Valencia

Benicassim Festival 2023

Benicassim Festival

Every year, in the middle of July, the Benicassim Festival – FIB Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) – transforms a small, rather upmarket coastal town north of Valencia on the ‘Orange Blossom Coast’ into Spain’s biggest and best outdoor modern music festival. FIB or Beni, as it’s often known, has been …

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Valencia MotoGP 2023

Valencia MotoGP

Date: TBC The Circuit de Valencia is located 20km west of the city of Valencia in the village of Cheste. The racetrack is named after the local champion Ricardo Tormo and hosts the crucial end of season Valencia MotoGP race. In 1999, it became the third Spanish venue to host …

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Valencia FC Stadium Tours and Football Breaks

Mestalla Stadium in Valencia

When the G14 group of football clubs was expanded in 2002 to include four teams, the obvious choice from Spain was FC Valencia. Already in two European Champions’ League finals in the new century, with some of Europe’s most coveted players on the books, and with 45,000 season ticket holders …

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Paella Mixta Recipe

Paella Mixta Recipe

Mixed Paella The Valencia region of Spain is the birthplace of paella where the traditional ‘paella valenciana’ is cooked with rabbit, chicken, green beans, butter beans and maybe snails but definitely no seafood. A later creation is the ‘paella de marisco’ (seafood paella) which replaces meat with fish and seafood …

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Agua de Valencia

Agua de Valencia

Spanish Champagne Cocktail As the name suggests Agua de Valencia comes from the Valencia region. Apparently the history of the drink can be traced back to Café Madrid in Valencia in the late 1950s. It seems that a group of Basques who frequented the bar used to order “Agua de …

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