The Museum of “Las Fallas”
Just across the street from the City of Arts and Sciences is the Museum of Las Fallas which presents the history and art of “The Fallas”, Valencia’s largest festival and one of the world’s most impressive annual displays of fireworks and sculpture. The Museum commemorates over 100 years of valencian passion enacting the festival of Las Fallas, with room after room of original plaster life-sized maquettes, historic photos, painted advertisements and informative displays on how the massive ‘Fallas’ are made.
As well, there is an extensive photographic collection of the burning of the Fallas at the event called ‘La Crema’, the high-point of the Festival, often attended by over a million people, where all but the winning Fallas are burned in the Plaza de Ayuntamiento in the center of the city. Visitors to the Museum of the Fallas will also will also love the Hall of Queens, a portrait gallery of all the past winners of the Fallas beauty pageant celebrating women dressed in traditional valencian costume.
The Museum of The Fallas is the central archive for the unfolding history of the Fallas and is something unique to Valencia. Whether you are new to the Fallas or a passionate supporter, visiting The Museum of The Fallas will surely be fascinating.