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SPLENDINI BAR i DISCOS

‘Splendini Bar i Discos’ opened its doors on Calle Segorbe número 10, just last December! It is a stone’s throw from the main train station so very central and easy to find. Splendini is an evolution from the old record shop Mardigras!, which opened to the public in 1999. It changed various locations over its 15 years of existence, mostly in the Barrio del Carmen… until it became ‘Splendini’. For the last 3 years it had formed part of the wonderful ‘Cracovia’ Bar. Now, Jordi Belenguer and Jose ‘Mardi’ have a “local” that literally mixes the concept of a BAR & RECORD SHOP.

You can enjoy good beers, wines and liqueurs accompanied by the best music on offer including a wonderful soul, jazz and rock soundtrack with vinyl for sale. They also buy your records. On the menu, you can enjoy Russian salad, Guacamole, Wheat Bread Bocadillos, Pastrami, Marinated Salmon, Vito Lasaña and more… Spendini has a unique vibe, an unpretentious setting and is somewhere really special to hang out. They want their customers to chill out and enjoy good food, good music and good company. There is a busy programme of DJs and they organize parties and are open to your proposals!

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Valencia is a special place. Many years ago, an international guide described it as somewhere between a provincial backwater and the Mediterranean city par excellence. Put simply, it is not for everybody. However, people with an open mind soon suss out that there really is nowhere quite like it. We have seen a fair number of people leave Valencia for a few years…only to return to this region on a permanent basis! You will find a unique quality of life here that is quite difficult to beat. Friendly locals, a strong sense of identity, a rich history, an eco-friendly local government that promotes equality, a thriving expat scene, great food, superb nightlife and endless beaches! Good Day Sunshine!

CONTENTS 3 - MAP 4 - SPLENDINI 5 - EDITORIAL 6 - PHOTOS BY VICTOR ARANDA GARCIA 8- ALBORAYA 10- VALENCIA BATS 12 - RAINBOW BURGUER 13 - RESTAURANT FOR ST VALENTINE 14 - MAR D’AMURA 16- FOOD 17/31 - LISTINGS FEB 18 33 - SAINT MARTINS 35 - VALENCIA FOOTBALL 37 - ABOUT THE WEBSITE 38 - 24/7 VALENCIA PARTY PEOPLE 40 - MUSLIM VALENCIA 42 - VALENCIA WINES

One of the reasons for Valencia’s many riches is the legacy of the Moors in Valencia, who ruled here for over 500 years. We have an exclusive article by David Rhead and José Marín on ‘Muslim Valencia.’ This dovetails nicely with our exclusive interview in ‘Valencia Music’ with the exciting fusion band ‘Besarabia’ who have a new album out. Regarding food, we have a special Saint Valentine’s report on the intimate Italian restaurant ‘La Strada’ in the historic centre. We head to the hip and happening Cabanyal district for a night of great live music and delicious Mediterranean cuisine at ‘Mar D’Amura’. We have a photographic homage by Adri Castellanos to the late, great Paco Luna who sadly passed away in January 2018. He was an absolute powerhouse of a singer on the live music scene, an incredible

entertainer & showman and published novelist. He was also a much loved father to his children and an original contributing photographer with ‘24/7 Valencia’ magazine over the years. The outpouring of grief on social media, when the news broke of his death, is a testament to just how much Paco Luna meant to people in Valencia. His brave legacy will live on in all of our hearts and souls. We dedicate this February edition to Paco Luna and his rock’n’roll spirit! Rest in peace, brother… 24/7 Valencia team “My funny Valentine Sweet comic Valentine You make me smile with my heart Your looks are laughable Unphotographable Yet you’re my favourite work of art Is your figure less than Greek Is your mouth a little weak When you open it to speak Are you smart? But don’t change a hair for me Not if you care for me Stay little Valentine stay Each day is Valentine’s day...” My Funny Valentine: (HART & RODGERS)

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ALBORAYA WHY ALBORAYA COULD BE THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR VALENCIA PROPERTY If you have been thinking about moving to the city of Valencia you may have heard about the increasingly fashionable areas like Ruzafa, El Carmen, Ensanche, Malvarrosa, Cabanyal and more. We have written about these areas a lot on our blog www.valencia-Property.com/ new. What you may overlook though is Alboraya as it is not officially a part of the city; it is a town in its own right. However, part of it really is a continuation of the beach areas of Cabanyal and Malvarrosa, the only break is a small bridge from Malvarrosa beach to the Patacona, Alboraya’s beach. Alboraya itself is divided into three areas and they are all very different. The aforementioned beach part (The Patacona), the old town of Alboraya and the Port Saplaya marina. They are separated by fields of ‘Chufas’ (Tiger Nuts) of about a kilometre from the beach to the old town and a few kilometres from the old town to Port Saplaya. Alboraya is famous in Valencia for the drink Horchata. There are many horchaterias in Alboraya including the famous ‘Horchateria Daniel’ and the town itself is on the metro line into the centre of Valencia. At its side stands the Levante football stadium and the now hip neighbourhood of Benimaclet. They are separated from Alboraya by the ring road, giving great access to other areas of Valencia in just a few minutes. Apartments in the old town of Alboraya are relatively cheap and competitive in price compared with nearby Valencia and other villages. It is full of shops, cafes and restaurants to suit your needs. You can

get an apartment in Alboraya from around 70k. From Alboraya old town you are 10 minutes away from the beach, university and centre of Valencia by bike, public transport or car. Living by the beach is different from the old town. Firstly, the apartments are almost all new, having been built in the boom between 2000 and 2007. Therefore, their prices are higher not just because of their newness and build cost but also due to their proximity to the sea. Secondly, all of them are within 500m of the sea as there are effectively three blocks of apartments that stand behind the traditional row of beachfront houses, which have been largely converted now into excellent cafes and restaurants. This means that the promenade of Alboraya is always a great place to hang out throughout the year. Port Saplaya has another feel alto-

gether. It is a purpose- built Marina development with all of the apartments either looking out to the sea or into the interior Marina. Unusually, all of the apartments in the area have at least a small terrace to enjoy the views, the sea air and the climate. As we mentioned, the three areas of Alboraya are separated by the fields of Tiger Nuts. Within this area, known as ‘La Huerta’, there are quite a few old style farmhouses. Some have been converted for residential use and some are still working farms. A few years back, the local council in Alboraya started to give out licences for cafes and restaurants on the Promenade. They then added to this the beach bars in the summer, making the Patacona the place to be and to be seen in Valencia’s beach nightlife area. In the area of large old one floor houses looking out to the PaArticle © 2018 24/7 Valencia


tacona beach, there are now eight cafes and restaurants within easy reach and they all have their specialities and charms. Let’s take a look.

