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Fallas is a festival that transforms the streets of València into a haze of gunpowder, fire and music. Discover the event that UNESCO has listed Intangible Cultural Heritage.

On the last Sunday of February, València marks the start of Fallas with a spectacular and impassioned event – la Crida – in which the firework displays give us a hint of all the gunpowder, fire and colour that is to come over the next few weeks.

From the 1 March, every day at 2pm, noisy mascletaes will fire up into the air from Plaza del Ayuntamiento in a thunderous rhythmic spectacle of firecrackers that will reverberate through your whole body.

Fallas events will continue to take place daily until the 14 March, the day of la Plantá, in which the huge and colourful sculptures the festival is named after are set up on the street. Wherever you go, you will come across fireworks, parades, music, paella competitions and delicious buñuelos de calabaza (deep-fried pumpkin doughnuts) stands.

The time has come for verbenas (street parties), band music, a deep-seated tradition in the area, highly ornate traditional Valencian dress and events that emanate a sense of nostalgia, emotion and passion amongfor the Fallas community. La Ofrenda de Flores is one such event, a flower offering that takes place in Plaza de la Virgen in front of the cathedral and Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados.

From the night of the 18 and into the early morning of the 19 you can expect Nit del Foc, an incredible firework display that is one of the highlights of the festivities.

And then the celebrations come to a head on the 19, the apex of the festival with la Cremà, in which the countless sculptures that have adorned the city streets are burnt, one by one, making space for next year’s festivities. A cathartic and spectacular moment that will remain etched on your memory.

Come to València during Fallas to see a spectacle like no other. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because you’re sure to be doing a lot of walking.

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Día principal 19 marzo, festividad de San José

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