Mascletà

This is a telvision broadcast of the opening Mascletà (sound fireworks) in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (City Hall Square) at Las Fallas 2008. This happens every day at 2:00pm during Las Fallas Check out the decibel meter in the upper left hand corner when the Mascletà gets going.

Bon Voyage!

Our traditional bon voyage photo. And yes, William The Sheepie is accompanying us! We’re off to Las Fallas in Valencia!

Arrival Valencia

We left Houston on a 5:30 pm flight to Paris. Once we arrived in Paris we cleared customs and made our way to the local terminal to catch our short hop flight on Air Europa to Valencia. The plane was late leaving the gate in Paris due to some passengers who had not shown up. […]

Ninot Exhibition

A few samples of the ninots from the exhibition. Each one is about the size of a person and is only a small part of the entire fallas, of which there are nearly 300 scattered about the city after the planta which is today. Cynthia was, as those who know might imagine, quite delighted to […]

Folklore Parade

The Folklore Parade is an event that shows off the rich cultural heritage of Valencia. Lots of traditional costumes and pageantry. The parade was supposed to start at 10:30 pm. It ended up starting close to 11:30. The crowds were massive and we ended up staking out a spot where the lighting was not so […]

Fireworks

There are nightly fireworks displays that occur around 1:30 am each day. We decided to take a nap and get up and go see one. After waking up we found a nice little Italian restaurant and had dinner with a bottle of one of the local wines. It was quite tasty. After dinner we headed […]

Gulliver Park – Valencia

While I was exploring a Google map of Valencia, preparing our visit, I came across what appeared to be a giant man laying on the ground. I showed it to Cynthia and she told me she had read about it one of our guide books and told me it was Parque Gulliver (Gulliver Park). A […]

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias de Valencia

It was a spectacular day today so we walked the 45 minutes along the dry riverbed to go see the City Of Arts And Sciences. It was like walking on to the set of a sci-fi movie from the 60’s. Close City Of Arts And Sciences Close City Of Arts And Sciences Close City Of […]

Oceanográfico

The Oceanográfico, billed as the largest salt water aquarium in the world, was something we really wanted to see while in Valencia. It did not disappoint! Close Oceanografico The aquarium tunnel alone was extremely interesting and fun to walk through and take pictures in. Close Oceanografico Close Oceanografico At one point I dropped my hat […]