A Sweet Spanish Easter. Bocaillos Recipe Included

Everyone is most likely familiar with Easter eggs, particularly chocolate ones, but did you know that in Spain there’s an extensive list of different sweets and pastries that are made specifically for this time? Many of these treats are popular all over Spain but others are unique to specific villages, cities and regions. In Valencia,…

Easter Recipe: Spanish Fried Milk

A big part of Easter (except for the whole point i.e. celebrating the resurrection of Christ…) is all the scrumptious Easter food to be enjoyed. There are many traditional Easter foods, both savoury and sweet, but today I bring you Leche Frita which literally means “Fried Milk”. Now you might be thinking how the hell…

Las Fallas Festival 2020: What’s going on?

Love it or hate it, Fallas is here! UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus epidemia, Fallas has been officially cancelled. See you in Fallas 2021…hopefully! If you’re unfamiliar with Las Fallas make sure you check out The Ultimate Guide to Las Fallas so you can get to grips with all the ins and outs of Valencia’s…

The Ultimate Guide to Christmas in Valencia

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go…except in Valencia. I’m sorry, Christmas in Valencia just doesn’t feel quite right; it’s not cold enough and there are lights on palm trees.  Obviously we are never going to get a white Christmas but this time of the year is still special as we…

Nou d’Octubre Festival 2019: Valencian Love & Pride

Love and pride reigns on Nou d’Octubre (9th October) as we celebrate the Valencian Community (Valencia, Castellón & Alicante) and also Sant Dionís (St. Denis), the Valencian equivalent of St. Valentine’s Day.   On this date way back in 1238, James I of Aragon, the Conqueror took possession of Valencia from the hands of its Moorish rulers and established the new Christian…

The Feast of Corpus Christi: Programme of Events 2019

Corpus Christi is finally here! This year it has fallen quite late as it’s a moveable feast which depends on the phase of the moon. Traditionally it was celebrated on a Thursday but these days it has been transferred to the Sunday of that week. In Valencia, Corpus Christi is a curious symbiosis of mythology…

7 Amazing Art Nouveau Buildings on Calle de la Paz

Today, Calle de la Paz (Peace Street) is a spacious street lined with stunning buildings slap bang in the centre of Valencia. Ironically, it hasn’t always been as peaceful especially when the Monasterio de San Cristóbal (Monastery of St. Christopher), Convento de Santa Tecla (Convent of St. Thecla) and countless homes were knocked down to…

Putting La Punta back on the map with Street Art

La Punta used to be a traditional Valencian Village surrounded by the fertile lands of La Huerta until disaster struck in the 90s when a new project to create a logistic zone at the Port of Valencia was approved known as ZAL. In 2003, La Punta would never be the same again as hundreds of…

Fiesta de la Virgen: Programme of Events 2019

It’s that time of the year again when Valencians celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of the Forsaken (Mare de Déu dels Desamparats), affectionately nicknamed La Geperudeta (The Hunchback). Read up on this fiesta on this previous post. PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2018: FRIDAY 10TH MAY A large tapestry (Tapiz de la Virgen) made from…

Las Fallas Festival 2019: What’s Going on?

Las Fallas Festival is upon us! It’s that time of the year again when all hell breaks loose in Valencia and everyone goes a bit cray-cray. Go here to see The Ultimate Guide to Las Fallas Festival so you can get to grips with all the ins and outs of Valencia’s craziest festival. If not, you might be wondering what the…

The Amazing Large Scale Street Art Murals of Torrent

Torrent may not be in the top places to see while in Valencia but its large-scale street art murals may contribute to an influx of tourists, especially street art aficionados. It’s close enough to Valencia to just hop on the metro and see these masterpieces in person. There are currently 4 large-scale street art murals…