Festival in Valencia

Fallas, Valencia 2019! Best Things to do!

Fallas

Fallas is a traditional festival celebrated in the city of Valencia, Spain. It’s held from March 15 to March 19 each year. Hence, hundreds of paper sculptures are erected on the streets over a period of several days.  Moreover, the details of these huge, intricate and colorful sculptures are spectacular. They tower over the celebrators who look at them from down below.

All of a sudden, these works of art are set on fire in epic bonfires that can be seen from across the city throughout the night. Moreover the Fallas, without any doubt, is an exquisite sight to view. In fact, you have a lot of things to see and do at this vibrant celebration. Furthermore, let’s talk about what you can do at Las Fallas this March.

A sculpture of Fallas
Fallas Sclupture

La Mascletà

On March 1, an epic show of gunpowder explosions takes place at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento post midnight. These explosions, aka the mascleta, are not to be seen by those who have a weak heart.

Besides, you can witness acrobats as they perform in the streets. On the other side, rockets are fired that leave behind a beautiful trail as they leave the ground.

On March 1, an epic show of gunpowder explosions takes place at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento post midday at 2 P.M. These explosions, aka the mascleta, are not to be seen by those who have a weak heart.

Besides, you can witness acrobats as they perform in the streets. On the other side, rockets are fired that leave behind a beautiful trail as they leave the ground.

La Despertà

At 8 am, partygoers will drop firecrackers at your window to give you a wake-up call. Actually, they want everyone to get up and get the most out of the festivities. After waking up, you can head to a nearby cafe and have churros con chocolate or fartons with horchata, the traditional treat of Valencian.

Wake-up during Las Fallas in Valencia
La desperta Wake-up Valencia

The Flower Offering

Here, it’s important to note that the Las Fallas festival is not about noise and fire only. Therefore, if you don’t like the late-night parties that much, you can check out the flower offering.

Thousands of locals put on traditional costumes and head to Plaza de la Virgen dancing to the music of the band. Furthermore, Over there, they present floral bouquets to the Virgin Mary statue. And this procession begins at 3:30 pm and continues until after midnight.

The Flower Offering during Las Fallas
Plaza de la Virgen

Ninot

Before the ninots or sculptures are set on fire, they are moved throughout the city for everyone to see the stunning works of art. However, the celebrators vote on just one sculpture to be saved and put in the Fallas Museum. So, You can also vote to choose the lucky ninot.

the exhibition of ninot in the Science museum
Ninots

Visit the Science Museum

Safe a Ninot

Before the huge bonfires eat up the awe-inspiring sculptures on the festival night, people vote to select a masterpiece of art that will be saved from the flames. Moreover, the saved ninot goes to the Fallas Museum where it can be seen throughout the year. In addition, At the museum, you can see several sculptures that date back to 1934.

Crema

Usually, people go to the Las Fallas festival to view the burning of the monuments. At first, at 10 p.m, the kids’ sculptures are set on fire.

After, the real show begins when the biggest sculptures are burnt in the town hall plaza at 1 a.m. For instance, You can be part of the massive crowds that arrive over there to enjoy the music and the fireworks show.

Last day of las Fallas
The last day of Las Fallas

So, these are a few interesting things you can see and do during Fallas in Valencia, Spain. Hope you will have tons of fun. Good luck!