cakes and teas to savour. Lovely staff with lots of experience and acoustic live music sessions too! Deliciosa panadería de la más alta calidad con tortas y tés para saborear. Personal encantador con mucha experiencia y sesiones de música acústica en vivo.

Zona Puerto LAZOTEA SKYBAR LOUNGE Plaza del Tribunal de Las Aguas, 5 Av. Del Puerto junto al Puerto de Valencia – Hotel Alazanas

CROSS

C/ Juan de Mena, 7 (Zona Botanico) Facebook Cross Valencia www.crossvalencia.com Just 2 minutes walk from Torres de Quart in the tranquil Botanico barrio. Cross is one of Valencia’s most popular Gay Clubs. Open each night from 22h to 03.30am with Wednesdays and Tuesdays featuring ‘get naked’ parties. Every Friday parties with Dj. Saturday show with DragQueen. Closed Monday. Uno de los pubs gays más populares de Valencia. Lunes cerrado, jueves noche karaoke, viernes estas preparadas por Dj, sábado noche show de Drag Queen.

LA BELLA DE CADIZ

C/ Cadiz, 54 Facebook labelladecadiz54 Set in the hip barrio of Ruzafa, this friendly café-bar has a terraza and an international vibe and an incredible collection of camp antiques in the very spacious interior.

LA PECERA

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

TERRAZA MALABAR

Edi cio Veles e Vents Movil: 682 613 446 / 677 72 53 21 Sunsets, Beers & Music. Chill out to different sounds including Soul, Funky, House, Downtempo, Ambient, Flamenco, Funky, Hip-Hop, World, Indie and live music too...

GAY / LESBIAN Codigo 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.

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NUNCADIGONO

C/Doctor Monseratt,28 The latest gay sex-club with rooms,


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS showers, labyrinths, videos, slings, contacts, S&M, bears, fucking, sex, glory-holes, motor bikes. Fiestas Sex’ every Monday (Slip or Naked) and Friday from 22.00h. Each month: ‘Fiesta Slip’ 1st and 3rd Thursday from 22h (jockstrap/ swimwear) ‘Fiesta Naturista’ 2nd & 4th Thursday from 22h. (naked) Free cloakroom service and free condoms and lubrication, ask at the bar. Every Friday Porno/ Live Show. Happy hours todos los dias. Open every day from 13.00 pm to 04.00 am. Gay sexbar. Cuartos, duchas, laberintos, videos, slings, valencia, contactos, gay, nuncadigono, bar, sm, bears, sexo, motos.

PEKADO

Pl. Vicente Iborra, 9 Tel. 96 392 41 39 The seven deadly sins are served after you enter the gates of hell of this restaurant.

QART CAFÉ

C/ Guillem de Castro, 80

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

SEXBAR OHLALA C/Doctor Monseratt,28 Valencia

SPARTACUS

C/ Flassanders, 8 Gay sex shop

TRAPEZZIO CAFÉ

Pl. Músico Lopez Chavarri, 2

CERVECERIAS BEER

C/ Salamanca, 4 Tel. 96 374 14 31 www.cerveceriabeer.com Facebook Cerveceria Beer

Carmen scene. Highly popular with students, punks, hippies and adventurous tourists. It is a friendly, alternative hangout that is run by a multilingual, well-travelled owner and is open to all. Set on 3 floors with room for groups and couples. After 18 years of deserved popularity with locals and visitors, Los Pikapiedra is without doubt an essential part of the Barrio del Carmen scene. Easy to nd too! Reasonable prices. They now have a wonderful selection of Spanish tapas. Ask at the bar for their carta. Special offers every WEDNESDAY! 1 litre Porrones 4,50€ (Cider, Beer, Calimocho, Tinto de Verano). Jarras 1 litro 8€ (Agua de Valencia, Sangria, Mojito). Cubatas 3,50€. Menu 6€ (Salad, Drink, Tabla Iberico of hams, meats & cheeses). Porrones 4.50€ on Thursdays too! Bar Los pikapiedra es un bar alternativo legendario, con gente bohemia, porrones, música ecléctica y tapas españolas.

HORCHATA

DANIEL HORCHATERIA

Av. De la Horchata, 41 Alboraya, Valencia Tel: 96 185 88 66 www.horchateria-daniel.es Legendary Horchateria on the outskirts of Valencia, in the traditional Alboraya district.

TRADITIONAL PUBS

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 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 LOS PIKAPIEDRA

(Zona Carmen) C/ Caballeros, 25 Tel: 96 3 919 876/ 681 215 545 www.bar-lospicapiedra.com Great! De nitive of the alternative

Av. Maria Cristina, 12 Tel: 96 392 56 41 Zona Centro Valencia 46001 www. birraeblues.com At ‘Birra & Blues Valencia’ the prize is our homemade craft beer, and the

DEC 17/JAN 18 great food that goes perfectly with your drink. In our restaurant bar, centrally located on Av. María Cristina, 12, in the very heart of Valencia, you can taste the ten ales that have won international awards and that we produce in our Patacona brewery. We combine this with quality cuisine, pizzas and tapas. Next to the Central Market, we have three different spaces with ‘bluesy’ decoration and an attractive terrace so that you can enjoy our understanding of good beer and good food. We have menus with beer included from 12.50€, homemade pizzas and the best tapas.

FINNEGAN’S

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

SAINT MARTIN’S URBAN IRISH

Calle Abadía de San Martin, 2 (near San Vicente) Tel: +34963942171 46002 Valencia info@saintmartins.es Saint Martin’s Urban Irish is our new pub right in the center of Valencia! Enjoy international beers & spirits and great snacks to ll you up not only with beer. Enjoy all major sports events through our 6 extra large FULL HD screens. You will enjoy like never before. Sky Sports on with all major events broadcasted! Our international atmosphere and our location manage to unite the tradition of an Irish pub with a young and relaxed atmosphere. (Find us between Plaza de la Reina and Plaza del Ayuntamiento, just off San Vicente street). Nuevo Pub irlandés moderno y céntrico donde disfrutar de todos los eventos de deporte, con cervezas de importación, snacks, copas...

THE MARKET

C/ Danzas / Cajeros (Near La Lonja) Tel: 961 054 050 Facebook: the market cerveza artesana The Market serves homemade beer in a warm setting with tostas & tablas to savour with your brown beer. Great music and experience owners. Open every day from 19h. Cervecería artesana, tostas y buena música. Cerca de la Lonja y Mercado Central.

TYRIS ON TAP

Taula De Canvis, 6 (near La Lonja) Tel: 96 1 13 28 73 Great! Just a stone’s throw from La Lonja and Mercado Central, you will nd ‘Tyris on Tap’, which is the taproom of local Valencian brewers Tyris. All their 23

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ZONA CANOVAS 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.

