Free entry to the Museum of Science and the Hemisfèric in the City of Arts and Sciences between the 1st-14th of June

The City of Arts and Sciences reopen to the public offering free entry to the Museum of Science and the Hemisfèric between 1st and 14th of June 2020 .

In accordance with security and sanitary regulations, Museum visits will occur using unidirectional corridors and exhibits that use tactile elements will be deactivated.

The Hemisfèric will have 41 available seats, to ensure proper distance between spectators.

The following movies will be screened: „Secrets of the Universe”, „Volcanoes”, „Apollo 11: First Steps Edition”, „Planet Power 3D”, „Journey to Space. Next stop: Mars” and „Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D”.

Reopening plan

Among some of the sanitary security measures taken are: 24 gel dispensers situated at the entrances and around public spaces, unidirectional visit routes, the reduction of capacitby and the installation of anti-contagion barriers.

All of these regulations can be found in the reopening protocol of the City of Arts and Sciences, which was prepared using the guideline of measures for reducing the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-02 in museums and heritage sites, made and implemented by the Spanish Tourism Quality Institute(ICTE), as well as following the indications of the competent authorities.

Source: Valenciabonita.es

Coronavirus situation. Business hours of supermarkets, hypermarkets, stores and public post

The state of emergency declared on the entire territory of Spain, from Saturday, March 14th, along with the measures disposed by the Government, have affected the normal business hours of some stores, but mostly of the popular chain stores, which have implemented a new schedule adapted to the new situation.

In this article you can find information about the schedule of chain stores (supermarkets, hypermarkets) and also of the public post, in Valencia and other nearby cities.

The changes are made as of today, 16th of March 2020, and will be valid for the entire duration of the emergency state.

The information is gathered from each company’s official website. Some of them did not mention changes from the usual schedule. If you learn about any change, please leave a comment to this article so that everyone can be informed. Thank you.

Mercadona

New schedule: 09:00 – 19:00

– The number of customers that enter at the same time in the store is restricted, in order to comply with the effective norms regarding distance between each person.

– In the Fish sector and at the cash register, the distance between each customer is marked accordingly.

Consum

– New schedule: 10:00 – 20:00

Each customer is limited to buy up to 6 pieces of the same product.

– The number of customers that enter at the same time in the store is restricted, in order to comply with the effective norms regarding distance between each person.

* Mercadona and Consum appeal to customers to not crowd the store in the mornings, and to do their shopping at all hours. The stores guarantee that they will still find the primary commodities on the shelves.

Lidl

The usual schedule, 09:00 – 21:00, including Saturdays and Sundays.

Dia

– Schedule: 09:00 – 21:00, Monday – Saturday

– Offers a 10% discount for each online order. More information on their website.

AhhoraMas

The usual schedule, 10:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

Bon Preu

– The usual schedule: 09:00 – 21:00, Monday – Saturday.

Carrefour

– Schedule:

* Market and Hypermarket: Monday – Saturday: from 09:00 – 22:00, Sunday and public holidays: from 09:00 – 21:30

* Express: Monday – Saturday: from 09:00 – 21:30. Sunday and public holidays: closed.

* Express CEPSA: some are open daily, 24/7, others from 06:00 – 22:00. Check here for each store.

* EESS: Daily, 24/7.

* Check here for each store.

Alcampo

– Schedule: Monday – Saturday: from 09:00 – 23:00

– Please check on their website the schedule for public holidays.

Aldi

– The usual schedule: 09:00 – 21:00. Stores in Burjassot are open until 22:00.

Mercavalència

– Schedule:

* Fish market: Tuesday – Saturday, 03:45 – 08:00

* Fruits and vegetables market: Monday – Friday, 03:45 – 08:00

* Flowers market: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 15:00 – 17:00

– They supply and serve as usual, for the duration of the emergency state with fresh products (meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and others)

– The councillor for trade matters at Town Hall appeals to the customers to be calm, shop in silence and not in excess, but only for immediate, basic needs.