The Patacona Restaurant Scene The first and oldest restaurant in the block is the ‘Casa Llevant’. It has the largest terrace to the front and does a more than decent menu of the day based around rice dishes. It is the most sheltered if windy on the front too, as it is less exposed. The ‘Can Luca’ is next to the Llevant and is a recent arrival, having opened a couple of years ago. Lovely decoration and presentation of the food and a great, shady interior garden. Menus are around 15€ and include some excellent desserts. This is one of the favourites of my family. ‘La Girafe’ is similar in feel to Can Luca but the food is more French style, with specialities including French Crêpes. The menu of the day at 15.90€ and is exceptionally good value and the atmosphere both inside and outside is cosy. It has a lovely hidden garden to the rear, which is really attractive. Make sure to book at ‘La Más Bonita’ on the Patacona as invariably the tables are all taken. You can queue for the outside tables to the front but inside, and in the garden, you

usually need to book even during the week. There are now three in the city but this is the original and best. The food is based on cakes, quiches, smoothies and specialised coffees but the prices are quite high for Valencia. Smoothies are around 6€ but everyone goes there as a treat. The ‘Casa Patacona’ is a more traditional Valencia restaurant, serving rice dishes and the like but recently it has extended its opening hours and now offers breakfasts and mid-morning snacks for between 4.50€ and 7€. If you can get onto that upper terrace looking over the beach and the Paseo, it’s a great place to watch the world go by… ‘La Torreta’ stands on the site of a recently restored old Palace on the Alboraya beachfront. It was recently redeveloped and offers a different style of food, concentrating on seafood specialities. Menus are available from 17.50€. The ‘Casa Navarro’ is a traditional paella restaurant with an excellent interior garden area and the paellas are rather good too. The food has been excellent every time we have visited. ‘Spaghetti & Blues’ by the Birra & Blues team is a craft beer place where they make their own beers of various strengths. Bluesy soundtrack

and an upstairs room that you can hire for events. Their speciality is a wide range of their very own Craft Beers with cool names like ‘John Lee Hooker’ but there is a decent menu too, with an open plan kitchen and oven-cooked pizzas & pastas galore. The popular owner is Italian so the cuisine is the real deal. My favourite for the food out of these eight places is definitely ‘Can Luca’ but the atmosphere in ‘La Más Bonita’ is laid back and relaxed, a definite place to kick back and enjoy with friends. If you are just looking for a quick sit down for a coffee then any of them will do, none of them are overpriced and they all have excellent terrace service.

The Patacona Beach Bars When summer comes it is natural that the beach bars on the Patacona open. ‘La Más Bonita’ has its bar on the beach but we like the others too. ‘Patasur’, ‘El Ocho’ and others all offer shade, cold beer, smoothies, music, beach football, volleyball and great atmospheres and are open well into the night for dancing, drinking and meeting up with friends. Alboraya is possibly the best hidden secret in Valencia. When are you joining us? Graham Hunt


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VALENCIA BATS

King Don Jaime You can find bats everywhere in Valencia, both the symbolic version on the city’s crests and the real thing in the cracks and crevices of its buildings. There are four times as many Patudo bats in one cave in ‘El Montgó’ mountain in Javea than in the whole of France, and there are 22 different species throughout the Valencian Community. However, for some reason, they have always had a bit of a bad press. That other Valencian perennial, the dove, is the symbol of peace and the Holy Spirit while the bat has always been associated with witches, devils and the dark side of life. Small children and old ladies happily chase around and feed the disease-carrying pigeons in the Plaza de la Virgen but it would be hard to imagine them doing the same for a swarm of our winged, mouse-like friends. The

pigeons get all the grub while the animal, which really gives a service to Valencia and has been its cultural icon for the last seven centuries, has to hide away in the nooks and crannies of the city.

ghts). But let’s forget those prejudices and stick to the facts. It’s true that they only usually come out at night but that’s probably to avoid all the old ladies and small children in the Plaza de la Virgen.

People are suspicious of bats; they only come out at night, and that’s probably to cavort with the prince of darkness. We know they are around… but where are they hiding during the day? Probably closer to you than you think. Just like the increasingly evident drunken stag and hen parties at closing time in Calle Caballeros, their haphazard flight is anything but graceful, they don’t look like they know where they’re going and might clumsily flap into us at any moment. They’re given to making demonic screeching noises and they’re pretty damn ugly (I’m talking about the bats now not the stag ni-

Bats are extraordinarily skilful navigators; the screeching noises are part of their advanced sonar system, which allows them to measure distances and perceive obstacles in total darkness. It is said that a bat can detect something the size of a human hair from 20 metres and, in fact, contrary to popular belief many species have excellent eyesight. As for the ugly jibe, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Most humans probably wouldn’t do too well in a bat beauty contest… The best thing about bats though, is their voracious appetite for mos-


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quitoes. This is their true gift to the city. Considering Valencia was built on a swamp and is slap bang next to the huge mosquito breeding ground that is the Albufera lake and the surrounding rice fields, without the minuscule caped crusaders we’d really be in trouble. Bats eat two-thirds of the mosquitoes that enter the city so if you’ve had an itchy sleepless night lately, constantly woken by that horrible buzzing in your ear, remember, things could be so much worse. It is said that the Moors domesticated bats as a sort of medieval version of “Raid Matamosquitos” but it was the conquering Christians who made the bat the symbol of the city. As with all things related with bats, the origins of this are obscure. One legend has it that on the morning of the Christian conquest of Valencia, back in 1238, a large bat settled on the conquering King Don Jaime’s tent, which he took to be a good omen for victory. Another says that

during the battle a bat attracted by the dragon on the King’s crown intercepted a Moorish arrow, which was bound for his heart. A third tells of how the Moorish king kept a large bat, which was considered by all to be the guardian of the city. When the Christians captured and killed the Sultan’s pet, Valencia soon fell into their hands. However, the real reason for the adoption of the bat as a Valencian icon was probably Don Jaime’s connections with the rather shadowy and mysterious order of Templar knights. They brought the king up as an orphan after his father’s death and were instrumental in helping him to victory in Valencia. The bat was a key symbol of this enigmatic order, which disappeared two centuries later, accused of Satanism and practicing the dark arts. Yet more bad press for our poor pointy-eared pest controller.

So it came to be that the bat now appears on the City’s crest and every manhole cover, streetlight, bin wagon and bus stop. It was the symbol of Spook factory, the disco at the centre of the burgeoning Eighties Valencia techno scene and is the emblem for ‘Les Falles’ and cultural Clubs such as “Lo Rat Penat”. It is also the symbol of the city’s two football teams. In this case, considering some of the blood-sucking, short-sighted fly-by-nights who have run the clubs over the years, the much-maligned ‘murciélago’ is perhaps quite fitting.

David “bat-faced” Rhead and José “pigeon-chested” Marín Article © 2018 24/7 Valencia


RAINBOW BURGER

The ‘24/7 Valencia’ team had a great lunch here for 2 on a rainy Sunday afternoon in the cosmopolitan Cánovas district of the city. The vibe of the long and spacious restaurant was relaxed & positive. We found that the service was most friendly and helpful. The food was very colourful, tasty and filling. We went for a couple of refreshing ‘Voll-Damn’ malt beers to accompany our Sunday lunch. Our starters were a selection of artistically presented little pastries of cheese, salmon and anchovies on trendy black platters replete with a sauce to lightly dip. For our main course, we went for a lamb burger in a green avocado bun and a rich Angus burger in a red bun with potato chips. We were gently impressed by the quantity and quality. To finish off, we savoured a delicious cheesecake & also a memorable mascarpone with hazelnuts. There was love & art put into the dishes that we tried… The ‘blues’ soundtrack (Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert

Johnson, Albert King) also went down a treat… This brand new project has interesting origins. It involves a couple of lads who didn’t even know each other before but since meeting have shared the same objective: to create something original and unique! After meticulously studying their sector, doing tests, comparisons and thanks to twenty years of experience in the world of restaurants, ‘Rainbow Burger’ has come to life. This is a re-examination of the everlasting hamburger, but includes some unusual meats like rabbit, lamb and exotic meats like zebra, kangaroo and crocodile! In the menu, there are also vegan and vegetarian choices, to keep happy the good people that have chosen those paths in life. For those with the finest palates, they have 2 new burgers to enjoy: the Sushi burger and the Avocado burger! As well as this, you can enjoy bo-

cadillos with fresh fish, salmon and fried octopus. All of their buns are served with homemade sauces, spicy potato chips and crunchy vegetables a la tempura. Why Rainbow Burger? The name rainbow refers to that which most characterizes their burger bar…their buns come in an array of colours! Tired of the same old bocadillos? Thanks to their natural tints, that are 100% organic with fruit and vegetable extracts, they have decided to give life to their bread which, last but not least, is made in-house and on the premises. RAINBOW BURGER Calle Salamanca, 26 Tel: 961 00 35 85 Zona Cánovas Valencia Facebook Rainbow Burger Valencia @rainbowburgervalencia


