Las Fallas

A whole series of events and festivities in which the whole town and 100,000 visitors participate each year!
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Originally a festival intended as a tribute to St Joseph, Las Fallas are in fact huge papiere mache sculptures which for 4 days in mid-March each year take over the town of Valencia, (which in 2016 UNESCO listed as a Cultural Intangible World Heritage) when they appear overnight on the 15th-16th day of the festival with over 350 being placed by early morning (a process known as the Planta). Teams build the Fallas with lots of different themes and targets; figures can become mocking of celebrities, highlight a particularly topical issue or be a political statement.

Whilst the figures are on show around the town, festivities accompany the show; open-air festivals and music concerts, bull-fighting and street parties as well as many other activities take place to keep locals and visitors alike entertained. The other highlight of Las Fallas festivites are the fireworks displays which take place at 14.00 each day and culminate in the burning of all the Fallas displays around the town on midnight of the final day.

This is a truly spectacular time in the city's calendar, and offers lots of life and entertainment for much of the month of March.

Map and hotels near Las Fallas

Getting to Las Fallas by train

The opening ceremony takes place at Serranos Towers in the city centre, with other events all through the area. Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station is approximately 2.5km away from the Serranos Towers, and can be reached by taking the metro (1 or 2) or there are several bus services leaving that station and heading in that direction.

Transport connections near to Las Fallas

Valencia Sant Isidre Transport: Trains 0.3 km
Xirivella-Alqueries Transport: Trains 2.3 km
Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Transport: Trains 2.4 km

Visitor information table

AddressLocations across Valencia
Telephone+34 (0) 963 606 353
Dates March

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