Municipal markets (mercado municipales)

– The usual schedule. You can check here for each market.

El Corte Inglés Group

Only the stores for essential products and food are open. These include Supercor supermarkets, Hipercor hypermarkets and food consumption areas.

Schedule: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 20:00, Sunday and public holidays: 11:00 – 20:00.

– Offers online shopping from any sector (first announcement that appears on the group’s website)

Public Post Service (Correos)

The post offices schedule: 09:30 – 12:30, respecting all the protocols set by the health care authorities.

– The personnel number will be restricted to a minimum possible for the service to function normally.

Every company mentioned is reserving the right to modify its schedule and implement new measures, according to the evolution of the situation.

You as well can:

– Buy only as much as you actually need;

– Take the necessary hygiene measures and precautions to prevent a possible contamination;

-Ask your elderly neighbours if they need anything;

– Keep your calm

If you show any symptoms of the virus, do not leave your home and call 900 300 555 (number available in the Valencian Community).

If you want to find out which are the measures taken by the Government for the duration of the emergency state, I recommend the article Coronavirus situation. Measures following state of emergency in Spain

Stay healthy and stay safe!

#MeQuedoEnCasa #QuedateEnCasa

* The photo from this article is the property of the publication lavanguardia.es.

* Sources: La Vanguardia, Las Provincias, each store’s official website.

 

 

 

 

 

#FestivalDelsBalcons 

Civic organisations involved in the organisation of Las Fallas (Valencia) and Magdalena (Castellón) have initiated on social networks campaigns like #fallas2020 or #laplanta in the attempt to make quarantine easier to go through.

Valencian musicians have also united against Coronavirus. The Federation of Musical Societies in the Valencian Community (FSMCV) has launched the campaign #FestivalDelsBalcons.

Musicians are encouraged to perform popular songs like „Paquito el chocolatero” and „Amparito Roca” from their balconies or windows, on Tuesday, 19th of March, at 12:00.

Due to the cancellation of its grandest festival, Magdalena, in the city of Castellón de la Plana, a civic campaign was launched. At lunch time, people step out on their balconies, or stand at their windows and start making noise, using pans, spoons, traditional musical instruments like tabals and dolçaines or anything else they have on hand. „It will be the best mascletà in history”, is written on the flyers distributed accross the city, and „our triumph over illness”.

Share this news! It’s about moments of joy that can fill many homes and souls!

If you want to find out more about quarantine situations, i recommend this article.

* Sources: Las Provincias, La Vanguardia

* The photo from this article is property of the organisers of #FestivalDelsBalcons

 

Coronavirus situation. Transport measures. Renfe changes and refunds tickets with no additional costs

The minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, has announced in a press conference the measures taken due to the state of emergency in Spain.

They will be valid for the entire duration of this emergency state.

The adopted measures

Renfe tickets

– The ticket offer for medium, long distance, high speed, regional and Avant train rides will decrease with up to 85%.

Starting Wednesday, March 18th, at 00:00, all train tickets purchased for rides taking place during the state of alarm will be cancelled.

The price for the tickets will be 100% refunded to all passengers, regardless of the type of ticket.

For people that already purchased Renfe tickets, but will be cancelling their trips, starting Monday, March 16th, Renfe will be offering more specific information at this telephone number: 918.314.520.

For those who must travel, in spite of the recommendation to avoid circulation, Renfe will be selling tickets and assigning seats in accordance to the effective health norms regarding the recommended distance between each person. The introduction of Alvo, the new service offering high speed rides at low costs, has been postponed.

COmplete informations available here.

Interurban, maritime and aerial transport on national territory

The offer for interurban, maritime and aerial transport services is reduced by 50%. The companies offering these services must guarantee that the seats sold maintain the suitable distance between passengers.

Cercanías, the train service, will run at maximum capacity for the time being in all Spain.

Local authorities will receive instructions for establishing the decrease rate of the transportation services offer.

