In the dark distant past, foreigners in Valencia were forced to drink Spanish beer; until one day, like a fairy godmother, Finnegan’s appeared!
If you go down to the Turia today you’re sure of a big surprise, at least if it’s a Thursday evening, when you can enjoy the exceedingly pleasant spectacle of men in white playing cricket, the game that helped build the British Empire. Any member of the British Empire, or Commonwealth as some fools prefer to call it today, knows that, wonderful as Valencia is, there was always one thing missing; cricket!
More than 650 English langauge fims have been made in Spain, including the second part of The Magnificent Seven with Yul Brynner.
Valencia’s music scene is not just international because of visiting bands, there’s plenty of indigenous international music here.
Wherever there has been a British presence in Spain there is usually a British cemetery where many stories of Anglo-Spanish collaboration are to be found.
Valencia’s Opera Orchestra has many hidden talents, including the multinational group Diablito Tango, a French cellist of Algerian origin, an American double bass player from a military family and an Argentinian viola player: Made in Valencia
Even the people who live in them often don’t know the origin of their street names. Calle Jorge Juan is a street with many shops, particularly those dedicated to home decoration. It also has a small, indoor shopping centre of the same name.