31 Dec '15, 12pm

What to do in Valencia’s buzziest neighbourhood https://t.co/Wiy6XhbvMR

'I was born in Ruzafa 37 years ago, so I've seen its evolution at first hand. I used to go to the market with my grandmother. When I opened Trentatres Gallery in 2007 there wasn't much going on; the change has been incredible. I love Circa for brunch - it's kept its original façade of an old greengrocers - and Dulce de Leche , an Argentinian pastry shop, for the strawberry and lemon tart. For a beer and tapas at midday, La Conservera is fantastic, and local people love the agua de Valencia (cava with orange juice) and the coca de la iaia (crisp vegetable tart) at my Café 33 . I also help run Russafa Escènica , a performing-arts festival held every September in unconventional spaces. What do I love about my barrio? The fact that it's so real, not just a shop window.'

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