Exposicio Del Ninot 2009
Welcome to the 75th Ninot Exhibition. I moved to Valencia almost exactly a year ago; back then I had no idea what Fallas or Ninots were. But I have learned … learned very well.
Ninots are tiny figures (compared to the big huge Fallas) which are placed within a Fallas exhibit. They provide some humor, often reflecting on the happenings of the past year. It’s similar to the Carnival I know from Germany and other places from around the world.
The exhibit is a nice way to take a closer look at the often beautiful and artistic figures before they’re placed on the streets during La Planta (we will explain that one soon) and finally burned on La Crema. One thing is certain – all the Ninots are burnt, except for the one saved by a public vote.
If you’re interested in some of the Ninots of 2008, feel free to click here.
Now: are you ready for some fun?
Santiago Calatrava who is responsible for the Agora
Rajoy lost against Zapatero last year to become president of Spain. He looks better doing the Egyptian Dance.
Good old Marilyn Monroe
These are just a small fraction of the ninots on display in the exhibit. So it’s still worth going to see them yourselves.
What is your favorite one?
Admission to the exhibit is €2 per adult and it can be found in the Nuevo Centro at "Túria" metro station.
Location on Our Valencia Map
February 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm