Viva Valencia

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A blog about Valencia by Mario (Duty Manager Deansgate)

In October we celebrate all things Valencian (Spains 3rd Largest City) and who better to blog about this region than two key members of the Evuna Team.

Where are you from – tell us which district, and where abouts in Valencia a little about the area.

Mario : I am from Cullera, a coast town located 42kn away from Valencia. The story goes that the first paellas occurred very close to this village.

Whats you favourite part of the city

Mario : El Carmen as its one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city, and today the coolest party area for the young people.

Tell us something historic …

Mario : in Valencia we have a famous architect called Calatrava, designer of City of Arts, a marvellous piece of innovation in the hear of Valencia. In Manchester the bridge that connect Spinningfields and Salford was designed by him.

How about famous festivals –

Mario : One of the most iconic events of the year is the Fallas – a two week festival that the whole city lives a magestic boom of party and fire.

Nicest building/ architecture

Mario – For me its Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias, several of its buildings have become icons in the city, it is a scientific and cultural leisure complex, which can be enjoyed with family and friends covering around 2km od the former riverbed of the river Turia.

What is your favourite Valencian food ?

Mario – It could be anything else but Paella, it is much more than a dish, it has become a social event and it the perfect excuse to get together with friends and enjoy the food and company

What is your favourite Valencian Drink

Mario – Agua de Valencia of course, it a cocktail made from Cava, champagne, oroange juice, Vodka and Gin.

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