Venue: Valencia Availability 14 to 19 March Duration: 1 day Capacity: from 1 person
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A whole day in the midst of the Fallas Festivities in Valencia
The Fallas festival in Valencia is one of the most universal celebrations on the planet. This spring celebration is replete with traditional cultural iconography, and is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage festival. And it’s something you can take part in.
Fire, folklore, regional costumes, gunpowder, dancing, vitality, and lots of music. All this outdoors, on the streets, with a sense of belonging, and making everyone feel welcome.
Your specialized personal guide will take you round all the incredible Fallas monuments set up on every street corner, satirizing current Spanish and international affairs. All these luxurious monuments are burnt to the ground at the end of the festival to celebrate the spring solstice.
And you’ll find out more about this tradition and its history, seeing all the significant events and sights in the city, such as the Town Hall, the ebullient Central Market, or the Plaza de la Merced, and all the awardwinning Fallas monuments of the year, which are sure to leave you astounded.
And there are other moments of interest, too, such as the Flower Offering to the city’s patron saint Our Lady of the Forsaken, and the daily sound fireworks displays that make the ground shake under your feet, with thousands of gunpowder explosions in the space of just a few minutes. You can enjoy this at street level or from a balcony well stocked with drinks and appetizers. Whatever you want.
But just a word of advice: try keeping your mouth open during the fireworks displays… that way the vibrations spread all through your body.