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Info, photos and videos of this years Fallas festivities in Valencia. Hope you enjoy it and please make an effort to come and see it!

Fallas 2017 - Winners
14 March 2017 @ 12:31

Inscribed in 2016 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, The Fallas of Valencia is finally being recognised fro what it is. One of the most spectacular festivals in the world. 

 

 

Valencia loves doing things to the extreme, especially in Fallas and street lighting is no different. One particular area in Valencia has taken street lighting to another level where they compete year in and year out for the most spectacular lighting show. If you haven’t seen this before it is quite something. 

The first time I saw these streets decorated I was literally blown away and it is something that I always try and make an effort to see each year. The neighbourhood of Ruzafa is literally another world in Fallas. The millions of light bulbs, now LEDS, used to dress the street is breath-taking.

Just the other day was the official “lighting” of the streets and the crowds united to see the favourites, Calle Cuba -Litorato Azorin and Calle Sueca-Litorato Azorin, two eternal rivals in this competition however this year there was competition from another neighbourhood which stole second place!  The winner was announced and Calle Cuba managed to hold onto their crown from last year but Calle Sueca their most direct rival was knocked off its perch by last year's new-comer Malvarossa who clinched second prize..... Watch the videos and see for yourself…..

 

First Prize - Calle Cuba - Litorato Azorin

 

Second Prize - Avenida Malvarossa

 

The winners of the Special Section prize were L'Antiga Campanar with this enormous 22-metre Falla with 30 figures and a budget of 175,000 euros. This Falla represents a beautiful lady who, aided by her stylists, seduces a wealthy gentleman while he does the same with her, while around him different figures represent other seductions, from the first seduction to other more everyday seductions sucha as music or the gym.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is a special mascletá which was held in the town square recently...

Nightime Mascletá - 11 March



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Falcón said:
14 March 2017 @ 19:05

I love this article because it is absolutely wonderful.
Street lighting are something special of Fallas in Valencia and I love it.
This year The LOVE has been the mainly subject.
The mascletá nocturna 11 March is spectacular because all fireworks sound together and very stronger. LOVE, LOVE, AND LOVE!!!


Falcón said:
17 March 2017 @ 13:26

I love the video at the top. It is absolutely wonderful and spectacular with music of fallas and english language. Very good the history about The Fallas of Valencia.
The winner L'antiga de Campanar with beautiful colour and fight and enormeous height with 22 metres.
I LOVE!!


Daisy11 said:
18 March 2017 @ 13:33

Have been lucky to have seen The Fallas a few years ago, good to see it as good as not better.


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