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RESTAURANT FOR ST VALENTINE’S

LA STRADA Named after the legendary Fellini film, ‘La Strada’ has deep roots in Valencia. Back in 1978, the Sicillian Angelo started one of the first authentic Italian pizzerias in this fair city. His extrovert son Calogero was born in Sicily but brought up here in Spain from the age of two and is the long-term owner of La Strada restaurante. His mother is Spanish and father is Italian, so you are getting the best of both worlds in terms of culinary knowledge, experience and a warm welcome too! We last popped by on a fairly busy Thursday night in the old town. Just a stone’s throw from Torres de Quart in the historic centre, ‘La Strada’ has been serving customers since 2001 and the ‘24/7 Valencia’ team have seen it evolve over the years. Renowned for their Anitpasti and tapas Italiane, we asked our kindly & helpful head waiter Jesus to choose typical dishes for us. We started off by savouring an eye-catching ‘Involtini de Melanzane e Zucchine,’ which was rolls of eggplant with ham, cheese and courgette whose fresh ingredients combined lovingly. It was a wonderful starter and a good sign of things to come…

To accompany our dinner for two, we were recommended the ‘Montepluciano D’Abruzzo’ which was quite earthy and somewhat hearty and proved to be a good choice for our supper. They have Italian wines from many regions of the country, including Toscana, Romagna, Veneto, Piamonte and Lazio with a helpful ‘map wine menu’ of the country to help guide you… Our pizza dish was a bit different from the norm. Owner Calogero reminded us that, from a purist’s point of view, classic pizzas should never have fruit in them but progress is progress so we were presented with a ‘Bianca con Pera,’ which was an absolutely delicious and very generous pizza with pear, gorgonzola and mozzarella cheese. It was a joy to eat and very tasty with the fruit giving a wonderfully light touch and contrast to the filling cheeses and light & crunchy pastry base. This dish was really made with a lot of love. Very memorable! It was this writer’s favourite dish of the night… We were next presented with ‘Mediaglinoi in Salsa Di Pignoli’ which were ‘Medallions’ with funghiporcini, mascarpone cheese, a cream sal-

sa with a touch of tomato and pine nuts. It was incredibly filling and a very rich dish, and perhaps one for veritable connoisseurs of Italian cuisine. This writer’s partner is partly of Italian descent and she found the dish to be “exquisite”. For a dessert, rather than go for their well-known and fondly popular Tiramisu or Pannacota we were recommended the Cannoli Siciliano, which was a distinctive puff pastry with a delicate combination of sugary ricotta and candied fruit. It was a tasty yet light way to end the evening…

LA STRADA

C/ Quart, 17 Tel: 96 3924177 Facebook La Strada Ristorante Monday to Sunday 13h -16.30h / 19.45h -01.30h Facebook Pastas 7.50€-8.50€ Pizzas 7.50€-9.50€ Desserts 4€ -4.50€ Lasagne 7.50€ Ravioli 8€-8.50€ Meat dishes 11.50€ -14€ Italian Wines 11.50€ -60€ Article © 2018 24/7 Valencia


RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

MAR D´AMURA EL ARENAL

The ‘24/7 Valencia’ team have had some really memorable nights of delicious dining & superb live music at ‘Mar d’Amura’ since it opened last summer. This place has quality written all over it and attracts an appreciative crowd and is refreshingly integrated with the district. Set in the heart of the Cabanyal district, it is run by Maria de Miguel, a popular local of this still humble barrio. Many will know her from having run the legendary live music venue ‘Café Murnau’ in the past. Maria has brought plenty of experience with her with this newish, long-term project at ‘Mar d’Amura’… that is really broad in scope. The vision is a gastronomic and cultural space for locals and visitors. Indeed, she tells us that they have an upstairs that will be opened one day in the future, which bodes well given just how active a place the ground floor already is. She has a dynamic team behind her, with Alicia Gallego running the restaurant and Vanessa

Martínez Montesinos organizing the busy cultural programme with excellent live flamenco-jazz fusion on Wednesdays included…

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THE RESTAURANT

“The Live flamenco-jazz fusion every Wednesday at Mar d’Amura was born in October 2017, during the presentation of the new record “Mediterraníes” by Albert Sanz. A post-gig jam session started with other jazz musicians including Roqui Albero, Javi Forner, David Gadea and Vicent Macián. Some flamenco singers, including Vicente y Juan Torres (canto), Ramón Giménez (canto) and Johnny Bizárraga joined in. They are local lads from Cabanyal, starting out in the world of flamenco. This special fusion of jazz and flamenco really took off that night and the results have been fantastic ever since.

Dig the tasty octopus! The philosophy of the kitchen is market produce, with seasonal products used in Valencian & Mediterranean cuisine and the gastronomy of the Cabanyal. It is also inspired by Moroccan recipes. Indeed, Salva is their chef from Valencia and Lofti is their chef from Morocco. The dishes are elaborate, artistically presented and healthy and good value, considering the quality of the ingredients. Their desserts are 100% homemade. From Monday to Friday, they have a daily midday menu for 9.50€ and they always have options for vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free dishes too. Large groups with specialized menus are catered for at any hour and any day of the week if you book in advance.

Vanessa told ‘24/7 Valencia’ more about the live music:

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musicians like Perico Sambeat, Tomás de los Cariños, Juan de Pilar, Juan José Amador, Mateo Castro, Helena Feenstra, Alba Díaz, Ricardo Osorno, Eric Benavent, Chicho Leo, Dario Piccioni, Ales Cesarini, Russell Van de Berg, Ginés Rodríguez and more. The live flamenco sessions are from 20:00h every Wednesday and are run by Albert Sanz and Sergio Martínez. There are more varied genres like blues or soul or folk or indie with live music shows on other days from 20h…” Mar D’Amura photos by Empar Piera

MAR D’AMURA C/Progrés, 159 Tel: 961227324 Zona Cabanyal Facebook Mar d’Amura Monday to Tuesday 12:00h a 17:00h Wednesday to Saturday12:00h a 01:00h Sunday 12:00h a 17:00h Photo © 2018 24/7 Valencia Article © 2018 24/7 Valencia


FOOD BY HELEN WESTWATER OF LA OLA FRESCA ARTICHOKES AND FRENCH PISSALADIER TART

There are some vegetable that are beautiful to look at, but when it comes to preparing them it can seem too much of a lengthy process. The aptly named artichoke is a good example. Arty certainly, but can cause some procrastination or blocks when it comes to preparing them! Really, it’s not as difficult as it seems and once they are prepared you can bottle them in oil so they are ready to use at any given moment. With the added bonus of the artichoke-infused oil. Artichokes come into season conveniently in January. Suitably for post-Christmas, they are known as liver cleansers with high levels of potassium to help with hangovers and can also lower cholesterol. So without more ado here is how to prepare your artichokes. Prepare a bowl of water with juice of half a lemon squeezed in. Retain the other half to rub the artichoke leaves with, as you go along, to prevent discoloration. Remove the lower petals, which are small or discoloured. Cut the stems and retain. Cut off top quarter of the tips. If it is a large artichoke you can then access the furry part inside with a spoon or knife to remove it. Place the prepared artichoke in the lemon water. Sadly, you will have just missed the Benicarló Artichoke Festival (Festa de la Carxofa) held yearly in January, but here are a few ideas of how to cook and use your artichokes.

Firstly, with young more delicate artichokes you can use the inner part, sliced finely, as a carpaccio simply doused with lemon or another delicious option is to grill directly from raw in slices. Otherwise, I would recommend steaming above an inch or two of boiling water for about 25 to 40 minutes. They are ready when you can remove a petal near the centre easily. Either eat immediately with utterly buttery hollandaise sauce (well they do lower cholesterol!) or more healthy vegenaise. You can also keep them in olive oil and use for salads or in this case as our topping with caramelized onions and tomate base for the French answer to pizza, ‘Pissaladier.’ This is taken from one of my favourite cook books, ‘The Secret of French Home Cooking’; by Marie-Pierre Moine.

