We’ve mentioned the festivities for the Virgen de los Desemparados on Hola Valencia Blog before. Of course, we made sure to be there, and took some pictures documenting it.
There will be two posts about this festival – this one will be about the music and the dance on Saturday night in the Plaza de la Virgen.
We showed up at 22:30 – people were just starting to arrive and the plaza slowly filled up. At 23:00 we were treated with classical music and 10 minutes before midnight, we walked over to the Torres de Serranos to be really close to the fireworks. These fireworks were nothing compared to the Nit de Foc during Fallas but it was still pretty fun. I think for next year, though, we’ll just stay at the plaza. From there you can see the fireworks as well, and then you’re able to claim a good first row spot to watch the dance which immediately follows.
The traditional dance was breathtaking! Hundred of dancers took at least 20 minutes to march into the plaza and the sight of them all dancing simultaneously is one you won’t soon forget.
Here are some snapshots you might enjoy: