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A day at the races: pomp, ceremony, tradition and adrenaline

Equestrian pursuits have always had a regal air about them, from dressage and show jumping to horse racing. Perhaps it is the association with cavalry and knightly horsemanship, perhaps the sheer cost of maintaining these fine animals and their noble bloodlines, but even the lively distraction of gambling does nothing to diminish the tradition, int...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Living near to Valencia’s atmospheric City of Arts of Sciences

One of the most prominent areas of expansion in the city of Valencia is the neighbourhood surrounding the City of Arts of Sciences. Designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, this ensemble of buildings comprises the Hemisfèric, housing the IMAX cinema, Umbracle, the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, the Oce...

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Rimontgó treats its guests to a Padel Tennis Tournament

It was “anyone for tennis?” at Massamagrell's Padel+ Club on Saturday July 2nd as Rimontgó treated some close friends to the I Torneo Rimontgó 2011padel tennis tournament. Located in Massamagrell, just north of Valencia, the padel club stands out for having not only modern outdoor courts but also fully climatised indoor courts. Resembling in many ...

Friday, July 15th, 2011

The Turia riverbed – green haven in the midst of Valencia

Rising in the distant Montes Universales, the Turia River traverses the province of Valencia before flowing through the region’s capital city and into the Mediterranean. As its main river, and the reason why the original settlement grew into a major port city, the Turia is inextricably linked with Valencia. For centuries it provided a navigable li...

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Homes with gyms

In an age when many of us have become rather accustomed to designer kitchens, outdoor terraces with swimming pools, stylish bathrooms, studies and even jacuzzis, the gym is still a feature that cannot be taken for granted. Indeed, no self-respecting villa of sizeable proportion can really take itself seriously without having one. A properly fitted...

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Spain’s sporting reign continues

Just when it didn’t seem possible that Spains run of sporting success could improve (for what could be better than winning the World Cup?) along comes yet more good news. The German Grand Prix belonged to Ferrari as teammates Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso jockeyed for position. With the help of some poorly disguised instructions from a Ferrar...

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Experience the European Grand Prix in luxury

If you’re thinking of visiting Valencia to enjoy this year’s European Grand Prix (25th to 27th June), then you might as well enjoy it in style from the privacy and comfort of your own floating palace. This is the ultimate five-star Formula 1 experience, with the offer consisting of a three-day package that includes six frontline race passes, a c...

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Tee time for top golf properties

One of Spain’s many advantages is its warm climate, so it is the ideal environment for keen golfers. Fanatics will be pleased to learn that it’s not short of courses, either. However, to appreciate the full benefit of playing golf in Spain it’s wise to choose your local golf club with great care. Rimontgó is able to offer some extraordinary propert...

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Golfing – and living – in Valencia

With a world class F1 Grand Prix street circuit and a new marina deemed fit to host that most prestigious of sailing events, the America’s Cup, Valencia has gained a reputation for speed on the ground and at sea. With El Bosque Golf in Chiva, Club de Golf Escorpion in Bétera, La Sella Golf in Denia, Oliva Nova Golf in Oliva and the Alicante city go...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010