|Valencia Best Events, festivals and FiestasBest tourist events and attractions in Valencia, Spain|
| The Amazing Fallas/ FiresIn March in the Valencia Region and also in July in Alicante, they have huge festivals, everyone dresses up in traditional costumes and they party all through the night steadily burning the fallas, enormous effigies. The best things to see in Spain. The bands march and play, the streets are filled with noisy raucous people. Their are fireworks everywhere, fireworks so wonderful it's hard to believe. It's hard to tell from photo's but these are towering figure's some 60-70 foot high and they burn them. It's just such a fantastic spectacle unlike anything else anywhere in the world. The various societies spend all year making these effigies, some are incredibly crude and then they burn them in one night. This is true entertainment in Spain. The Valencia fallas is a massive event and the crowds are huge, try one of the smaller towns in Valencia region such as Denia which is a festival rich town and the fallas crowds not so large but the spectacle is equally impressive. The little one's are well catered for with children's falls being burnt earlier in the evening.The Alicante version is:-Las Hogueras de San Juan including bull fights20-24th June
Again in Valencia, if you thought the Fallas were incredible then wait until you've seen 'La Tomatina', talk about Entertainment in Spain and the best things to see in Spain, don't wear your best clothes because this is a massive tomato fight in the street and everyone gets smothered in sloppy tomatoes.La TomatinaThe worlds biggest food fightValencia29th August Feria de JulioValenciaValencia city celebrates its traditional Feria de Julio, or July Fair, with an extensive and varied programme of events. This fair, which has been celebrated each year since 1871, is a special occasion that allows locals and visitors to enjoy a variety of acts, celebrated in the warmth of the pleasant summer nights of Valencia. Regional food and drink in ValenciaFor foodies an unmissable gastronomic event in Valencia|
Over a hundred exhibitors will be taking part in the 20th edition of the Mostra de vins, caves i licors i XVIII d'aliments tradicionals de la Comunitat Valenciana from April 2nd - 6th. FESTIVIDAD OF SAINT VINCENT FERRER 31st March
Easter has its extension with the St. Vincent Ferrer, the patron saint of the Commonwealth. Even for Spain, Valencia has a lot of festivals though this seems a particularly worthy one. It is customary to visit his house in Chapel converted Natal, where "The Pouet Sant Vicent" which is given to children to drink "to be able to converse whilst young, so as not to suffer from angina, not to lie nor are blasphemous."
Valencia Events and Festivals Valencia, Spain Moors and Christians Events & celebrations in the Valencia Region
The Moors and Christians fiestas in honour of San Jorge are held in April in several towns in the Region of Valencia. These events mark the days hundreds of years ago when The Moors where driven out of the various towns and areas of the region by The Christian Monarchs of Spain.In Alcoy (read more) and Banyeres de Mariola, these spectacular and colourful fiestas have been declared of international and national tourist interest respectively.
The fiesta lasts for three days: the 22nd is the day of the entradas, when the Christians and Moors enter the town in spectacular parades with thousands of participants, where the fiesta groups or filaes march to lively and dynamic Christian marches and Moorish rhythms. The second day, 23rd April, is dedicated to San Jorge and sees battles between the rival bands with hundreds of kilos of gunpowder creating deafening explosions. Come and live the fiesta, you've never seen anything like it.These events are not to be missed and wherever you are in the Valencia region take an opportunity to see them. MOORS AND CHRISTIANS
Los Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) are one of the most widespread festivities in the provinces of Alicante and Valencia, and it is the most visually attractive, showing the unique character of the people and their love of play-acting, dressing up in special costumes, music and gunpowder explosions.
The origins of the fight between the followers of the Cross and the crescent moon go way back to the battle of Lepanto, when the enactment was a palace game, that later spread to the streets and squares.
The facts were changed in the interests of local history, and made the patron saint the protagonist of the victory or "miracle". In the inland regions, the taking of the holy figure and the conversion of the Moors form the main argument, whilst in the South, around the town of Alcoi, the battle commemorates part of the Reconquest or the defence against the Berber invasion, although the triumphal celebration is dedicated to St.George.
Valencia Bio ParkSee wild animals in a natural habitatBioparc Valencia...it's a wild, wild world!