Transport between the Peninsula, mainland and islands

Will be regulated in the following days, based on the directions received.

International aerial transport

At the moment, in Spain, flights to and from Italy and Morocco are cancelled. For other international flights, the Ministry of Transport declared that Spain is awaiting regulations from the E.U.

International terestrian transport

At midnight, March 16th, Spain has closed its land borders.

On Spain’s territory, access will only be allowed to Spanish citizens, residents, those who work in Spain and those who need to be in Spain for a valid reason.

* The article’s foto belongs to Renfe.com

Coronavirus situation. Measures following state of emergency in Spain

On Saturday, March 14th, The Ministry Council adopted a decree which declares the state of emergency on the entire territory of Spain.

The measures apply starting March 14th, for 15 days. This term can be extended by another 15 days with the approval of the Chamber of Deputies.

The adopted measures include the limitation of free circulation and increase authority of 4 Ministries: Health, Transport, Defence and Internal Affairs. They could make decisions adapted to the situation without fulfilling an administrative procedure.

The disposed measures:

The circulation is forbidden, with the following exceptions: grocery and medicine shopping, going to work, to the bank or health care facilities, attending to another person (who’s either incapacitated, vulnerable, old or disabled), in case of emergency, returning to the residence or „any other similar activity that can be justified.”

The circulation of personal vehicles on public roads is permitted only for carrying out one of the activities mentioned above and for filling up the gas tank from gas stations.

– The terrestrial and railway public transportation services (cercanias) will run at 100% capacity, while the medium distance ones will run at 50% capacity.

The activity in all educational establishments is suspended, and only where possible will be switched to distance learning.

All stores will be closed except for: grocery stores, pharmaceutical stores, health care stores, pet stores, barber shops and hair dressers.

The activity of cultural and leisure establishments will be suspended: museums, theatres and cinemas.

– Hosteleria and coffee shops, restaurants and public food establishments servicies will be suspended, exclusively authorised to offer home-delivery services instead. Are suspended also services offered by cafeterías, bares, café, chocolaterías, heladerías, salones de té, croissanteries, salones de banquetes, terrazas.

– Museums, discotheques, auditoriums, sports facilities, attraction parks, leisure activity centres, processions, popular fiestas, all closed or cancelled.

All public and private health care facilities will function under the Ministry of Health’s authority and follow its decisions.

Religious and civil ceremonies will be permitted, on the condition of taking all the measures for avoiding crowds and the participants to have at least 1 meter distance between each other.

The new regulations also include the mobilization of armed forces with the primary objective of assuring the supply with core products (food and medication), as well as assuring the implementation of the new circulation regulations.

In accordance with the organic law which regulates the state of alarm, exception and martial law, the Government can also employ private businesses. This is relevant now in the context of medical care.

According to the same decree, the only competent authority for taking measures is the Government of Spain. The autonomous governments will only have operating attributions.

The decree was published in Boletín Oficial del Estado number 67 from March 14th, 2020.

The adopted measures do NOT include the close down of Madrid.

Other measures applicable on the entire Spain territory

– RENFE, the Spanish railways, offer the option to change, cancel or refund the tickets’ value of those affected by the Coronavirus situation. The phone number for more information is: 918 314 520 and it’s available starting Monday, 16th of March. More information here.

– All stores from the CONSUM chain store will be open from 10:00 to 20:00. According to CONSUM regulations, each person will have the right to buy up to 6 pieces of the same product.

– Flights between Spain and Italy, Spain and Morocco are cancelled.

Measures disposed by the Valencian Community

The EMT public transportation company decided that passenger access will only be made through the middle door and cash will NOT be accepted as payment for tickets.

All festivities taking place with the occasion of Semana Santa were cancelled.

– Jávea, Cullera and Gandia authorities decided to close the beaches. Petacona and Port Saplaya beaches from Valencia have also been closed.

* Later, this measure was extended to all beaches from the Mediterranean Coast of Spain.