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MAX MAX

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

ZONA PLAYA SPAGHETTI & BLUES Restaurante Pizzeria

Av. Mare Nostrum, 34 Tel: 96 355 04 74 Zona Playa de la Patacona 46120 www.spaghettieblues.com

RESTAURANTS AFRO-CUBAN BABALÚ

C/ Manyans 17 (next to Plaza Redondo) Tel: 96 315 50 40 ¡Fiesta! An excellent restaurant-bar-club for those who love authentic Cuban food.

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.

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

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!

Zona Avenida Aragón MANOLO EL DEL BOMBO

Pl. Valencia Club de Fútbol, 5 Tel: 96 930 460 A traditional Spanish bar with a different interior - a football museum with photos of the legendary Manolo del Bombo, the chap with the massive beret and drum. Just across from Mestalla stadium, a Mecca for football fans from all over the world. Friendly atmosphere.

ZONA PLAZA XUQUER

ASIAN FUSION MA KHIN CAFÉ (COLONIAL ASIAN FOOD)

Mercado Colon / Jorge Juan, 19 Tel:96 352 8132 TAO TAO TABERNA ASIATICA C/ Cadiz, 37 Tel: 96 091 2915 / móvil: 615 725 320 Set in the hip barrio of Ruzafa... Authentic & Asian run fusion restaurant with Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese cuisine.

FUSION RESTAURANT SÉSAME

C/ En Bou (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 391 30 62 Highly popular. The well-travelled French owner proposes a wide variety of creative tapas and dishes with an original Greek & Mediterranean/ Asian/ French and Vegetarian fusion using only fresh local produce.

GREEK EL RINCON GRIEGO

C/ Conde Montornes, 23 (just off C/ Mar and corner of Poeta Liern) Tel: 96 394 4443

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Mobile: 639608867 www.stratosm.es Zona Carmen Intimate and Greek owned and run, well- established restaurant in a quiet corner of the old town. Enjoy Greek tapas, sh and meat dishes, cheeses, yoghurts, pastries and Greek wine too!

INDIAN / PAKISTANI TAJ-MAHAL (ZONA AV. PUERTO)

C/ Dr. Manuel Candela, 20, Tel: 96 330 62 64. One of the best Indian restaurants along the coast. Authentic Indian cuisine, chefs with 12 years Brit experience. Classic menu with all the favourites: Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Tikka, King Prawn Tandoori, Lamb. Variety of rices, attentive bilingual staff on hand to serve ‘English’ or ‘Spanish’ version of spicy. About 18€ per head. Taj Mahal now has home delivery until midnight for minimum price of 20€. Check out the British and Indian products at their shop next door! Curry powders, corn akes, ketchup, tinned beans, and loads more. An expat’s dream! Uno de los mejores restaurantes indios en Valencia con comidas y cenas típicas del país. Muchos productos indios en su tienda a lado también.

ITALIAN ZONA BOTANICO LA FORCOLA

C/ Borrull, 29 Tel: 963 155 909 www.laforcola.com Highly popular Italian owned & run pizzería & restaurant with quality food at reasonable prices and friendly staff. Set in the tranquil Botanico barrio.

ZONA EL CARMEN 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 oors. So it’s no surprise that this restaurant is highly popular with romantic couples looking for something original yet tasty and genuine. Their carta is extensive with a wide selection of pastas & pizzas


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS including chicken, bacon, cheese and tropical fruit specialities. Lovers of Italian vino can enjoy their Lambrusco as well as Spanish & Italian wines. The ‘24/7 Valencia’ team has always found the atmosphere welcoming and often international, especially at the weekends. Restaurante muy distinto, con el interior como una cueva. Muy romántico para parejas. Carta extensa de pizzas y pastas.

BAJAMAREA

C/Baja, 12 Tel:960713859 / 6956 15692

Tel: 96 311 94 29 Great! Finally, an authentic Japanase taberna in Valencia run by a Japanese & Valencian couple!

CAFÉ PESSOA

C/ Explorador Andres, 24 (Plaza Cedro) Tel: 96 0150 796 C/ Sueca, 61 (Ruzafa) Facebook Kaña Makan Smells delicious! Exotic and tasty Mediterranean tapas with Arabic in uences and interior and friendly Syrian owner.

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MEDITERRANEAN KAÑA MAKAN

CIAO BELLA

MEXICAN AMEYAL

LA PAPPARDELLA

ZONA ARRANCAPINS

C/Corona, 8 Tel: 96 105 65 81 Spacious & classy restarant, with historic interior with authentic Italian cuisine with experienced hosts from Rome.

Conde de Salvatierra, 39 Tel: 96 3205 837/ 96 3 236 153 www.ameyal.es Upmarket Mexican cuisine in a spacious and beautiful interior in a cosmopolitan zone.

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.

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 sh 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/about.George Clooney did eat here!

JAPANESE 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.

TORA (TABERNA JAPONESA) C/ Pedro III El Grande , 13

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PALARDI CAFFE RESTOBAR

C/ Literato Azorin, 2 Tel: 96 341 75 14 Great! An authentic Portuguese café bar with lovely cocktails and trendy interior. Literato Azorin, 18 Movil: 697 95 52 94 Dig the trendy & kitsch interior and enjoy sardines, cod, ‘vinho verde’ and fado music in the hip barrio of Ruzafa. Wouldn’t look out of place in Shoreditch!

PORTUSCALE

C/ Subida del Toledano, 6 Tel. 96 1 14 40 63 e-mail: geral@restauranteportuscale. es www.RestaurantePortuscale.es Authentic Portuguese restaurant with Portuguese owners. Next to the cathedral.

SPANISH / VALENCIAN 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 tabernaalkazar@tabernaalkazar.com www.restaurantealkazar.com This is the real deal. Quality Valencian cuisine. With over 60 years of experience, Alkazar is perfectly placed right in the centre on a mellow & traf c–free street, very near to Plaza Ayuntamiento so easy to find. Mariscos y arroces auténticos con 60 años de experiencia.

C/ Cuenca, 31. Come and chill on our terrace, in this new friendly cafe bar. Copas, cócteles, coffee and great food. Tex-mex menu available day and night. Every Thursday is the day of “ Burger and Beer”. Closed Mondays. English and Spanish spoken. 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

CARPE DIEM

C/ Caballeros, 10 Tel: 96 1 93 03 57 www.simalurestaurante.com Classy Peruvian restaurant of the highest quality in terms of product and presentation. This is authentic Peruvian cuisine with real avours of the land.

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.

PERUVIAN & MEDITERRANEAN SIMALÚ

PORTUGUESE

C/ Martínez Cubells, 4 (off Passeig Ruzafa) Tel: 96 342 77 80, www.carpediem-vlc.com A genuine Spanish restaurant right in the centre of Valencia, on a mellow side street, dead easy to find!

