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Welcome to Valencia

SUMMER IS HERE! There is so much to do in the city and in the sun on the beach. It's perfect weather for visiting the Bioparc, Valencia's wonderful zoo, or the Oceanografic, one of the best aquariums in the world. And there is music everywhere. 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, or get down to Valencia's marvellous beaches.

LA TOMATINA

A lovely and happy bunch of people joined us in 2012 for a crazy day out.
If you are thinking of visiting Valencia in 2013 for the world's biggest food fight on August 28th, and want to do it in style,
with us , we are an official operator to the festival - Book NOW, here.

 

Remember, if you'd like to know the city like an insider, contact us for a leisurely and informative walking tour - info@thisisvalencia.com

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THISISCATAMARAN

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MORE FUN FOR LA TOMATINA VISITORS!

Our friends at EncantoVLC have come up with some great after Tomatina outings on the sea: One later that night, a dinner cruise on a catamaran and the next day Lunch and snorkling on the Mediterranean. MORE

 

THISISCULTURE

SAGUNT A ESCENA LATE JULY/EARLY AUGUST

The Roman Amphitheatre is the main setting for this wonderful annual arts festival which features theatre, dance and circus. The streets leading up to the venue is lined with restaurant terraces, so enjoy a meal before the performances. No schedule yet, MORE as we get info.

 

THISISMARILYN

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!

 

THISISPICASSO

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.

 

THISISART&DESIGN

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.

 

THISISTOMATINA

tomatinaLA TOMATINA, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST FOOD FIGHT

SPECIAL ADVANCE BOOKING FOR 2013 OFFICIAL TOUR OPERATOR 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! This year we are offering the tour in conjunction with our friends at EncantoVLC. We are an Officially appointed tour operator for this event. 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 75€ per head including a lovely tee shirt! Book now for a great day out for only 75€ plus the new entry tax imposed by the town hall of 10€ MORE

The teeshirt we produced for our guests for La Tomatina became the most photographed and most popular tee of the day- You'll get yours and a free pair of goggles when you join our tour!

PHOTO ALBUM HERE

 

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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 creators of Festival Internacional de Benicassim have saved the day and have set the dates for 18 to 21 July 2013. Line up is enormous and includes such names as The Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Queens of the Stone Age, with other acts including Azealia Banks, Bastille, Jake Bugg, Palma Violets, The Courteeners , Guadalupe Plata , Spacin' , Echo Lake, Splashh and Swim Deep.

Anita Darling is joined by Lolita Devine once again for the whole event and will be tweeting, tumbling, instagramming and reporting live from the site each day and night. They're both old hands at this Fest and have
great advice for any of you planning to come - here - everything you need to know from what to pack and where to boring but important safety stuff. Follow them for more.


ANITA DARLING AND EL ENFANT TERRIBLE WERE AT BENI LAST YEAR
Anita Darling
and El Enfant Terrible were there! Their photos are here (check to see if you are in them)and the report is here
MORE

 

THISISHD
YELMO CINÉ

Opera from the Metropolitan Opera house, New York (12 Operas)

Ballet from The Bolshoi and the Nederlans Dans Theatre (8 Ballets)

Opera 18€ and Ballet 12€ here..

 

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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

 

THISISFESTIVALS

MUSIC FESTIVALS AROUND THE COMUNIDAD DE VALENCIA AND BEYOND

FERIA DE JULIO VALENCIA - 01-31 JULY -
04 Jul Lori Meyers 22:00

05 Jul Melendi 22:00

6 Jul Earth Wind & Fire

11 Jul La Habitacion Roja i Amics 21:00

12 Jul Revolver 22:00

13 Jul Rosario 22:00

14 Jul Original Blues Brothers Band 22:00

18 Jul Fangoria 22:00

18 Jul Fito & Fitipaldis 22:00

20 Jul Sara Baras presenta "La Pepa" 22:00

21 Jul Auryn + Grupo invitado 21:00

SEAGRAM'S GIN JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE PALAU DE LA MUSICA - JULY
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS Monday 8, 21:00.

"Celebrando 25 años"

CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL Tuesday 9, 21:00.

ARTURO SANDOVAL Wednesday 10, 21:00.

JON BATISTE AND STAY HUMAN Jardines del Palau, Thursday 11, 21:30 h.

Open-air concert in the gardens -Free Entry

KIKO BERENGUER 'AIRE' Saturday 13, 21:00.

SEDAJAZZ ORCHESTRA & COROS “Duke Elligton: The Sacred Concert” Sunday 14, 21:00.

HIROMI 'THE TRIO PROJECT' Monday 15, 21:00.

MADELEINE PEYROUX "THE BLUE ROOM" Tuesday 16, 21:00.

JAM SESSIONS 8 to 16 July (except 11 July)

After each concert in the Hall de los Naranjos

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

 

THISISBOOKS
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

 

THISISTRADEFAIRS
FERIA DE VALENCIA

A full list of public and trade fairs at Valencia's exhibition centre here.


THISISSAILING
THE 34TH AMERICA'S CUP · WORLD SERIES ·
Jan Pehrson is there watching the racing.

 

PENSAT I FET!

There are bound to be some more surprises this month, This is the land of 'Pensat i fet' (a Valenciano meaning literally, think and do it!) so keep coming back to these pages for news on what's on in the city - and even better, sign up to our regular newsletter here! and keep completely informed. After all, Lonely Planet, Frommer's, The Times, The Guardian and The Daily Mail reckon we are one of the best online guides to Valencia!

 

thisisvalencia.com, is the essential independently run guide, in English, to Valencia, Spain's most exciting city. We are the English experts on this very Spanish city! Everything you want to know! - if you live here, if you are visiting or just passing through- it's all here for you, at the click of a button. Thisisvalencia, the English experts on this very Spainish city!
The site is literally packed with information on all the wonders of the city- all the information we can get for you on everything from culture to sport to leisure to events. From High Art and Opera to Formula One and the Tennis Open 500,
Valencia is a city that offers everything and more. Restaurants, Bars, Cafés, Opera, Theatre, Music, Dance, Festivals (Oh, the festivals!), Fiestas, Golf and every conceivable Sport, Culture and Arts
If you haven't visited Valencia, then it's time you did!

If you are already here, get the most out of the city with the help of thisisvalencia!

 

IF YOU ARE COMING TO VALENCIA FOR THE FIRST TIME..
See our Valencia Guide, a suggested walk around the city's lovely historic centre and recommendations on shopping eating and nightlife. It's a great introduction to the city -the Guide is available to download here.
AND THERE ARE ALSO GREAT GUIDES TO SHOPPING FASHION SHOPPING IN THE CITY, FOOD SHOPPING AND MARKETS
 

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¡Tambien en Castellano!

EXPLORAR! Aquí - COMPRAS EN VALENCIA Aquí - MODA - ALIMENTACIÓN Aquí - MERCADILLOS Aquí

 

THISISLA TOMATINA
LA TOMATINA / THE TOUR - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Thisisvalencia's legendary Tomatina tour is back! This year it's all a little different as the town of Bunol has decided to charge entry and is limiting the numbers of revellers and tour operators. Thisisvalencia and our tour partners EncantoVLC have secured tickets for our tour, which means that you are guaranteed entry to the fight and will have your entry wristbands the night before - no queuing on the morning - So, what are you waiting for, Book Now! - full details how, HERE

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