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CONTENTS 2 - MAP 4 - EDITORIAL 5 - PHOTOS BY VICTOR ARANDA 6 - VALENCIA FALLAS GUIDE 7 - THE INSIDE DEAL OF FALLAS 10 - LA FABRICA DE HIELO 12 - CASA MONTAÑA 14 - FOOD 17/31 - LISTINGS OCTOBER 32 - ABOUT THE WEBSITE 34 - VALENCIA FOOTBALL 38 - 24/7 VALENCIA PARTY PEOPLE 40 - EASTER & SAN VICENTE 42 - VALENCIA WINES 44 - PHOTOS ADRI CASTELLANOS

Editorial MARCH 2018 ‘FALLAS AND EASTER IN VALENCIA’ After a long and somewhat dreary winter… Valencia looks to spring with hope in her heart. Some say that the Fallas festival is the very epitomy of Valencian culture. It’s colourful, explosive and loud but also respectful of tradition and the changes of season. In this March edition, we have an exclusive interview with the owner of the legendary ‘Casa Montaña’, a bodega that was founded in 1836 in the historic district of Cabanyal. Suffice to say that the tapas were stupendous! We also have a report on the increasingly popular ‘La Fabrica de Hielo’ near the beach… Enjoy exclusive photos of Fallas. We have ‘The Inside Deal on Fallas’ as well as a guide to the festivities. Easter in Valencia follows not long afterwards and we have an exclusive article about how Easter is celebrated in these parts as well as San Vicente. You will find a packed March listings with information on live music, clubs, chill out, restaurants, shopping and more. You could say that Fallas is a time of Mediterranean rebellion and a healthy ‘Spring’ purging of the negativity accumulated during the months of invierno. Some might say that Easter is a melancholy reminder that the good are not always recognized for

their contribution to society, as Jesus found out when he was crucified by the powers-that-be… It is said that Valencia is the ‘Land of Music’ and we have an exclusive report on the Brass Bands that make Valencia so special at this time. We dedicate this issue to the street musicians who add so much to this fair city…yet often scrape by to make a living. See you next month! 24/ 7 Valencia team “I’m an emancipated firework exploding on your busy street Strumming my guitar as you pass in your car always trying to knock me clean off my feet I don’t care if you own the whole world The stars in the sky Or a heavenly body You’re wasting your time if it’s only that that you’re trying to convey ‘Cos I’m just a sophisticated beggar living underneath your summer day…” (Sophisticated Beggar by Roy Harper)

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VALENCIA FALLAS GUIDE

Photo: Victor Aranda García © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia Are you interested in folklore? Tradition? Big dresses? If you are, stick around. Valencia has all that and more, during the celebration known as Las Fallas. Read this and consider yourself armed for the festivities.

ching band (La Despertá). You can avoid this by joining a casal yourself, allowing you yourself to be the object of your neighbour’s hatred.

LAS FALLAS

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

During the second week of March, you’ll see these large sculptures being set up at practically every street corner. Anything can be represented in a falla; the 10 Commandments, the plight of the crippled, world peace or belly-button lint. These are then ceremoniously burnt (in La Cremá) by proud firemen on the eve of March 19. EL CASAL Think of a friendly neighbourhood association (again, at every street corner) whose main mission, apart from setting up its falla, is to wake you and all your neighbours up at four o’clock every morning. You’ll finally get back to sleep only to be awakened again by its morning mar-

LA MASCLETÀ

LAS FALLERAS Watch out! You could be knocked over by one if you’re not paying attention. More than just a big dress, the fallera’s costume is the non plus

ultra of traditional fashion wear. Covered by enough lace, brocade and satin to bury a man (or fallera), these brave women take part in all the city’s festivities. You’ll see them representing their casals by marching in parades, posing for pictures, making paellas on the street and having nervous breakdowns, smiling all the while. Acute observers will make the comparison between the fallera’s hairstyle and a certain science-fiction film character, but the similarity ends there. These are Valencian Earth girls, born and bred. THE NIGHTLIFE A misnomer, actually. The nightlife lasts all day and night for the first three weeks of March. Valencia doesn’t sleep, and if you think you will, you are mistaken. My advice is to do what bar, pub and restaurant employees do; take copious amounts of stimulants and stay awake. There’s no point in sleeping. No point! Lola García


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THE INSIDE DEAL ON FALLAS 2018

MASCLETÀ Daytime fireworks are a very Valencian contribution to the world of pyrotechnics. Forget about pretty pictures in the sky, this is all about noise, rhythm, the smell of gunpowder and having your bones thoroughly shaken by the ferocious aural assault of the finale. All this under blue spring skies, amongst a huge and expectant crowd in the Ayuntamiento as the excitement and tension builds while you await the opening salvoes. People love their loud bangs and air bombs round these parts. The pyrotechnician is loudly acclaimed and carried out on the shoulders of his fans at the end of a good show. What a Fallero would say: A sublime musical symphony, a celebration of Valencian culture in fire and smoke. What a Fallero would never say: Rhythm my arse. That was just a random load of loud bangs. And you’re telling me I’ve stood in this square for forty-five minutes next to those loons in the straw Amstel hats for this? Insider knowledge: The Mascleta is best enjoyed after a few pre-bombardment beers and a plate of pa-

tatas bravas, but make sure you get into the square a good half an hour before it starts and get settled in somewhere near the post office building. There’s a great view from there and you can usually get out pretty quick when it’s all over. Must see: Once you’ve seen the big one, try and see at least one mascleta at a barrio falla. Sat outside a bar with a beer, you can get closer, there are less people, and it feels just as ferocious and in some ways more authentic and, most importantly, you won’t be squashed up against those blokes in the Amstel hats. Don’t bother: If you are running late, don’t bother going. Save it for another day. Mascletas are meant to be experienced close up. There’s nothing worse than hearing it from round the corner without seeing or feeling it in all its glory. CASTILLO If you prefer your firework displays in the more traditional manner at night, you’ll see some of the best you’ve ever seen at Fallas (honestly). This being Valencia they’ll also no doubt be the noisiest. Valencia’s top firework bods are in demand all over the world. Valencians have been

responsible for the fireworks at Olympic closing ceremonies and the World Cup final in South Africa. They compete with each other to produce the fastest, most original and loudest explosions of light and sound with huge multi-coloured asteroids lighting up the Alameda and the faces of the oohing and aahing crowds. What a Fallero would say: What could be better than the fruits of the Valencian countryside, its palms and colourful flowers portrayed in the night sky of this majestic city? What a Fallero would never say: Not those caterpillars on parachutes again! Boring! Where’s my gin and tonic? Insider knowledge: Get yourself a good spot about half way down the Alameda on the Viveros side (the smoke always blows towards Avenida Aragon). Watch out for the unofficial firework wars in the riverbed before and after, they are not for the faint hearted, Must see: Without doubt, the Nit del Foc on the night of the 18th. Don’t bother: No half measures, it’s impossible just to pop over ten minutes before. It’s got to be part of Article © 2018 24/ 7 Valencia


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your plan for the evening. There’s no point watching it half obscured by some building, if you are going to go, get there early and wait. FOOD AND DRINK Valencia is especially famous for its rice dishes but it’s not that easy to get the best paella in Fallas. This is probably the worst time of year to eat in Valencia. Everywhere is packed out, prices go up, menus are reduced, quality goes down, the waiters and chefs are worn out. Buñuelos (basically deep fried doughnuts) stalls spring up all over the city where you can get the traditional Fallero breakfast of hot chocolate and “churros”. As for drinking, Valencia has no shortage of night spots and in Fallas they are all full and lively. If you are really desperate for a beer, you are never far away from a bloke selling cans of Steinberg out of a shopping trolley. What a Fallero would say: I’ve already eaten thanks, and anyway we’ve got a barbecue tonight at the Casal. What a Fallero would never say: Have you been frying those doughnuts in the same oil all week?

