In a country renowned for it’s extraordinary festivals, Las Fallas is the most unusual of the lot, and fortunately there’s not a goat or a bell tower in sight.

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Flight from London London

2:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

Europe's wildest street party sees giant papier-mâché effigies of politicians and celebrities paraded through the streets before being consumed by flames and fireworks - think bonfire night multiplied by 100.

Light sleepers or anyone looking for an early night might be advised to give this one a miss. Plus there's the usual local street parties and copious alcohol consumption, and have you ever noticed how the Spanish manage to do all this with a bit of charm?

If Las Fallas isn't enough, La Tomatina, the annual tomato-throwing festival is held in the nearby town of Buñol every August.


Where to stay

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SHA Wellness

SHA is a wellness hotel dedicated to improving people’s health and well-being through a fusion of ancient oriental disciplines and revolutionary western techniques.

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Palau de la Mar

In the heart of Valencia’s fashionable Carmen district, Palau de la Mar is a chic refuge created out of two 19th century stately homes which have been completely remodelled to form the city’s first luxury five star hotel.

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Mas de La Serra

Mas de La Serra is an exclusive country house wilderness retreat in Matarranya, perhaps the last truly authentic region of Spain.

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