Method In a food processor, whizz the flour and butter together with a pinch of salt. Add the cream cheese and season with pepper and whizz again until the dough comes together. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least half an hour. Pre-heat the oven to 190c/375F gas 5. Oil a large baking sheet. Roll out the pastry thinly on a floured board and spread on to the baking sheet. Prick with a fork in several places then sprinkle with the Parmesan. Spread the tomate sauce over the prepared dough, followed by the

cooked onions. Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven then turn the oven up to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Place the artichoke halves evenly on the pissaladier and bake for a further 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve with a little olive oil and sea salt. February in La Ola Fresca (open Tuesday to Sunday 10h-19:30h except for special events) Every Thursday from 8pm ‘Speak English’, informal conversation Friday 9 19h-23h Gourmet Knights - Tapas and Pinchos Saturday 17 17:00h Vegan Deserts with Blanca Castello Saturday 24 17:00h Cook, Bake, Speak English

ARTICHOKES AND FRENCH PISSALADIER TART Ingredients Pastry 350g/12oz plain flour 170g/6oz butter, chopped small 4 tbsp cream cheese or crème fraîche 1-1 1/2 oz freshly grated parmesan cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper Topping 200g Sautéed tomatoes, reduced so they are fairly dry. 10 Sautéed red onions season with a little thyme A clove of garlic 8 artichoke hearts cut in half


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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.

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PRESENTS:

LIVE MUSIC 16 TONELADAS

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

BLACK NOTE

(Zona Aragón) C/ Polo y Peyrolón, 15 Tel. 96 393 36 63 Top choice for music lovers who love it live - jazz, blues, R’n’B, soul, funk, amenco and rock. See listings. Jazz, blues, amenco, world music, jam sessions and more...

CAFÉ DEL DUENDE

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

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

CAFÉ PUB MURNAU

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

EL ASESINO

(Zona plaza cedro)

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14 Febrero 20:45h Ramón Cardo & the Nyora Boopers 15 Febrero 22:30h JAZZ Concert 16 Febrero 22:30h Sónnica Yepes & Kontxi Lorente 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

JERUSALEM

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

KAF CAFE

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


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La3

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

LA BULERIA

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

LA EDAD DE ORO

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

LA RAMBLETA

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

MAR D’AMURA

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

MONTEREY PUB

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

PALAU DE LA MUSICA

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

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

PETER ROCK CLUB

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

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

SALA MATISSE

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

SALA ZIRCO

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

TRANQUILO MUSICA

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

UNA COSA RARA

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

WAH-WAH

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

CLUBS

Zona Blasco Ibañez AGENDA

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

FEB 18 Underground electro and more in one of Valencia’s hippest barrios.

LATEX

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

NYLON

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

PICCADILLY DISCOTECA CLUB

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

PLAY C/ Cuba, 8

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

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

Zona Juan Lloréns LA EDAD DE ORO

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

MAGAZINE CLUB

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

Zona El Carmen BOLSERIA CAFÉ

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

Zona Aragón CARIBBEAN’S ARAGÓN

PETER ROCK

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

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

Zona Ruzafa GORDO

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

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ÚNIC

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

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

Zona Plaza Cedro TORNILLO

GONG

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

KRAKEN

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

MONTEREY PUB

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

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

Zona C/Jesús FUNKADELIA

C/Marques de Zenete, 5 Movil:625 358 401 Music bar with Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Blues and Afro music. Colourful 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 music on Feb 14th with Buddy Paul’s Big Love Blues Party from 20.30h to 22.30h

Zona Puerto / Playa LA3

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

Zona Campanar FRYDA

RADIO CITY

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.

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

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, 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.

CAFÉ L’ABADIA

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

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

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FEB 18 with attractive terrace near Mercado Central and a bohemian clientele. www.muez.es

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

CAFÉ LISBOA Pl. Dr. Collado, 9 Tel. 96 391 94 84 An excellent café bar in one of Valencia’s most atmospheric plazas. Good mixed crowd of students, locals, visitors and a very popular terraza. Open 09.00h and all day until late. Lots of bocadillos, coffees and beers. Barça and Levante football on TV at the weekend. A legendary cafe-bar that is 36 years old. Set in the historic centre. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available everday. Salads, sandwiches, Snacks, Montaditos, Desserts. Fine choice of cocktails including Mojito, Daiquiri, Bloody Mary. Agua de Valencia, Sangria & Paella too. Warm interior and beautiful terrace. Un clásico del centro histórico, terraza amplio, interior relajado, tapas y cócteles. Bohemio, literario, y abierto a todos.

CAFÉ MUSEU C/ Museu, 7 Tel: 960 72 50 47 Facebook Café-Museu Bohemia at its nest, with a mellow terraza in a tranquil part of the Barrio del Carmen. Breakfast, brunch, teas, coffees, beers, newspapers, magazines, acoustic concerts, exhibitions and more. “Esta original cafetería, con techos abovedados, ventanal ovalado y terraza, sirve desayunos, bocatas y tapas.”

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

CAFÉ TERTULIA 1900 C/ Alta 4

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

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

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

MAGAROTA

SANT JAUME

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

SOL I LLUNA

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

TETERIA TISANA

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

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

THE LOUNGE CAFÉ-BAR

MONTEREY BAR & DISCOS

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

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

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

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

TROMBON

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Zona Ruzafa EL PATIO DE RUZAFA

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

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

LA TAVERNAIRE

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

LA PINÇA

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

UBIK CAFÉ

Calle Literato Azorín 13 Valencia www.facebook.com/ubikcafe Mon-Tues: 17h - 01:30h Wed-Sun: 12h - 01:30h Thurs: 12h - 02:00h Fri-Sat: 12h - 03:00h Emblematic of the buzzing barrio of Ruzafa. Wonderful, spacious and welcoming cafe-bar/ second-hand bookshop. Spanish & Italian tapas, beer, wine, bohemian crowd, friendly atmosphere. Closed Monday.

Zona Plaza Xuquer ROCAFULL CAFE

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

Zona Plaza Cedro CAFE INFINITO

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

TORNILLO

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

Zona Benimaclet CAMINITO

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

LA OLA FRESCA

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

Zona City of Arts and Sciences LA PEQUEÑA PASTELERIA DE MAMÁ

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

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

CROSS

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

LA BELLA DE CADIZ

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

LA PECERA

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

TERRAZA MALABAR

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

GAY / LESBIAN Codigo G

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

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NUNCADIGONO

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


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

PEKADO

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

QART CAFÉ

C/ Guillem de Castro, 80

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

SEXBAR OHLALA C/Doctor Monseratt,28 Valencia

SPARTACUS

C/ Flassanders, 8 Gay sex shop

TRAPEZZIO CAFÉ

Pl. Músico Lopez Chavarri, 2

CERVECERIAS BEER

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

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 ‘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

FEB 18 Pl. de la Reina Tel: 96 392 28 62 www.finnegansofdublin.es

SAINT MARTIN’S URBAN IRISH

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

THE MARKET

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

TYRIS ON TAP

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

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24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS C/ Manyans 17 (next to Plaza Redondo) Tel: 96 315 50 40 ¡Fiesta! An excellent restaurant-bar-club for those who love authentic Cuban food.

ARABIC BALANSIYA

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

DUKALA

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

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

ST. PATRICK’S IRISH PUB

Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 69 Tel: 96 351 36 42 www.stpatricksvalencia.com “A true Irish pub” that knows the craic! Friendly helpful international staff who speak Spanish and English! FREE WIFI to all customers. Open every day from 4pm ‘till late! Lots of events: Live Music every Friday at 23h. Parties with prizes. Open Saturday and Sunday at 13:00h pm. Reservations at info@stpatricksvalencia.com See Facebook for more details!

