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When?Las Fallas is a five-day event leading up to Saint Joseph's Day (19 March).
Where?Las Fallas takes place in Valencia, on the Costa Blanca.
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What?Imagine a bonfire from Guy Fawkes Night or a Homecoming and multiply it by a factor of one hundred: that is Las Fallas.
Each neighborhood traditionally gets together to build giant puppets which are then later set fire to. There is usually a satirical nature to these puppets, though not always.
The burning of these puppets is of course accompanied with plenty of street parties throughout the city.
Not all the puppets get burned. There is a public vote to decide on the very best puppets for this year. These are taken to the Museo Fallero, Valencia's Fallas museum.
Hotels at Las FallasThe problem of choosing a hotel for Las Fallas is that you want to stay somewhere central, but you will probably want a bit of peace and quiet so you can get some sleep. When I was at Las Fallas, I stayed at the Astoria Palace - very close to all the action but I didn't hear a thing (apart from the big firework display, which is unavoidable. Just be sure to ask for an internal room rather than one that faces the street).
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