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Café Infanta Carmen Valencia

It may sound silly saying: “There are cafes and Cafes”, but in the real life most of us faced such situations proving the truthfulness of this expression. Indeed, in most of Valencian cafes you will find fresh, aromatic, “visually enhanced” café con leche,...

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Rooftop Terrace – Hotel Marina Atarazanas Valencia

 The Sky-Bar terrace is located on the 8th floor of the hotel Marina Atarazanas, in the barrio El Cabanyal, next to the marina and the port. For some it may be quite far from the historical center of Valencia (well, nothing is far given nearby subway station); for...

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Convent Carmen: Cultural & Gastronomic Center

Former Monastery garden with almost 2,200 square meters of surface under an “umbrella” of palms and large central pergola offers an opportunity to balance apparently incompatible goals: Art and Entertainment, Food Lover’s Cuisine and Relaxing Rustic Ambiance – all...

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Arroz al Horno – Oven Baked Rice Recipe Valencia

This is a recipe for 4-6 people. What you see on picture is oven baked rice I made for myself only.  I was inspired that day and since no one was around, I decided to treat myself 🙂 One more thing to be aware of: Arroz al horno, like many other local recipes, has...

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Café Sant Jaume Carmen Valencia Spain

Café Sant Jaume is one of the most iconic café-bars in Valencia. Located in the heart of one of the oldest districts of Valencia – El Carmen, it reflects Valencia’s history. While El Carmen’s past is not necessarily visible in forms of Medieval...

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Traditional Valencian Meat Paella Recipe Step by Step

If you talk to Valencians you will hear quite a few different opinions of what the traditional (authentic) Valencian paella is. One would tell you that conejo (rabbit) is a must, another that it's actually caracoles (snails) that make it authentic...Same...

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Agua de Valencia Drink History and Recipe

Agua de Valencia is a famous cocktail made from cava (Spanish sparkling wine similar to champagne), orange jus, vodka and gin (to keep it short). As its equivalent English name “Valencian Water” sounds quite flat (if not misleading), throughout this...

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Mercado Mosén Sorell – Carmen

In 1932 Mossen Sorell resurfaced on the square, this time in the form of the Mercado. Designed by the architect Angel Romero it consists of large octagonal central section and four corner hexagonal sections – all covered with hexagonal prisms. Over the...

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Marina Beach Sky Bar

Overlooking the beach Las Arenas, the complex Marina Restaurant clearly distinguishes itself from numerous restaurants and bars dotting Valencian sandy shores. What makes it standing well above others is the amazing “environment” created for guests.  ...

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Mercado Grau (Grao) Valencia

Mercado Grao is the oldest existing market in Valencia. Located near the port on the Plaza del Mercado Nuevo (New Market) it was officially open in 1916 (just for reference – The famous Central Market was open in 1928). After serving local residents for...

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Authentic Valencian Paella History & Facts

Paella – since long an icon of Spanish gastronomy, is also one of the most internationally recognizable Spanish dishes. Traditionally, it is the dish that is served at gatherings of family or friends bringing the people together around the table. Authentic...

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Mercado San Pedro Nolasco Valencia Spain

Despite of encouraging summary published on the municipal website, the Market San Pedro Nolasco is actually agonizing. In recent years several of its thirtysomething stalls were successively closing and these days only one is still operating...

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