If you plan to stay at one of the Valencia condos, you may want to stay during one of the unique festivals and events of the city. Valencia is Spain's third largest city and features numerous attractions. The city boasts of old landmarks set in a modern atmosphere.
1. La Fallas Fiesta
One of the biggest and unique festivals in Valencia is the La Fallas Fiesta. Held every 15th to the 19th of March, this huge celebration is a street party including all of the fallas, or communities, in Valencia. During the fiesta, the fallas construct 2 huge sculptures for each community. Some fallas are as high as 25 meters and are made from papier-mache and wood. The color fallas are placed throughout Valencia. This fun fiesta is a great way to interact with the locals. You can find the locals camping on the streets and cooking paella in their traditional, colorful costumes. There are also bands, concerts and dancing during the Fallas Fiesta. Las Pallas Fiesta is a 4-day affair, with different themed-carnivals each night together with firework displays. On the last day of the fiesta is the Carnival of Fire where all the fallas are burned.
2. Tomato Fiesta
If you are staying at one of the Valencia vacation homes, drive over to Buñol, which is near the city, to attend the infamous Tomato Fiesta. The Tomato Fiesta is held every August, and thousands of visitors flock the city of Buñol to attend the event. The festival began in 1945 and has grown to be one of the most anticipated events in Spain. A few days before the main event, expect to find a lot of party, concerts and street dancing. However, the highlight of the festival is the Tomato Fight which begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. on the last day of the festival. Thousands of kilos of tomatoes are used during the fight, which begins by blasting 5 tomato-filled rockets into the air.
3. Cabalgata de Reyes
The Cabalgata de Reyes or the Parade of the Holy Three Kings is an event held on the 5th of January. During this event, 3 local men dress up as the Three Kings. They walk around the city center where they give out gifts and sweets to the children. Also known as the Ride of the Reyes, this event honors the 3 kings who travelled from different parts of the world to honor baby Jesus.
4. Feria de Julio
Every July, Valencia holds a huge celebration called Feria de Julio. This month-long celebration features numerous concerts, fiestas, theatre performances, bullfighting events, sports and open-air cinemas. Traditionally, the Feria de Julio or July Fair was initiated by the local government to keep the citizens from leaving town to escape the humidity and heat. Today, the July Fair is one of the most anticipated events in the city. All of the activities are held outdoors featuring the different gardens and parks the city has to offer.
Valencia is a city where most of their festivals and events are centered on community and camaraderie. Find an accommodation through Vamoose.com and experience the friendly atmosphere in Valencia. You can also search via price and amenities filters on the website.