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TI­MOTHY V. BIRCH Writer, pain­ter, ed­i­tor Home town: Va­len­cia, Spain thi­sis­va­len­cia.com See: Casa Museo Jose Ben­l­li­ure, Cen­tro (city cen­tre) This artist’s house with shady gar­den and stu­dio is as it was when he lived there at the turn of the 20th cen­tury; + 34 963 91 16 62. Stay: Caro Ho­tel This ul­tra-mod­ern bou­tique ho­tel (once Pala­cio Marques de Caro) is 6km from the city cen­tre and opened this year fol­low­ing ex­ten­sive restora­tion that un­earthed cen­turies-old Moor­ish city walls; caro­ho­tel.com. Dine: La Carme, Plaza de Mossen Sorell 7, Old Quar­ter Though it’s been in the trendy Bar­rio del Car­men for more than 28 years, this French- Mediter­ranean res­tau­rant is still some­thing of a se­cret; + 34 963 92 25 32. Res­tau­rante Copen­hagen, Lit­er­ato Azorin 8 This stylish and min­i­mal­ist res­tau­rant serves proper veg­e­tar­ian food (no ham in the salad, as you could find at lesser es­tab­lish­ments) at its mar­ket-fresh best; copen­hagen­va­len­cia.com. Taberna Va­len­ciana, San Ig­na­cio de Loy­ola This tav­ern is a five-minute walk from the cen­tral Tor­res de Quart and serves a wide range of home­made rice, ta­pas and meat dishes at rea­son­able prices; + 34 963 84 74 66. Late: Va­len­cia does ev­ery­thing late (typ­i­cally, lunch is from 3pm to 5pm and din­ner starts from 10pm). The all-night bak­ery El

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