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Museum of Las Fallas - Museum in Valencia, Spain.
you are not here for Las Fallas,
here is your chance to get a very good idea of what it is (although Museum
of the Fallero Artist is better, but further). This festival, internationally
known, is unique to Valencia and so spectacular and strange that your
visit will be incomplete without having a taste of it, whatever time of
year you come. Every year one ninot
(a figurine of a falla) is saved from fire and placed into this museum.
They are so well made, that it is like being in the wax museum of Madamme
Tussauds, only much more amusing (the fallas are traditionally humorous).
It is also an interesting insight into the Valencian psyche, as the figures
are saved by the popular vote. You will see representatives from the last
80 years of Las Fallas, as well as atmospheric posters, pictures of the
best fallas and portraits of Fallera
Mayor. If your Spanish is good, there are also sections on the history
of the festival, on how the fallas are made, and even a model of mascleta
(pyrotechnics). A 10 min video will show you all the major aspects of
Las Fallas, from assembly and costumes to fireworks and the night of burning.
Viewing time: 50
What it is about: Las
Presentation: ninots (figurines), photos, text boards (in Spanish), posters, portraits, models, video.
The building: formerly a monasterial complex, later a military prison, the building is currently owned by the Fallas Committee and includes a cute church worth a look.
There are no guides or
brochures. Various literature about Fallas is on sale.
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