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Sixty Valencian restaurants show the public the best of its gastronomy

Taster plater

Since 2009, a distinguished selection of Valencia’s best restaurants offers attractive menus, at a more than affordable price, thanks to a new initiative funded by Turismo Valencia. The Valencia Cuina Oberta- Restaurant Week, under which name this popular initiative is known, will this year take place between 20 and 29 June. By making reservation on its website, users will be able to access a wide selection of taster menus for 20 euros (lunch) and 30 euros (dinner).

Typography in international spotlight in Valencia

Poster International typography congress

Between 20 and 22 June, Valencia will host 6th International Typography Congress, which on this occasion is entitled ‘From 2004 to 2014. Ten years of typography in Spain’.

Spanish World Cup squad to face its biggest challenge yet

FIFA World Cup Trophy

In a few hours the Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil will officially kick off. It won’t be the first time for the World Cup to take place there however, a fact that without doubt brings many bitter memories to Brazilian fans. Last time the World Cup took place in their homeland, the brasileira led by Jair, Ademir and Chico, was unexpectedly defeated by Uruguay in the famous Maracanazo.

The king of clay reigns again

Rafa Nadal

With his victory over Novak Djokovic, who had defeated him in four matches previous to the Roland Garros 2014, Nadal, tennis player born in Manacor, managed accumulated the prestigious number of 14 ‘grand titles’, which up until now only the American Pete Sampras had achieved. With his 9th trophy in the Parisian tournament, he is three Grand Slam titles behind the Swiss player Roger Federer.

Valencia CF selects Mariner as company with international visibility

Mariner in the Mestalla stadium

The Valencian company Mariner, specialised in handcrafted luxury furniture and lighting, has been selected as winning company in the fourth round of a pioneer project, sponsored by the Valencia CF. Aim of the project is to give international visibility to distinct SMEs of the Valencian Community. Winning this competition means a great deal of support for Mariner, giving its international profile an important boost.

Valencia’s best interior design

Furniture Vicente Navarro

The furniture sector has for many decades, with a few ups and downs inherent in any industrial sector, had great importance among companies of the Valencian Community. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Valencia also is one of Spain’s leading cities in interior design. The activities of its Colegio de Diseñadores de Interior de la Comunidad Valenciana (Association of Interior Designers of the Autonomous Community of Valencia), enjoy wide international recognition and bring together a great number of interior designers.

Welcome to Valencia Mr. Peter Lim

Match Chelsea vs Valencia CF

The future of the Valencia CF, the most important sporting institution of the Valencian Community, and without a doubt, one of the most renowned all around Spain, owing to the large number of fans it has come by over the years, will be written from Singapore, starting June 2014. Reason being no other than the arrival of multimillionaire Peter Lim in Valencia. Lim is the new owner of the club, after an agreement with the Fundación Valencia CF, trust of the club, and Bankia, the entity with which the Valencia CF still has a huge debt.

Jazz in the spotlight of Valencia’s music scene

Poster “Long live Jazz!”

Between 28 June and 15 July, Valencia’s Palau de le Música will once again host the by Valencian fans most anticipated Jazz event of the year, the Seagram’s Gin Festival. This year, the festival has increased the number of concerts (elven in total), while reducing the ticket prices (which are between 10 and 24 euros), in order to attract even more citizens.

Porcelanosa has new headquarters in emblematic New York building

Building of Porcelanosa on 5th Ave

Number 22, 5th Avenue New York, to be precise, the building Commodore Criterion, has been chosen by the Porcelanosa group for its new flagship store in Manhattan.

Christie’s sets new record

‘Race Riot’ by Andy Warhol

The auction house Christie’s set a new record on 13 May by attaining 745 million dollars (543 million euros) in a single auction session for contemporary and post-war art, superseding the previous record by more than 50 million dollars, achieved in a similar bid last year.

Javea throws itself into the marine sector

Fish auction at the Pòsit de Xàbia

From 23 to 25 May, the Festival del Mar (Sea festival) will take place for the third time at the port of Javea, Alicante. It is organised by the Asociación de Comerciantes y Empresarios de Aduanas del Mar (ACEAM) (Teulada-Moraira Association of Businessmen and Traders), in collaboration with the Yacht Club of Javea and the town council of this city on the Costa Blanca.

Valencia pays tribute to the liberation of Paris

Paco Roca

Until 4 July, the cultural centre Las Naves will dedicate an exhibition to the graphic novel ‘Los surcos del azar’, the latest work by screenwriter and illustrator Paco Roca (born in Valencia 1969). The Valencian designer MacDiego is curator of the exhibition.

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