The best time to visit Valencia, the real Turia’s capital (the city that never sleeps, dances and is always full of life) is undoubtedly in March. March is fallas time, with the famous mascletas, despertas (firecrackers), paella and streets’ parties. Fallas 2016 has just started in style.
Are you planning a romantic weekend getaway at a hotel in Valencia by Petit Palace? Don’t think twice, Valencia waits for you and we guarantee you will want to return (especially if you have not been there before).
Although Fallas officially starts the 1st of March, the most important part of the party begins in the middle of the month.
At the beginning of the month, Valencia gets prepared for the party. The first mascletas (firecrackers) start, while Fallas’ artists prepare the final details of their giant puppets and families start their tour around the city. Fallas are celebrated on the streets and usually with friends.
If you are just staying for two or three days on your short getaway to Valencia, you should visit it from 15th to 19th March, the most important Fallas’ days. On 16th March all big fallas should be prepared, but there are lots of events from the 17th to the 19th, such as the traditional floral tribute to the Lady of the Helpless People or the amazing Nit del Foc (Fire Night), which makes the sky shine on the night of the 18th March.
The last day to admire the giant puppets made by fallas’ artists before they get burnt is on 19th March. We recommend you to get up early to better see each puppet, so you can take the best pictures of them (we guarantee you will).
The party ends at dusk. Of course the end is totally unexpected and exciting. On the night of 19th March every giant puppet is burnt (Nit de la Crema or Burning Night), one of the most important parts of the celebration, which starts at midnight and will surely amaze you.