Las Fallas of Valencia. International tourist interest festival
All the information about Las Fallas of Valencia 2023
Everything you can not miss on your visit to the city of Turia river, we let you know step by step the events of Las Fallas 2023.
La Mascletà from the balcony
This sound show you can either hate it or love it. It doesn’t last more than ten minutes, but what a ten minutes! The best minutes of the year, the best moment of Las Fallas. A show that will thrill you and you will never forget.
“Señor pirotecnic pot començar la mascletá” Firecrackers everywhere with the aim of producing noise and get us a big dose of adrenaline.
La Mascletá cannot be described with words, it’s necessary to feel it. Feel how the windows of all the houses rumble, the smell of gunpowder, the thunderous noise and how the floor of the City Council square trembles in the final fireworks. To see it and feel it well the closer to the sound show the better, but if you don’t want to be surrounded by many people and prefer to avoid being trampled it’s best to find a balcony.
The Court of Honor. The Major Fallera
The Major Fallera and Child Fallera of Valencia are chosen by a jury, through democratic election. During the year of their reign they will become the ambassadors of Valencia, inside and outside the city.
This year 2023 will represent us Rocio Gil belongs to the commission of La Merced square and Daniela Gomez who belongs to the Santa Maria Micaela-Martín El Humano falla. They will be accompanied by a Court of Honor formed by thirteen major Falleras and other thirteen children falleras.
Amazing monuments. Las Fallas
Fallas monuments are a true explosion of art, colors and imagination; they represent the joy of a Valencian people who live and enjoy every moment of their festival. We can find from the most modest fallas to the real monuments of more than 20 meters high that are part of the Special Section. Each falla has a central theme and they are surrounded by many cardboard dolls called “ninots”.
You can visit Las Fallas Museum, located just in front of the Museum of Arts and Sciences; it is highly recommended. The museum keeps since 1934 all the pardoned ninots that have been saved from burning, really curious. Plaza Monteolivete, 4 (opening times: from Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 08:30 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday closed)
Offering to the Virgin of Los Desamparados
The city takes to the streets to bring flowers to the patron saint of Valencia: the Virgin of Los Desamparados. All the falleras commissions and all the falleros dress up in their regional costumes invading the streets.
The Virgin’s mantle is made with thousands of flowers. Each year it has a different design and it is not unveiled until it is completely assembled.
The Offering is takes places from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am on March 17th and 18th. Don’t miss La Virgen square full of flowers, it’s amazing! The last bouquet of flowers is delivered by the Major Fallera and just after the “Nit del Foc” begins, the biggest fireworks display of the festivities.
See you next year! La Cremà
The Fire of Renewal, to do away with the old and start anew.
A whole year building the monument and ten minutes to burn it. It’s a moment full of emotion, more than 760 fallas turn into ashes. Las Fallas are officially over. The next day, preparations for next year’s Las Fallas begin. Long live to Las Fallas!