Zona Avenida Aragón MANOLO EL DEL BOMBO

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

ZONA PLAZA XUQUER 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

ASIAN FUSION MA KHIN CAFÉ (COLONIAL ASIAN FOOD)

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

FUSION RESTAURANT SÉSAME

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

GREEK EL RINCON GRIEGO

C/ Conde Montornes, 23 (just off C/ Mar and corner of Poeta Liern) Tel: 96 394 4443 Mobile: 639608867 www.stratosm.es Zona Carmen Intimate and Greek owned and run, well- established restaurant in a quiet corner of the old town. Enjoy Greek tapas, sh and meat dishes, cheeses, yoghurts, pastries and Greek wine too!

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

C/ Dr. Manuel Candela, 20, Tel: 96 330 62 64. One of the best Indian restaurants along the coast. Authentic Indian cuisi-

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

ITALIAN ZONA BOTANICO LA FORCOLA

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

ZONA EL CARMEN AL POMODORO

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

BACCO D.O.C.

C/ Derechos 29, bajo (1 min from La Lonja) Tel: 96 391 19 65 This is the real deal. Bacco D.O.C. is a distinctive and authentic Italian restaurant in the centre of the historic Barrio del Carmen. It is original, good fun and it is baroque! It has a stunning cave-like interior of “bejewelled and mirrored” stalagmites and stalactites, tasteful lighting, lots of nooks and crannies and three oors. So it’s no surprise that this restaurant is highly popular with romantic couples looking for something original yet tasty and genuine. Their carta is extensive with a wide selection of pastas & pizzas including chicken, bacon, cheese and tropical fruit specialities. Lovers of Italian vino can enjoy their Lambrusco as well as Spanish & Italian wines. The ‘24/7 Valencia’ team has always found the atmosphere welcoming and often international, especially at the weekends. Restaurante muy distinto, con el interior como una cueva. Muy romántico para parejas. Carta extensa de pizzas y pastas.

BAJAMAREA

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AMEYAL

LA PAPPARDELLA

ZONA ARRANCAPINS

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

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.

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 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

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.

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

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FEB 18 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!

EL COLMADO DE LA RIVERA C/ Ribera, 14

HARD ROCK CAFÉ

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

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€…

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 25


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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!

DOS AGUAS

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

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

EL ARENAL DEL CARMEN

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

EL RALL

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

EL 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 9:00 - 01:30 todos los días

EL BOTIJO

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

EL PONY PISADOR

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 toro, croquetas, jamón ibérico, calamares y más.

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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…

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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.

up on the list in many guides. Veteran waiters serve excellent tapas: habas, ensaladilla rusa and the famous mussels. Open daily midday to midnight just off Plaza Tossal, not hard to nd. Now that’s what we call atmosphere... El bar de tapas más histórico en el centro de Valencia, especialidad en clóchinas, buenas habas y ensaladilla rusa.

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€.

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

LIGAZON

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

MAR D’AVELLANES

C/ Avellanas, 9 Tel: 96 392 51 66 www.mardeavellanas.com

FEB 18 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

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.

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FEB 18 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

SIDRERIA EL MOLINÓN

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

24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS Hip new restaurant with mediterranean fusion dishes and original, vintage interior.

crowd. Dine in a chilled out and relaxed ambience with creative, well-cooked cuisine…

VOLARE

IN TIME

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

YUSO

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

TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN

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

TINTOFINO ULTRAMARINO

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

TRECE

C/ Calatrava, 12 Tel: 667 719 897 www.trece.com

ZONA BOTÁNICO LA GRETA

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

LA HUERTA DE RAMONET

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

ZONA CÁNOVAS ALFÀBEGA

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

MAMA RACHA TABERNA

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

O’PAZO

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

ZONA CALLE JESÚS LA MORA

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

PICA’P (FOOD & DRINKS)

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

ZONA BENIMACLET PATA NEGRA

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

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

TABERNA LA PICONERA

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

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

COCO PAZZO

LA SUCURSAL

DE CALLE

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

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. Conde Altea, 12 Tel: 96 3 951 178 www.de-calle.com Popular with the professional boho

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

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


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS www.ricardcamarenarestaurant.com Highly creative chef combines Mediterranean dishes with cosmo influences with this new project in an untouristy area of Valencia. Prices range from 50€ -120€.

ZONA RUZAFA CANALLA BISTRO

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

ham, a selection of cheeses and much more. All tapas are made in the moment, which means you can take your time over a glass of wine or beer. Auténtico bar de tapas español con dueño de familia andaluza con alcachofas, croquetas, sardinas, opciones vegetarianas y mucho más. Popular con gente alternativa, gente del barrio y visitantes. Excelente terraza.

DELICIOUS VEGAN FOOD C/ Quart, 41B · Valencia · 626 355 997

THE VURGER

EL RODAMON DE RUSSAFA

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

2 ESTACIONES

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…

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...

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

VIVA MASCARAQUE

EL OLIVO TABERNA

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

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

THAI THAILICIOUS

C/ Almirante Cadarso, 6Tel: 96 3815181

VEGAN

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

ICE CREAM 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 Very original burger bar with vegan, sushi and zebra choices. See report!

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

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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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MANDALA

(Espai Creatiu) C/ Calatrava, 4 Tel: 655 301 390 Facebook Mandala Espai Creatiu Spiritual shop run by a kindly couple...

NEEDLES AND PINS

C/ En Bou, 3 needlesandpinsvintage.com

PANNONICA VINTAGE

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

SEBASTIAN MELMOTH

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

SOHO DEL CARMEN

Calle Derechos 33, Valencia Tel: 96 391 2463

UNO

MADAME BUGALÚ

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

CRICKET CLUB

PUCHERITO VERDE

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

C/ Serranos, 36. bajo. derecha. Instagram: @llepolies.artesania facebook.com/llepolies.artesania/ Tel: 963 066 080 Mov: 658 562 165 In the shadow of the Towers of Serranos, a place where you can nd the handscraft by locals and other countries. Specialists in ecodesign, you can not miss their bags with vinyl records. ¡Elige ser diferente y comprar artesanía hecha en Valencia para tus recuerdos y regalos!.

CLASSIFIEDS

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

TAMALA TIENDA ETNICA

LLEPOLIES

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.

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

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,

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CRICKET CLUB

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

GIFT SHOP

CASA MONET

C/ Serranos, 36 bajo izquierda 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


24/7 VALENCIA LISTINGS 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.

HAIR SALON

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)

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!”

HEALTH

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.

FEB 18 C/ Mosén Femades, 11 (peatonal) Tel: 96 351 55 51/ 96 352 95 75 www.hotelalkazar.es

CHECKIN ****

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

HOTEL LAS ARENAS ***** Eugenia Viñes 22-24 Tel. 963 120 600

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

LOTELITO VALENCIA ROOMS & BAR

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

NEPTUNO ****

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

Petit Palace Germanías ***

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

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

HOSTAL ANTIGUA MORELLANA

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

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

SERCOTEL SOROLLA PALACE****

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

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

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

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

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SAINT MARTIN'S URBAN IRISH EL ARENAL

ENJOY ALL THE SIX NATIONS HERE ON VARIOUS BIG SCREEN TELEVISIONS... IN AN AUTHENTIC RUGBY LOVING ATMOSPHERE! Get to know a different type of pub right in the centre of Valencia! You can enjoy international beers… including ‘Guinness’, ‘Murphy’s’ and ‘Palauner’ and many types of cocktails with snacks to accompany your drinks. There’s an appealing international vibe, which combines an Irish pub atmosphere with a young and Mediterranean spirit. They transmit all national and international sporting events, with 6 HD screens with Sky too. “Saint Martin’s Urban Irish Pub” is a reference point for any televised sporting event including rugby, football, cricket, motor sports and more. There is commentary in English and an authentic sporting ambience…

To complement their televised sports, Saint Martin’s has an active programme of events to enjoy throughout the week. On Thursdays from 19-21h, you can enjoy ‘intercambio’ TERCER TIEMPO nights, which is a fun way to learn English and Spanish. Every Friday you can experience live music from 23h! Check out acoustic gigs of the best national & international rock & pop. On Sundays you can enjoy ‘Jazz & Vermut’ from 13h. So, here is a place you can begin and finish your stroll around the centre of Valencia with a Vermouth, tapas and some mellow live music to savour… You will find Saint Martin’s Urban

Irish just off C/San Vicente, next to the Abadia de San Martin church. It’s easy to find as it is between Plaza Reina and Plaza Ayuntamiento. Remember to try their local cocktail ‘Agua de Valencia’…it won’t leave you feeling indifferent!