Bioparc Valencia, the most modern and avant-garde zoo in Europe, opens its doors and invites you to know some of the most unique nature spaces around the world. Located at the Parque de Cabecera, the zoo takes up a total surface of 80,000 square meters where almost 4,000 animals belonging to 250 different species live. Some of the animals come from the Valencia Zoo, whereas others have been donated to be reproduced by 15 different zoos in Spain, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Germany or the Czech Republic. S.M. La Reina RegattaValencia10th to 13th July
Trofeo S.M. La Reina - Regata Homenaje a la Armada - Copa Almirante Marcial Sánchez-Barcaiztegui, Copa Rolex. In 1988, the Valencia Royal Sailing Club created this cruiser race as a tribute to the Spanish Navy, and specifically Admiral Sánchez-Barcaiztegui who worked to spread the word about the joys of sailing the length and breadth of the country.
| Moto GP World Championship 5th, 6th and 7th November Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Cheste.Valencia Feria de Julio|
30th June to 25th July 2010 Motor Racing: Formula 1 European Grand PrixValencia22nd and 23rd August S.M. La Reina RegattaValencia10th to 13th July
The Dansa Valčncia festival of dance Dansa Valčncia
25 April to 4 May Valencia Mediterranean Film Festival Valencia
13 to 21 October
Valencia Open Stage Festival. VEO
11 to 22 February A Traditional family ChristmasValencia, SpainIt's Christmas time!
It's Christmas time and the streets come alive with thousands of lights and the sounds of Christmas carols filling the air with a special season flavour. Let yourself be carried away by the spirit of Christmas!
On 9th October the Region of Valencia Day is celebratedFor Valencia this fiesta is about regional pride. In 1238 Valencia was finally reconquered by the Christian army of King Jaime I, after over 5 centuries of Islamic rule.La Luz del Belén en la Catedral in Valencia The tranquil beauty of the Christmas nativity scene is again set amongst the historic stonework of this Valencia cathedral.
The World Motor Cycling GPValencian Motorcycling Grand PrixThe worlds best motor cycle racers will be at The Ricardo Tormo Speed Circuit, in Cheste near Valencia from 6th to 8th November, in the last race of the year.
Valencia Region BeachesBeaches and Coves
Hidden and sometimes hard to find, large and majestic, the beaches of the Valencian community are without doubt among the best beaches in Spain. Hundreds of kilometres of mediterranean coastline to enjoy unforgettable holidays on the beaches of Alicante on the Costa Blanca; on the beaches of Benidorm, the beaches of Valencia or the beaches of Castellon, on the Costa Azahar. Valencia
Tourist Office: Plaza de la Reina, 19 - 46002 Valencia Tel. +34 963153931
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(Valencia) Tel.: 963525478
http://www.valencia.es/ valencia@touristinfo Motor Racing: Formula 1 European Grand PrixValencia Ricardo Tormo Race Track Cheste, Valencia Feria de JulioValenciaValencia city celebrates its traditional Feria de Julio, or July Fair, with an extensive and varied programme of events. This fair, which has been celebrated each year since 1871, is a special occasion that allows locals and visitors to enjoy a variety of acts, celebrated in the warmth of the pleasant summer nights of Valencia. Valencia Best Places to Visit Valencia Best Events, festivals and Fiestas Valencia Mediterranean Film Festival Valencia
13 to 21 October Valencia Open Stage Festival. VEO
11 to 22 February A cultural event that combines drama, music and dance performances with a contemporary creation, new writing and modern presentation. National and international companies perform: audiences are guaranteed to be surprised and delighted.The performances take place at different venues around the city.
The Dansa Valčncia festival of dance Dansa Valčncia
25 April to 4 MaySpanish and International performers at several theatres in the city.Special performances for and by children are included in the programme.
A Traditional family ChristmasValencia, SpainIt's Christmas time!
It's Christmas time and the streets come alive with thousands of lights and the sounds of Christmas carols filling the air with a special season flavour. Let yourself be carried away by the spirit of Christmas! On 9th October the Region of Valencia Day is celebratedFor Valencia this fiesta is about regional pride. In 1238 Valencia was finally reconquered by the Christian army of King Jaime I, after over 5 centuries of Islamic rule. King Jaime did not just annex the Valencia kingdom to his crown, but in a very generous gesture he established the Valencian Kingdom as an autonomous region, with its own governing bodies and courts. This was the birth of the Valencian Community as we know it, and a source of great pride for the Valencians today.