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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!

Street Lighting Winners Fallas 2018
12 March 2018 @ 10:58

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 and I have no idea how the locals manage to get any sleep if they don’t have shutters, the sheer amount of light given off is blinding and puts most Christmas decorations to shame!

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, the winner was announced and this year there was a surprise winner: Calle Cuba-Puerto Rico. The second and third prize was taken by the all-time favourite respectively. I must admit I haven't seen the light show which won the first prize yet and from the photos, it doesn't seem as impressive as the other contenders but my opinion will have to wait until I get to see it in person....I'll update this post later.

First prize

Lights Falla Cuba-Puerto-Rico 2018

 

Second Prize

Lights Falla Cuba-Literato 2018.

 

 

Third Prize

Lights Falla Sueca-Literato Azorín 2018

 

Fourth Prize

Lights Falla Malvarrosa-Ponz-Cavite 2018

 

Daytime fireworks display - daily for a month!

Mascletà Sunday 11 Marzo 2018 



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Falcón said:
12 March 2018 @ 19:13

LOVE this article about Fallas of Valencia, it is really spectacular street lighting so it has great spectacle of light and music. I love all the light as the winner as fourth prize. It is beautiful and the fireworks LOVE IT, because it is very exciting and also it has a lot sound how many more is better.Amazing!! 





anthomo16 said:
17 March 2018 @ 09:05

I have just been reading about Fallas in anither article here which I found amazing. I am like a big kid and if I had my way every village and town would be covered in fairy lights so reading this makes it a definite on my bucket list - thank you


DJF42 said:
17 March 2018 @ 11:17

Don't know about you but, fireworks during the day seems to be a total waste of time and money.
All there is to see is lots of puffs of white smoke and occasional coloured sparks.
Another mis-use of tax payers money.
Wonder why it is that 99% of displays are shown at night, New Year around the world, Guy Fawkes in the UK for example.


marelison said:
17 March 2018 @ 16:51

DJF42 - Seems to me that that you come in here just to tear everything down what is said. - Why ? - Something wrong in the world around you ?

Great article and many thanks for this information which is just to open my eyes for the beauty of the difference in the world.


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