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VALENCIA FOOTBALL EL ARENAL

VALENCIA HIT THE WALL Valencia is fast becoming one of the major cities of Europe for marathon running and the club’s football club have got into the act with a winter blip in their league campaign that has all the characteristics of the marathon phenomena known as “hitting the wall.” A loss of energy and fatigue, along with a dip in form for Los Che midway through their league ordeal are synonymous with the marathon runner’s struggles, as they aim to finish their race. Valencia CF have lost five of their eight league games in December and January, allowing the chasing pack to close on them and jeopardise their chances of an automatic Champions League place come the end of the season. December was a very unproductive month for the club, with defeats away at Getafe and Eibar and then a home loss against local rivals Villarreal. A hard fought win over struggling Celta Vigo at the Mestalla gave Los Che the only league points

collected as the winter league break came to their rescue. With the New Year came the re-opening of the transfer window for a month and the obligatory rumours of coming and goings at Valencia in the European press. Within days, Wolves had beaten Real Madrid for the signature of contract rebel Rafa Mir and Marcelino had acquired the talented Luciano Vietto, on loan to the squad from Atlético Madrid. Valencia then increased their numbers by going back to Arsenal once again to add Gabriel Paulista’s former team mate Francis Coquelin to their ranks. Nacho Gil was allowed to go out on loan to Las Palmas to gain further first team experience. Perhaps the best deals the club did were to retain the services of Geoffrey Kondogbia and Gonçalo Guedes. Signed on loan at the start of the season, there were fears that both may be recalled after their impressive form to Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.

As yet Valencia have not been able to get the pair on permanent deals but they do seem to have secured their services for the remainder of this season’s campaign, which can only help the club’s efforts to secure that prestigious Champions League spot. When the winter break was completed Valencia started with a welcome win, despite a lacklustre performance, at the Mestalla against Girona. Promoted last year behind Levante, the Catalans have been one of the surprise packages of La Liga this season. Their physical presence, from goalkeeper to striker proved a worthy adversary to Valencia’s skill and guile. The visitors took the lead in the eighth minute through Portu. The former Valencia star met a cross at the near post and glanced his header out of the reach of Neto. His muted celebration was respected by the stadium, especially after the recent way Jordi Alba had reacted when securing the equaliser for Barcelona. Valencia Football Photos © Valencia CF


Stung into the action by Girona’s early lead, Valencia launched wave after wave of attacks. They were finally rewarded midway through the first half when Ramalho put through his own goal, trying to defend a tantalising cross from Guedes. The winner came just after the interval from the penalty spot. Parejo converted the kick after Gaya had been pulled down right on the by-line by a Girona defender. Both sides had good chances to add to their goal tally but the game ended with a 2-1 victory to Los Che. Valencia came away victorious from La Riazor by the same score the following week thanks to goals from Guedes and Moreno, leaving Deportivo still occupying one of the relegation places. An insipid performance in the Canary Islands led to a 2-1 defeat for Valencia against Las Palmas. Then, at the end of January, came the mouth-watering encounter at the Mestalla against Real Madrid. Madrid arrived wounded after their surprising Copa Del Rey defeat at the hands of the “cucumber growers” Leganes.

The sold out crowd saw Madrid two goals to the good at the interval thanks to two Ronaldo penalty kicks. Both decisions would have not been given by many of the other La Liga referees and at the half-time whistle Javier Estrada Fernandez was greeted with a resounding chorus of boos from the Mestalla faithful. Valencia came back into the game on the hour mark when Santi Mina converted a header direct from a corner. A resurgent crowd roared the home side on for an equaliser. With the game progressing into the final quarter the home side began to take more and more risks at the back but with six minutes to go disaster struck when Madrid’s left back Marcelo converted a swift counter attack. To add further misery to the majority of the fans, Toni Kroos added a fourth just before the end to give the score a very deceiving look. The Valencia players received a standing ovation as they left the pitch and they remain in third place in La Liga despite the loss. At the beginning of the season 95% of the fans would have been more than happy to be sitting above Real

Madrid and in a Champions League spot at the start of February. What is even more exciting for the fans is the team have a great chance of domestic silverware, something they have not achieved since 2008. That year they beat Getafe in the Copa Del Rey and the same silverware could have Valencia’s name on it come May. A comprehensive win against Las Palmas in the last sixteen in December was followed by a two-legged win on penalties against Alaves. Jaume was the hero for Los Che saving two of the Alaves spot kicks in the penalty shoot out that Valencia won 3-2. The reward for that victory is a semi-final with Barcelona over two legs. If the club can overcome that hurdle, then Leganes or Sevilla will await them in the final. Across the city, Levante’s indifferent form and inability to gain points on home soil continues to be a worry and has dragged them into a relegation dogfight. A point earned at fellow strugglers Deportivo de La Coruña in Galicia, when being two goals down with just ten minutes left, could be crucial in the final standings at the end of the season.


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With Levante having to play Valencia and Real Madrid in February, the home game against Betis and the away encounter at Alaves could be the club’s best chance of gaining points next month. 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. www.valenciacf.com www.levanteud.com

FOOTBALL CALENDAR Saturday 3 February 20.45 Levante – Real Madrid

Sunday 4 February 20.45 Atlético Madrid – Valencia

Sunday 11 February 20.45 Valencia – Levante

Satruday 17 February 20.45 Málaga – Valencia

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


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MUSLIM VALENCIA

Valencia was a Muslim town for well over 500 years. The Moors ruled over a prosperous expanding city, but 780 years on how much of their legacy remains? David Rhead and Jose Marin try to find out: “What did the Moors ever do for us?” The great Moorish General, Tariq Ibn Ziyad, a former slave who had risen through the ranks and had already conquered most of Southern and central Spain with a small but fiercely loyal army of around 7,000 men, took control of the city of Valencia in around 714 (the exact date is unclear). No blood was shed as Valencia’s Visigoth governor Agnescio didn’t fancy his chances against the great Tariq and decided to hand the city over peacefully in return for Moorish assurances to respect the religion, customs and personal property of the citizens. Tariq named Abdulcacer al Hudzali as the first governor of “Balansiya”, which was to become one of the pearls of Al-Andalus.

