Valencia is on Fallas!
by Stephen Maher on Monday, March 22, 2010
There´s no telling if the fires are still smoldering in Valencia, but I can say first hand it was a great show. And if you missed Las Fallas this year, you should start planning for 2011.
All of Valencia was dedicated to Las Fallas week: no school for university students and professionals were scarce. Tourists, concerts and firecrackers - there were an abundance of.
I joined a group of don Quijote Valencia students and trekked all over town taking pictures and speaking with the locals about Las Fallas. There seemed to be two camps - one side loved the noise and chaos - the other skipped town or were dragged downtown by friends and family.
I will agree at times the noise could be deafening but the visual show was fantastic. The image (right) was one of several streets that had an extravagant promenade ending with an even more impressive Falla (below).
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