EL COLMADO DE LA RIVERA C/ Ribera, 14

HARD ROCK CAFÉ

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

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VUELVE CAROLINA

www.vuelvecarolina.com C/ Correos, 8 Run by the legendary chef Quique Dacosta with fine produce, creative cuisine and impressive wine list designed by Manuela Romeralo, an award-winning somellier. Expect to pay between 40€ -50€…

ZONA EL CARMEN ALMA DEL TEMPLE

C/Almirante, 14 Tel: 96 315 52 87 www.almadeltemple.com Upmarket restaurant in beautiful setting with historic Arabic wall as part of the interior, re ecting Valencia’s Moorish past. Wide range of rice, sh and meat dishes.

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS 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.

KA’RAK (RAQUEL CERNICHARO)

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.

BAR ALMUDIN

LA BOTIFARRA

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!

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…

DOS AGUAS

C/ Marqués de Dos Aguas, 6 Tel: 96 251 64 26 Good value Spanish menu del días, great view.

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.

LA CARME 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 BOTIJO

C/ San Miguel s/n www.tascaelbotijo.com

C/ Soguers, 2 Tel: 96 392 2532 30 years old emblematic restaurant of the Barrio del Carmen with Mediterranean dishes and cosy yet spacious interior.

EL TAP

C/ Roteros, 9 Tel:96 3 912 627 Tasty and intimate cuisine and near Torres de Serranos.

ESCALONES DE LA LONJA C/ Pere Compte, 3

LA LLAR DEL CHEF

EL PONY PISADOR 9:00 - 01:30 todos los días

paprika, strawberry cheese cake. In a quiet corner of the Centro Histórico. Good selection of wines from 8€ to 16€. Menú del día 10€ including drink. Saturday & Sunday lunch 14€, drink extra. Dishes from 4.50€ to 7€. Authentic Spanish cuisine. Restaurante Español íntimo, rústico y con comida casera muy buena; rabo de toro, croquetas, jamón ibérico, calamares y más.

C/ Zurradores, 7 (Near Plaza Santa Catalina) Tel: 638 196 289/ 635 849 390 Homemade Spanish food, rustic interior and run by a friendly Spanish couple. Try their Croquetas de Jamón Ibérico, artichokes, baby squid with

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C/ Pintor Domingo, 29 Tel:96 044 6829 Facebook Restaurante La Llar del Chef This is special. On a quiet street near to the Torres de Quart. A la carte and daily tasting menu. Quality and authentic Valencian and Mediterranean cuisine including home made paellas, meat and sh dishes created with artistic panache.Very well-travelled and experienced chef owner Teresa Camacho Giménez vision is to fuse traditional Valencian & Mediterranean cuisine with innovative presentation. Vegan and gluten-free choices too. Comida mediterránea, rica en verduras, arroz, aceite, frutas seleccionando los mejores productos de temporada combinados con sus peculiares inno-


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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.

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.

L’APLEC

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. Gay & Lesbian friendly. Tapas caseras, divertidas, servicio amable y buenas paellas para encargar. Muy

T. 961 043 540 info@escueladearrocesypaellas.com www.escueladearrocesypaellas.com C/Obispo Don Jerónimo 8, 46003 Valencia

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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. Muy cerca de Torres de Serranos tan fácil de encontrar. Cocina creativa con propietario y personal altamente experimentado. Mattilda combina suculentas tapas y cocina de calidad con presentación artística con una clientela leal y cosmopolita. Interior limpio y atractivo del estilo vintage.

MERCAT DE LA REINA

Plaza de la Reina, 19 Tel:96 3 925 789 / Movil:629381846 Quality produce include tapas, pinchos and meals with a modern twist.

OCHO Y MEDIO

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.

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

LIENZO

REFUGIO RESTAURANTE DEL CARMEN

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

C/ Arolas,11-bajo. 46001-Valencia Telefono de reservas: 961141112

MAR D’AVELLANES

C/ Avellanas, 9 Tel: 96 392 51 66 www.mardeavellanas.com Classy cuisine near Plaza Reina. MARIA MANDILES Plaza Manises, 2 Tel: 96 04 60 57 info@maria-maniles.com

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OSTRAS PEDRIN

C/Bonaire, 23 Tel:96 3767054 Enjoy different types of oysters, prepared in the style you choose, with your white wine and more…

PICOFINO GASTROBAR

Plaza Reina, 18 Tel: 96 3 155 020 www.restaurantepicofino.com Classy & classic Mediterranean cuisine and tapas on a beautiful terraza in the heart of Valencia.

RACÓ EL FALLERET Guillem de Castro, 114 Tel: 96 064 28 72

C/ Alta, 42 Tel: 96 391 7754 The ‘Cooking Revolution’! Refugio is truly a restaurant of the Carmen. Run by a warm, bohemian Valencian couple with years of culinary experience this is now a Mediterranean fusion restaurant with International cuisine. Warm, wooden interior with intimate corners.

RINCÓN 33

C/ Corretegeria,33 Tel: 96 4 910 952 Cuisine from the Mediterranean...

SAN MIGUEL

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TRECE

Conde Altea, 12 Tel: 96 3 951 178 www.de-calle.com Popular with the professional boho crowd. Dine in a chilled out and relaxed ambience with creative, well-cooked cuisine…

VOLARE

IN TIME

C/ Calatrava, 12 Tel: 667 719 897 www.trece.com Hip new restaurant with mediterranean fusion dishes and original, vintage interior.

SIDRERIA EL MOLINÓN

C/Bolseria, 40 Tel: 963 91 15 38 Asturian restaurant with authentic cuisine including meat dishes, cider, ham, sausages, favada, cheese dishes, lot of wine and more. Restaurante asturiano con carne, sidra, quesos, vinos...

C/ Roteros, 12 Tel: 96 0 643 540 Very near Torres de Serranos. Quality mediterranean cuisine from every corner of the region, Spain, Italy, Greece, Lebanon ...Spanish, English and Italian spoken. Lovely staff. Cocina mediterránea de calidad, España, Italia, Grecia, Líbano... Cerca de Torres de Serranos. Se hablan idiomas. Personal acogedor.

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.

TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN

C/Juristas, 5 Tel: 96 0 014 584/ 695 478 914 Facebook Embrujo dl Carmen Delightful Spanish restaurant with warm and colourful interior, relaxed terraza and friendly service. Spanish and Andalusian cuisine to savour and just a stone’s throw from the Cathedral in a quiet spot of the centro historico. Live music, paella, friendly service. Cocina española y andaluza para saborear y sólo un tiro de piedra de la Catedral en una zona tranquila del centro historico. Música en vivo, la paella, el servicio amable.