Insider knowledge: Book yourself into a decent restaurant for at least one sit down meal. There are some excellent tapas bars around Valencia for example. You’ll need a break from all those bocadillos on the hoof. Somewhere off the main thoroughfares and squares is probably your best bet. The barrio of Ruzafa might be a good starting point. Must see: If you get the chance, sign up for a paella competition at a Falla. Street party, good food, plenty to drink and guaranteed good fun, the paella is the least of it. As far as nightlife is concerned, you have to have at least few dodgy gin and lemons at a Verbena, that’s what it is all about after all. Don’t bother: Avoid those tourist trap expensive menus in the centre. Don’t spend all night in a bar, get out on the streets and get involved. THE FALLAS MONUMENTS The monuments are at the centre of the whole festival. Like huge three-dimensional saucy seaside postcards, their core purpose is to satirise life in the city or the neighbourhood, poking fun at politicians and celebrities in papier-mâché. There are more than 300 around

the city, commissioned, and in some cases built, by the local neighbourhood fallas. They are divided into categories depending on how much money was spent on their construction. Monuments from the top division (Sección Especial) can cost up to 500,000 Euros. What a fallero would say: A true combination of art and wit. The fallas artist is the modern day Michelangelo for the people. What a fallero would never say: 500,000 euros just to burn it down after five days? Haven’t these guys heard about the recession? Insider knowledge: Try and see the big fallas before the prizes are given to avoid the rush or go when everyone is doing something else, late at night, at lunch time or during a Castillo. Must see: It’s always worth seeing the special section fallas. Perhaps the most interesting, however, are those which, with fewer resources, manage to create something more original and imaginative than just a duck coming out of a teapot. Don’t bother: If you see a duck coming out of a teapot, steer well clear.


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OFRENDA This floral tribute to the Virgin in her Valencian guise as the Virgin of the defenceless (popularly known as the little hunchback) started in the strict, Roman Catholic times of the 1950s and has become an integral part of the festival. Falleros parade proudly through the streets in “traditional” Valencia peasant costume with their offerings of flowers. These are often massive bouquets shaped into the form of the Migelete or the Mestalla football stadium, accompanied by marching brass bands. This is no grey procession of devotees…it’s all done in true over the top, Baroque Valencian style. Just because you are honouring the Virgin it doesn’t mean you are not going show off your best fancy dress and jewels or your new sunglasses and iPhone. What a fallero would say: with tears in their eyes, “Valencians tots a una veu: Vixca la Mare de Deu!” What a Fallero would never say: How come Valencian peasants used to dress up like Adam and the Ants? Insider Knowledge: Get yourself outside a bar in the Plaza de la Reina and you can sit there watching it

all go past. Our personal favourite is the grassy knoll outside Finnegan’s pub on St Patrick’s Day. As a bonus you might even also catch a few people in “traditional” Irish costume (a big Guinness hat and a green T-shirt).

experience of running around with the city in flames will stay with you when the rest of fallas are a distant memory.

Must See: The flower arrangements by night in the Plaza de la Virgen once the ofrenda has finished.

What a fallero would never say: I shudder to think what effect all this smoke is having on the environment.

Don’t Bother: Don’t try to get around too much in the centre of the city while the ofrenda is on. The old ladies don’t like you crossing over while the Falleros are marching past. CREMÀ This is where the party ends but without the flames of the Cremà the festival means nothing. It is a symbol of purification, the burning away of all the bad spirits of winter, clearing the way for the coming of spring. In previous centuries fallas (made of old furniture and junk) were a great way of getting rid of all your old rubbish. With explosions and flames and firemen all over the city centre, the Cremà feels like the nearest thing you can get to being in an air raid without actually being in a war. The

What a fallero would say: What day does Fallas fall on next year?

Insider Knowledge: Don’t have a fixed plan. Be prepared to keep on the move. The burnings in each neighbourhood are staggered. Follow the firemen around to see as many as possible. Must See: Try and see at least one big Falla burn, but if you can get to see a smaller one in a narrow street you’ll really get the feel of it. Don’t Bother: Don’t wait for hours in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to see the big Falla burn and, in the process, miss everything else that is going on around you.

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LA FABRICA DE HIELO

Situated just off the beach front and in Valencia’s up-and-coming bohemian paradise, Cabanyal, ‘La Fábrica de Hielo’ is worth stepping into. Whilst it is not much to look at from the outside, inside this one of a kind venue is a visual gem that is host to live music concerts, art workshops, locally sourced food and the most authentic indoor market experience - all inside a former factory building. There is no mistaking that this hub is good for the eyes, the ears and the soul.

The name derives from the previous life of these four walls as an Ice Factory, where it kept fish production fresh for the profound fishing industry at Valencia’s port. After being left dormant for some years, its naturally industrial feel lent itself to a quirky and raw space open to new revitalised uses. The well-lit container feels spacious with high-rise walls and indoor plants and transcends a homely feel with the use of patchwork second-hand furniture. The space is now open throughout

the week and offers workshops, exhibitions, markets and live music to anybody who wishes to delve into an artistic realm. Leave time at the door, as when you enter the space you become engulfed in a very special atmosphere that takes you away from the stress of daily life. Ease yourself into a local beer (Turia is a popular choice, named after Valencia’s own Jardín del Turia) and take a second to look up at the uncanny furniture creatively placed on the roof of the bar container situated inside the venue. The drink is not all that is local, as The LFDHº, a foodie festival touring delight, promotes an eating style in correlation with Fábria de Hielo to fit the space. A menu focused on homemade tapas, locally sourced vegetable dishes from the Mercado del Cabanyal, foccacia bread sandwiches and Galician veal burgers will not disappoint you. This can be devoured on Wednesdays-Sundays for dinners and at the weekend for lunches too. Music and art are at the forefront of entertainment in this venue, a daily programme can be found online at www.lafabriadehielo.net, but the Monthly Market is a particularly


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LA FĂ BRICA DE HIELO Carrer de Pavia, 37, Tel: 963 68 26 19 http://www.lafabricadehielo.net Zona Cabanyal Valencia Opening hours Tuesdays:18h -23h Wednesdays-Fridays:18h -23.55h Saturdays:11h -23.55h Sundays:11h -22h special event not to be missed. Held on the first Saturday of every month, the space fills with vintage and second hand goods to feast your eyes on. From vinyls to furniture and clothes, each mini indoor store offers something unusual that is kind to the pocket. Encapsulating the historical with the modern, the market perfectly demonstrates all that this space has been re-born as. Inviting you to a perfect Saturday strolling

around each carefully arranged and decorated store, enjoying the live music and snacking on local food and drink, the Market finds joy in the once loved, to be loved again. Go alone or meet with friends, this unique market experience will leave you stepping outdoors and writing it in the diary for next month.

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RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

CASA MONTAÑA EL ARENAL

1. Tell us about the history of Casa Montaña It would seem like nothing has changed since Casa Montaña was established in 1836. It continues to be a meeting point, a place that opens us to a universe of possibilities… In chronological order, we can say that the first changes are made in 1861 when Casa Montaña is inherited by Ramona Montaña Romeu, the daughter of the original founders. In 1880, reforms of the barraca are made, with a modernist fachada that is still seen to this day. Later, the married couple Omedes - Doménech buy Casa Montaña for 10.000 pesetas. In 1907 María Pérez, widow and descendant of the original founders, runs Casa Montaña until 1960. In this same

year, Enrique Guerra takes over but is only charge for 2 years. The property of this historic bodega changes hands again in September of 1962, now being owned by the couple René Soriano March y Juana María Reus March. In 1991, the professional painter Santiago Polo García takes over the business. Finally, in 1994, Casa Montaña is sold on again and falls into the hands of Emiliano García Domene. He is the actual owner of the property and driving motor of the viticultural and gastronomic traditions that distinguish the unique personality of this historic bodega in the city of Valencia. In 2006, we see the incorporation at the bodega of Alejandro García Llinares, son of Emiliano and an engineer by profession. The genera-

tional change insures the necessary evolution of a project as unique as Casa Montaña, where modernity lives in perfect harmony with tradition. 2. What are your most emblematic dishes and tapas? Two aspects define us regarding our gastronomy: our products are top quality and are all prepared in the moment. For that reason, we travel the entire Valencian region looking for the finest products, followed by a consistent & loving preparation in the kitchen for our unique tapas. Casa Montaña has always been related to its environment and the seafaring district where it is based. For that reason, our kitchen has always been related to seafood. Mussels known as ‘Clòtxinas Valencianas’ , Grilled Sardines, fried boquerones


