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The Oceanographic: Something Fishy in the city of Valencia

The Oceanographic: Something Fishy in the city of Valencia

British Etymologist Unimpressed by Europe’s largest Oceanographic Park My arrival at Europe’s largest Oceanographic park was not an outstanding success. In fact I seemed to cause a bit of a…

Valencian Architect Inspired ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.

Valencian Architect Inspired ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.

Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava has never received a contract from the planet Xandar, and yet, according to the credits of The Guardians of the Galaxy, the architecture of this world…

The Return of The Return of The Magnificent Seven

The Return of The Return of The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven, starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen was undoubtedly one of the most memorable westerns ever made. Its follow up, ‘The Return of the Seven’, also with Yul…

Where the Plazas Have a Name: Rodrigo Botet

Where the Plazas Have a Name: Rodrigo Botet

It’s one of Valencia’s quaintest squares, and one that has appeared in at least two international films: The Curse of the Pink Panther and The Boy Who Stole a Million.…

Denia: Hollywood’s Universal Home

Denia: Hollywood’s Universal Home

Denia has changed since Hollywood arrived here in 1958 to make Samuel Bronson’s first super-production: John Paul Jones (1959) The film was shot in 1958 and caused a revolution in this…

Masía El Altet Olive Oils: Among the Best

Masía El Altet Olive Oils: Among the Best

The World’s Best Olive Oils (WBOO), basing its results on 19 fairs and events worldwide, has determined that among the 50 best olive oils produced around the globe, four belong…

Ford: Valencia’s Other Fiesta

Ford: Valencia’s Other Fiesta

The news that the Ford plant at Almussafes, Valencia had reinstated the third daily shift of production and was producing a record number of cars in the summer of 2014…

Barefoot on the Beaches

Barefoot on the Beaches

Barefoot, bareback, bare everything. If you can tackle the sight of naked men and women and are prepared to grab the bulls by the horns, then Valencia offers not five…

EL KIOSKO

EL KIOSKO

La Lonja is one of Valencia’s biggest tourist attractions and consequently is surrounded by restaurants that cater mainly for tourists. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996,…

A Cool Way to Sell Shoes

A Cool Way to Sell Shoes

“Walking through a little Mediterranean place seeing its painted shutters over white stone walls, where the sun tries to enter and fill with its light a cosy and natural atmosphere.…

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