Thus began a rule of five centuries until Jaume I reconquered the city in 1238. For many of the inhabitants at the time, the Moorish occupation would have come as a relief from the tyranny and bigotry of the Goth ruling classes who lived in luxury (presumably prancing around in too much eye make up, lacquered hair, black clothes and skinny jeans) while the rest of the country was on its knees. Under the more tolerant, enlightened and technologically advanced Muslims the once poverty-stricken city prospered. Their most obvious and celebrated legacy is the “Huerta”. The agricultural lands around the city with their elaborate irrigation systems were established in the ninth century by the Moorish Kings, vastly improving on an existing Roman system. They have been at the heart of the Valencian economy, culture and folklore ever since. The irrigation channels and pipelines, built by Abderraman III and his ancestors, converted pre-

viously barren dust piles into fertile land. Bringing technology used in the driest parts of North Africa, the Moors redirected and siphoned off all the water they could find to the extent that the two local rivers, the Guadalaviar “the white river (the modern day Turia) and the Jucar “the ferocious” arrived to the sea more or less dry…with all their water channelled off to irrigate the land. Hakam II set up the “Tribunal de las Aguas, which still sits today every Thursday at the door of Valencia Cathedral, to govern the use of the irrigation system. New farming techniques and crops were introduced. Along with the olives and grapes that the Romans had planted, Valencia began producing sugar cane, pulses, fruit, almonds and vegetables in abundance. Valencian rice was exported all over the peninsula. The prosperity brought by agriculture lead in turn to the development of a class of craftsmen and tradesmen in the city who established indus-


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tries which are now considered to be traditionally Valencian and have played an essential role in the history and economy of the city. Furniture making, silk production and ceramics in Paterna and Manises can all trace their roots back to this period of Moorish rule. The city was now ripe for expansion and, during the tenth century, the old Roman walls were knocked down and the city was almost entirely rebuilt. The vast majority of what was built at this time has long since disappeared but if you look closely, especially in the Barrio Carmen and the Ciutat Vella; evidence of the Moorish reconstruction of the city is all around. Part of the Moorish walls can be seen in the façade of the Iglesia del Temple (across the river from the Viveros gardens), in the entrance of the old University in Calle Comedias, under the Plaza Tossal, and inside some of the buildings along the Calle Caballeros (which unfortunately are no longer open to the public). It is most evident at the Portal de Valldigna, in Calle Salinas, an opening in the Moorish walls made in the fifteenth century to connect the adjacent streets, and the Plaza del Angel where you can see a section of the wall and a tower, which was part of a gateway to the city. Perhaps, however, more than actual buildings the most enduring architectural legacy of Moorish Valencia is in the layout of the oldest parts of the city which follows the Moori-

sh design of labyrinthine, narrow, winding streets (providing shade from the midday sun) turning back on themselves or coming to a dead end. With the exception of the longer straight thoroughfares which lead to the Great Mosque (the modern day calles de Serranos, el Mar, Caballeros and San Vicente) each street was inhabited by members of the same community of tradesmen or even the same family leading to nowhere in particular or winding round to “Azutcats” or cul de sacs. Anybody who has lost their bearings stumbling around the Carmen after a few too many Aguas de Valencia will readily testify to the lasting influence of the chaotic Moorish town planners. Balansiya had two bridges over the Guadalaviar (the Turia river) where the Serranos and Trinidad bridges stand today. There were a number of mosques which were later converted into Christian churches by Jaume I. The Great Mosque was on the site of today’s cathedral and many other Valencian churches such as San Juan del Hospital, Santa Catalina and San Valero in Ruzafa were once Mosques. As a clear indication of the religious tolerance of the Moorish kings, there was also a synagogue in the Xerea and a Christian church, San Vicente de la Roqueta, which still remains on the Plaza de España, the oldest church in the city. Not all citizens were quite as tolerant as their Muslim rulers; the Moorish government had to intervene on a number of occasions when the Christians attacked the Jewish Community. There were also more than twenty public baths which fell into disuse after the Moors had left. During Christian rule in the middle ages when people only had a bath once or twice in their life when they got married and when they got baptised. The only surviving Moorish baths are the recently restored Baños del Almirante in Plaza de Napoles y Sicillia.

Just like their modern day counterparts, Valencians under Muslim rule jumped at the chance to get off to the country at any opportunity especially during the summer months. Whereas nowadays people head out to their “pueblos”, to the beach or up to the mountains, under the Moors the countryside was closer to home. “Munyas” or country retreats were set up within a few kilometres of the city walls, many of which would today be within the city’s boundaries. There were famous Munyas near the channels of Mestalla and Algiros and the royal retreat was where the Viveros gardens are now. Further up the river, near the Escuela official de Idiomas the gateway to the country retreat of Princess Zaydia still stands on a roundabout by the side of the main drag. Once a quiet place to get away from it all, it is now surrounded by sixties apartment blocks and heavy traffic. One of the most famous Munyas was Ruzafa, built for Prince Omeya Abd Allah al Balansi whose lands extended throughout the region and into Murcia and Catalonia. As well as the landscape and make up of Valencia, the Moors left their mark on many aspects of Valencian life. Twenty five per cent of words in Spanish (like “aceite” and “alfombra”) have Moorish roots, place names like Benidorm or Albufera and surnames like Albelda or Alborch also come directly from ancient Arabic. Horchata, turron, oranges, rice and, some claim, customs such as shared dishes like paella and Valencia’s bustling street life can also be traced back to the Moorish way of life. Even that most Valencian of expressions “Xe!” has its roots in Arabic. The Chinese invented paper and the Moors introduced paper to Europe via a paper mill in Xativa, Valencia. That’s quite a legacy.

David Rhead and José Marín Article © 2018 24/ 7 Valencia


VALENCIA WINES

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BY RIKI WIGLEY AND MARIAN DARÁS OF VÍ VID

February is on the way and with it ‘San Valentín’. This month we recommend some wines to enjoy with your partner…but, of course, they can also be drunk at any time! We start with four Valencian cavas, three rosados and a white as most people associate cava with a romantic celebration! Hispano Suizas is a bodega in El Pontón on the outskirts of Requena and produces the most highly rated Rosado in Spain, its Pinot Noir is called ‘Tantum Ergo’. It regularly wins awards both internationally and nationally, including best Bodega! A pale rose colour with fine persistent bubbles, this is quite powerful on the nose with intense red fruits and hints of vanilla from its fermentation in oak barrels. Full bodied on entry with creamy notes, smooth with plenty of ripe red fruit flavours (such as cherry) and touches of vanilla in the finish. Extremely elegant and very good with food.

Our second recommendation is Pago de Tharsys Millesimé Rosado from the Garnacha variety. Only made in the best years, this Rosado is noted for its fruit. The bodega is on the road from Requena to San Antonio and has a shop and visitor centre and has just posted excellent results with sales up 20%. It is also producing an excellent range of Ecological wines. On the nose, this dusky pink cava has elegant and fruity aromas with blood grapefruit and forest strawberries. Excellent on the palate with well integrated extremely fine bubbles. Long satisfying finish. Our next Rosada Cava is Dominio de la Vega Reserva Especial Rosé also from Pinot Noir. Noted for their Reserve cavas, Dominio de la Vega is in the village of San Antonio. A vintage cava (as are the others) it is pale rose with salmon notes in colour and with fine persistent bubbles. At VÍ Vid, we love the fresh red fruit

with citrus skins and violet notes over a deep base of brioche and patisserie on the nose and its fresh attack with lots of well integrated bubbles in red fruit flavours. We regularly use this wine in our tastings. Good with food but excellent on its own too! For those who are happier with a white cava we suggest Privee 18 Brut Nature Reserva from Bodegas Vegamar. A cava made to accompany ibéricos, aged sheeps’ cheeses and jamón…it is a blend of Macabeo and Chardonnay. The wine is made for Vegamar by UVÉ, their partners. Pale yellow with fine bubbles, elegant, clean and bright. On the nose, green apple fruit with patisserie and hints of mocha coffee. In the mouth full, round, elegant with good bite and body and a long satisfying finish. One of our favourite white wines for a celebration is Bodegas Pasiego, Suertes a blend of Macabeo and Sauvignon Blanc.


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Pasiego in the village of Sinarcas is a bodega we have tasted at regularly for a few years. Artisan wines of very high quality are made here in what is the last of the towns in DO Utiel-Requena before the border with La Mancha. Pale yellow with green flashes, clean and bright. Floral on the nose with tropical fruit notes and good intensity. In the mouth it has good fruit flavour, well balanced acidity and a long finish. Ideal with fish as well as pasta and white meat dishes.

with strawberry and raspberry, bubble gum. Fresh on entry, balanced with good volume, red fruit flavours and citric notes and a long finish. And don’t worry, if the 2016 is now sold out the 2017 is better! VÍ Vid does not often step outside the Valencian Community to recommend a wine but this is an exception.