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and anchoas (anchovies) from Santoña have always formed part of our menu. There are a number of emblematic dishes, but none as typical as our Habas Estofadas (stewed beans) or Chipirones, a stew whose original recipe dates back to from when Casa Montaña was founded. It is also worth mentioning other dishes like our Patatas Bravas de Secano, which we personally select from the source. 3. Tell us about your Wines and Cavas…. Casa Montaña has always been characterized for having an ample slection of wines and cavas, where Valencia wines especially have a special place. Our carta offers 500 wines, which includes the best Valencian wines and also some wonderful Australian wines, for example. You will find a wide range of prices, including our jewel-in-thecrown ‘Petrus’ from 1982. Nearly all our wines can be enjoyed by the glass. 4. Do you have any anecdotes of the

clients who have visited Casa Montaña over the years? The clientele of Casa Montaña is very eclectic and it is the stories of locals from the barrios that make up Los Poblados Marítimos that have most touched us. Some of these clients have been coming to Casa Montaña for over 60 years! Parallel to this, we have received clients like Steven Chu (U.S. Energy Secretary during Obama’s reign) and actors like Gwyneth Paltrow, who ate & filmed in Casa Montaña as part of the television programme ‘ Spain On the Road Again’. I found quite a lot in common with the President of the Ford Motor company Alan Mulally, given that we both had fathers who were postmen, and I have good memories of his visit to the bodega. We have had many visitors from the world of cinema, music and politics in the last few years. Personalities like Jose Luis Cuerda, Baltasar Garzón, Marisa Paredes and Carlos

Vives have visited & enjoyed our bodega and we fondly remember their time with us. 5. How do you see the present and future of the port district of Valencia? Los Poblados Marítimos of Valencia have always had a very distinctive personality with a hard-working and plucky spirit that has maintained the essence of this seafaring district. It is our responsibility to maintain and conserve this essential essence, permitting an evolution in a sustainable way and in harmony with its past. Interview by Owl

CASA MONTAÑA C/ Jose Benlliure, 69 Tel:96 3672314 www.emilianobodega.com Zona Cabanyal Open everyday from 13h -16h /20h -23.30h Article © 2018 24/ 7 Valencia


FOOD BY HELEN WESTWATER OF LA OLA FRESCA TORRIJA-BRIOCHE WITH COCONUT ICE CREAM

As in many countries, traditions marked by religious public holidays go hand in hand with food. With the start of Easter, Spanish culinary delights such as Mona de Pascua, Sopa de Ajo, buñuelos and chocolate eggs, all celebrate the return of eggs and fat back on the table once more. All this after a month of ‘possible’ fasting during Lent! This month’s recipe for Torrijas is just that. ‘Torrijas’, eaten in Spain throughout the Easter Holy Week, are made with eggs and bread, but with the help of La Ola Fresca’s daring new Tapas chef, Alberto Corella, we have made a slightly more ‘fino’ and fluffy version. Incorporating brioche, a jammy caramel topping and a meltdown surprise of coconut vanilla ice cream. Method First make the ice cream. Bring the milk to the boil for 2 minutes under a moderate heat. Take off the heat and leave to infuse with the vanilla, ginger, coconut and cardamom. Leave to cool, then strain. Beat the

egg yolks and the sugar and mix together with the milk. Add the cream and return to heat, stirring carefully. Leave to cool. Place in the freezer and stir every 3 hours to avoid water crystals forming. Meanwhile, make the brioche. Whisk the milk and yeast together in a bowl, and then set aside. Put the flour, salt and sugar into a food mixer fitted with a dough hook and mix to combine. Add the yeast mixture and eggs and mix well until you have a soft, smooth dough. This will take five to six minutes. Add the softened butter and beat for another five minutes until it is all incorporated and the dough is soft and shiny. Tip out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth. Transfer the dough to a clean bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place to rise for about two hours, until doubled in size. To make brioche loaf, lightly flour a work surface then tip the dough out onto it and gently knock the air out. Place in a buttered 23cm x 7cm, 1kg

loaf tin. Cover and leave somewhere warm, or at a constant room temperature, to double in size. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/ 350F/ Gas mark 4.  Beat the egg yolks with a pinch of salt and brush over the top of the loaf or buns.  Crush the sugar cubes over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and risen. The loaf or buns should be hollow when tapped on the bottom.  Leave to cool and, when it is cool, cut into rectangles. This is where the cheats who bought their brioche readymade rejoin the recipe! Gently heat a frying pan with lots of butter and fry the brioche rectangles until they are becoming uniformly toasted all over. Heat the honey and pour over the torrija. Crush the brown sugar, and scatter on top. Caramelize with a blowtorch or under the grill. Finally, serve with a ball of ice cream. Please note our new opening times in October


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INGREDIENTS - For the Coconut Ice Cream 80g fine white sugar 30ml of cream minimum 35% fat 500ml milk 5 egg yolks 1 vanilla pod 1 pinch of fresh ginger (grated) 300ml coconut milk 10g of grated coconut 4 green cardamom pods smashed to allow flavour to infuse better - For the brioche 50ml room-temperature milk 10g fresh yeast 300g strong flour, plus extra for dusting 10g fine sea salt, plus extra 20g caster sugar 4 eggs 125g softened butter, plus extra for greasing 2 egg yolks, for glazing 2 white sugar cubes - For the marinade 1 glass of rice milk 1 pinch of cinnamon A splash of Port wine 1 drop of vanilla - For the caramel 10g of honey 10g of brown sugar 1/2 packet of butter for frying brioche

Join us for ‘GOURMET KNIGHTS Y TAPAS AUDACES’ on Friday evenings from 7pm to 11:30pm and Saturdays 12:30h to 2:30pm to see Alberto Corella in action! Tuesday to Wednesday 10:00h 19.00h Thursdays & Fridays 10-23.30h Saturdays 10:00-19:00h Sundays 10.30-19.00h Open for Breakfasts, lunches, teas and early dinners

Thursdays 20:30h ‘Speak English’ informal English language practice 5€ minimum cover charge. Fridays 20:30-23:30h Beer and tapas Saturdays 12:30-13:30h Tandem aperitivo hour Sundays10:30h-16:00h BRUNCH

La Ola Fresca

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ARTS & THEATRE

MUSEUMS / GALLERIES CENTRO CULTURAL BANCAJA Exposición Valdés. Una visión personal Del 06/10/2017 al 25/03/2018 Vicente Ortí. El intérprete de la materia Del 27/10/2017 al 25/02/2018 Sorolla. Un jardín para pintar Del 07/11/2017 al 19/03/2018

CENTRE DEL CARME

Creación y pueblo Hasta 6 mayo Constelaciones de un todo infinito Hasta 18 febrero La palabra toma parte Miguel Hernández/Vicent Andrés Hasta 15 abril Comtots els dies Shadi Ghadirian Hasta 1 abril Elogio de la procrastinación (en construcción) Paula Valero Hasta 27 may

CIUDAD DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS

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

ESPAI TACTEL Password Vicky Uslé Hasta 2 marzo Paisajes Intuidos Hasta 18 marzo Luis Úrculo Hasta 27 abril

ESPAI VISOR

Espiral de energía: divino equilibrio LILIANE LIJN Hasta 13 abril

FUNDACIÓN CHIRIVELLA SORIANO World Press Photo 17 Hasta 11 marzo

GALERÍA BENLLIURE

Pintura Moderna y Contemporánea de los Siglos XIX y XX Permanente

IVAM INSTITUT VALENCIÀ D’ART MODERN EXPOSICIONES IVAM A la vora del món Federico Guzman Hasta 20 mayo Un cuerpo Extraño Marina Núñez Hasta 25 Marzo 2018 Please come back

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS 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 Intervencions de Sergio Barrera, Nelo Vinuesa, Inma Femenía i Ana Esteve Llorens Hasta 25 marzo Ordre i desordre Joan Miró Hasta 17 junio L’Ivam Produeix. Juan Hidalgo El Mundo en un condon Hasta 10 de junio Ródtxenko Caso de estudio Hasta 26 de agosto