TINTOFINO ULTRAMARINO

C/ Corretgeria, 38 Tel: 963 154 599 / 636 429 329 Like a ne wine? Oh, that’s superb! Tapas, cheese, and meat too! Tinto no is a wonderful, classy tapas bar restaurant with an extensive collections of 50 wines from Spain & Italy as well as delicious tapas from the mediterranean. Live acoustic music every Wednesday. Tintofino es un tapas-bar de mucha calidad, con vinos de Italia y España.

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 HUERTA DE RAMONET

C/ Lepanto, 4 (near Torres de Quart) Movil:657 167 924 The real Spain. Tasty and fresh Mediterranean gastronomy with delightful and welcoming & very well-travelled English Speaking Spanish owner Ramonet. Authentic live flamenco gatherings on Wednesday evenings...

ZONA CÁNOVAS ALFÀBEGA

C/ Conde Altea, 26 Tel:96 08859 92 Attractive interior and romantic terrace with paella, meat and fish dishes…

MAMA RACHA TABERNA

C/Ciscar, 15 Tel: 960 065 558 Tapas with soul with a welcoming interior.

O’PAZO

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

ZONA CALLE JESÚS LA MORA

TABERNA ESPAÑOLA Pasaje Ventura Feliu, 20 Tel: 96 3324 106 Quality tapas and memorable lunches & dinners. Popular with locals, which is always a good sign.

PICA’P (FOOD & DRINKS)

Plaza Pintor Segrelles, 7 Tel: 96 0 642 867 Creative tapas and traditional dishes with terrace, original interior, great pints and top Gin’n’tonics!

ZONA BENIMACLET PATA NEGRA

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

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

TABERNA LA PICONERA

C/ Conde Altea, 30 Tel: 96 3 738 815 Quality and wide range of rice dishes.

C/de la Peanya, 15 (near Avenida de Puerto) Off the beaten track, delightful Andalusian style taverna-restaurant that is family run. Valencian paella, squid, Gazpacho, Salmorejo, salads.

COCO PAZZO

LA SUCURSAL

DE CALLE

ZONA RIO TURIA GARDENS RICARD CAMARENA

Conde de Altea, 51 Movil: 717 12 22 35 Set in the cosmopolitan Canovas restaurant where you can enjoy Spanish / Mediterranean tapas and delicious & authentic barbecue ‘parrilladas’ with hamburgers to enjoy too. Good value prices too.

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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.


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Bombas Gens Centre d’Art Avda. Burjassot, 54 (P1-3ª) Tel:96 3 355 418 www.ricardcamarenarestaurant.com Highly creative chef combines Mediterranean dishes with cosmo influences with this new project in an untouristy area of Valencia. Prices range from 50€ -120€.

ZONA RUZAFA CANALLA BISTRO

Maestro Serrano, 5 www.canallabistro.com Tel:96 3 740 509 From New York to Japan, this is a fusion restaurant with an urban and cosmopolitan vibe. Another creation of award-winning chef Ricardo Camarena.

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.

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Legendary rice restaurant in Cullera. Tel. 961 72 02 36

TAPAS BARS BODEGA BAR VALERO

C/Palleter, 51 (Zona Juna Llorens) Genuine Valencian Bodega off the beaten track with a bohemian atmosphere and popular with an alternative crowd of all ages and open to all. Run by 2 brothers for over 30 years...

KAÑA MAKAN

C/ Sueca 61, Ruzafa C/ Explorador Andrés, 24( Plaza Cedro) 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.

Plaza del Árbol, 4 (end of C/ Baja) Tel: 96 391 70 87 Authentic Spanish tapas in the historic centre. Highly popular with alternative

VEGAN THE VURGER

C/Quart, 41-B (Zona Carmen) Movil: 626 355 997 Very popular with all ages and it has only been open for a month! Delightful twist on a Fast food burger bar... in that all the food is only vegan! The Vurger is well-designed and thought out. It’s great fun and the food is very inexpensive and surprisingly good. Delicioso giro en una barra de hamburguesas de comida rápida ... en que toda la comida es sólo vegana! The Vurger está bien diseñado y pensado. Es muy divertido, la comida no es cara y esta sorprendentemente buena. Cerca de Torres de Quart.

ICE CREAM

SANTA COMPANYA

C/ Roteros 21 Tel:961 100 805 La Santa Companya is a wine & tapas bar, with more than 15 years of experience, where you can learn to compartir (share) with friends or as a couple. Savour the atmosphere at the long bar or at tables with wines that they can recommend to accompany your tapas that are homemade in a hip yet warm environment. TABERNA ARANDINOS C/ de la Cruz, no 1 (Plaza del Angel) Mobile: 639259581

VIVA MASCARAQUE

EL OLIVO TABERNA

C/ Almirante Cadarso, 6Tel: 96 3815181

C/ Quart, 41B · Valencia · 626 355 997

C/ Sueca, 47 www.elrodamon.com Hip and happening with tapas from all over the globe made Valencian by a well-travelled staff…

CULLERA CASA SALVADOR

THAI THAILICIOUS

DELICIOUS VEGAN FOOD

EL RODAMON DE RUSSAFA

Calle Pintor Salvador Abril, 28, Tel:96 3 03 46 70 Superb, creative cuisine in the hip barrio of Ruzafa with a highly popular 35€ ‘menu degustación’ that is ticking all the boxes for a growing clientele…

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C/ Santo Tomas, 18 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 960 654 449 www.vivamascaraque.com Very classy tapas bar and restaurant in spacious listed building on 2 oors in the heart of the Carmen. Cuisine is Spanish and Mediterranean fusion with exquisite quality and with avant-garde presentation. Friendly kitchen.

ICECOBAR

Calle de Santa Teresa, 13 622 80 89 79 www.icecobar.es IceRolls, which are Ice Creams made in 1 minute on a cold grill (-20 centigrades) with fruit and natural biscuits, it’s a SHOW. WaffleBubble, which is a sweet waffle with bubbles full of flavours and toppings.

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LE CABINE

(STYLE THAT ROCKS) Cirilio 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 BOTÁNICO VINYL EYE

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

ZONA EL CARMEN AFRIC ART

Avenida Maria Cristina, 4 Tel: 96 315 41 76 www.amilloatlante.com

COLLA MONLLEÓ CERAMISTES

Plaza Redonda, no 11 -12 Tel: 96 392 30 43 Facebook Colla Monlleó

EL MONSTRUO

Calle Calatrava 11 Vintage style and creative.

KINNARA

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

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS the handscraft by locals and other countries. Specialists in ecodesign, you can not miss their bags with vinyl records. ¡Elige ser diferente y comprar artesanía hecha en Valencia para tus recuerdos y regalos!.

