Today sees the spectacular culmination of one of Spain’s most famous festivals, Las Fallas. Elaborate figures up to 20 metres high will be burned, after being paraded through the streets of the city of Valencia. The figures are often inspired by recent news or controversies, with a large dose of satire and humour.
Spain, Valencia Province, Valencia, Falla scene with Papier Mache close up of a lady surrounded by cherubs at Torres de Quart during Las Fallas festival.
Spain, Valencia Province, Valencia, Papier Mache figure of young girl in nurses outfit with teddy bear in the street during Las Fallas festival
Spain, Valencia Province, Valencia, Papier Mache figures of Adam and Eve in the garden during Las Fallas festival.
Spain, Valencia Province, Valencia, Papier Mache figure of a woman resembling the Statue of Liberty with various other figures flying around her during Las Fallas festival.
Typical falla monument put up during the annual Las Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain
La Crema the burning of the fallas monuments at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, climax of the annual Las Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain
Valencia – Spain – Las Fallas Fiesta – Images in the flames at the burning of a small childrens ninot
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