On Saturday, March 14th, 20:00, the situation was the following:

In Spain:

– 6315 people infected, 193 deceased.

In the Valencian Community:

– 188 people infected, 3 deceased.

 

*The photo in this article is a screenshot from the live show on TV1.

 

Orchata and natural orange juice for free in Valencia, on the 10th and 11th of March

One thousand litres of oorchata and two thousand litres of natural orange juice will be offered in Valencia free of charge, Tuesday, the 10th and Wednesday, the 11th of March, from 12:00 to 14:00 in front of the main entrance to Plaza de Torros.

The event named „Horchatada y Naranjada fallera”, in its 11th edition, it’s being organized by the „Federación de Ocio Turismo Juego Actividades Recreativas”(FOTUR) together with „Denominación de Origen Chufa Valencia”, „Consejo Regulador I.G.P. Cítricos
Valencianos”, the Patronage of Tourism in the Counties of Valencia „València, Turisme”, PRODJ and the ZUMMO company.
A DJ will be present as entertainment and the Patronage of Tourism in the Counties of Valencia. Alsoc, „València, Turisme” will offer free tourism information about Valencia.

What is orchata?

Orchata is the generic name for a variety of beverages primarily made of plant milk, usually cereals.

Valencian horchata is made out of Chufas (the Spanish term for Tiger Nuts). Tiger nuts, also known as yellow nutsedge or earth almonds, are not actually nuts, but rather edible tubers. Orchata is a cold beverage made with water, sugar and wet or ground up tiger nuts.
Chufa is considered a super food due to its incredible nutritional properties. It is rich in minerals(phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron), unsaturated fats, proteins and vitamins(vitamins C and E) and contributes important enzymes which help digestion. Horchata regulates blood pressure and is suitable for people with hypertension, and is also recommended in diets which help lower cholesterol. Due to its lower energy value it is better than soy milk.

Useful information about the event

Schedule:
Tuesday, the 10th of March, between 12:00 and 14:00 – two thousand litres of fresh orange juice.
Wednesday, the 11th of March, between 12:00 and 14:00 – one thousand litres of horchata.
Place:
– The main entrance to Plaza de Torros, Calle Xàtiva, 28, 46004, Valencia

How to reach Plaza de Torros

– By metro, Xàtiva stop, lines 3, 5, 9.
– By EMT bus, lines 5, 32, 73, 81.

– With Valenbisi. A map of the stops can be found here. For the duration of Las Fallas certain Valenbisi stops will be temporarily closed, some of which are next to Plaza de Torros. Below is a list of the closed stops.

International Women’s Day in Valencia 2020

In Valencia, the International Women’s Day will be celebrated this year through multiple activities, as well as street protests.

Craftswomen’s Day

March 7th, at 19:30, at Centro de Artesanía de la Comunidad Valenciana (The Handicraft Centre of the Valencian Community), will be the inauguration of the “Bipolart” exhibit, of artist Verónica Palomares, specialised in cardboard and stone crafting. The exhibit is part of the “Craftswomen’s Day” event, organised by the Handicraft Centre.

Participation is invitation based. You can download the invitation here.

How to reach Centro Centro de Artesanía de la Comunidad Valenciana (The Handicraft Centre of the Valencian Community), can find here.

Feminine mascletà

It’s already become a tradition for a woman to stage the mascletà in Plaza del Ayuntamiento on the 8th of March at 14:00. This year, Reyes Martí will put on a pyrotechnic show, with a duration of 6 minutes, using 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of explosives that by the end, will leave purple smoke in the air.

Piano concert

Also with the occasion of International Women’s Day, Monday, the 9th of March, at 20:00, the National Museum of Pottery „Gozáles Marti” will host a piano concert by Alexandra Segal. Entry is free, limited by the availability of the seats(90).

Carrera 10KFem 2020 

Carrera 10KFem is a 10-kilometre race, which runners must complete in 1 hour and 30 minutes.

All women over 16 can participate in the race.

