Today was very peaceful in Valencia. Christmas Day is a national holiday in Spain, but it is celebrated at home with family and friends. I suspect that the local Valencians were sleeping in this morning to make up for a late night. On Christmas Eve, which is called Nochebuena, […]
How do they celebrate Christmas in Spain? It’s all going to be new to us, so we thought we would share the experience along the way. December 8th was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrating the conception of the Virgin Mary. It was also the official start […]
November 5, 2017: It’s been nearly a year since we first published this post in December 2016. We’ve eaten a lot of tapas since then. Some of our favorites tapas bars have closed and we’ve discovered new ones to take their place. It’s time to update, reorganize, and […]
Just in time for holiday shopping! I’m excited to announce that three more of my articles, including A Shopping Day in Valencia are now available as downloadable travel article apps on GPSmyCity. If you plan to be in Valencia for the holidays and are looking to do some […]
We were excited to show off our new city of Valencia to our first visitor from home. Casa Montana is one of the oldest taverns in Valencia. Located in the old fisherman’s quarter of El Cabanyal, Casa Montana offers a traditional Spanish experience of tapas and wine.
Updated January 2018 You will have no problem finding beer in Spain. It is available in every restaurant, cafe, and coffee house. It is a staple beverage for Spaniards, with 50 percent of the population drinking beer compared to only 20 percent consuming wine. However, most places serve […]
When you are surrounded by history in the Ciutat Vella (old city), it’s easy to forget that Valencia is a city on the sea. Valencia has a spectacular marina and 19 km of beaches that are reachable by public transportation. The urban beaches of Las Arenas, El Cabanyal […]