INSTITUTO FRANCÉS DE VALENCIA EXPOSICIÓN. “Filles d’Atlas” Béatrice K-Sim: Marzo

LA BENEFICENCIA CENTRE VALENCIA DE CULTURA MEDITERRÁNEA

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

MUSEO DE PREHISTORIA DE VALENCIA Restes de Vida, Restes de Mort Exposición Permanente El enigma del vaso Obra maestra del arte ibérico Hasta 25 marzo

MUSEU D’HISTÒRIA DE VALÈNCIA

Historia de Valencia en Ocho Periodos Exposición Permanente

MAR 18 MUSEO VALENCIÀ D’ETNOLOGIA

Huerta i Marjal El Secano y la Montaña La Ciudad Vivida. Ciudades Valencianas en Tránsito, 1800 – 1940 Exposiciones Permanentes València en blanc i negre III. El Cabanyal (1900 -1991) Hasta 22 mayo Imatges de mort. Representacions fotogràfiques de la mort ritualitzada Hasta 3 junio

MuVIM

L’Aventura del Pensamiento Exposición Permanente Torre Islámica Exposición Permanente Valencia Según el Pare Tosca Exposición Permanente Yo soy. Memoria de las rapadas Un homenaje de Art al Quadrat a las mujeres represaliadas Hasta 1 de abril La eclosión de los clásicos Hasta 27 de mayo El inicio del cómic en la Península Hasta 3 de junio Cómics y tebeos en el MuVIM Hasta 3 de junio El río invisible Hasta 27 de mayo

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA, LA NAU DESCUBRIENDO TESOROS: Manuscritos e incunables Hasta 15/04/18 Treinta años al servicio de los estudiantes 1987 - 2017 Hasta 8 mayo Rafael Armengol Parejas de Tiepolo Hasta 20 mayo VISCA EL CARRER! La transformació de la mobilitat i de l’espai públic  Hasta 18 marzo Escoles i Mestres: Dos segles d’història i memòria a València  Hasta 18 marzo

OPERA PALAU DE LES ARTS

Il mondo della luna Franz Joseph Haydn 8, 10, 12 (función didáctica) y 14 marzo 2018 Il corsaro Giuseppe Verdi 28 marzo 2018 1, 5, 8 y 10 abril 2018

THEATRE / TEATRO CIRCUITO CAFE TEATRO www.circuitocafeteatro.com

ESPACIO INESTABLE

El teatro esta lleno de Zombies 4 marzo 17

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MAR 18 LP_Una creación de Paula Miralles 9 – 11 marzo Tomar posiciones, quedar clavado 22 -25 marzo

SALA RUSSAFA

PI Dia internacional del dona 6 marzo No se lo Digas a Nadie 9 marzo The Standby connection + Ghost Transmission 9 marzo Miguel Noguera Ultrashow 10 -11 marzo Adrian Levi 10 marzo Badlands 23 marzo Aires flamencos 24 marzo El ultimo beso 24 marzo

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Hasta 10 de junio de 2018 IKARIE XB 1 Y SU HERENCIA EN LA CIENCIA-FICCIÓN Del 07 al 25 de febrero de 2018 LEJOS DE LAS LEYES. EL CINE DE MARGARIDA CORDEIRO Y ANTÓNIO REIS Del 20 de febrero al 02 de marzo de 2018 MENUDA FILMO: “AVES DE PASO” Del 03 al 04 de marzo de 2018 Hasta 27 de mayo de 2018 DEFENSA DEL TERRITORIO DEL 21 AL 29 DE MARZO DE 2018 LA LETRA EN LA IMAGEN: “UNA HISTORIA INMORTAL” DEL 21 AL 25 DE MARZO DE 2018 ESTRENOS FILMOTECA: “SOROLLA, LOS VIAJES DE LA LUZ” DEL 07 AL 11 DE MARZO DE 2018 LA MUJER ANIMADA DEL 06 AL 11 DE MARZO DE 2018

TEATRO OLYMPIA

THE HOLE ZERO Hasta 25 de marzo Palabra de mago. Jorge Blass Del 28 de marzo al 02 de abril de 2018

TEATRO RIALTO

ELS QUATRE GENETS DE L’APOCALIPSI Hasta 04 de marzo de 2018 LES SOLIDÀRIES 8 -11 de marzo CANT ESPIRITUAL 24 de marzo de 2018

TEATRO TALIA

J.J Vaquero y Nacho Garcia Del 02 de febrero al 22 de junio de 2018 Las putas amas (de casa) Del 03 de febrero al 28 de abril de 2018 Prefiero que seamos amigos Del 14 de febrero al 04 de marzo de 2018 Guerra de sexos, sexos en guerra Óscar Tramoyeres Del 16 de febrero al 16 de junio de 2018 Big Van - Monólogos científicos Del 24 de febrero al 23 de junio de 2018 CLOWNTIFICS 24 de febrero y 17 de marzo

CINEMA / CINE FILMOTECA IVAC 2018 Futuro(s) Imperfecto(s): Distopía y Cine Hasta 30 de junio de 2018 CRÍMENES Y SOMBRAS: EL CINE NEGRO CLÁSICO Hasta 27 de mayo de 2018 FORD vs HAWKS Hasta 29 de abril de 2018 BÁSICOS FILMOTECA

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.

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.

ELViENTO BAR

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

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

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 MARZO 2018 8 Marzo 22:30h VERONICA MARINI TRIO 9 Marzo 22:30h CLARA JUAN SOLER & BEA ESTÉVEZ 4TET 10 Marzo 23:30h NATHAN TRIO 12 Marzo 20:45h PHRONESIS

15 Marzo 23:30h CARLOS SARDUY Afro Cuban Jazz 16 Marzo 23:00h THE MASTERS OF THE PIÑON 17 Marzo 23:00h MISCELLANEUM MUSIC 4TET

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


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JERUSALEM

Tel. 96 356 39 42 / 645 792 674 www.wahwahclub.com National and international indie-rock & pop in a student zone...

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

CLUBS

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.

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...

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.

LA VITTI

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

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.

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PETER ROCK

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

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 Underground electro and more in one of Valencia’s hippest barrios.

LATEX

SALA MATISSE

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

SALA ZIRCO

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

THE HOPS

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.

(Zona Benimaclet) Calle Enrique Navarro, 8

(Zona Plaza Cedro) C/ Ramon de Campoamor, 60 www.salamatisse.es Live music in a student friendly zone. (Zona Canovas) Joaquin Navarro, 11 Valencia Tel: 963 77 18 62 Newish venue with quality jazz bands www.zirco.es (Zona Patraix) C/ Beato Nicolás Factor, 32 Movil:671 305332 Live rock, indie, jazz and world music.

TRANQUILO MUSICA

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

UNA COSA RARA

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

WAH-WAH

(Zona Blasco Ibáñez) C/ Campoamor, 52

NYLON

PICCADILLY DISCOTECA CLUB

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.

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

music on Feb 14th with Buddy Paul’s Big Love Blues Party from 20.30h to 22.30h. Private parties, cocktails and montaditos available. Fiestas privadas, cocteles y montaditos.

Zona El Carmen BOLSERIA CAFÉ

Zona Puerto / Playa LA3

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

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

Zona Campanar FRYDA

RADIO CITY

GONG

C/ Concordia, 3 (near C/ Caballeros) www.facebook.com/gongvlc Subterranean spot in El Carmen to satisfy the underground explorer. Retro music bar with genuine atmosphere. One of the best hidden bars in the old town! Its music is simply too difficult to define. Small dancefloor. Tropical drinks and absinthe. Open every Tuesday to Saturday. Uno de esos lugares ocultos en El Carmen que satifacen al rastreador más underground. Bar de música retro con atmósfera auténtica y genuina. Uno de los mejores rincones escondidos del centro histórico. Su música es, simplemente, demasiado difícil de definir. Pequeña pista de baile. Bebidas tropicales y absenta. Abierto de martes a sábado.

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...

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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.

SLAVIA

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

ÚNIC

Plaza Sant Jaume, 1 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

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!

