beer in Valencia

Beer in Valencia – Turia Marzen Beer

A city that celebrates the famous Bavarian Oktoberfest tradition with great enthusiasm must harbour a beer-making tradition of its own and indeed, both city and region have a history of brewing German-inspired pilsner that reaches back over a century.  Many a member of the older generation rues the fact that beer has gained such popularity in a traditionally wine-drinking nation, but in reality,...


Valencia City beaches

DESPITE remaining in Phase 1 of the State of Alarm, Valencia City’s beaches were relatively crowded yesterday (Saturday) due to a combination of the glorious weather, kids being off school and many adults still not being able to return to their workplace.


Sea swimming allowed in Valencia

VALENCIA City Council has announced today (Tuesday 5 May) that people will be allowed to bathe in the sea, but only under restricted circumstances. The designated time is between 6am and 10am, the same time as exercise is allowed for adults under the age of 70 and you must be either a member of a swimming club or a professional swimmer. You will have to wear a safety hat and use a small float so that you...

Valencian Community have cancels fiestas

Valencian Community have cancels fiestas

MOST municipalities across the Valencian Community have cancelled or postponed fiestas and other events planned for the next four months and many are conceding that nothing is likely to proceed this year. While there are hopes that home confinement will be lifted within a few weeks, large gatherings of people are unlikely to be permitted for the foreseeable future. Yesterday the Alicante towns of Ibi and...


Gender violence stabbing in Castellon

A 31-year-old man killed himself in the Castellon province of the Valencian Community after stabbing his partner in the stomach, the emergency services information team announced. They were contacted at around 12.30am on Thursday morning and called out to Almassora to assist the woman, aged 45. Two ambulances and a Primary Care doctor attended and after stabilising her she was moved to the local hospital....

“I will survive” singer shares Valencian memories

“I will survive” singer shares Valencian memories

GLORIA Gaynor, whose global disco smash “I will survive” has become something of an anthem once again during the current crisis, has posted memories on social media of her visit to a Valencian school in 2016. The US singer was in the city for a major summer festival and made the time to visit the Luis Vives state school, something which clearly left an impression. On her Twitter account she wrote...


New lion arrives at Valencia Bioparc

THE Bioparc animal reserve and research centre in Valencia City has a new arrival, Lubango, a three-year-old lion. He is actually an Angolan lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi) and joins the existing herd of four lions, all females. Lubango was transferred from Lisbon Zoo in a special carrier where all went well, and he is already settling into his new home. It is hoped he will mate and breed with one of the...


No Fallas due to virus?

WHILE many are questioning whether the Fallas festivities across the Valencian Community should go ahead due to the spreading coronavirus, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that there are no moves to suspend events such as this. The main night is the 19 March, but people are already flocking to Valencia City and other towns dotted up and down the Community. From next weekend the hundreds of Fallas...


Serial complainer

AFTER analysing their customer complaints to find out why they had taken a dramatic leap, Valencia’s Municipal Transport Company (EMT) found that 590 out of a total of 736 had been made by the same person. EMT had been criticised by politicians for their 350% jump in complaints but these have now been adjusted down to the “real” figure of 146, actually a fall of 23.5% from 2018. The complainant in...

valencia port

Port steaming ahead

VALENCIA has consolidated its position as the busiest cargo port in the Mediterranean, registering traffic of 81 million tons in 2019, an increase of almost 6%. Closest rival Barcelona saw a small reduction in traffic to around 68 million tons as the gap between the two giants widened. Valencia has the potential to expand significantly further if the proposed new terminal goes ahead. This would create an...

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