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Valencia

Two traditional lating-rigged racing boats in La Albufera

The relationship between paella and sailing

15th October 2016

Rice was historically introduced in Valencia from the 8th century along with Muslim culture. It was grown in the wetland around a lagoon located south of the city of Valencia. Later in the 18th Century rice farmers started to reclaim land from the lagoon. Earth moving works, labour on the rice fields and fishing were carried out by peasants who used to commute on latin-rigged sailing boats of Middle Eastern ultimate origin.