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Valencia Beach: Malvarrosa Sunrise

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Someone went up early to shoot this beautiful video of the city beach in Valencia.

– Hotels at the Beach: New Design Hotel in Valencia: Casa Bosca and Las Arenas Spa Hotel

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February 17, 2010 at 8:05 am Comments (2)

Oil on Malvarrosa Beach?!

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Earlier this week, Juergen and I celebrated my 14th birthday with a trip to Malvarossa beach. It was a beautiful sunny day, I was away from my computer and I had just turned 14!! Full of a youthful zest for life, I squealed and ran into the water, completely ignoring the red flags and stepping directly into a nasty, sticky splotch of oil.

Oil?!

On Monday some ship outside of Valencia’s harbor spilled a bunch of oil, which made its way to the beach and stained the feet of anyone who stepped on it. The mess spread all the way down to the beaches of El Saler. There was no real danger to bathers, who continued to swim despite the red flags, but man was it messy. My feet were completely blackened, and if you dared to touch the gunk (as I did before I knew what it was) you came away with oil-slicked fingers. The stuff didn’t come off easily.

I haven’t heard yet if there are going to be any repercussions for the company responsible for this mess — it didn’t sound like it from Levante’s article on the subject (and the reader comments are appropriately indignant).

Thanks a lot, toxic polluters. A kid only gets to turn 14 once in his life.

Hostal El Cid Valencia

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July 1, 2009 at 7:50 am Comment (1)

Bonfires of San Juan at Malvarrosa Tonight

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Tonight, on June 23rd, the beach buses and metro will be running all night, facilitating revelers in attending the fiestas for San Juan at Malvarrosa beach.


Source: El Mundo

We’re not going to make it down this year to the party, which is known as much for its all-night drunken bonfire jumping as for the shocking amount of trash left on the beach the next morning. But if you do go and manage to take some pictures, please share their location in the comments!

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June 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm Comments (0)

Air Show at Malvarrosa

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On Sunday, October 19th, thousands of people stormed Malvarrosa beach to watch a fantastic air show, which ran for about 4 hours, and featured parachutists, jets, an F16, and synchronized stunt flying.

The crowd, most of whom probably went home with cramped necks, loved the show and there was plenty to like. The F16 was probably my favorite. It cut through the sky, followed seconds later by an enormous roar, and at one point hovered over the crowd. And the death-defying parachutists weren’t bad either. The final act featured 7 fighter jets flying in unison, often nearly missing each other.

Her are more images from the event. Hopefully this is a yearly thing!



October 22, 2008 at 8:01 am Comments (2)

This Was Fallas 2010

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What is Fallas?

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This will be our final post about Fallas 2010 and then we’ll shut up about it… for 3 months or so! Below, you’ll find links to all the posts of this year’s Fallas festivities and some pictures which we hadn’t published yet.

Mascletàs of 2010:

And….

Special Selection Fallas:

The remaining random Fallas pictures in no specific order:

churros

 grass-hoppers

 alice-in-wonderland

paulaner-fallas

flying-goose

fallas-doll

naked-angels

rapunzel

valencian-shoes

fallera-infantil

not-feeling-fallas

super-cute-Fallera

the-art-of-churros

fallas-street-lights

how-to-deal-with-the-crisis

valencian-BBQ

BBQ-Spain

bunuela

gay-valencia

constructing-the-virgin

John-Lennon-lives-in-Valenc 

magic-in-Valencia

real-demon-in-Valencia

peter-punk

slutty-snow-white

happy-sun-valencia

first-price-valencia-fallas

rita-fallas-host

bird-falleras

ayuntamiento-fallas-2010

servicio-limpieza

fiesta-fallera

classic-falla-valencia

canovas-fallas

fallas-2012

child-kidnapping

 firework-set-up

turia-fireworks

fallas-outsiders

hola-Valencia

fallas-stock-image

fiddle-fun

fallero-Fallas-2010

fallas-fotografo

erklaerung-fallas

secrotos-fallas

fort-pavesos

washing-underwear

valencia-orgy

underwear-flag

super-falleras

the-dude

 soccer-ruzafa

falleros-fotbal

banda-ruzafa

ghost-spain

pumpkin

giant-paella

paella-magnet

happy-old-people

chocolate-churros

mascleta-la-bomba

how-to-set-up-mascleta

bunuelo-tienda

crisis-donation

bubble-fest

 paella-fiesta

For hostel/hotel bookings during Fallas, we’ve found the best rates at Hostelbookers, Booking.com and Apartments in Valencia

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May 6, 2010 at 8:43 am Comments (7)

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