• Editorial
    WHAT IS FALLAS?

    This is what the city’s residents say; condensed for you by David Rhead and Jose Marín… The smell of cordite and the sizzle and crack of rockets. The smell of Buñuelos frying in the middle of the night. The smell of the Plaza de la Virgen carpeted with Spring flowers at four o’clock in the […]

  • Editorial
    24/7 Valencia guide to Fallas

    Are you interested in folklore? Tradition? Big dresses? If you are, stick around. Valencia has all that and more, during the celebration known as Fallas . Read this and consider yourself armed for the festivities. LAS FALLAS During the second week of March, you’ll see these large sculptures being set up at practically every street […]

  • Popular Festivals
    FALLAS…THE INSIDE DEAL BY FALLAS VETERANS

    MASCLETA Daytime fireworks are a very Valencian contribution to the world of pyrotechnics. Forget about pretty pictures in the sky, this is all about noise, rhythm, the smell of gunpowder and having your bones thoroughly shaken by the ferocious aural assault of the finale. All this under blue spring skies, amongst a huge and expectant […]

  • Popular Festivals
    THE MARCHING BANDS OF FALLAS

    UNION MUSICAL They play in the pasacalles, the ofrenda and even at half time at Mestalla… The marching bands that make Fallas what it is The first time you experience Fallas, amongst the sensory overload of the thunderous fireworks, the colourfully crazy fallas monuments and the crowded streets, one of the things that stays with […]

  • Popular Festivals
    VALENCIAN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

    VALENCIAN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR The “Todo a un Euro” shops have been stocking tinsel and blow-up Santas for months. Dean Martin is blasting out of the speakers at the Corte Ingles. It’s 20 degrees outside. It must be Christmas time in Valencia, a time for peace on Earth (enjoy it while you can, it’s […]

  • Art
    LA CABINA FILM FESTIVAL 2016

    La Cabina Festival 2016 A different type of film The NINTH edition of Valencia’s very own film festival, ‘La Cabina Festival Internacional De Mediometrajes’ (medium-length films), will take place from the 3rd to the 13th November. The films in this year’s festival will be shown across four different venues the Filmoteca in the Plaza del […]

  • Editorial
    La Tomatina: Soaked to the Skin

    Buñol… Soaked to the skin La Tomatina (Probably the worlds biggest and certainly the messiest food fight). So when I heard that they were organizing a coach trip, I jumped at the chance to go. I have never experienced anything like it in my life, up to 40,000 people crammed into tiny streets. Mental! I mean I’ve […]

  • Popular Festivals
    Local Fallas

    David Moratalla Pulido is the president of a small neighbourhood falla at Séneca-Poeta Mas i Ros in the city of Valencia. We asked him what the festival is like away from the giant fallas of the special section.  How and why did you become a fallero and eventually the president of the falla?  I joined […]

  • Popular Festivals
    All the Fun of the Fair

    Valencia’s Fería de Julio will be 140 years old this year. Iggy Pop, 2011’s big attraction, isn’t exactly what you’d call the latest thing, but when Iggy, the man for whom the word sinewy was invented, bares his torso (and probably some other parts of his body) and sings “I Wanna Be Your Dog” at […]

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