The race is held on March 8th, and starts at 09:00, from Paseo de la Alameda (at Puente de la Exposición point).

The registration period for participating in the race has ended, but you can still sign-up on the waiting list, here: https://www.carrera10kfem.com/inscripcion/.

On March 6th and 7th, at El Corte Inglés Mall (on Avenida Francia), on the sports gear floor, you can find t-shirts, overalls, and bags related to the race.

At the end of the race, every participant will go on a different path, depending on her performance, like so:

  • Elite Aisle: for runners that finish in less than 45 minutes.
  • Below 60 Aisle: for runners that finish in less than 1 hour.
  • 60+ Aisle: for runners that finish between 1 hour – 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Protests of the Feminist Movement in Valencia

Starting at 22:00, March 7th, in Plaza de la Virgen, the Feminist Movement in Valencia will hold a series of activities like music shows, (theatre) plays, feminist boardgames, muixeranga workshops (human pyramid tradition).

On March 8th, there will be a march for gender equality. The march will start at 18:00, form Lluis Vives Institute (Carrer Xativa, 46002, Valencia).

* The photo from the article is the official poster of “Dia de la Dona” Festival

* Sources: www.okdiario.com, www.valenciabonita.es, www.visitvalencia.com

 

Las Fallas 2020. Cant de l’Estoreta Velleta, children’s contest, Sunday, March 8th

Sunday, the 8th of March, at 10:00, in Plaza del Carmen, Carmen district, will take place the „Cant de l’Estoreta Velleta” contest.

What is about „Cant de l’Estoreta Velleta”

The contest is a tradition that dates back to the ‘60s, when fallers, members of Falla Plaza del Árbol, decided to retrace some their childhood moments. It was the beginning of spring when carpenters and other locals were cleaning their houses, throwing away old things into the streets, that they would burn, come the day of the patron of the guild, Saint Joseph.

Children were walking the streets, dragging an old carpet after them (“estoreta veletta” means “old carpet” in Valencian), in which they gathered the scraps and other things being thrown away. Their enjoyment came from stacking all the things together in order to burn them. To garner attention whilst walking the streets they sang a popular song, which in time became a faller anthem.

* Foto source: www.valenciablancoynegro.blogspot.com.es/ and valenciabonita.es

Its chorus is now well known: „¿Hi ha una estoreta velleta/per a la falla de Sant Josep,/del tio Pep…?” (Do you have some old stuff/For Saint Joseph’s falla/from uncle Pep…?).

In order for the event to be even more evocative of ancient Valencia, participants wear typical Valencian costumes from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Beginning with 1962 the Cant de l’Estoreta Velleta contest takes place annually, in Plaza del Carmen. Participants are children that represent different moments in the social life of late 19th and early 20th centuries Valencia.

Useful information

What: „Cant de l’Estoreta Velleta” contest for children

When: Sunday, the 8th of March, at 10:00

Where: Plaza del Carmen

Access: Free to anyone.

The event will be presided over by the Fallera Mayor Infantil 2020 and her Court of Honour.

Traffic warning: Between 08:00 and 15:00 traffic will be diverted in the area of the Blanquerías, Padre Huérfanos streets and the Serranos Towers.

How to reach Plaza del Carmen

– EMT buses, lines 5, 28, 95 (Torres dels Serrans – Comte de Trénor stop)

– By walking, passing by Ponte del Fusta, from the EMT bus stop, lines 6, 16, 26, 28, 79, 94, 95 (Cronista Rivelles – Santa Amàlia stop)

– By walking, from Plaza de la Reina, reachable by EMT bus lines 4, 8, 9, 11, 16, 28, 70. More info about getting around the city by EMT bus here

– With Valenbisi, the closest stop being at the Serranos Towers. Find a map of the Valenbisi stops here

If you had read this articles, maybe you will be interested in similars:

– Las Fallas 2020. Cabalgata del Ninot. Parade of the main figurines of the monuments, Saturday, the 7th of March

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* Sources: fallaplazadelarbol.es, valenciabonita

* The articles foto are from my personal archive, from 2017 the previuos years contest.