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 couple...

NEEDLES AND PINS

C/ En Bou, 3 needlesandpinsvintage.com

PANNONICA VINTAGE

Plaza Jaime Roig, 1 Tel: 960 629 367 Email: sweethomeliria@gmail.com Facebook sweethomeliria www.sweethomeliria.com New supermarket in Lliria with quality British food including Quorn, Marmite, Golden Syrup, Linda McCartney veggie bugers, Yorkshire tea and so much more! Lunes a Sábado desde 10h hasta 14:30h Viernes desde 16:00h hasta 20:00h.

CLASSIFIEDS CRICKET CLUB

PUCHERITO VERDE

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

SEBASTIAN MELMOTH

C/ San Fernando, 17 Sebastian Melmoth is a unique design shop with objects collected from around the world by the globetrotting owners. Art exhibitions and acoustic concerts.

SOHO DEL CARMEN

Calle Derechos 33, Valencia Tel: 96 391 2463 Etnic Gallery Shop C/ Caridad, 2. Plaza Santa Cruz. Mov. +34 672 929 300

UNO

C/ Serranos, 36. bajo. derecha. Instagram: @llepolies.artesania facebook.com/llepolies.artesania/ Tel: 963 066 080 Mov: 658 562 165 In the shadow of the Towers of Serranos, a place where you can nd

LLIRIA SWEET HOME

C/ Baja, 28 Tel: 696 95 10 55 Facebook: Pannonicavintagedeluxe A cosy vintage store where you can find all kinds of little treasures. From ne clothing and Antique accessories to a great selection of Import Jazz on Vinyl.

TAMALA TIENDA ETNICA

LLEPOLIES

probar novedades locales.

UNO, Mercado Central Main entrance Mercado Central. www.facebook.com/unomercadocentral Tel: 963 82 92 51 UNO is the emblematic new 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 ts right in. Enjoy a snack, and take the chance to re-discover local products. UNO es la emblemática nueva parada del Mercado Central de Valencia. Donde el mercado encaja. Un tentempié, nuestras cajas para comer, aquellos productos locales que (re)descubres... Es el proyecto de Rafael Valls para revalorizar la cultura de ultramarinos, de ‘picar’, de

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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

GIFT SHOP

CASA MONET

C/ Serranos, 36 bajo izquierda


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Tel: 96 3127532 / Movil: 696 397 225 Email: casamonet@hotmail.com www.yessy.com/vkieski Looking for original presents over the festive season? Check out one of Valencia’s most original gift shops. Run by entertaining Londoner Vladmir Ksieski, a distinctive artist who also has his own paintings for sale at the shop. He has been based in Valencia for the last 35 years. English and Spanish spoken. Easy to nd as it is very near to the famous Torres de Serranos! Arte y regalos y complementos.

HEALTH

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€

QUART YOUTH HOSTEL C/ Guillem de Castro, 64 Tel: 96 3 270 101 www.quarthostel.com

THE RIVER HOSTEL VALENCIA (Zona Carmen) www.riverhostelvalencia.com Plaza del Temple, 6 Tel: 96 391 39 55

HAIR SALON

CENTRO URANIUM

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 highly trained and experienced Sirio.

PILATES CLASSES

LA NIÑA LOS PEINES (Zona Carmen)

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!”

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

HOSTELS HOME (Zona Carmen)

Pl. Vicente Iborra Tel: 96 391 37 97 / 96 391 62 29 C/ La Lonja, 4 www.likeathome.net Two of the funkiest hostels in town, set in the heart of the centro histórico.

HOTELS ALKAZAR HOTEL

C/ Mosén Femades, 11 (peatonal) Tel: 96 351 55 51/ 96 352 95 75 www.hotelalkazar.es

CHECKIN ****

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

HOTEL LAS ARENAS ***** 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

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

HOSTAL ANTIGUA MORELLANA

(Zona Carmen) C/ En Bou, 2 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

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

SERCOTEL SOROLLA PALACE****

Av.de las Cortes Valencianas,58 46015 Valencia (ESPAÑA) Tel: 961 868 700 Fax: 96 186 87 05 31

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C/ Quart 17 (ZONA CARMEN) 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 sh dishes. Wines from many regions of Italy.

68 types of tea from around the world We are located in Calle Cuba 43, Bajos. Valencia 46006 (Zona Ruzafa) DTESMAGATZEM@gmail.com MOVIL: 619 04 87 76

C/ Baja 12, Zona Carmen Tel:96 0713859

Bajamarea’ is a newish and authentic Italian ‘Taberna & Pizzeria’, run by the charismatic, warm and welcoming Carlo Solazzo.


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SHOPPING EL ARENALLLEPOLIES

1. What is the philosophy of Llepolies? Llepolies is born of a love for art & crafts and design. We are happy to really make our own mark on our products and share them with our friends, who are also our clients. We like to implement the essence of the buyer in each product we design. That is why we offer the option of personalizing our products‌

2. Can you tell us something about your products? We have various. We purchase arts & crafts from other countries, we are an outlet for other designers of costume jewellery and lighting. All creative people are

welcome and can find their space in Llepolies. Our line in design is very varied. We sell jewellery without welding (sin soldadura) including alpaca, brass, copper and silver. We use semi-precious stones and minerals, like Czech Crystal.

regarding the culture of consuming, which is so different from the conventional way of shopping. For that reason, we use all the possible technology available. In the immediate future we will be launching our online shop www.llepolies.net

We are ecologists and like to recycle, which is why so much of our stock is a second opportunity for products that were due for the rubbish dump. We recycle vinyl records, cassettes, toys, slideshows and electronic circuits. Everything that passes through our hands is likely to be converted into a product of Llepolies.

Who knows, in the not-too-distant future perhaps we will open other shops and crear and continue creating‌

3. What are your plans for the future? We love to explain our philosophy

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VALENCIA FOOTBALL EL ARENAL

STILL ON TRACK Valencia look to be entering into the La Liga winter break still on track and in a powerful position despite losing their unbeaten record, in early December, at Getafe. The start to this league campaign is the best for the club since the 1943/44 team took 32 points from their opening 14 games. Their ten wins, two draws and two losses equates to just one point more than the current squad at the same point in the season. The little hiccup at the Coliseum Alonso Perez came after two backto-back performances against the two Catalan giants, Espanyol and Barcelona. At the El Prat Stadium, Valencia faced several familiar faces. Both Javi Fuego and Pablo Patti started in the Espanyol initial eleven and their coach Quique Sanchez Flores was in charge at the Mestalla from 20052007. The visitors started sluggishly and were lucky to go into the dressing room at half time level, after both Gerard and Sergio Garcia had hit the Valencia posts with fine strikes in the first period of play.

