If that all sounds to much for you, enjoy a coffee or a drink on one of Valencia's many terraces and watch the world go by.
2012 saw our best La Tomatina tour in eight years - A lovely and happy bunch of people joined us for a crazy day out.
Remember, if you'd like to know the city like an insider, contact us for a leisurely and informative walking tour - email@example.com
THE MAGIC FLUTE - PALAU DE LES ARTS 19, 21, 23 & 30 APRIL
Mozart's wonderful opera continues at the Palau de les Arts for a few more performances.
GROWMED: MEDICINAL CANNABIS FAIR 19, 20 & 21 April
The largest fair ever in Spain. This is GrowMed, looking at the use and consumption of cannabis. Growmed offers a premier venue with all kinds of companies related to the self-cultivation of medical cannabis and cannabis, such as seed banks, fertilizer companies and substrates, materials for indoor growing, wholesalers, shops, paraphernalia or vaporizers.
GRAN FERIA ANDALUZA - NOW UNTIL SUNDAY 21 APRIL OPEN UNTIL 01:30 FRIDAY AND 02:00 SATURDAY - RÍO TURÍA PUENTE DE FLORES
A festival of all things Andalus, music, sherry and tapas, horses and Flamenco
Friday 22.00 Music from Alegre Azahar.
Saturday 12:00-13:30 Equestrian Exhibition and musical dressage.
19:30 horas Flamenco costume parade.
22:00 Music from Revoleo.
Sunday 11:00-14:00 Horse rides around the fair
19:30 A draw to announce the winner of a Flamenco Costume. The fair closes at 20:00.
TENTACIÓN-ES - MARILYN. CENTRO CULTURAL BANCAJA UNTIL 06 JULY
Marilyn Monroe was probably the most iconic of the 'Star System' actresses and certainly one of the most photographed actresses of her day. This exhibition shows Marilyn through the eyes of seven photographers from the Magnum Photographer agency and includes a brilliant selection of photographs taken between 1954 and 1960 by photographers Eve Arnold, Bruce Davidson, Elliot Erwin, Philippe Halsman, Erich Hartmann, Bob Henriques and Inge Morath. Worth a visit if only to get the lovely poster!
PICASSO- CENTRO CULTURAL BANCAJA UNTIL NEXT JANUARY 2014
Picasso. Faun. Centaur. Minotaur
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pablo Picasso, who, along with Dali, is arguably Spain's most famous artist the Bancaja Foundation presents an exhibition of 50 prints by Picasso that reflect his reinterpretation of mythology.
VIVA VALENCIA! - IVAM, BELLAS ARTES & CERAMICS MUSEUM - FEBRUARY & BEYOND
The IVAM, Museo de Bellas Artes and the Ceramics Museum present from February 2013 a series of multidisciplinary exhibitions entitled Valencia Live! giving a comprehensive overview of the history, culture and heritage of our city right through to the present.
SPECIAL ADVANCE BOOKING PRICE FOR 2013 THISISVALENCIA TOUR
Thisisvalencia's La Tomatina Tour is one of the highlight of the year and is one of the best days out on the planet! We pick you up in the heart of Valencia, get you to the very centre of the fight, then afterwards we take you to a great location for showers, a swim in a lovely garden pool and a traditional Paella lunch with lots of booze. After a long chill in the sun, it's back to the city - all for 70€ per head including a lovely tee shirt! Book now for a special advance price of 65€ MORE
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Opera from the Metropolitan Opera house, New York (12 Operas)
Ballet from The Bolshoi and the Nederlans Dans Theatre (8 Ballets)
LOVE YOUR FILMS IN ORIGINAL VERSION?
Yelmo Ciné, Campanar, Babel, off Blasco Ibañez and Kinepolis in Heron City are all showing VO.
this weeks films, go here for links to the cinemas' sites.
YELMO in VOS - Original Version
BABEL in VOS - Original Version
KINEPOLIS in VOS - Original Version
IVAC in VOS-Original Version
FIB BENICASSIM 2013 LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE LINEUP
After a little flurry of panic when the British promoter Vince Powers went in to liquidation late in the year, Maraworld, the creatos of Festival Internacional de Benicassim have saved the day and have set the dates for 18 to 21 July 2013. The Courteeners , Guadalupe Plata , Spacin' Join the growing lineup for FIB Benicassim. They join The Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Queens of the Stone Age, with other acts including Azealia Banks, Jake Bugg, Palma Violets, Echo Lake, Splashh and Swim Deep. MORE AS WE GET IT...
MUSIC FESTIVALS AROUND THE COMUNIDAD DE VALENCIA AND BEYOND
SOS 4.8 - 03-04 MAY MURCIA - ACTS INCLUDE THE XX, DORIAN, HAIM, CLOCK OPERA
PRIMAVERA SOUND - BARCELONA - 22-25 MAY - ACTS INCLUDE BLUR, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, JAMES BLAKE, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, JESSIE WARE & A HOST OF OTHERS
FESTIVAL MEDITERRANI - PALAU DE LES ARTS - JUNE - OPERA OTHELLO AND CONCERTS
FERIA DE JULIO VALENCIA - 01-31 JULY - ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR CONCERTS IN VALENCIA
JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE PALAU DE LA MUSICA - JULY - ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
FIB - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE BENICASSIM - 18-21 JULY - ACTS INCLUDE BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, ARCTIC MONKEYS, BASTILLE, DIZZEE RASCAL, THE KILLERS AND EVEN MORE
LOW COST FESTIVAL - BENIDORM - 26-28 JULY - ACTS INCLUDE TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, FANGORIA
ARENAL SOUND - BURRIANA - 01-01 AUGUST - ACTS INCLUDE THE FRATELLIS, EDITORS, THE MACCABEES.
ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH - BENICASSIM - 17-24 AUGUST - ACTS INCLUDE DAMIEN MARLEY (only European Date), THIRD WORLD, MR VEGAS
Amazon.es LIVE NOW
Amazon's first foray into Spain - great news! Go to the site by clicking the amazon.es banner to the right - and amazon.co.uk is still to the left
FERIA DE VALENCIA
A full list of public and trade fairs at Valencia's exhibition centre here.
THE 34TH AMERICA'S CUP · WORLD SERIES · Jan Pehrson is there watching the racing.
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The annual boat show is bacj for those of you who like to mess about on the water - or just to ogle at the super yachts! Free admission
OKTOBERFEST OLË! 18 APRIL UNTIL 05 MAY UNTIL THE EARLY HOURS EACH DAY - PLAZA DE TOROS
The traditional German beer festival returns to the Plaza de Toros de Valencia to celebrate its sixth outing in Valencia.