Museo del Gremio Artesano de Artistas Falleros is an indispensable visit if you want to know in depth the festival of the Fallas at any time of the year. It hosts an exhibition of figures that, for their artistic value, have been saved from the traditional cremà of 19 March, the night in which all the fallas burn. In fact, they have been chosen by the artists of the guild that gives its name to the museum, a professional association that keeps alive the trades related to the elaboration of the Fallas.
In its interior one breathes the alchemy of the fallas. Sketches in pencil, watercolour drawings, models, photographs of fallas of all times, as well as the curious parots, precursors of what are now the ninots (each one of the figures that form a fallas monument). An exciting journey through the colossal work of the months of preparation that are necessary to give life to the festival of Fallas, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2016. And, in turn, a vindication of the trades of the artists and fallas artisans, many of them ancestral, which do not exist anywhere else in the world and are a cultural reference with a heritage value that has no comparison.
The Museum of the Gremio Artesano de Artistas Falleros is located in the Ciudad Fallera, a group of halls where most of the craftsmen work. From the month of February until the festival starts, it is possible to see them with their teams of craftsmen in the adjacent streets, giving the final touches to the figures.
A unique spectacle and an opportunity to live the passion, enthusiasm and even nerves before the vertiginous sprint before the fallas officially take the streets of the whole city, on March 14, during the so-called plantà.
Another recommended visit is the Fallas Museum, which houses the exhibition of the so-called ninots indultats, figures that have been saved from the flames since 1934 and are chosen by popular vote.
Monday-Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm, 4.00pm to 7.00pm; Saturdays 10.00am to 2.00pm; Closed Sundays, public holidays and all of August.
Avda. San José Artesano, 17; 46025 - Valencia