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El Convent: An Aria and a Prayer

El Convent: An Aria and a Prayer

There are not many places where you can climb down a mountain, enter a cloister and then find yourself in an excellent restaurant, surrounded by mountains and listening to opera.…

Valencia’s Iron(Wo)Man

Valencia’s Iron(Wo)Man

Maria José Martínez Maroto is not an ordinary woman, nor an ordinary athlete; she was the only woman representing Spain in the Half Ironman competition in Puerto Rico on March…

Ciao Valencia: Vicios Italianos

Ciao Valencia: Vicios Italianos

They say you shouldn’t mix business with pleasure, and yet five international friends have found both in Valencia, via London and Orlando. Vicios Italianos is the name of their company,…

Vicente Todolí: Oil and Painting

Vicente Todolí: Oil and Painting

When he resigned in 2010, The Guardian newspaper said of him: “His curiosity, wit, rigour and passion make him a model for future directors of Tate Modern,” such was the…

Juan XXIII Discovers the L’Iber Museum

Juan XXIII Discovers the L’Iber Museum

Students of Burjassot’s Juan XXIII school visited the world’s largest collection of toy soldiers and learnt all about the history of the world and of the more than 700 English…

Chinese Capital Riding Valencian ‘Bikes’

Chinese Capital Riding Valencian ‘Bikes’

Bikes is the name of a cartoon film in the production stage, as they say, and not unrelated to the success of Cars. An agreement with a Chinese investment fund,…

Cleaning Up in Fallas

Cleaning Up in Fallas

There is surely nothing worse than waking up in March with a dirty Fallera dress in your wardrobe. It’s happened to me more times than I care to remember and…

The Eye (of Horus) in the Sky

The Eye (of Horus) in the Sky

The Egyptian God Horus had the body of a man and the head of a falcon, and his fantastic eyesight, which allowed him to control what mere mortals were up…

Sisbrick: Earthquake? What Earthquake?

Sisbrick: Earthquake? What Earthquake?

Researchers at the Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del Hormigón (Icitech) at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have taken a step towards creating buildings better able to resist the…

Art and Feet

Art and Feet

Challenging frontiers is the subject of a cultural initiative presented in Valencia by Compañia Improvisada from 10th March to 3rd April at the Espacio Inestable theatre in Ruzafa. The work…

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