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Museum of the Guild of Fallas Artists in Valencia, Spain.
Museo de Artistas Falleros, Gremio de Artistas Falleros
On the Northern outskirts of Valencia lies the City of Fallero Artists - a deeply Valencian district where many of the Fallas are produced in the workshops by the best in the trade. The Guild of Fallero Artists have their own museum there, in contrast to the official Museo Fallero. It is actually a more interesting museum and it's a shame it is so far. Many, many more ninots from the Fallas, and more radical ones (since they don't have to appease anyone to win the first prize). A fascinating exhibition of every first prize winner over XX century lets you see how the themes of the Fallas have evolved. You can also follow the whole process of making, from sketch to the last coat of paint - particularly awe-inspiring is a full size Falla with all the stages on it - the intricacy of the wooden carcass beneath is a real eye-opener on the mastery of these artists. Plus you can follow how the making has evolved - from the first medieval piles of clothes hanged on a frame to the modern industry. And much, much more. Make it if you can
Viewing time: 1
What it is about: making
of the Fallas, evolution of the Fallas, evolution of the Fallas themes
Presentation: sketches, drawings, huge collection of figures (ninots) from middle ages to present day, a real-life size wooden carcass of a Falla
The building: of no interest
fallas souvenirs and books
adult, 0.60 kids,
A bit of a pain...
Bus: 28, 12
Taxi: 6-10€, 10-15 min
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