The exuberant, anarchic swirl of Las Fallas de San José – fireworks, music, festive bonfires and all-night partying – is a must if you’re visiting Spain in mid-March. The fallas themselves are huge sculptures of pap…
MotoGP is huge in Spain, which hosts several annual races and often has several top riders in the mix. The Valencian version, held at a circuit at Cheste, 20km west of the centre, has in recent years been the season…
Celebrated with an elaborate procession, symbolic traditional dances and mystery plays on the ninth Sunday after Easter, ie three days after the feast of Corpus Christi itself.
Valencia's elaborate Easter-week processions have a maritime flavour, and take place in the seaside districts around the fishing barrio of Cabanyal.
Performing arts, brass-band competitions, fireworks and a ‘battle of the flowers’ in the second half of July.
Colourful parades and miracle plays performed around town on the Sunday and Monday the week after Easter.
The effigy of the Virgen de los Desamparados (Valencia’s patron saint), hemmed in by fervent believers struggling to touch her, makes the short journey across Plaza de la Virgen to the cathedral on the second Sunday…
On the night of 23 June, valencianos in their thousands celebrate the arrival of the feast of San Juan and Midsummer Day with bonfires on the beach.
Strictly contemporary dancing by Spanish and international dance troupes in theatres around town over a few days in April or May.
Commemorates the city’s 1238 conquest from the Moors with a concert, a procession and various symbolic acts every 9 October.