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Valencia Fallas 2015: An Explosive Mix

Valencia Fallas 2015: An Explosive Mix

Imagine working all year to create an artistic masterpiece only to see it purposefully razed to the ground less than a week after completion, well this is what happens every year at the Fallas de Valencia. more ...

Tomatina Festival: The World's Biggest Food Fight

Tomatina Festival: The World's Biggest Food Fight

Every year, one of the craziest and most extravagant summer festivals is held, none other than the Tomatina in Bunyol, a town located a few kilometres from Valencia. It comprises the largest tomato fight in the world and more than 150 tonnes of tomatoes are thrown during the event by festival participants. more ...

The Hummel, Valencia’s apartment of the week

The Hummel, Valencia’s apartment of the week

Valencia is a city which has changed a lot over the last few years. Thanks to sighs like the city of Arts and Sciences, it has become a symbol of modernity without losing any of its traditions or cheerful character which make this destination an attractive option. more ...

Best beaches in Valencia

Best beaches in Valencia

The beaches in Valencia city are ever so slightly out of the town centre, meaning that travellers to the region might neglect to pay them a visit. The beaches in Valencia, however, are a great spot to relax, lie back and break up some of the more cultural aspects of visiting the city – as well as being renowned for being arguably the best place in the world to try a paella! more ...

Japan Week in Valencia 2012

Japan Week in Valencia 2012

Fans of Japanese culture no longer need travel across the world to get their fix of the Nippon lifestyle. Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, has successfully battled competitors such as Rome to be selected official site of Japan Week 2012. more ...

Christmas in Valencia

Christmas in Valencia

Christmas in Spain is usually a very traditional affair, a time of year that you spend with your family, the season for giving, being merry, and a good opportunity to eat lots of good food. more ...

Valencia Open 500 2013

Valencia Open 500 2013

The City of Arts and Science in Valencia will again play host to one of Spain’s most important tennis tournaments, the Valencia Open 500. Bringing together some of the world’s best players the tournament will take place from the 19th to the 27th of October 2013. more ...

Clubs in Valencia

Clubs in Valencia

Whilst the famous ruta de bakalao, a Spanish clubbing movement originating in Valencia and similar to the Madchester movement of the 80s -90s, may have passed into the annals of history it has left an enduring legacy in Valencia, some of the best clubs in Spain and people who love to party in them. If this has piqued your curiosity and you want to see for yourself the legacy of the ruta del bakalao then head to some of these clubs in Valencia. more ...

The Oceanogràfic in Valencia, Europe's largest Aquarium

The Oceanogràfic in Valencia, Europe's largest Aquarium

Located in Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences, the Oceanogràfic is Europe's largest aquarium and home to 500 species ranging from Artic beluga whales to all kinds of Mediterranean fish, a representative of the world's main marine ecosystems. Oceanogràfic, which is open daily, uses all kinds of modern technology to recreate underwater conditions from around the world to make our slippery friends feel at home and as comfortable as possible. more ...

The best paella restaurants in Valencia

The best paella restaurants in Valencia

There’s a common conception that paella is Spain’s national dish, and we’ve already written about where to eat paella in Barcelona, but what many visitors don’t realise is that paella’s homeland is actually the region of Valencia. Although the most popular area for eating paella here is by the sea, this is not necessarily where the best restaurants are found. In fact, the best place to eat paella in Valencia is in more far-flung, rural areas. So, without further ado, allow us to take you on a culinary tour of the best paella restaurants in Valencia. more ...

Unusual Jasper Johns pop-art  exhibition in the IVAM,  Valencia

Unusual Jasper Johns pop-art exhibition in the IVAM, Valencia

Jasper Johns is one of the most recognised contemporary artists in the world. His use of familiar icons such as American flags, maps, targets, letters and numbers was influenced by his unique “Take an object” perspective which came to have a powerful influence on subsequent sculptures and paintings. Together with Rauschenberg, this American artist is considered to be one of the forerunners of American pop-art, and is also famous for his paintings, sculptures, drawings and stage sets for choreographer Merce Cunningham. more ...

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