The second half saw Valencia take a greater grip on the game and a moment of quality from Kondogbia gave Los Che the lead. The French international reacted quicker than Piatti to a defensive clearance from Espanyol. He then created enough space for himself to curl the ball just inside the right hand post of Pau Lopez. Valencia secured the three points late in the game when Santi Mina latched onto a defensive error by Victor Sanchez and then finished clinically, when one on one with the keeper. And then ... Barcelona came to town. With the Mestalla sold out for the first time this season, the anticipation was high. Marcelino was banished to the stands after his sending off at Espanyol. For Barcelona, Pique was suspended after another yellow card at Leganes had pushed him past the sanctions mark. Before the game the whole stadium paid tribute to the club’s ex-president Jaume Orti (who had passed away during the week) with a minutes’ applause. Orti was at the helm during the successful Rafa Benitez

years and was arguably the most popular of all the past Valencia kingpins. His trademark celebration was to don an orange wig with the club’s triumphs. During his three year tenure, Valencia won two league titles, the UEFA Cup and the European Super Cup. The first half saw Barcelona in complete control and lamenting the fact that a perfectly good goal was not given on the half hour mark. A mediocre shot from Messi was spilled inexplicably by Neto, and to all inside the stadium except the referee and linesman, looked to have fallen well over the goal line. However, Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva saw it differently and waved away the mounting protests of a mass of ‘Blaugrana’ shirts. This led to controversy after the game, the upshot of which is that the video review system will be used next season in La Liga for such instances. The second half was a different affair, and Valencia came to the party. On the hour mark Rodrigo put the hosts in front. The move was textbook Valencia this season. Guedes attacking the defen-

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der, giving Gaya space for an overlap on the left hand side. A well-timed pass from the Portuguese youngster put the Valencia left back in behind the defence to pull the ball back to the incoming Valencia forwards… in this case, Rodrigo. The Mestalla erupted as the Spanish international outpaced Vermaelen and poked the ball home. The celebration was equally delightful. The striker made a beeline for the 14 year old ball boy David Vassilev who was feverously plucking out an orange wig from a nearby plastic bag. The Valencia Infantil A player handed it over to the striker and the iconic picture that was on the back pages of the world’s newspapers was created. Rodrigo later explained he had bought the wig earlier in the week after meeting and speaking with Orti’s family and had asked the ball boy to give him the wig if he scored. ‘Bonico’ (Orti’s nickname - Mr Nice Guy) would have enjoyed that. Alas, Valencia were not able to hang on to the victory as former favourite Jordi Alba denied the home side three points. Latching on to a sublime pass over the top of the defence by Messi, the speedy little left back produced a spectacular volley to give the Catalans a share of the spoils. The remaining seven minutes saw both sides have chances and with the last kick of the game Zaza had

a chance to win the game for the hosts. Casi casi…. December started with the tough encounter at Getafe and the loss of Valencia's unbeaten record. To be fair, Valencia did not play well and Getafe got their tactics spot on. The pitch was not complimentary to the visitors playing style and the hostile approach of the hosts was evident from the kick off. As early as the 25th minute the most lenient referee in La Liga David Medie Jimenez had punished Arambarri with a second yellow card. With nearly three quarters of the game remaining the odds were heavily against a Getafe victory. However, the side from the Madrid outskirts got lucky when a deflected shot wrong footed Neto, to give them an unexpected lead on 66 minutes. Valencia searched in vain for an equaliser but found Guaita in fine form against his old club. The travelling fans left the capital disappointed and frustrated knowing it was a dropped chance on closing the gap on the league leaders Barca, and establishing breathing space between the chasing pack. Looking to get back to winning ways, Valencia then edged the game with Celta by the odd goal in three with a determined and forceful performance. Leading from a Zaza glancing front post header from a Parejo corner going into the break, they were im-

mediately pinned back at the start of the second half when they fell foul to the poaching instincts of Celta’s in form striker, Aspas. The Spanish international was the first to react to a deflected shot and slotted home from close range after the home defence had failed to clear on several occasions. With the crowd getting increasingly nervous and frustrated, the referee gave the home side a silver lining by awarding a penalty late in the game that many of his peers would not. Parejo saw his poor effort squirm under the body of the Celta keeper and creep over the line to the huge relief of the home fans. With Eibar away and Villarreal at home left to play before the winter break, the signs are good that the team will occupy an automatic Champions League spot at the enforced interval. Levante UD continue to flirt with danger in the bottom half the table. A fine win against relegation strugglers in Las Palmas was the highlight of the month for their fans but the way their capitulated at home to Atlético Madrid would have been a major worry. However, Levante did manage to join Valencia in the last 16 of the Copa Del Rey. Levante's reward for disposing of Girona is a match up with Espanyol. Valencia also have a kind draw, being paired with Las Palmas. Both are drawn away ini-


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tially with the exact dates yet to be determined. Finally, there was some good news for Levante fans as they have the current bragging rights in the Ladies derby, having come from behind to beat Valencia ladies 3-2 in early December. John Howden

Anyone wishing to get tickets for Valencia or Levante games can go to the box offices at the stadium or visit their respective websites: www.valenciacf.com www.levanteud.com

FOOTBALL CALENDAR Levante – Celta Vigo

Saturday 9 DECEMBER

Valencia – Celta Vigo 8.45pm

Sunday 10 DECEMBER Levante 6.30pm

Athletic

Bilbao

Friday 15 DECEMBER

Sevilla – Levante 9.00pm

Saturday 16 DECEMBER

w/e 21 JANUARY

Las Palmas – Valencia Villarreal – Levante

w/e 28 JANUARY

Valencia – Real Madrid Deportivo – Levante

w/e 4 FEBRUARY

Tuesday 19 DECEMBER

Atlético Madrid – Valencia Levante – Real Madrid

Saturday 23 DECEMBER

Valencia – Levante

Eibar – Valencia 6.30pm Levante – Leganés 9.30pm Valencia – Villarreal 4.15pm

w/e 7 JANUARY

Valencia – Girona Barcelona – Levante

w/e 14 JANUARY

Deportivo – Valencia

w/e 11 FEBRUARY

Also some midweek Copa del Rey games in January 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 Lle-

vant tram. Tickets available at ground on matchday and in advance from club shop (C/Colón), LUD website. *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.*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) and LUD website. Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia


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MERCADO CENTRAL: SOUL OF THE CITY

If you are looking for the heart and soul of the city of Valencia you could do worse than stroll down the Calle de Maria Cristina and on to the Plaza del Mercat. Some cities are identified with their cathedrals or great churches. In Valencia’s case it is two great secular temples to commerce that represent the essence of what the city is. On one side, La Lonja de Seda, a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture reminding us of Valencia’s illustrious medieval past. On the other side, the Mercado Central in all its noisy Modernist glory. There has been a market on this site since Roman times and beyond. Farmers, fisherman and goat and cattle herders would gather here between two streams, which wound around the ancient city. In Moorish Valencia, traders would set up stalls at this spot next to the Boatella gate in the Muslim city walls. The area was officially incorporated within the walls of the medieval city. Over

the centuries, it became the recognised Market Square where bullfights were held, criminals were executed and witches were burned along with any number of other medieval “entertainments”. There was never a permanent market structure and traders would come in from the countryside and set up temporary tents and awnings to offer their produce to the populace, filling the streets with the smells, sounds and atmosphere of an eastern bazaar as described in all its excitement and colour by Vicente Blasco Ibañez in his novel “Arroz y Tartana”. The modern day Central market was opened by King Alfonso XIII in January 1928. It had cost an enormous 19 million pesetas to build. It was the key piece of a hugely ambitious programme of Modernist construction in late nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Valencia.

