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.
Date: Friday, 03rd september | Choose the day and time for your private tour
Languages: Spanish and/or English.
- Friday, the 03rd september, 2021 at 05:30 pm
- Or choose the day and time for your private tour
The Fallas of Valencia need 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 Fallas' 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 professions": pyrotechnics, Fallas’ monuments, music, 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.
For the private tour, it is required to reserve at least 24 hours in advance before the beginning of the tour through ticket acquisition.