the view from spain

Valencia recovers its pulse

April 6, 2009
By Eduardo Alvarez
"Valencia is the land of the flowers, land of light, land of love" (lyrics from the song "Valencia", by De la Prada and Padilla).

The city of Valencia and its most popular football club, Valencia CF, can probably tell the story of Spain's recent monetary rise and subsequent financial collapse better than any other Spanish region or team.

Once a provincial capital with very few tourist attractions (the authentic paella, no less, and the San Juan feast with plenty of firecrackers ...

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