Zona C/Jesús FUNKADELIA

C/Marques de Zenete, 5 Movil:625 358 401 Music bar with Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Blues and Afro music. Co- lourful interior and friendly Spanish and English owners. There will be live music of all genres with DJs in between the sets. Tapas will soon be available. The specialist DJs on Fridays and Saturdays from 23.30-- 3.30h. Live

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

Zona Canovas UPPER CLUB

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

CHILL OUT

Zona Plaza Ayuntamiento FEDERAL

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

LA FÁBRICA DEL HIELO

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

Zona Calle Jesús CRACOVIA BAR

C/ Alcira, 25 Tel: 963 287 456 www.cracoviabar.com Groovy café-bar with healthy cuisine,


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS art exhibitions, live gigs, DJ and more!

Zona El Carmen

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. Also open on Sundays from 12PM for Vermut and tapas.

CAFÉ L’ABADIA

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

MAR 18

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.

LENCIA. 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

CAFÉ MUSEU

LA CAVA DEL NEGRET

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

ERMITA CAFÉ CULTURAL C/ Obispo Don Jerónimo, 4 (just off C/Caballeros) Tel:96 3916759 C/ Calatrava, 15 Tel: 96 392 33 01

MAGAROTA

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

MONTEREY BAR & DISCOS 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 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

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 VA-

SANT JAUME C/ Caballeros, 51 Tel. 96 391 24 01

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MAR 18 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

THE LOUNGE CAFÉ-BAR

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

TROMBON

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.

Zona Ruzafa EL PATIO DE RUZAFA

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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...

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.

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

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. http://codigog-club.blogspot.com.es/ https://www.facebook.com/codigog

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

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.

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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


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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.

NUNCADIGONO

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

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 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

MAR 18 ‘Beers & Travels Bar’ is a traditional pub set in the heart of the old town and just a stone’s throw from the legendary Torres de Serranos. At the pub, you will nd 13 different drinks on tap, which includes beers from Ireland and ‘Maleoc’ cider from Galicia. Check out their ‘O’Hara’ Red, Pale Ale and Black beers.

BIRRA & BLUES BREW PUB VALENCIA

Av. Maria Cristina, 12 Tel: 96 392 56 41 Zona Centro Valencia 46001 www. birraeblues.com At ‘Birra & Blues Valencia’ the prize is our homemade craft beer, and the 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 arte23

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MAR 18 sana 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 cervezas are craft beers so you won’t nd any commercial brands here, just lovingly brewed beer. Enjoy an ample terrazza and a hip yet relaxed interior of wooden tables & chairs and colourful posters lining the walls. On the wall, there is an attractively designed graphic explanation of the steps taken to brew beer. Tasty tapas, gourmet burgers and salads too. Cerveza artesanal, hambuerguesas gourmet en una terraza excelente.

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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with Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese cuisine.

Zona Avenida Aragón MANOLO EL DEL BOMBO

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.

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 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.

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

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GREEK EL RINCON GRIEGO

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

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 including chicken, bacon, cheese and


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS 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

CIAO BELLA

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

LA PAPPARDELLA

Great! Finally, an authentic Japanase taberna in Valencia run by a Japanese & Valencian couple!

MEDITERRANEAN KAÑA MAKAN

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.

MEXICAN AMEYAL

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.

ZONA ARRANCAPINS

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 Tel: 96 311 94 29

PALARDI CAFFE RESTOBAR

C/ Cuenca, 31. Come and chill on our terrace, in this new friendly cafe bar. Copas, cócteles, coffee and great food. Every Thursday is the day of “ Burger and Beer”. Closed Mondays. Fridays is Fish Friday. Fish and chips. English and Spanish spoken. 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

PERUVIAN & MEDITERRANEAN SIMALÚ

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.

PORTUGUESE CAFÉ PESSOA

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

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LA CONSERVA

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.

CARPE DIEM

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!

HARD ROCK CAFÉ

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

LOTELITO VALENCIA ROOMS & BAR

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

VUELVE CAROLINA

www.vuelvecarolina.com C/ Correos, 8 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€… 25

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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.

Clasica tasca situada en el Barrio del Carmen, cocina siempre abierta, servicio excelente, gran variedad de tapas, vinos y cervezas.

toro, croquetas, jamón ibérico, calamares y más.

ESCALONES DE LA LONJA C/ Pere Compte, 3

BAR ALMUDIN

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!

T. 961 043 540 info@escueladearrocesypaellas.com www.escueladearrocesypaellas.com

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.

C/Obispo Don Jerónimo 8, 46003 Valencia

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 TAP

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

ESCUELA DE ARROCES Y PAELLA VALENCIANA

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.

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.

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

EL BOTIJO

C/ San Miguel s/n www.tascaelbotijo.com Spanish tasca in the Barrio Carmen! Great terraza & excellent service, great variety of delicious tapas, a top ensaladilla rusa and nice cheeses too. Good selection of beers & wines. Kitchen and bar is open everyday from 9h -01.30h.

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 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

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

LA CARME

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


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LA LLAR DEL CHEF

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 innovaciones, directa a los paladares más exigentes.

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 cerca de Torres de Serranos. Auténticamente español y abierto a todos.

LA LOLA

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

LIENZO

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

LIGAZON LA PILARETA

C/ Moro Zeit Tel: 96 391 04 97 Every major Spanish city has a tapas bar regarded as ‘quintessential’. Established in 1917, this one is high up on the list in many guides. Veteran waiters serve excellent tapas: habas, ensaladilla rusa and the famous mussels. Open daily midday to midnight just off Plaza Tossal, not hard to nd. Now that’s what we call atmosphere... El bar de tapas más histórico en el cen-

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

MARIA MANDILES

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

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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

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

OSTRAS PEDRIN

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

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

REFUGIO RESTAURANTE DEL CARMEN

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

RINCÓN 33

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

SAN MIGUEL

C/ San Miguel, 7 Tel: 963921447/ movil 685893736 Facebook: Restaurante San Miguel

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MAR 18 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...

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS 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.

TRECE

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

VOLARE

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

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

COCO PAZZO

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.

DE CALLE

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…

IN TIME

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

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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 EL CARABASSER

C/ Reverendo Rafael Tramoyeres, 35 Tel:963 89 14 46 Attractive & arty interior. Delicious tapas with vegetarian options. Popular with locals, which is always a good sign…

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/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.

LA SUCURSAL

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

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

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


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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.

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

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CULLERA CASA SALVADOR

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...

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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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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.

SANTA COMPANYA

C/ Roteros 21 Tel:961 100 805 TABERNA ARANDINOS C/ de la Cruz, no 1 (Plaza del Angel) Mobile: 639259581

C/Quart, 41-B (Zona Carmen) Movil: 626 355 997 C/ del Mur de Santa Anna, 3 Movil: 672 32 62 33 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.

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VIVA MASCARAQUE

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.

THAI THAILICIOUS

C/ Almirante Cadarso, 6Tel: 96 3815181

EL OLIVO TABERNA

Plaza del Árbol, 4 (end of C/ Baja) Tel: 96 391 70 87 Authentic Spanish tapas in the historic centre. Highly popular with alternative crowd and visitors. Amongst their many specialities you will nd artichokes, homemade croquettes, grilled sardines, fried prawns, octopus, cured ham, a selection of cheeses and much

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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.

BURGUER BAR RAINBOW BURGER C/Salamanca, 26 Movil:625 35 84 01

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SHOPPING

ZONA CANOVAS LA GALERIA JORGE JUAN C/ Jorge Juan, 21 www.lagaleriajorgejuan.com

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

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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

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ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE IN VALENCIA

ne clothing and Antique accessories to a great selection of Import Jazz on Vinyl. C/ Belén, 9 Handmade & independent Valencian craftwork in a little corner of the historic centre… 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

Valencia’s first ever St Patrick’s Day parade is on 17 March, at 11.30am at the Alameda Metro Exit - Events for everyone: Parade, Irish music, Céilí dancing, Irish Stew, GAA football display, Face painting and Kids activities.

GIFT SHOP

TAMALA TIENDA ETNICA Etnic Gallery Shop C/ Caridad, 2. Plaza Santa Cruz. Mov. +34 672 929 300

UNO

UNO, Mercado Central Main entrance Mercado Central. www.facebook.com/unomercadocentral Tel: 963 82 92 51

LLIRIA SWEET HOME

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.

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CASA MONET

C/ Serranos, 36 bajo izquierda 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.

