• We are now, finally, opening bookings on our famous La Tomatina tour...
If you want to join our tour on Wednesday, August 31, contact us now by email telling how many in your party and we'll get back to you by return with details of what the day holds for you, prices and times. Hurry places are limited - email now - email@example.com, (we have had a couple of problems with our email address recently, so, If you don't get a reply by return email us here TIVlatomatina@gmail.com
Can't wait to hear from you!
• Smart new toilets in both the Main line Stations . ...
..We doubt that there are many Sapaniards who know that a loo is English for "el baño". But a Dutch firm have opened smart new pay as you go loos in our two main stations, 60 cents entry gives you the use of all the spotlessly clean amenities and you also receive money-off vouchers to spend in the 2theloo shop and participating partner stores, so your visit is, in effect, free!
• Arguably Europe's biggest annual party is in full swing now through to Sunday...
Tuesday the 15th of March saw La Plantá, when all the Fallas Casals have to have finished planting (erecting) their satirical Papier Maché monuments - so that they can be judged by the Fallas committee, there are prizes in all classes of Falla and each casal has an Adult statue and a children's version too. The cityis full of Fallas monuments, people, street vendors selling everything from Buñuelos and chocolate to booze. Streets all over the city are closed to traffic and from around 2pm on Thursday, the centre of the city will effectively be closed to all traffic for the next two days for the Ofrenda - Thousands of Falleras and Falleros will process through the streets to the plaza behind the Cathedral, Plaza de la Virgen to offer flowers to the Patron Saint of the city, La Virgen de los Desemparados, (Our Lady of the Abandoned), a giant effigy of her built on a skeleton of wood which will be filled (to a new design each year) with the flowers bought by the Falleras. There are fireworks everywhere - and not just official , every man and child carries a little wooden boxof petardos (bangers) so keep your wits about you< one could go off by your feet any moment.
At night it's the turn of the Fireworks - there's a massive display in the river parl every night , and Verbenas - street parties with the loudest music that goes on until dawn.
Welcome to Valencia in Fallas
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