About Álvaro
I’m an art director who works and lives amongst Valencia, Barcelona and Ibiza. I’m very inspired by pop culture, naïve imagery, The Pink Panther, horror and B movies plus the ironic side of the kitsch aesthetics.
http://www.alvaropenalta.com
Current city: Valencia
I’m an art director who works and lives amongst Valencia, Barcelona and Ibiza. I’m very inspired by pop culture, naïve imagery, The Pink Panther, horror and B movies plus the ironic side of the kitsch aesthetics.
 
Picadilly is the right club if you want to have fun without any hint of pretension. It’s the funniest club in Valencia without a doubt. It has a gay-friendly ambient and an interior design that reminds of the 80’s discos. It has 3 rooms and you can listen to a big repertoire of hits from any decade. It goes from Abba, Eurythmics, Madonna and Donna Summer to nowadays hits from the underground and mainstream music. One of the rooms is a “silent disco” with a very curious approach. You get a pair of inalambric headphones as you enter the room, and you can choose up to three different sessions to listen to. It's a very comic situation because if you take the headphones off you can see the rest of the people dancing and singing the session they have chosen, being in a room without music.
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The main attractive of this decor and gift store relays in the origins of it’s products, which are 100% Spanish crafted. In this rustic style store we can find iconic spanish brands items, some of them handcrafted. This store is a nice proposal for maintaining and impulsing the selling of classic spanish items, and favoring the local commerce. It’s also a very good option for those who want to make a good gift or get a beautiful souvenir from Valencia.
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This cozy coffee shop is located in the heart of the Ruzafa district, and is characterized by its nordic style furniture combined with flowers, design magazines and lots of light. Dulce de Leche offers a wide range of argentinian and spanish specialities cooked with the healthiest ingredients. I recommend to go there in advance because it’s always quite crowded, but the visit is really worth it. It’s the best brunch in Valencia with absolutely no doubt.
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This funny design objects store is located in Ruzafa, next to the “Estación del Norte” train station. It’s interior design belongs to Masquespacio, and it invites the visitors to join a pop universe inspired by the 80’s Memphis geometric aesthetics. It’s main claim are original valencian design souvenirs, that try to run away from the typical random travel gifts. Gnomo is the right store for those who want to get a nice and original gift from Valencia. You will find jewelry, postcards, illustrations, paper craft and decor.
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This old factory located in the “Playa del Cabanyal” beach used to produce ice for the fishing industry, due to its proximity to the Valencia harbor. It still conserves it’s industrial essence, but nowadays has become a leisure space that gathers gastronomy, live music and theater. It is an industrial space combined with an eclectic furnishing that make it a very cozy place. You can find the events schedule on it’s website.
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Ubik is half cafeteria and half bookstore. It’s a very cozy place, perfect for gathering around with friends, having an artisan beer or read one of the books from it’s shelves. Ubik is a multicultural point where gastronomy, literature, expositions and sometimes live music get thogether. It’s cheap and in it’s menu you’ll always find fresh products brought to you straight form the Ruzafa market.
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The location of this museum is a 1930’s art déco style industrial building. It used to be an hydraulic bombs factory. After a restoration, the building maintains its architectonic essence and nowadays, this huge art center harbors in its plants a wide collection of rotating and permanent  contemporary art pieces.
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Getting in this sushi restaurant is like entering a Kioto street from a minimalist perspective. The interior design by Masquespacio Studio is inspired by the japanese architecture of traditional houses and streets, recreated with the presence of wooden structures. An impressive origami flowers installation hangs from the ceiling, reminding the visitors the look of the japanese traditional sakura trees. The contrast between wood, concrete and paper, and the ambient lighting create a very warm and cozy ambient. Besides the excellent menu, it is not surprising that Nozomi has been considered one of the 10 most beautiful restaurants worldwide on 2015.
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The Latex Club could be considered, in a good way, as the dark version of its neighbor Picadilly. Entering this club is like tele transport yourself into the Tron movie universe, where darkness and luminescent circuits surround you to the rhythm of techno and industrial music sessions. I recommend this club especially for the lovers of good electronic music, due to its resemblance with Berlin club nightlife. Every Friday Latex transforms into Club Gordo. It’s the same space but it hosts different sessions that they define as “Advanced music, techno and dark house. Nothing fresh. Nothing commercial”. The interesting thing about this party is it’s DJ's secret lineup and their warning: “No photos. No videos. Yes to anything else”
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