Las Fallas de Valencia


Adventures of a Sassy Señorita

Imagine spending ages making an incredible papier-mache sculpture, only to then set it on fire! A few weeks ago (yes, I know, this post should have been up ages ago), I went to Valencia, with Erasmus Club Sevilla, for their annual Las Fallas festival. Las Fallas de Valencia is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph where artists build satirical sculptures which are burned on the last night of the festival.

We stayed in a town called Gandía (known for its iconic TV show, Gandía Shore), which is about an hour outside of Valencia. After a 10 hour bus journey from Seville to our hotel (campsite), the first thing we did (of course) was head to the beach! We had a wonder around the town and ate some fantastic Spanish cuisine (Burger King) before heading back to our cabins to get ready for the fiesta! We met up…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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