Falles Festival.

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Valencia Fallas is a popular festival celebrated in the city of Valencia, Spain, every year from March 15 to March 19. It is a festival that dates back to the Middle Ages and has since evolved into a grand celebration of art, culture, and tradition.

The festival is centered around the creation and burning of huge sculptures made of wood, papier-mâché, and other materials, called “fallas.” These fallas are erected all over the city and often depict satirical scenes or political commentary. The fallas are paraded through the streets on the evening of March 19th, followed by a grand finale where they are set on fire, symbolizing the end of the festival.

Also сheck оut мore info: Las Fallas Valencia Information Page for English Speaking Visitors (facebook.com)

In addition to the fallas, the festival features fireworks displays, traditional music and dance performances, bullfights, and a variety of other cultural events. It is a time for locals and tourists alike to come together to celebrate the unique culture of Valencia and to enjoy the festive atmosphere that permeates the city during this time.

The Valencia Fallas is recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and it is considered one of the most important cultural events in Spain. If you have the opportunity to attend the Valencia Fallas, it is an experience you won’t soon forget.

There are about 750 of these neighbourhood associations in Valencia, with over 200,000 members, or a quarter of the city’s population.

The five days and nights of Falles might be described as a continuous street party. There are a multitude of processions: historical, religious, and comedic. Crowds in the restaurants spill out into the streets. Explosions can be heard all day long and sporadically through the night.

Each day of Falles begins at 8:00 am with La Despertà (“the wake-up call”). Brass bands appear from the casals and begin to march down every street playing lively music.

Cavalcada del Foc. On the final evening of Falles, at 7:00 pm on 19 March, a parade known in Valencian as the Cavalcada del Foc (the Fire Parade) takes place along Colon street and Porta de la Mar square (map). This spectacular celebration of fire, the symbol of the fiesta’s spirit, is the grand finale of Falles and a colourful, noisy event featuring exhibitions of the varied rites and displays from around the world which use fire.

La Cremà. On the final night of Falles, around midnight on 19 March, these falles are burnt as huge bonfires. This is known as La Cremà (the Burning), the climax of the whole event, and the reason why the constructions are called falles (“torches”).

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

EMT Valencia (bus) / Metro Valencia / TRAM d’Alacant.

Also сheck оut мore info: València Transport (visitvalencia.com) • Getting around Spain (spain.info)

BUS: One of the largest bus companies in Spain is ALSA, which covers most of the country with its extensive network of bus routes. Other popular bus companies include Avanza, Empresa Plana, and Socibus / Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on Movelia.es.

TRAIN: Valencia is connected with Madrid by AVE high-speed trains, that run over the Madrid–Levante high-speed rail line. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 35 minutes. The journey to Barcelona takes approximately 3 hours. The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services.

AIRPORT: Valencia Airport – is in the neighbouring town of Manises, 9 km from the city centre. Metro Valencia lines  3  and  5  go directly to the town centre and link the airport to the main train station, Estación del Norte (map). Information about Spanish airports ⇒ aena.es.

FERRY: Baleària • Grimaldi LinesTrasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (spain.info)

Fallas of Valencia 2022.

From the 4th of February until the 19th of March, Valencia is overturned by Fallas celebrations, a festivity that combines tradition, satire and art which shouldn’t be missed for anything in the world.

video source: Visit Valencia / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

When you need visas and entry requirements. Types of visas and where to get them. Visa for international digital nomads.

Renfe.com

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

alsa.com

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’

www.thelocal.es: The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice.

www.spain-holiday.com: This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine

www.foodswinesfromspain.com: This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information.

www.spanishsabores.com: Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love.

esmadrid.com | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.