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    SAN JUAN IN VALENCIA

    The start of something new… More than 400 years ago Lope de Vega wrote “Salen de Valencia, Noche de San Juan, Cien coches de damas, Al fresco de la mar”. On the night of the 23rd June, Valencians all over the region will be celebrating San Juan. The biggest parties are a day later down […]

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    SAN VICENTE AND EASTER IN VALENCIA

    With the city all partied out and out of puff after Fallas, Valencia has never been big on Holy Week. Easter is a quiet affair around these parts. Some opt for a tentative pre-Summer trip to the beach in the patchy April weather. Others decide to get away to the mountains for fresh air and […]

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    24/7 Valencia guide to Fallas 2018

    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 […]

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    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 you is […]

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    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH A LOCAL FALLA

    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. 1. How and why did you become a fallero and eventually the president of the falla? I […]

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    FALLAS…THE INSIDE DEAL BY FALLAS VETERANS

    MASCLETÀ 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    La Tomatina 2017

    History of La Tomatina   La Tomatina is one of those annual world events that attract enormous amounts and ever increasing amounts of travellers to Valencia. La Tomatina takes place in the normally sleepy village of Buñol about an hour from the city and is a magnet, not just for backpackers and young people taking […]

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