This included the Ensanche and the Gran Via, the Post office building, the Estacion del Norte train station and the Mercado de Colon. All of this was pushed and financed by the new middle classes flush with enormous profits from the export of rice and oranges. These people saw themselves as heirs to the great merchants of Valencia’s fifteenth century golden age and their construction would have to be every bit as magnificent as that period’s shrine to commerce, La Lonja, on the other side of the road. After an official tender, two prestigious Catalan architects Alexandre Soler and Francesc Guardia were chosen to lead the project with a remit to both instil the modernist ideal and mirror some of the details of La Lonja, incorporating iconic symbols of ancient and modern Valencia. The build wasn’t without its practical problems but the architects


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some of the store holders. You’ll hear plenty of Valencian spoken. Valencia is proud of its market, Valencians will always tell you it’s the best and most authentic place to buy food in the city and how it’s the biggest covered food market in Europe…although often when pushed many of them seem to admit to only getting round to actually going there once or twice a year!

followed the more artistic design instructions almost to the letter, the results of which are still there for all to see today. The walls are decorated with traditional ceramic tiles along with typically Modernist “trencadis” mosaics of broken tile shards. There are great Modernist iron columns and stained glass windows showing the colours of the Valencian flag and arms of the city. The whole place is bursting with motifs of oranges and lemons and decorative stone, glass and iron work. The building sprawls out over 8,000 square metres forming a strange fourteen-sided polygon under a beautifully decorated domed roof, which at its highest point is thirty metres up above the market floor. To one side is the fish market, all metal and white stone slabs, and there are two slightly odd Austrian-style gothic houses built on at each side, which used to house the local Government offices. The present day market is the pulse and lifeblood of the surrounding area and spills out through each of its doors into the tapas bars and temporary stalls on the Plaza del Mercado and out to the

multi-coloured houses on the Calle Palafox. Inside, you’ll find mayhem of stallholders’ calls and the general cacophony of a lively bustling market with alleyways of food stalls of every type. Many great city markets have long moved away from their original purpose and ended up like museums to their own former glory, becoming a place of souvenir gift shops and designer boutiques and restaurants or merely an outlet for expensive gourmet food. The Central Market has always had its share of gourmet stalls, and it is certainly not as cheap and cheerful as you might want, but it is still essentially doing what it has been doing since time immemorial; serving fruit and veg and the fruits of the Valencian coast to the people of the city. It is what you would expect from a market of its ilk, a loud, brash, and in-your-face, friendly sort of place with largely local produce from small local businesses. You may find groups and coach-parties of Northern European or Japanese tourists (and some stalls even have signs in Japanese) but the majority of its customers live locally and are doing their daily or weekly shop just as they have done all their lives, often on first name terms with

Its fish market is particularly worth a visit. There is a huge variety of sea and river creatures of all shapes and sizes laid out on banks of crushed ice like some sort of dead aquarium, which also has its fish tanks of live eels and llisa from the Albufera Lake. There are specialist stalls for herbs, spices, tea, cheeses, beers, bread, wild mushrooms, dates, the list goes on. Most of all, of course, there are stalls selling the typical products of the Valencian huerta but you can also find stalls selling typical British or South American food, and in amongst all the artichokes, onions, oranges and green beans there are also tamarinds and tree tomatoes. Housed in its identifiably Valencian Modernist palace, with its regional decoration, the Mercado Central is a typically Valencian. It’s a busy, bustling place, which brings together the produce of three of the pillars of the city’s economy and culture; the Huerta, the sea and the Albufera Lake under one enormous roof. The Central Market encapsulates the soul of the city. It is testimony to the fact that the age old practice of buying and selling fresh market produce is still very much part of day-to-day modern Valencian life. If you want something special or a bit different or exotic along with your spuds, tomatoes, lettuce and pork chops, then this is the place to come. David Rhead and José Marín Photos by: Mónica Varela y Yosu Mendoza

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HOLIDAY SEASON VI Vid had met with Antonio Piqueras a couple of times in 2016 when we attended ‘Jornadas’ organised by DO Utiel-Requena. In conversation over lunch, he had told us he was creating a new family bodega in the village of Campo Arcis. We were later introduced to his wife Amparo Garcia by Emilio Expósito of Dominio de la Vega and Vice-President of the Ruta del Vino. ‘You must visit them’ said Emilio, ‘they are a very important part of the heritage of the area’. The family hold a number of parcels of vines, typical of ‘cosecheros’ in the DO and were selling their grapes to the local San Isidro coop, part of Coviñas. But, they have identified three special parcels and created a new bodega, making and selling artisan wines from three different varieties Bobal, Chardonnay and Syrah. Their son Juan Antonio is a qualified wine-maker, trained in the local Requena wine school. He has spent 8 years as ‘tecnico’ at the prestigious Manuel Manzaneque bodega before returning to the family bodega.