Las Fallas 2020. Complete programme of the mascletá and firework shows

This article contains complete information about all pyrotechnic (mascletás) and firework shows (castillos de fuegos) happening during Las Fallas 2020.

Mascletás (pyrotechnic shows)

Saturday, February 29 – 20:00 – Mascletá vertical – La Marina de Valencia – Ricardo Caballer

Mascletás between the 1st and 19th of March in Plaza del Ayuntamiento, from 14:00:

Sunday, March 1 – Pirotecnia Peñarroja

Monday, March 2 – Pirotecnia Tamarit

Tuesday, March 3 – Pirotecnia Dragón

Wednesday, March 4 – Pirotecnia Pibierzo

Thursday, March 5 – Pirotecnia Zaragozana

Friday, March 6 – Pirotecnia Alpujarreña

Saturday, March 7 – Pirotecnia Nadal Martí

Sunday, March 8 – Pirotecnia Martí

Monday, March 9 – Pirotecnia Mediterráneo

Tuesday, March 10 – Pirotecnia Crespo

Wednesday, March 11 – Pirotecnia Tomás

Thursday, March 12 – Pirotecnia Gironina

Friday, March 13 – Pirotecnia Zarzoso

Saturday, March 14 – Pirotecnia Valenciana

Sunday, March 15 – Pirotecnica Hermanos Caballer

Monday, March 16 – Pirotecnia Turís

Tuesday, March 17 – Aitana

Wednesday, March 18 – Pirotecnica Vulcano

Thursday, March 19 – Pirotehnia Caballer FX

Also on Thursday, March 19th, in Benicalap (at the intersection of Carlos Climent González Street, Encarna Albarracín Street and Avenida del Levante), at 14:00 Mega Mascletá (225 kilograms of gunpowder, 6500 firecrackers, 4 “quakes”, two endings: one traditional and one digital) – Ricardo Caballer

Firework shows (Castillos de fuego)

Saturday, March 7 – 00:00 – Mascletà of colours in Plaza del Ayuntamiento – Pirotecnica Tomás

Friday, March 13 – 00:00 – Mascletà of colours in Plaza del Ayuntamiento – Pirotecnia Valenciana

Saturday, March 14 – 00:00 – Mascletà of colours in Pirotecnia Valenciana – Pirotecnia Mediterráneo

Sunday, March 15 – 00:00 – Alba de les Falles in Plaza del Ayuntamiento – Pirotecnia Vulcano. Pyrotechnic effects from Falleras Committees – Pyroshopping and JCF

Monday, March 16 – 00:00 – Castillo de fuego – Paseo de la Alameda – Pirotecnia Zarzoso

Tuesday, March 17 – 01:00 – Castillo de fuego – Paseo de la Alameda – Pirotecnia Hermanos Caballer

Wednesday, March 18 – 01:30 – Nit de Foc (Night of Fire) – Paseo de la Alameda – Pirotecnia Caballer FX

Thursday, March 19 – 01:00 (before the burning of the Falla Municipal 2020) – Firework show – Plaza del Ayuntamiento – Pirotehnia Caballer FX

Here is a castillo de fuego which took place on 17th of March during Las Fallas 2019.

* Surse de documentare: valenciabonita.es, www.lasprovincia.es, www.levante-emt.com.

* Fotografia articolului și înregistrarea video sunt din arhiva personală.

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– Las Fallas 2020. The complete programme of the festivities

– Las Fallas 2020. Light shows and main illuminated streets

– Las Fallas 2020. Cabalgata del Ninot. Parade of the main figurines of the monuments, Saturday, the 7th of March.