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...

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PANNONICA VINTAGE

C/ Baja, 28 Tel: 696 95 10 55 Facebook: Pannonicavintagedeluxe A cosy vintage store where you can find all kinds of little treasures. From

CRICKET CLUB

Levante CC are a new cricket club based in Valencia that have regular league games with teams throughout

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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

CENTRO URANIUM 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!”

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

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.

HEALTH C CENTRO OBLIVIUM

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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/ Hospital n. 6 bajo. 46001 Valencia Tel: 963 926 159 www.centrooblivium.com At Oblivium, we offer different natural therapies: Flotation, Massage, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Thai massage, Stone massage, Reiki, Fourhands massage, Lymphatic massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Tuina Chinese massage and many more…

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

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

RED NEST HOSTEL VALENCIA HOSTAL ANTIGUA MORELLANA

C/ En Bou, 2 (Zona Carmen) Tel: 96 391 57 73 www.hostalam.com SINGLE/ INDIVIDUAL 40€ (IVA included/ Incluido) DOUBLE/ DOBLE 55€ (IVA included/ incluido) Lovely hostel in the heart of the old centre with comfortable rooms, good service and all modern conveniences.

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

SERCOTEL SOROLLA PALACE****

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RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

VALENCIA EL ARENALFOOTBALL

EUROPEAN FOOTBALL BECKONING Despite a poor end to January and an irritating single goal defeat to Atlético Madrid in the first weekend of February, Valencia remain well and truly in the hunt for European football next season. With a 13 point lead over sixth placed Villarreal, the Europa League is virtually assured. What all Valencia fans really want is the Champions League spot that a fourth placed finish or above would bring. The loss at the Wanda Metropolitano was the club’s third in the league on the trot, and it coincided with home and away defeats in between to Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey, to make a total of five games without success. Worried fans could be forgiven for becoming pessimistic but a local derby with Levante UD was next on the agenda with more than

points at stake. Bragging rights on the day eventually went to Los Che but the team from the North East of the city can count themselves unlucky to go away from the Mestalla with nothing. Santi Mina put the hosts into the lead with a powerful header from six yards out when he reacted first to an inswinging Dani Parejo corner. Los Che fans were celebrating their lead for less than a minute as Levante went straight down the field and scored with a superb volley by Sergio Postigo. A Rodrigo Moreno header that grazed the bar nearly restored Valencia’s lead but the sides went into the interval deservedly level. However, the main talking point of the game came when Coke had a perfectly good goal ruled out for Levante by the Catalan referee David Medie Jimenez. The ‘arbitro’ felt that a Valencia defender had been fouled as the corner came across but replays clearly showed that no infringement had taken place involving a Levante player. That lucky escape seemed to stun

the home side into action and, midway through the second half, Valencia gained the lead. A surging run by Carlos Soler ended in the midfielder getting a strong shot on goal that the Levante keeper could only parry onto the feet of the oncoming Santi Mina. As the in-form striker went to tap in the rebound he slipped, allowing Oier to partly intercept his shot. With the ball squirming around just a couple of yards from the visitors’ goal, Luciano Vietto won the race to the ball and netted one of the easiest goals he will ever score. Levante threw caution to the wind in search of an equaliser but, with a minute left of normal time, Valencia were awarded a soft penalty. Zaza and Rober Pier tangled inside the area and, to the crowd’s surprise, the referee pointed to the spot to give the home side a glorious chance of securing the points. Parejo made no mistake with the spot kick to give his side victory in a compelling encounter. Earlier in the season, after the reverse fixture with Levante at


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the Ciutat de Valencia, Valencia CF went on a record breaking eight game winning streak. These matches were all against teams that now sit in mid-table or the lower half of the league… with the exception of Sevilla. The first of these teams in this sequence was Malaga who are having a wretched season and are firmly rooted at the bottom of the table. A sparse crowd at La Rosaleda had their hopes of seeing their team register only their fourth league win of the season raised when centre forward Brown Ideye put his side into a first half lead, with a touch from a corner that he knew very little about. In the second half, Valencia raised the tempo and the introduction of Zaza and Rodrigo for Vietto and Mina gave Los Che a more physical threat upfront. Frustration continued to grow in the visitor’s camp as precious time elapsed,

but then ten minutes from time the visitors got their just rewards when Francis Coquelin made an unmarked run to the front post to intercept a Parejo corner and glance it past the Malaga keeper. More drama ensured as the Malaga player Ignacio was shown a straight red card for bringing Rodrigo down in the penalty area when looking certain to score with five minutes remaining. Parejo remained cool and slotted home his second penalty in consecutive weeks to give the visitors three points, which ten minutes earlier looked like being none. The Basque side from San Sebastian, Real Sociedad, were the next team to visit the Mestalla and once again Valencia managed to claw out a victory despite not firing on all cylinders. Santi Mina has been a revelation this season and a brace either side of Oyarzabal’s equaliser gave the hosts the

three points. The following week it was Valencia’s turn to visit the Basque region, this time it was a trip to Bilbao to play in the stadium at San Mamés. This new ground still manages to create the passion of the previous venue of the same name that was demolished in 2013 and the fervent and proud Basque fans ensure no easy points are on offer to the opposition. Incidentally, Mestalla is the oldest stadium in La Primera Liga since the old San Mamés stadium was torn down. A highly entertaining game saw the visitors take the league when a curling shot from Geoffrey Kongdobia evaded the despairing dive of the Bilbao keeper and just found its way inside of the post to send the visiting supporters wild with joy. The hosts should have been level soon afterwards when a clumsy Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia


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FOOTBALL CALENDAR Sunday 4 March

Saturday 17 March

Levante – Espanyol 12.00 Valencia – Betis 20.45

Valencia – Alavés 16.15h

Saturday 10 March

Leganés – Valencia Girona – Levante

Sevilla – Valencia 16.15h Getafe – Levante 18.30h

Friday 16 March

Levante – Eibar 21.00h

challenge inside the box gave the referee no option but to give a penalty. Former Valencia favourite Artiz Aduriz stepped up to take the kick but Neto guessed correctly, by diving to his right and managed to parry the effort away to safety. Valencia were soon pegged back to level terms at the start of the second half when Athletic’s Oscar de Marcos equalised from almost the identical spot on the pitch that Kongdobia had scored from earlier. Both sides went for the winner and several good chances went begging in the respective penalty areas. Bilbao finished the stronger and the visitors will definitely be content with the point

Sunday 1 April Sunday 8 April

Valencia – Espanyol Levante – Las Palmas

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, 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 , LUD website.

they took from such a tough stomping ground. Real Betis were the next team to come to town and a goal either half from Rodrigo and Zaza separated the two sides, to give Valencia the double the season over their Andalusian rivals. Whilst Valencia have a nice cushion over Villarreal and Sevilla for that Champions League spot, a poor run of form has seen Levante dragged into the relegation dogfight. With the likes of Real Sociedad, Alaves and Espanyol seemingly out of the danger zone it seems it will be three from Levante, Malaga, Las Palmas and Deportivo La Coruna that will face the drop. It may well come down

to the head to heads between the clubs. Presently, Levante’s match ups are no better than par against all three of their rivals. Forthcoming home games with Eibar and Las Palmas will be crucial in the final outcome, especially as the two final home fixtures for Levante are against Sevilla and Barcelona respectively. John Howden Anyone wishing to get tickets for Valencia or Levante games can do so by visiting the ticket offices at the stadiums or through the respective websites. Photos Levante UD © 2018 Photos Valencia CF © 2018


