• 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

    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 […]

  • Editorial
    FALLAS… BUSINESS AS USUAL

    Fallas is back. Foc i fum, ducks and teapots The way things are at the moment, many might question the sanity of anyone who is willing to spend millions of Euros on erecting huge papier-mâché ‘‘monuments’’ only to gleefully burn them to cinders just a week later. You also might be forgiven for thinking (especially […]

  • Art
    INTERVIEW WITH FALLAS ARTISTS

      INTERVIEW WITH FALLAS ARTISTS: FALLA WORKS Artista fallero Paco Pellicer tells ‘24/7 Valencia’ how fallas are made, what he thinks of ‘corporate’ fallas and what he likes best about the fiesta. Paco Pellicer and Marisa Falcó are fallas artists who run their own small workshop in the barrio del Carmen. The husband-and-wife team have been […]

  • Art
    Fallas in Valencia

    A Fallas conversation between a Tourist and a Valencian! Brian: Wasn’t that ‘Fallas’ in Mission Impossible II, in that scene when Tom Cruise’s character is in Spain? I love all that fire dancing and those evil-looking hoods. Viçent: What are you talking about? That was just a ridiculous juxtaposition of Fallas and the Holy Week […]

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