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– Las Fallas 2020. The Public Transport in Valencia during the festivities

– Las Fallas 2020. Bonofallas, special pass for public transport

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Las Fallas 2020. Parking in Valencia during the festivities

The Local Council has come up with a set of rules for parking in Valencia during Las Fallas, aiming to better the living conditions of the city’s inhabitants, but also to streamline the traffic flow, especially in the city centre.

Rules for bicycle’s parking 

Between the 1st and 19th of March, parking in designated areas in Plaza del Ayuntamiento, with 2 hours before the mascletà and up to 30 minutes after, is forbidden.

The rule applies to personal bicycles, as well as for Valenbisi bicycles.

Valenbisi stations temporary closed

Forbidden locations for car’s parking 

Between February 29th, from 22:00 and March 20th, at 04:00, parking in Valencia will be forbidden in the following locations:

– Plaza del Ayuntamiento

– Av. Marqués de Sotelo

– Calle de Sant Pau

– Calle de Xàtiva (from El Paseo de Russafa to Plaza de Sant Agustí)

– Calle de Roger de Lloria (from Plaza del Ayuntamiento to Calle de Pascual i Genís)

– Calle de Correos

– Calle de Pérez Pujol

– Calle de las Barcas

– Calle del Pintor Sorolla

– Calle de la Barcelonina

– Calle del Poeta Querol (in the area formed by Calle de Minyana and Calle dels Ballesters, between Calle de las Barcas and Calle del Pintor Sorolla)

– Calle de la Sang

– Calle del Periodista Azzati

– Calle de Sant Vicent Màrtir (from Plaza de España to Plaza de la Reina)

– Av. de Maria Cristina and Plaza del Mercado

– Calle d’en Llop

– Calle de Cotanda

– Calle de Moratín (between Calle de Santa Eulàlia and Calle del Portal de Sant Jordi)

– Calle de Ribera

– Paseo de Russafa

Where to park for free in Valencia

Between the 11th of March at 09:00 and the 20th of March at 09:00, the parking tax service will be suspended in Blue Zone in all the districts of Valencia. Parking will be allowed free of charge, except for the areas mentioned above.

Areas designated for free parking in Valencia have been set up at all city entrances, in all cardinal points, as following:

– On Avenida de Aragón and Universitat Politècnica, for people coming from Barcelona and Castellón.

– On Hermanos Maristas and Antonio Ferrandis, for people coming from Alicante and Albacete.

– On Tres Forques, Tres Cruces and Campos Crespo, for people coming from Madrid.

– On Maestro Rodrigo, Avenida Burjassot, Menéndez Pidal and Tirso de Molina, for people coming from Camp de Turia, Maestro Rodrigo, Avenida Burjassot, Menéndez Pidal and Tirso de Molina.

Because read this article, maybe you will be interested and following articles also>

– Las Fallas 2020. The Public Transport in Valencia during the festivities

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– Las Fallas 2020. Bonofallas, special pass for public transport.

– Las Fallas 2020. Rules to follow for mascletá, parties and firecrackers

The complete programme of Las Fallas 2020 you can find it here.

* The article’s foto belongs and were taken from www.oravalencia.com website, serviciul care reglementează și supraveghează parcarea în Valencia.

* Sursă de documentare: www.7televalencia.com, www.lasprovincias.es, www.valenciabonita, www.oravalencia.com.

 

Las Fallas 2020. Rules to follow for mascletá, parties and firecrackers

The Town Council of Valencia published a set of rules that need to be followed during Las Fallas, rules that are meant to help keep the city in good order.

Parties and alcoholic beverages

  • Starting Las Fallas 2020, the selling, serving or consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property is completely forbidden. Alcohol selling and consumption is permitted only in casal (the fallera committee’s main office), in carpas (tents) and at verbenas (the parties organised by the fallera committees).
  • The fallera committees can organise parties on the streets or in tents, Saturday, March 7th, and at night, between 22:00 – 04:00, on the following days: 14th, 16th, 17th, and 18th of March.
  • Parties inside tents are permitted on Friday, March 6th, between 22:00 – 04:00 and Friday, March 13th between 22:00 – 01:00.
  • The music shows (mobile discos and bands performing on stage) need to have a sound limiter, meant to reduce the noise discomfort for the nearby inhabitants. At a verbena (party organised by a fallera committee), noise can’t be higher than 90 decibels, while at a tent party, the noise can’t be higher than 85 decibels.

