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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Valencia city

Valencia picked as World Design Capital 2022
Culture Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Valencia picked as World Design Capital 2022

VALENCIA has been chosen as World Design Capital 2022, taking over from Lille, France and joining former capitals Helsinki, México DF, Taipei and Seoul. It has beaten the Indian metropolis of Bangalore which, by the...

CAC architect got over 94 million euros in fees
Culture Thu, May 3, 2012

CAC architect got over 94 million euros in fees

Ignacio Blanco, spokesperson for the left wing Esquerra Unida (EA) in the Valencian parliament (Les Corts) revealed today that the total cost of building the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (CAC) was over 1.1 billion...

"Mascletà" rained off in Valencia
Culture Fri, Mar 4, 2011

"Mascletà" rained off in Valencia

Heavy rain forced officials at Valencia City Hall to cancel today's traditional "mascletà". The firework and banger display, part of the city's festival, should have happened at 2pm and was due to be...

Vice President at Fallas 2009
Culture Fri, Mar 20, 2009

Vice President at Fallas 2009

Government Vice-President, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, visited the Fallas in Valencia today, St. Joseph's Day, on the last day of the fiestas that come to an end tonight when all the monuments are burned....

Budget cuts threaten opera house future
Culture Fri, Dec 26, 2008

Budget cuts threaten opera house future

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is apparently facing its fourth year of existence with great trepidation, as grants to the entity have dropped considerably - starting with...

Sotheby's sell Sorolla painting for $4.5 million
Culture Thu, May 8, 2008

Sotheby's sell Sorolla painting for $4.5 million

Joaquín Sorolla's 'Las Tres Velas' (The Three Sails), which the Valencian artist painted in 1903, was sold at Sotheby's New York auction house earlier today for four and a half million US dollars...

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