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With the city all partied out and out of puff after Fallas, Valencia has never been big on Holy Week. Easter is a quiet affair around these parts. Some opt for a tentative pre-Summer trip to the beach in the patchy April weather. Others decide to get away to the mountains for fresh air and herbal teas (or perhaps more likely, lamb chops and jugs of beer). If you do stick around, however, you’ll find there’s still plenty going on even if the pace slows a little. Best of all, you’ll easily get a table in that restaurant you had to queue outside the door for during Fallas. The only place in the city where you’ll find any major Holy Week celebrations is in the Poblados Maritimos down by the beach and the port. Far from the solemn, dignified processions you tend to find in Castille and Andalusia, the Valencian take on it all is a bit more relaxed. Here it’s just another excuse for Valencians to show off and dress up as if they were taking part in one of those 1950s “Sword and Sandals” epics, starring some bequiffed Hollywood beefcake. So… you get local people interpreting all manner of biblical characters, Roman soldiers,

emperors, slaves, courtesans, virgins and saints, all dressed to the nines in their Quo Vadis chic. Pop into a Cabanyal bar during Holy weekend and you might encounter Jesus Christ sharing a quick caña and some olives with Herod, Delilah and Victor Mature. At this time of year all over the city the bakeries fill up with the traditional Monas de Pascua, a sweet cake also typical in Aragon and Catalonia, which is made in the shape of an animal and decorated with coloured hard-boiled eggs. Up until the 60s and 70s, before everyone had a flat at the beach or could rent a casa rural, the whole of Valencia would flock down to the river or to Malvarrosa to eat the Mona along with Longaniza de Pascua (a sort of less spicy pepperami forerunner), eggs and chocolate. “A la Vora del riu” (down by the river) games would be played, ropes would be skipped, kites would be flown and girls would be kissed. The girl in the old Valencian Easter joke says to her mother: “I lost my espadrilles down by the river”, her mother replying: “As long as it was only your espadrilles!”

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These days, the boiled eggs are often replaced by chocolate Kinder eggs and the Mona is usually taken off to the villa or apartment to be eaten but the tradition lives on. It’s still a time for kite flying and the odd girl still gets kissed, although most of them lost their espadrilles a long time ago. The weekend following Easter is known as the Pascua de San Vicente. Then first Monday after Easter Monday is San Vicente Ferrer day, which means we all get a second consecutive long weekend. San Vicente Ferrer along with his luckless namesake, San Vicente the martyr. The latter was tortured and executed by the Romans and thrown on a rubbish dump. The two Vicentes are the most iconic of Valencian Saints. One is the patron of the region, the other of the city. Born in Calle del Mar in Valencia in 1350, Vicente Ferrer was never martyred, tortured or even called nasty names and he probably never even went near a rubbish dump. Vicente was the son of a rich lawyer, the godson of a Royal Prin-


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ce. A prize networker, he was close friends with the Borgia family and intellectuals like Erasmus and Machiavelli. He was an extremely able politician, a dealer in influence and a proclaimer of Popes and had a great knack for always supporting the winning side, jumping ship whenever it suited. With incredible foresight he baptised Rodrigo de Borgia, who was to become the first Borgia Pope. He dropped one of the heaviest hints in history declaring: “this boy will one day be Pope and he will make me a Saint”. Vicente was indeed fast-tracked to sainthood, just thirty years after his death, when Rodrigo ascended to the Papacy. Throughout the week, you’ll start to see what look like ornate Punch and Judy puppet theatres popping up on corners all over the city centre. These are San Vicente’s altars, which provide the scenery for short plays acted out in Valenciano by local children. The plays depict the many miracles performed by the saint, because by far the coolest thing about San Vicente Ferrer is that he

was the most prolific miracle worker of all time. Vicente is credited with 873 miracles, more than any other Saint. He is usually depicted with his index finger aloft because, in the same way that Samantha from “Bewitched” could do magic by wriggling her nose, Vicente could zap miracles out just by lifting his finger… like some sort of ecclesiastical superhero. There are 18 altars in total around the city; the oldest is in Calle del Mar where they have been putting on the plays since 1561. Other altars can be found in Bolseria, the Central Market, Plaza del Carmen, El Pilar and Ruzafa. One of the miracles you may see dramatised is el “Salser” or “the cruet set miracle” where San Vicente cured a neighbour’s fever with just oil and vinegar (there is a commemorative plaque on the door of the house where this is proported to have happened at 37, Calle del Mar). Another famous miracle was the “Mocadoret”, “the little handkerchief miracle”, where San Vicente proc-

laimed to his followers that there were people nearby who needed their help. “Where are these people?” his followers asked, the Saint told them to follow his hanky and he threw it up in the air and into an attic window where sure enough they found a poor and needy family…not all that unusual in Medieval Europe, to be fair. The square where this is said to have taken place is just off the Plaza de la Reina and is named after the miracle (Plaza Miracle del Mocaret). Seats are put out around the altars, which are usually filled by the parents of the kids taking part. In the old days, money was thrown for the children by the appreciative crowd. The kids had to hand over the cash to the local priest, although there’s more than one story of junior San Vicentes performing a little miracle of their own by stuffing the coins into their shoes and hoping nobody had seen. David Rhead and José Marín Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia


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VALENCIA WINES BY RICKI WIGLEY & MARIAN DARÁS

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This month we are very pleased to be able to report on a tasting we recently gave of the Institutional Wines from DO Utiel-Requena. Following vigorous selection by their expert panel in a blind tasting of all the wines submitted by bodegas within the DO, these are the 9 wines which will be used in their official events, internationally as well as nationally. These are effectively the best wines from Utiel-Requena in each class. Two wines, one fresh without oak ageing and the other with a period in oak make up the white wines in the selection. The first was Fuenteseca 2017 Macabeo/Sauvignon Organic Blanco: Bodegas Sierra Norte, From the Bodega based in Camporobles with extensive vineyards and several different ranges of wine, this is from their Organic wine range. This is a bright, straw-coloured wine, clean with green flashes. Intense fresh floral and fruit aromas on the nose, with tropical fruit such as apricot and herbs (fennel).

On entry quite unctuous, full of flavor, well balanced with a fresh acidity, long finish with a fragrant, perfumed aftertaste. By contrast the second was Caprasia 2016 Macabeo/Chardonnay, Ecologic Blanco, Bodegas Vegalfaro, 45% Macabeo and 55% Chardonnay, with cold pre-maceration and then fermentation of the free run juice, followed by a short period in French oak casks on the lees with batonage. The Bodega is on the old road from El Ponton to Utiel and can be visited by appointment. Bright straw yellow, clean and bright with a pronounced aromatic, intense nose with white flowers, tropical fruits and a smoky complexity. In the mouth well-integrated, smooth, silky, with a refreshing acidity, and good length. Just one Rosado wine, from the Bobal variety was chosen and this year it is Bodegas Latorre who have the honour!

The Parreño Bobal Rosado, 2017, had only recently been bottled. This vintage is a paler rose, strawberry colour, clean and bright than its predecessor. On the nose it develops slowly, red fruit, fresh and with just hints of bubble-gum. In the mouth this is also lighter than previous vintages, fresh, well balanced and has a long dry finish. By contrast four wines from red varieties make it onto the list. The Caprasia Bobal/Merlot 2016 Madurado en Barrica, 2016, Bodegas Vegalfaro, is the ‘young’style red. The second wine from the Vegalfaro bodega, which accounts for three of the wines in the tasting. A blend of the two varieties, vinified separately, then passed to second use French barrels for the malolactic fermentation and to allow for a touch of oak to affect the wine. Cherry in colour with a good intensity. On the nose red fruit, with a touch of oakiness. Fresh in the mouth, mature tannins a good acidity and a long satisfying finish.


