Tour the amazing fallas monuments with a guide
From the 16-19 of March Valencia is taken over by huge monuments that dominate crossroads and plazas all over town. Fallas began as a way for carpenters to empty their workshops of old material, once a year. The carpenter's patron saint, Saint Joseph, created the date for this tradition. The night of San Jose the monuments are set on fire, symbolising the cleaning up that prepares for spring and a new season. The tour will guide you to the top 5 monuments, as voted by the public. Every year only one mini monument is saved from the flames, the public decide which one will take a place of pride forever in the Fallas museum. The tour also includes refreshment stops and the daytime fireworks show, the Mascleta, all delivered thanks to insider knowledge of how to navigate this spectacular and riotous festival.
The tour will take in the 5 monuments voted by the public as 'best of 2019'. Depending on the monuments voted, the route is set to make the most of the itinerary. As every neighbourhood has a particular monument, built by the neighbourhood crew, the city is a riot of huge temporary structures during the week of the festivities. Any day between the 12th and the 19th of March is ideal for this tour. By 2pm guests will be guided to the central square to experience a very unique daytime fireworks show called a Mascletá, where explosions are lovingly orchestrated to cooincide with coloured smoke. The tour can include lunch stop for typical paella also.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
This is a walking tour. The city is very crowded for the week of the festival, the best way to travel is by foot, with a guide so as to avoid masses of people as much as possible during this very popular festival.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 euros - Refreshments will be necessary, this will be an intense morning of tourism. Also, depending on the group's interests, the tour can also continue on to the fallas museum and lunch in a farmhouse restaurant. The cost of these two extra activities will be met by the guests.
- Personal Expenses