There are always some wonderful happenings in Valencia no matter what the time of year and we have put together some of the hottest events in March for you to ponder over.
First off we have the Mirador Valencia which is a brand new attraction in Valencia. This Ferris Wheel reaches a height of 70 metres which gives you stunning 360°panoramic views of the city and will offer an ideal vantage point for watching the fireworks and the Nit del Foc during Las Fallas. It consists of 42 air-conditioned cabins (wheelchair friendly) and each cabin can accommodate up to 8 people. The Mirador Valencia also has spectacular lighting which adds to the overall experience.
The Mirador Valencia is situated on Avenida de Aragón, next to the old Turia river bed and is certainly something that is not to be missed. But hurry, the gigantic Ferris wheel will only be open to the public in Valencia until 30th March.
More information and ticket sales: www.miradorvalencia.com
Classical Concerts At The Museo Nacional De Ceramica
The Museo Nacional De Ceramica houses the largest collection of ceramic pieces in Valencia and on the last Monday of each Month the Museo Nacional De Ceramica (National Ceramics Museum) will host a free classical music concert. The concert will be held in the museum’s ballroom which was restored in the 19th century with neo-imperial style ornaments and decorated with works by Salustiano Asenjo and Plácido Francés and conserves its period furniture which gives it a special charm, perfect for enjoying a classical music concert.
Tickets can be bought at the museum itself the week prior to the concert, without the need to book in advance by telephone.
The Fallas in Valencia
Valencia celebrates each year the final days of the winter and the arrival of spring with spectacular fires and pyrotechnics. From March 15 to 19 (the feast of Saint Joseph, day of the father in the whole country), Valencia is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and a healthy dose of satire known as Las Fallas – the fires.
Displayed on every corner all over the city are colourful ninots, giant papier-mâché figures often 20 feet tall or even more that will have been paraded through the streets and then placed in fantasy groups to tower over excited spectators. Each one in some way satirises a political figure, or a soap star, or more exotic creatures from the movies, TV, sports idols, or simply imagination. Some of them are grotesque – others playful and charming – all are larger than life and up for public scrutiny.
Whatever you decide to do we are sure you will have a wonderful time here in Valencia!