Gewurtztraminer 2016, from Baron D´Alba, in Les Useres, Castellon would be a fabulous choice for a romantic tryst! On the nose it has rose petal, honeysuckle, spice and a hint of vanilla. In the mouth, light on entry, then the spice emerges, rich, ripe fruit, full, apricot and apricot stone, it is a wine which is pale yellow, clean and bright.

Bodegas Nabal is a project run by Mapi Melado Soriano a young Valencian winemaker with a bright future ahead of her! Having already won an award for her first wine we took the opportunity to show, as a guest wine, her Tempranillo Crianza at one of our recent tastings. Nabal is in the Ribera del Duero.The wine is medium to deep bodied cherry with long legs. On the nose, oak and vanilla are balanced nicely with soft elegant, ripe, blackberry, zarzamora fruit. In the mouth round, ripe fruit, blackberry, with soft tannins, vanilla and oak all balanced perfectly.

Latorré Parreño 2016, Rosado Bobal is an old favourite from this bodega in Venta del Moro. This vintage is a mid-range, rose and strawberry colour with good legs. Intense mature fruit on the nose, typically Bobal

From the Anecoop bodega at Cheste and named best dessert wine in an International competition, Sol de Reymos is a concentrated Moscatel wine made in a slightly different manner to normal mistelas.

Firstly the grapes are picked riper than usual and then partially fermented to about 4.5%ABV. Fermentation is then stopped by the addition of neat alcohol leaving a wine with a natural sugar content of 120gm per litre. Deep gold in colour, gold flashes, clean, very bright, viscous, long very slow legs. On the nose notes of barrica, orange peel and spice. In the mouth rich, round, filling the mouth, a little toast from the barrica, elegant with a little coffee in the evolution. Happy Valentines!

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 organizing English courses but will continue reporting on Valencia wines and food competitions starting with the Cassola de san Blai in Torrente in early February. Article © 2018 24/ 7 Valencia


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VALENCIA MUSIC

BESARABIA 1. What are the origins and influences of Besarabia? Besarabia was born out of the chance meeting of Eva and myself (Heidi). We live only 8 kms from each other but met for the first time strangely through my husband, as she thought he was teaching English and she was looking for English lessons (actually he was teaching an English speaking art class!). We then met again at a party (with instruments) where we decided to improvise something together and it was musical love at first (second) sight! Later we thought it would be good to have a bass player in the group and Eva had met Jaume on a percussion course and he said he played bass as well. We had already started playing some Bulgarian dances in very complicated rhythms so it was extremely useful to have someone who was a bass player AND a percussionist. Then it turned out he played even more instruments, such as the Cretan lute, oud and saz, so now he’s more or less eliminated the bass from the group as he prefers playing the other instruments! (although he does still play it on the CD). Somehow we were attracted to the repertoire from the Balkans, Klez-

mer and the Mediterranean, partly due to the instruments we play, but also more importantly by the music itself. We love the energy, the crazy rhythms and the emotion of this music and the fact that it is music that doesn’t see borders: you’ll often find the same piece cropping up in Greece or Turkey or Bosnia or wherever (as in the tune Uskudara on our CD). We like to mix everything together from this very exciting part of the world. Now, in our own compositions, we’ve started doing the same, letting all our influences come together to create something new. 2. Could you tell us a bit about each musician in the trio? Heidi Erbrich studied baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Sweelink Conservatory in Amsterdam. She has played with orchestras and early music ensembles throughout Europe and currently is joint leader of the baroque orchestra Florilegium Musicum in The Netherlands and member of the chamber music group In Stil Moderno. She also loves playing many other styles of music and has played in groups playing Jazz, Rock, Cuban and Funk etc. She teaches free improvisation workshops in Spain and

the Netherlands. Jaume Pallardó began his musical life at the Centro Instructivo de Arte y Cultura in La Vall d’Ulxó with the clarinet. He received his degree at the Conservatory of La Vall d’Uixó. Later he started studying the electric bass with Jose Miguel Fenollosa and Kodi and initiated his own bands La Big Bong Band and Crim(mental). Later on, he became interested in traditional music and has studied instruments such as the tombak with Pedram Khavarzamini and Diego López, bendir and riq with Vassilis Sarkis, the lute with Stelios Petrakis and saz with Efrén Lopez. Presently he plays with various groups such as Difonies jazz combo, La Banda del Pepo and Udiva. Eva Domingo, actress and musician, started to study traditional music relatively late on in her career. After finishing her theatre studies she founded her own music/theatre group Rodamons-Trencaclosques with whom she started developing an interest in renaissance and medieval music. She recorded several albums with them and played numerous concerts all around Spain. In recent years she has become increasingly interested in music


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from Andalusia, classical Arab music, and music from Egypt, Iran and the Balkan regions. She has studied with Joansa Maravilla, Diego López, Pedram Khavarzamini and Bijam Cheminari. Currently, besides Besarabia, she is working on various theatre projects and teaching percussion, whilst also developing new techniques for herself, such as body percussion. 3. How do you find Valencia as a place to live and work as a musician? Valencia is an interesting place for musicians. On the one hand it’s fairly small and so therefore quite limited, but on the other hand there are many vibrant places with live music to play at and really quite a lot of festivals sympathetic to our music (particularly since the change of government in Valencia..). We have had the luxury that in the early days we were able to play a lot of gigs in cafes, to find our “musical feet”, so to speak, and now we have been given the opportunity to play in more established festivals and series of concerts, such as recently in Etnomúsic tardor  in the Beneficiencia or the festival Mostra Viva del Mediterrani in the  Palau last year. However, we still also really enjoy playing in the smaller places in Valencia as it is more intimate and we can try out new repertoire.

4. Could you tell us a bit about each track on your new album, ‘Ritmos , trenzas y gatos’? The first track, ‘Sandansko’, along with ‘Larzasko Horo’ and ‘Cetvorno Sopskp Horo’ are traditional Bulgarian dances. ‘Cau la ma’ is a song written by Eva, dedicated to the dreadful plight of the refugees. It was inspired by the photo of the dead child on the beach. It goes from complete despair to some kind of hope in the future. ‘Soñando Blue Blau’ is a tune composed by Heidi, inspired by a dream she had one night..... ‘Doyna’, ‘Bukoviner Freylekhs’ and ‘Danza de Los Titiriteros’ are all traditional Klezmer tunes. Doyna is basically an improvised piece, for the musicians to set the scene at the start of the wedding. We renamed the third tune as a homage to the titiriteros (puppeteers) who were put in prison in Madrid a couple of years ago, our anthem for the freedom of speech. ‘Kerem Eyle’ is a song from Serbia, with a title in Turkish and words in Romani, the gypsy language. A fine example of crossing cultures and borders. Les Mones Balcániques is a composition of Jaume, dedicated to the two

other group members..... the Balkan monkeys! ‘Uskudar’, as already mentioned earlier, is a traditional tune that appears in many different Balkan countries, each claiming it to be their own and putting their own lyrics to the music. We decided to personalise it as well so Jaume wrote his own lyrics to the music in Valencian, his mother tongue. ‘Autumn in Prague’ is another composition of Heidi's, written indeed in Prague, in autumn, one day a long time ago...... We finish the CD with a piece called ‘Naz Bari’ from Azerbaijan, with words at the end from a poem from Yunus Enré (1241 -1320), a mystic and poet from Anatolia, words that are still very relevant today. 5. What are your plans for 2018? We are playing 15th February at Mar d’Amura and 25th February at La Pilona, both places situated in Cabanyal. Concert Besarabia Feb 10 www.ojala-lliria.com 9th April we will be playing in the series “Cicle Los lunes concierto” in the Casino Antiguo in Castellon.  For the summer we are looking forward to playing in various festivals. Interview by Owl Article © 2018 24/ 7 Valencia


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