Sueca – Street of Lights

Part of Fallas is the annual competition of lights, and traditionally Calle Sueca in Russafa carries off the prize.

It’s not hard to see why. While most streets in Valencia content themselves with modest and tasteful strings of lights, Sueca really goes over the top. Think: Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation.


It’s beautiful, though, even if I wouldn’t want to live there. Apparently, there’s an annual battle between the lights’ organizers and the street’s residents (who, strangely, don’t seem to be the same people). Looks like the organizers won this year.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. amoebaboy

    i attended the fallas a few years ago, and i must say it was one of the most fantastic spectacles i have ever witnessed.
    i had a wonderful time in your city, you are extremley lucky to live there

  2. murphbladh

    I read that the streetlight displays begin a few days before Fallas. Do you know when the displays will start this year?

  3. valencia blog

    We walked by Sueca today and asked one of the Falleros (was awfully grumpy) and he said they are going to turn on the lights on the 7th at 9pm.

    We will be there? Who else?

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