Our selected highlights of the busy Las Fallas calendar:
Every 15-19 March the city of Valencia is taken over with Las Fallas. Parties begin and massive colourful “monuments” appear in the streets, only to be burnt to the ground a few days later in an emotional night of fireworks and flames.
Streets are dressed with decorative lights, the smell of gunpowder fills the air, people dance to traditional Valencian music, and thousands of flowers fill the Plaza del la Virgen in the city centre.
The city is only transformed once a year and for just a few days, so if you’re lucky enough to be in Valencia for Las Fallas make the most of this unique experience and enjoy the culture, tradition and parties!
Gunpowder is fundamental to Fallas parties. Valencians love the smell of gunpowder in all its forms: firework displays, mascletà (massive firecracker concerts) and smaller bangers being thrown around in streets.Add a comment
You can’t escape the incredible fireworks displays in Valencia from 15 to 18 March. The explosions in the sky are set off from the river bed between the Bridge of Flowers and the Exhibition Bridge at Alameda.
Thousands of bouquets of flowers are carried through the city on 17 and 18 March, with long processions of falleras offering flowers to the Virgin Mary and forming them into an amazing, enormous floral tapestry.
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Nearly 400 musical bands accompany the official Fallas events and parades.