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The second red, Pasión de Bobal 2015 Crianza, is also from the Sierra Norte Bodega, from their Premium range. A multiple award winner, it is a year since our group last tasted the wines from the Pasión range. A wine with malolactic fermentation then crianza for six months in French oak is a black cherry colour with violet flashes. On the nose, cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit, cassis, light toasty notes and liquorice. It has a fruity pass on entry, round tannins, good acidity, light oaky notes, with vanilla in the finish. The third red, Caprasia Bobal Crianza Ánfora 2015, Bodegas Vegalfaro, is one of the new wines with ageing in terracotta. Last year our group had tasted a Bobal produced at the same bodega but with oak ageing. From 60-year old vines and with fermentation in Stainless steel, this wine is transferred to tinajas (amphorae) after fermentation in stainless steel. Bright violet colour, deep cherry red and full bodied. On the nose there are lots of red and black fruit notes, raspberry, cherry, blueberries and menthol notes. In the mouth there is initially a slightly robust and rustic touch which soon dissipates. The wine is well balanced with lots of fruit and a certain mineral touch. Long full finish but none of the hints and tones that oak brings. As close to a pure Bobal character as you can get. Finca Casa Lo Alto 2012 Reserva, Bodegas Murviedro was the first of the reserva wines. Made by original owners Bodegas Haecky the bodega is now owned by Murviedro. Traditionally, the wines were all sold in Switzerland. The wine has had 12 months in French and American oak and is a blend of Garnacha, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It has then spent three years in bottle. Very small production, just

½ Kg of grapes per vine. A deep cherry black colour with long legs. On the nose there is a controlled explosion of mature red and black fruits, jammy with sweet concentrated mature notes, white pepper spice over blackcurrant and hints of vanilla in the oak. In the mouth this is at the same time vegetal, sweet, fruity and with a well balancing acidity giving an incredible concentrated fruity wine with great depth and long finish. The last red, was Alboenea Bobal Reserva 2012, Bodegas Jose V Pardo. From a bodega in Los Isidros new to our group, Jose Vicente Pardo who produces wines which are gaining in reputation. Cherry red of medium to full body, with violet notes at the edge. Clean on the nose, we find the tertiary notes first, toast, oak, vanilla coffee and chocolate but underneath this is deep well of mature, red and black fruit of incredible concentration. Plum, blackberry, blackcurrant. In the mouth full bodied, well-balanced, soft tannins, powerful, persistent long finish. Finally we ended the tasting with a sparkling wine from a black grape Tharsys Unico Blanc de Negre,2014 Bobal Methode Tradiciónal, Bodegas

Pago de Tharsys. It is from the year that we were invited to pick the grapes so we have a certain affinity for this wine. 28 months in Rima. Greenish yellow, pale and brilliant, persistent fine bubbles. It combines subtle aromas on the nose of toasted almond, white flowers and patisserie, aromatic fruit flavours such as medlar, apple, and pear. In the mouth, excellent attack but the bubbles are well integrated with the acidity and fruit giving it the perfect body, fresh, long and very tasty with a persistent aftertaste of exotic fruits and citrus. Probably the best sparkling wine we have ever tasted. 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. VÍ Vid are currently planning a new tasting group for ex-patriots in the city of Valencia. We hope the first tasting will be in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to participate or attend a future tasting please contact us at vividvinos@hotmail.com

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They play in the pasacalles, the ofrenda and even at half time at Mestalla.The marching bands that make Fallas what it is! The first time you experience Fallas, amongst the sensory overload of the thunderous fireworks, the colourfully crazy fallas monuments and the crowded streets, one of the things that stays with you is the music of the marching bands which constantly criss-cross all over the city. During Fallas, there are around 360 bands in the city accompanying the falleros of each falla wherever they go. Almost as ubiquitous as the bangers and fire crackers, you are never far away from the blast of the French horn, the call of the clarinet and the boom of the big bass drum. Fallas wouldn’t be Fallas without them. You won't be able to get those pasodobles and other fallas favourites out of your head for weeks. Every morning in Fallas you hear them in the Despertá (in which local falleros kindly wake you up and gently remind you there is a festival taking place by throwing bangers and marching a brass band down

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your street at 8a.m. in the morning). Later in the day they play a big part in the fun of the parades and “pasacalles” where they let loose a bit and enjoy themselves, jigging about with the falleros and the kids of the falla. They go along with the falleros around the city to collect any prizes the falla has won. if you take the metro, don’t be surprised when you find a full-scale brass band squeezed into the carriage. Perhaps their big moment is when they take part in the ‘Ofrenda’, the offering of flowers to the Virgin. The bands, in a more sobre attitude, dressed in their best uniform and with shoes shined, march up to the cathedral along with the falleros in their full, fancy regalia. The bands are not falleros themselves but are hired for the week by each falla. In many cases a falla will hire the same band every year and form a long standing friendship with the musicians. The bands come from all over the Valencia community and stay in the city for the week of Fallas. There is a great tradition for this type of music in Valencia. Almost every town or village in the

region has its own band or bands, which the local community takes great pride in and music classes are often free or heavily subsidized for anyone wishing to become a member of the town band. Fallas is when they are most evident but they also take part in other festivities all over the region. For the last twenty years bands have played at half-time at Valencia's Mestalla stadium, something unique in the Spanish first division. Until he passed away in 2014, the bands were always led around the stadium by Nicasio Agustina. He was the legendary, elegantly dressed “l’home del puro” (the man with a cigar), a suave nomessing-about sort of man with an easy smile who became part of the matchday experience, telling the bands where to march and where to stop and turn to the crowd to play their pasodobles as he puffed on his Cuban cigar. In 2018, the Mestalla crowd continue to applaud the bands on match day and even “Lo lo lo” along with the (same old) tunes you hear in fallas “Paquito el Chocolatero” and “La manta al coll”.


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Music bands are particularly popular around the “comarcas” of La Hoya de Bunyol and Camp de Turia, especially in the town of Lliria. Out of just 15,000 people who live in Lliria, 2,000 of them play a band instrument to a decent standard and a further 1,000 are in the process of learning to play. The town hosts two of the most famous bands in the region. The “Banda Primitiva de Liria” is said to be the oldest of its type in Spain and was founded in 1819. Their great rivals “Union Musical de LLiria”, originally established by musicians who split off from the Banda Primitiva, was officially founded in 1903. These are the Barça and Real Madrid of the Spanish brass band scene and between them have won nearly all the brass band competitions available to them in Spain, Europe and further afield. They have played with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Opera orchestra and have toured all over the world. They are fierce rivals. In Lliria you are either associated with one band or the other. It is said that in the past mixed marriages between the bands was frowned upon! Both, of course claim to be “the best band in Lliria” and the whole town is in thrall the second Sunday of July to see who will win the International Valencia Music Competition (one of the two Lliria bands nearly always wins). Until the economic and social changes of the 1950s and 60s, people living in rural parts of Spain would rarely travel too far away from their village. In a world where there were great differences between urban

and rural life, being in a band and coming to Valencia during Fallas to hobnob with the city dwelling upper-middle classes and their elegant sons and daughters was an attractive prospect. In their villages it was a sign of advancement and modernity. In the city, people spoke of these countryfied valenciano speakers coming to the city to see the sea for the first time. All this changed in the space of a decade with the great influx of rural workers into the metropolis, to work in the factories and live in the new neighbourhoods springing up around the outskirts of the old city. These people in turn set up their own fallas, changing the face of the city and the festival itself. In the sixties, the political climate meant that fallas seemed, to some extent, to move away from its essential sense of chaotic, bustling fun. The sombre religious elements were emphasised. The men of the falla all dressed in black uniforms and the happy-go-lucky pasodoble playing village bands were replaced with “cornetas y tambores” (bugles and drums) bands playing more serious, military style marches. That might have been the end of it and some feared the end of the festival itself. However, in the late seventies, with the return to democracy, people wanted to turn back to the old over-the-top “baroque” traditions of the huerta. The gaudy clothes, the earthy humour and the slightly naff but infectiously popular “pom pom pom” music were all restored. “Paquito el Chocolatero” was back and with a smile on his face.

Things almost went too far, as in the eighties there was brief fashion for hiring majorettes to march along with the falla. All eyes were on the twirling batons and miniskirts distracting attention from the overdressed falleras themselves. Anyone who has had any close contact with a Valencian woman would know that this situation could not last for long and the use of majorettes in parades and the “Ofrenda” was officially banned by the fallas governing body “la Junta Central Fallera” in 1988. Despite their close connection with the festival, these days the bands are a bit the poor relation of Fallas. If money is to be saved, there’ll be no cutbacks on the gunpowder, the beer and spirits or the Fallas monument; the cutbacks will be on the band. In recent years people have said the bands in Fallas are getting younger, less professional and lazier, only playing when they have to, at the key moments. If true, that might, of course, be because they are so poorly paid. Even so, the bands are getting more and more adventurous combining the old favourites with modern tunes, South American rhythms and jazz to add a bit of much needed variety. As much as the fireworks and the fallas themselves, it’s the 360 or so marching bands which really establish the character of the festival, marching around the city spreading a bit of fun and giving a note of ceremony to the more serious bits. “¡Que bote la banda!” David Rhead and José Marín Article © 2017 24/ 7 Valencia


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