Our Agenda will give you all the information you need about what’s going on in the city. Festivals, concerts, exhibitions, shows, etc. — a comprehensive events listing.
THIS MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS
Del 11 de febrero a 12 de marzo de 2017
THE WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION COMES TO VALENCIA
From 11 February to 12 March the Chirivella Soriano Foundation hosts the winning photographs from the world’s most important photojournalism competition. World Press Photo.
The winning images of the 2016 edition were selected from amongst 82,951 photographs, taken by 5,775 photographers from 128 different countries.
The exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00, and on Sundays, from 10:00 to 15:00.
Fundación Chirivella Soriano
From 3 February to 15 March
NINOT EXHIBITION IN THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
From 3 February to 15 March the Sala de Arquerías in the City of Arts and Sciences is hosting this exhibition in which over 700 ninots will be shown.
The attending members of the public, with their vote, will save two figures from the flames of the Cremà on 19 March, which will then form part of the Fallero Museum following the Fallas. This museum has housed the pardoned ninots since 1934.
Who would you save from the flames?
Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 20:30
General admission: €3
Reduced admission: €1.50
City of Arts and Sciences
26 February 2017
CRIDÀ FALLAS 2017
The Cridà, a call by the Fallera Major (Fallas Queen) of Valencia from the unbeatable setting of the Serranos Towers, is the official invitation to begin Las Fallas. This call marks the beginning of the celebrations, the most important days of which will be from 15 to 19 March, when the city will turn into an explosion of light, colour, aromas and religious worship.
Fom 27th february to 3th March
VALENCIA CULINARY MEETING
A gastronomic feast awaits in Valencia as the city hosts its first ever Valencia Culinary Meeting from 27 February to 5 March 2017. The chefs at twelve local restaurants, including Michelin starred establishments, have invited some of the top names from Japan, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain and Portugal to cook with them. For a few days, visitors will be able to enjoy unique joint menus with the very best local and international cuisine.
Tickets will be available from 13 February on www.valenciaculinarymeeting.com.
Some restaurants in Valencia
Until on 28 February 2017
“ECHOS OF MEMORY” BY BOB VERSCHUEREN
The old course of the River Turia will, up to the end of February, be an open-air art gallery thanks to the Echos of Memorysculpture exhibition by the Belgian artist Bob Verschueren. The show is a tribute to the river and city of Valencia, the story of a force able to move the course of a river. Now the course of the “River” symbolises this footprint, which over time plays host to locals and visitors alike. A footprint that everyone remembers in the distant past but which survives the passage of time like the echo created by memory.
To find out more about the exhibition, there are free guided tours that can be booked by ringing 963 300 123 or sending an email to email@example.com
The night of 15 to16 March
La plantà Fallas
On the night of 15 to 16 March the plantà (installation) takes place, when the falleros and falleras, the men and women who construct the fallas (monuments), get together to work through the night on erecting them, to have them finished by dawn on the 16th.
The streets of Valencia
Prize Giving Ceremony for Las Fallas
On the morning of 17th, the falleros and their commissions go to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to collect their prizes. Prior to the ceremony the jury visits all of the city’s sculptures, of which there are over 750 including the large and the children’s sculptures, in order to decide upon the winners.
Plaza del Ayuntamiento
La Cremà (The Burning)
On 19 March all of the sculptures, both those in the large and the children’s categories, go up in flames. At 10 pm the Cremà of the children’s sculptures begins. Two hours later it is the turn of the large monuments. The falla in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the last one to burn, at 1 am in the morning. It is always preceded by a small display of spectacular fireworks which fill the square with noise, light and colour, leading to the Cremà of the city’s last falla and with it the end of the festival
The streets of Valencia
Until 1 July
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PALAU DE LES ARTS 2016/2017 SEASON
On 1 October the Palau de les Arts raises the curtain on a new season with ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ by Gaetano Donizetti. This will be followed by works such as I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi, Philemon und Baucis by Franz Joseph Haydn, Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti, Werther by Jules Massenet and Tancredi by Gioachino Rossini, amongst other operas. The Palau de les Arts will also host the ballet El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) by Manuel de Falla, and concerts by artists of the calibre of Miguel Bosé, Antonio Orozco and José Mercé.
Palau de les Arts
Races all year round
VALENCIA RUNNING CITY
Valencia, thanks to its perfect planimetry, is one of the best cities for running. With an average temperature of 19 °C each year Valencia hosts around 30 races, suitable for enthusiasts and professionals alike. From 5km to 42km, choose one best adapted to your rhythm and come to Valencia to enjoy sport and the city.
Check the calendar on this link.