We set off straight away to visit the three vineyards, first the Chardonnay, then the Bobal and finally the Syrah. The Chardonnay vines are 9 years old and planted in trellis in single guyot pruning, (that is one cordon and one spur) with occasional double guyot. The vines are not irrigated. The family is awaiting formal permission to plant a new plot nearby with Macabeo, with one eye on Cava production, but with irrigation as this part of the DO is susceptible to drought. The soils were very arid and sandy. Next we drove back towards the village and visited the Bobal parcel, La Serratilla, the most picturesque of the parcels. Here the vines are also without irrigation and were planted in 1979.  The vines are typically traditional in goblet planting. The soil is very stony with the limestone bedrock more evident. Finally we drove towards Los Duques and the nearby Las Pilillas archeological site, home to Spain’s 2700 year old ‘Iberic period’ bodega. Here the Syrah grows on a generally

sandy, well-drained soil, also without irrigation and the vines are 20 years old. Nearby we passed some of the oldest vineyards in the DO with Bobal planted well over 100 years ago. Roman remains are regularly found in this district, testament to the continuous use of the land as vineyards. Back in the family home we were shown the garage which forms the bodega. Yes, it is a garage. Amparo’s father’s vintage cars were expelled and replaced with a reception table for the grapes, hopper, de-stalker, a home-made press and four stainless steel deposits, three of 1000 liters and one of just 300 liters. Everything is done by hand, bottling, corking and labeling included! Fast forward to Monday 4 December this year and we paid our second visit to meet with Juan Antonio and to taste the new wines. It would be an understatement to say that Juan is driven, totally passionate about his wines and very keen to learn what each variety can do. The family have recuperated some further plots since we last vi-


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sited. They have found that there are other, lost varieties such as Rosetti, Royale and Moscatel planted amongst some of the older vines. So Juan has set about experimenting with some of these grapes and making ‘Natural Wines’. This includes an ‘orange wine’ where white wine is made the same way as red wine, involving a second or malolacatic fermentation after much longer maceration periods to extract all the colour and flavour from the skins and the pips. Two other changes were immediately obvious in the bodega. The first was the appearance of four terracotta tinajas in which some of the wine was fermented. The second was the almost complete lack of chemicals in the process. Sulphur is usually added to the grapes on arrival and/ or before fermentation to keep the flavours fresh and avoid faults in the wine. However only an absolute minimum is necessary in natural wine because a lower pH and higher acidity (especially in Bobal) act as natural preservatives. We started with the Chardonnay, still in contact with its lees following fermentation. Still cloudy, therefore

it is grassy and herby on the nose, with good volume in the mouth, citric (grapefruit) and with a lot of brioche. The wine produced in the tinaja is Tardana, the local white grape with about 8% of added Moscatel. Pale amber, this too was on its lees undergoing battonage still. It has a very expressive nose very aromatic and hints of orange skins on the nose. We moved on to the ‘Bobales perdidos’, from the old plots of Bobal recuperated vineyards, which had not produced much fruit this year but which would do so again in the future. These old vines produce small looser bunches with concentrated fruit. The wine is bright purple in colour with very expressive nose and in the mouth liquorice, mature red fruits and very typical of ‘alta expression’ wines from the variety. The bright pink wine in the bottles in the pictures is from the Royale variety, which has nearly disappeared. Blended with a little Bobal to give it colour this is a traditional sparkling wine from the area with a single fermentation in bottle… We descended into the old fermenting tanks (trullo), under the patio

of the property, which now holds barrels of Garnacha, Syrah and Bobal and tasted from these barricas. These are wines which will go on the market once bottled. Pigar is a fascinating new project, experimental but making wines of such quality that apart from a couple of outlets locally, the wine is sold in top restaurants in Denmark, Australia and Belgium. In Juan, who is just 30 years old, the bodega has one of the most promising young winemakers of his generation and one to watch. This article was prepared by Riki Wigley and Marian Darás whose VÍ Vid project promotes Valencian wine and Gastronomy. VÍVidBlog (http:// vvidvinos.wordpress.com ) reports regularly on bodega visits, launches of new wines etc, and restaurant reviews. Recent blogs have seen the publication of a longer article on this subject and VÍ Vid have been busy organising lunch and tasting events for clients. VÍ Vid are also in Facebook, Twitter (@vividvinos) and Instagram (Vivid8402)…..have a look at our activities there for more information on Valencian wine and Food!

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VALENCIA MUSIC

REINA ROJA 1. Tell us something about your roots and influences…

Celine Dion, Niña Pastori and the Cranberries among others…

We are a mixture of all the music that we have been listening to all of our lives as well as the influences of the musicians that have played with us. If you like what you are listening to, it stays with you and forms a part of what you yourself end up transmitting.

2. What is flamenco for you? Flamenco is a style of music that forms part of our tradition. Flamenco is a tradition charged with emotions and feelings and it is very rich and complex. That its roots have a mixed heritage makes me feel it all the more deeply.

I was born in Marxalenes in Valencia, next to where the legendary singer Conchita Piquer was born and brought up. For that reason, the genre known as copla has always been a part of me and the way i sing. Since I was young, I have always sung songs with my posse like: María de la O, la Zarzamora, Bien Pagá, Ojos Verdes, Tatuaje, Fumando espero…i suppose that many girls of my generation share those musical memories. I send homage to our marvellous grandmothers who left us this wonderful legacy. During my adolescence, I grew up listening to Luz Casal,

When i submerged myself deeper into flamenco, i went to Granada to study song (cante). It was there that I discovered great women like Paquera de Jerez, Niña de los Peines or contemporaries like Carmen Linares and Remedios Amaya, who I both deeply admire. On this new album we have done a homage to the Remedios of their fantastic song “Por nada lloro.” We believe that with a respect and knowledge of flamenco’s traditions, one has to continue mixing and renovating and that is what we have

done on this new album. 3. What is a typical month for Reina Roja musically speaking? In this band, we don’t have typical months. In Reina Roja we work independently, self-financing our projects. It’s a hard path where you learn a lot and enjoy each day to the maximum. The only common experience throughout the whole year are the live shows, but they differ for each situation. For over a year, we have been working on this new album surrounded by great friends like our graphic designer and the artist Ibán Ramón. At the moment we are concentrating on shows to present our new album. 4. Can you tell us something about your new album, ‘Sankara’ Sankara is an innovative album where our own compositions have played an important part. 9 of the 11


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original tracks are original compositions. On this CD we haven’t wanted to limit ourselves in terms of styles although our latent flamenco & Mediterranean roots are evident. Our natural curiosity has left us open to approaching new challenges regarding different genres of music. It hasn’t been easy as until now as we chose songs for our repertoire that most attract us from other artists. It’s true that when it has come time to compose our own songs we have had the interesting challenge of trying to equal them or at least try to.

Ha-ha! The immediate future is the presentation of Sankara on December 20 at the Palau de la Musica de Valencia at 21h. Apart from that, we will be continuing to work to find our own space in the world of music. Many thanks for offering this space… Interview by Owl. Photos by Jorge Molina.

More information: www.reinarojamusic.com www.facebook.com/reinarojamusic Instagram and YouTube: @reinarojamusic

Cover by Ibán Ramón

As well as ‘Sankara’, which is also the name of the album and manifests our vision of Africa on this disc we include songs where we talk about our social commitments, about equality, self-affirmation and love… Some titles include: ‘Desperté’, ‘Ellos y Ellas’ y Me quiero’. Reina Roja collaborates with CIM-Burkina (www.cim-burkina. com), association for the development of women and the education of boys and girls in Burkina Faso. 5. Any plans for the future? Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia


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