Fallas Tour


Discover Fallas, feel the festival’s true spirit, get a closer look to some of the most impressive Fallas' monuments and get inside them, everything by the hand of an expert guide.

# All 2019 Fallas Tours are fully booked. Ask for private tours. #

The Fallas of Valencia needs no presentation. It is one of the most known festivals both inside and outside Spain’s borders and every year they congregate hundreds of thousands of visitors from all around the world willing to dive into the Falla’s spirit. The Fallas festival is held between the 15th and 19th of March and it turns the city into an open-air museum of ephemeral monuments, accompanied by music, regional costumes and the smell of powder.

This tour, organized by Valencia Tourism Foundation, is the best way to get to know the Fallas festival by the hand of an expert guide, and visiting, from the inside, three of the most impressive monuments (known as “Special Section Fallas”). These guided tours are held between the 16th and 19th of March, with morning and afternoon schedules or night schedule (on March 19th).

This festival goes back to the 18th century, when the Carpenters’ Guild started the tradition of burning old furniture and junk in the public squares. These bonfires were set alight on the day of its patron saint, Saint Joseph, and were called “Fallas”. However, the term is way older and comes from Old Valencian, its meaning being “torch”.

The tradition has evolved a lot since then, but its essence remains the same. On the night of the 19th of march, the Nit de la Cremà (Bonfire Night) turns the city in a one-of-a-kind spectacle, when all the monuments burn under the touched watch of both Valencians and visitors alike.

Nowadays Fallas is one of Valencia’s most important tourist attractions. In 1980 they were declared Fiesta of International Tourist Interest and in 2016 they were added to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. UNESCO saw in Fallas a manifestation of collective creativity that safeguards “traditional handicrafts and trades”: pyrotechnics, Fallas’ monuments, the music, the regional costumes…

If you want to learn everything about the festival, get a closer look at the monuments and, above all, feel the true fallero spirit, then join one of these guided tours through the most essential of Valencia’s Fallas.

Tours’ schedule:

  • FULLY BOOKED! March 16th at 10:30. Meeting point: Tourist Office at Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Tourist Info City Hall-Ayuntamiento). Fallas visited during this tour: Na Jordana, El Pilar and Convento Jerusalén.
  • FULLY BOOKED! March 16th at 15:30. Meeting point: Mercado de Colón (Colon Market), access at calle Jorge Juan. Fallas visited during this tour: Almirante Cadarso-Conde Altea, Regne de València and Sueca-Literato Azorín or Cuba-Literato Azorín (the guide will choose 3 fallas depending on the amount of people).
  • FULLY BOOKED! March 17th at 10:30. Meeting point: Torres de Serranos (Serranos Gate), entrance stairs. Fallas visited during this tour: Na Jordana, El Pilar and Convento Jerusalén.
  • FULLY BOOKED! March 17th at 15:30. Meeting point: Mercado de Colón (Colon Market), access at calle Jorge Juan. Fallas visited during this tour: Almirante Cadarso-Conde Altea, Regne de València and Sueca-Literato Azorín or Cuba-Literato Azorín (the guide will choose 3 fallas depending on the amount of people).
  • FULLY BOOKED! March 18th at 10:30. Meeting point: Tourist Office at Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Tourist Info City Hall-Ayuntamiento). Fallas visited during this tour: Na Jordana, El Pilar and Convento Jerusalén.
  • FULLY BOOKED! March 18th at 15:30. Meeting point: Mercado de Colón (Colon Market), access at calle Jorge Juan. Fallas visited during this tour: Almirante Cadarso-Conde Altea, Regne de València and Sueca-Literato Azorín or Cuba-Literato Azorín (the guide will choose 3 fallas depending on the amount of people).
  • FULLY BOOKED! March 19th at 10:30. Meeting point: Tourist Office at Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Tourist Info City Hall-Ayuntamiento). Fallas visited during this tour: Na Jordana, El Pilar and Convento Jerusalén.
  • FULLY BOOKED! March 19th at 21:45. Meeting point: Mercado de Colón (Colon Market), access at calle Jorge Juan. Night tour including the fireworks show, a visit to the Ruzafa lights and the cremà of some childrens’ fallas in the Ensanche district. The tour finishes at Falla Regne de València where you may stay and see the cremà of the big monument on your own.

It is required to reserve at least 24 hours in advance before the beginning of the tour through ticket acquisition.

Book this tour

For scheduled tours available in English, you can book your places here. For scheduled tours not available in English or other activities, please contact us by email (info@turiart.com), phone (+34 963 520 772) or WhatsApp (+34 657 047 739).


Details

Dates

From 16th to 19th March 2019

Duration

2 hours and half

Aimed at...

Both Valencians and visitors... Anybody wishing to feel the true "fallero" spirit!

Languages

Spanish and/or English.

Prices

Adult: 16 euros | Child (aged 4 to 12): 13 euros

Rules

It is required to reserve at least 24 hours in advance before the beginning of the tour through ticket acquisition.


Meeting point / Address

The meeting point depends on the date and the time of your tour: Tourist Office at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Mercado de Colón (access at calle Jorge Juan) or Torres de Serranos (entrance stairs). It is important to check the meeting point in the tours' schedule on this webpage.


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