Firecrackers

The personal use of pyrotechnic material is forbidden in all areas of Turia Garden (Jardín del Túria), including children’s playing areas, between 22:00 – 07:30, with the following exceptions, where the following days and intervals permit firecracker use:

  • March 7th, between 02:00 – 07:30 and March 8th, after 22:00
  • March 13th -19th, between 02:00 – 07:30
  • March 20th: starting in the morning

Access to mascletá

Is forbiden the access to the mascletá in Plaza del Ayuntamiento with objects or any other elements that can draw or represent a risk in case of an evacuation: luggage, bicycles, scooters, carriers, cars for children or vehicles for people with low mobility (in this case, with the exception of the area especially set up for these vehicles) . 

Other rules implemented by the Town Hall’s Local Council aim to protect the Lonja de la Seda area, keeping the crowded areas clean and putting up public toilets.

Putting up tents on public roads is authorised from the 12th of March.

After the parties are finished, the areas need to be cleaned before 8 in the morning, while Mercado Central and Plaza Ruzafa need to be cleaned before 7.

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– Las Fallas 2020. Parking in Valencia during the festivities

Articles about the programme of festivities can be found here:

Las Fallas 2020. The complete programme of the festivities

Las Fallas 2020. Light shows and main illuminated streets

About transport during Las Fallas you can read here:

Las Fallas 2020. Bonofallas, abonament special pentru transportul public

– Las Fallas 2020. Bonofallas, abonament special pentru transportul public

* Source: www.valenciabonita.es, www.lasprovincia.es, www.levante-emt.com

Las Fallas 2020. Cabalgata del Ninot. Parade of the main figurines of the monuments, Saturday, the 7th of March

Saturday, the 7th of March beginning at 17:30, will take place Cabalgata del Ninot 2020 . This manifestation is a parade of the figurines presented in the Ninot exposition, considered representative of a monument (falla).

The parade is in fact a contest which focuses on the originality of the represented idea, the satirical message, rhythm and choreography, costumes, and also ease of understanding, without the need for an explanation.

Beginning with 2019, Cabalgata del Ninot has included a new concept: the representation of a certain part of the monument through a show of music and choreography.

Cabalgata del Ninot is organized by the Junta Central Fallera. 10 fallera committees will be present at Cabalgata del Ninot 2020.

They are as follows:

  • Quart-Palomar
  • García Lorca-Oltá
  • Ramiro de Maeztu-Leones
  • Albacete-Marvá
  • Periodista Gil Sumbiela-Azucena
  • Dr. Gil y Morte-Dr. Vila Barberá
  • Archiduque Carlos-Xiva
  • Alcácer-Yátova

Useful information:

What: Cabalgata del Ninot 2020

When: Saturday, the 7th of March at 17:30

Where: Beginning from Jardines de Glorieta, continuing onto Calle de la Paz, San Vicente Martír, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Marqués de Sotelo and ending in Calle de Xàtiva.

Traffic warning: Traffic will be closed beginning with 16:30 on the streets mentioned above.

How to reach Glorieta:

– Metro, lines 3, 5, 7, 9 until Alameda, followed by a 250-metre walk. More info about getting around using the metro can be found here.

– EMT buses lines 5, 6, 9, 11, 16, 26, 28 until Tetuan stop. More info about getting around the city with EMT buses.

– Using Valenbisi from stops close to Tetuan Plaza and El Partere. Find a map of Valenbisi stops here.

Sources: www.deceroadoce.es, www.fallas.com

Here a short movie i made at Cabalgata del Ninot 2017:

* Images are from previous Cabalgata del Ninot, provided from my personal archive.