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Fallas de València

Every year, Valencia kicks start the Fallas celebrations in February but the main events take place from 15 – 19 March when giant papier-mâché figures (known as ninots) are paraded across the city. On the last day, these figures are burnt to honour San José (St Joseph), the patron saint of carpenters.

Date: 15 March 2022 - 19 March 2022


Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians)

Towns and cities across the region of Valencia celebrate this festival with parades, re-enactments, and theatrical performances commemorating the battles of the Reconquista.

Date: 01 June 2022 - 12 June 2022
(Date to be confirmed)


La Noche de San Juan

Beachfront bonfires and fireworks celebrate the night of San Juan.

Date: 23 June 2022 - 23 June 2022


Gran Feria de Valencia

Since 1871, the Great Valencia Fair has been taking place every July with a string of concerts, exhibitions, parades and firework displays. Highlights include La Gran Nit de Juliol (on the second to last Saturday) and the Battle of Flowers (on the last Sunday).

Date: 01 July 2022 - 31 July 2022

Various (for performances).

La Tomatina

The tomato fight started among children in 1945 has propelled into an international event today. Messy but fun, this festival takes place in Buñol, about 40km (25mi) west of Valencia, on the last Wednesday in August.

Date: 31 August 2022 - 31 August 2022
Venue: Buñol, 40km (25mi) west of Valencia.


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Hotel Villacarlos

This simple, traditional hotel benefits from easy access to Valencia's beaches and cultural attractions via nearby bus and metro links. The functional rooms are decorated in creams and wooden furnishings and offer free Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs. Ask for the rooftop suite; it has its own sundeck.

Hostal Antigua Morellana

Set in an 18th-century townhouse, this classic Spanish inn is run by four sisters and situated in a narrow lane close to Valencia's historic silk exchange and cathedral. Its cosy, no-frills rooms feature memory-foam mattresses and private bathrooms, as well as TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have small balconies.

Hotel ibis Valencia Alfafar

Opposite Albufera Natural Park, this straightforward, chain hotel features modern, budget rooms with flatscreen TVs and Wi-Fi access. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, a bar and a fitness centre, plus guest parking, a business centre and an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast.

Hotel One Shot Colon 46

Within walking distance of the Cathedral, this hotel is part of the Spanish hotel chain One Shot and offers simple chic for a reasonable price. The unfussy rooms have smart TVs, mini-fridges and rain showers, and those on the top floor have balconies. There's a cafe in the first floor where breakfast is served.

Hotel Ad Hoc Monumental

Situated near Valencia's Cathedral and the Serranos Towers, this charming hotel dates back to 1881 and boasts original features such as exposed brickwork and wood-beamed ceilings. The airy rooms are decorated in old-world style, and many have marble floors and private balconies.

Hotel Las Arenas

Set on the beach, this resort-style hotel dates back to 1898 and offers bright, modern rooms with city, garden or sea views. Its renowned spa and wellness centre includes indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, bubble beds, ice fountains and a relaxation garden. Its brasserie offers the best in modern Spanish gastronomy.