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Walking and Fallas Fiestas

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Las Fallas

A Falla is a name given to the gigantic, sophisticated, sculpted structures of cardboard and wood, which humorously portray the most relevant events and personalities of the year. With over 700 of these satirical figures, some as high as 30 feet, spread over key intersections across Valencia, the countdown to the festivals start on 1st March with a loud earth shaking fire cracker display lasting 20 minutes and held daily through to 19th March in the town hall square.

From 14th to 19th the city becomes one big street party with colourful parades, fireworks and light displays, paella making in the streets and of course the amazing fallas structures.

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A 2 day procession of over 100,000 people dressed in handcrafted traditional costumes accompanied by their own music bands, all filing in to the cathedral square each offering a flower which eventually forms the dress of a huge statue of the Virgin Mary makes for a festival of merriment and madness.

With most of Valencia's roads closed to traffic the evenings start with a pleasant stroll from falla to falla soaking up the magical atmosphere of happiness and laughter, and as the night falls, the protagonist of the evening becomes the amazing bright and colourful firework displays and the thousands of white lights that make up the heavenly tunnel of lights.

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Undoubtedly, a unique and crazy experience combining the fire, gunpowder, colour, noise, humour and imagination make the Fallas a truly magnificent festival not to be missed!

To see more about the fantastic Fallas click here www.fallasfromvalencia.com and look especially at the videos for Mascletas, Firework Displays, Ofrenda, Cabalgata and Crema.

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A typical week of walking and Fallas

Based in Segorbe at the El Palen Hotel, the week starts with a welcome dinner provided by Walks in Spain. The week is then made up of the very best walks from our Segorbe based walking holiday with either picnic lunches or lunch in local good quality restaurants, and both a day and an evening trip to Valencia city to see and participate in the Fallas celebrations.

A typical walk would be through the gorges of the Sierra Espadan, surrounded by cork oaks and pine trees with magnificent views, followed by a traditional paella lunch, or a fluvial walk along the river Palancia alongside cascades or along the route of an old railway line of the via verde. Each walk is different and really captures the variety of landscapes the area has to offer.

For the day trip to see the Fallas we will have picked out the very best and planned a route for you incorporating the unforgettable "Mascleta" a daytime spectacle in which 35,000 firecrackers are set off in just 20 minutes!

The evening trip to Valencia offers the opportunity to see the Fallas from a nighttime perspective. The finale to the Fallas Special Week is centred on dinner in a great local restaurant followed by a trip to the grand firework display that ends the nit de foc.

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