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“A must see even if you're only in Valencia for a weekend!”
Review of Fallas Museum

Fallas Museum
Ranked #21 of 301 things to do in Valencia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Our first trip to Valencia centred around Formula 1 and despite taking in many cultural attractions we'd missed out on this the first time round. As such we were keen to make sure we visited when out in Valencia again this last week. For the uninitiated the Fallas is a festival whereby local city districts create large sculptural characters, or scenes involving traditionally everyday life, nostalgic dioramas etc. They are displayed in set places around the city and then burned.

However, two pieces are pardoned from the fire each year, one from the children's category and one from the regular category, based on votes by the people from the various Fallas committees. (There's a lot of pride attached to these committees and those selected to be on them, but that's a little lost on us tourists). Essentially the best pieces are saved each year and make up the collection you see in the Fallas Museum.

There's something for everyone in here, it's a great family visit as kids will love the characters regardless of which category they were entered into (unless your kids are scared by mannequins etc!). Us two big kids certainly enjoyed our visit, not just as some of the pieces were very witty, but there's also displays of the official poster for each year's event, which are similar to those for Olympic games for example where iconography and graphic design reflect the period.

A good place to pop into if you're walking from the City of Arts and Sciences back into the city centre.

Thank MattyLion
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Vicen E, Inspectora Coordinadora at Fallas Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018
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From the Fallero Museum de València we thank you for your visit and that you have taken time to express your opinion, very valuable for our service, as it always helps us to improve. We take the opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience that the works in the Museum may have caused. We hope you will soon find the opportunity to visit us again. Receive, in the meantime, a cordial greeting Desde el Museo Fallero de València agradecemos su visita y que se haya tomado tiempo para expresar su opinión, muy valiosa para nuestro servicio, ya que siempre nos ayuda a mejorar. Aprovechamos la ocasión para pedir disculpas por las molestias que las obras en el Museo le hayan podido causar. Esperamos que pronto encuentre la ocasión para visitarnos de nuevo. Reciba, entretanto, un cordial saludo

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

It was very interesting to get a glimpse into the Fallas culture in Valencia. This small museum has copies of all the winning Fallas that are spared from the yearly La Cremà burning. Reserve about an hour to visit this museum and a guide is recommended to get more information on the Fallas that are displayed.

Thank Forsstrom
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Vicen E, Inspectora Coordinadora at Fallas Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018
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From the Fallero Museum de València we thank you for your visit and that you have taken time to express your opinion, very valuable for our service, as it always helps us to improve. We take the opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience that the works in the Museum may have caused. We hope you will soon find the opportunity to visit us again. Receive, in the meantime, a cordial greeting

Desde el Museo Fallero de València agradecemos su visita y que se haya tomado tiempo para expresar su opinión, muy valiosa para nuestro servicio, ya que siempre nos ayuda a mejorar. Aprovechamos la ocasión para pedir disculpas por las molestias que las obras en el Museo le hayan podido causar. Esperamos que pronto encuentre la ocasión para visitarnos de nuevo. Reciba, entretanto, un cordial saludo

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This museum houses the best from the city's Fallas festival, there is no other attraction like this.

Being a small museum, close to the City of Arts and Sciences, I would recommend this to anyone visiting Valencia.

Thank Tim J
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Vicen E, Inspectora Coordinadora at Fallas Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018
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From the Fallero Museum de València we thank you for your visit and that you have taken time to express your opinion, very valuable for our service, as it always helps us to improve. We take the opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience that the works in the Museum may have caused. We hope you will soon find the opportunity to visit us again. Receive, in the meantime, a cordial greeting
Desde el Museo Fallero de València agradecemos su visita y que se haya tomado tiempo para expresar su opinión, muy valiosa para nuestro servicio, ya que siempre nos ayuda a mejorar. Aprovechamos la ocasión para pedir disculpas por las molestias que las obras en el Museo le hayan podido causar. Esperamos que pronto encuentre la ocasión para visitarnos de nuevo. Reciba, entretanto, un cordial saludo

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Not spectacular, not very well kept either but still enjoyable.
I spent ca 1 hour and it was enough.
Too bad that some parts of sculptures were missing and broken. But I liked the exhibition of paintings and sketches in the hallway and right before exit on the ground floor.

Thank Gabriella L
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Vicen E, Inspectora coordinadora at Fallas Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018
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From the Fallero Museum de València we thank you for your visit and that you have taken time to express your opinion, very valuable for our service, as it always helps us to improve. We take the opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience that the works in the Museum may have caused. We hope you will soon find the opportunity to visit us again. Receive, in the meantime, a cordial greeting
Desde el Museo Fallero de València agradecemos su visita y que se haya tomado tiempo para expresar su opinión, muy valiosa para nuestro servicio, ya que siempre nos ayuda a mejorar. Aprovechamos la ocasión para pedir disculpas por las molestias que las obras en el Museo le hayan podido causar. Esperamos que pronto encuentre la ocasión para visitarnos de nuevo. Reciba, entretanto, un cordial saludo

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This was one of the places I wanted to visit, but I found some of the statues slightly offensive for this day and age. I know the origin was to tease your neighbours, but some of the statues from the last century reflected the bias and attitudes of the times. Some today would be viewed as demeaning to women and people from different cultures. Having said that, it was great. You could chart the decades by the subjects they covered. The time and effort put into the figures must be immense. To set fire to any of them is a tragedy. Yes, it is a little out of the way, but tag a visit onto a trip to the Science park, it was open quite late. It is beside the bus stop, but not clear where the entrance is.Don't go into the church. Free with Valencia card. Over 2 floors, can't remember if there was a lift.

Thank Pickle085
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Vicen E, Inspectora Coordinadora at Fallas Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018
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From the Fallero Museum de València we thank you for your visit and that you have taken time to express your opinion, very valuable for our service, as it always helps us to improve. We take the opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience that the works in the Museum may have caused. We hope you will soon find the opportunity to visit us again. Receive, in the meantime, a cordial greeting

Desde el Museo Fallero de València agradecemos su visita y que se haya tomado tiempo para expresar su opinión, muy valiosa para nuestro servicio, ya que siempre nos ayuda a mejorar. Aprovechamos la ocasión para pedir disculpas por las molestias que las obras en el Museo le hayan podido causar. Esperamos que pronto encuentre la ocasión para visitarnos de nuevo. Reciba, entretanto, un cordial saludo

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