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Seven comfortable bedrooms, each one with its own private bathroom, its own heating/air-conditioning system, and each one in a unique style. Free WiFi. Breakfast included. Right in the center of Valencia, at just two minutes from plaza de la Virgen and the Cathedral, in a quiet street, but very near the best touristic areas. Our best wish is that you feel at home.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 September 2011 20:49
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Saint John's Night, the night of 23rd of June, is a magical night, which is widely celebrated along the Mediterranean coastline and other spots in Spain. At only two days after the summer solstice (the day with the shortest night). It hs become one of the most lively nights in Valencia.
Most of the citizens of Valencia celebrate this date heading to the main beaches in the area in the last hours of the afternoon and in the evening. The most crowded beaches are the urban ones (Las Arenas, Malvarrosa and Patacona) logically. Many more beaches in the area are however visited too, like Pinedo, Cullera, Port Saplaya, La Pobla de Farnals or Canet d'en Berenguer. Thousands of people congregate on the sand and along the beach promenade, carrying their wood to set the bonfires. The city council shares tons of wood for free in some spots of the Malvarrosa beach. Everyone carries their dinner in freezer packs, tupperwares, etc. Many of them bring folding tables and chairs. Just after the dinner, many people sings, dance around the bonfires, or even jump over them. Just at midnight, it is common to get into the water and get a little wet. The most supersticious ones count the seven waves of fertility.
Once the ritual is concluded, there's still the "verbenas" (the outdoors night street parties) at the beach. But that's not all. Dozens of "fallero" comittees (the same groups of people who set up the world famous Fallas de Valencia) have their own "verbena" all throughout the city. Most of them are usually celebrated the closest Saturday night though, since the next day is Sunday and one can be partying all night long. More than 200 street parties use to be celebrated.
So, recommend you to visit the city center on Saturday night, and head to the city waterfront on Sunday evening-night if you're visiting Valencia on the night of the 23rd of June, and even participate. Remember, the city council will share wood for free.
This is a whole experience, to watch thousands of bonfires shining all along the beach. You won't want to miss this!
Last Updated on Saturday, 04 May 2013 02:02