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?
The tent of the Ninot Exbibit at Neuvo Central.
The smoke looks really cool!
Even the Pope Benedict is ridiculed, kind of!
Zapatero as Superman – to the rescue!
I swear, I have seen this lady at Central Market before.
This young Hip Hop priest is against condoms!
Doesn’t this Ninot look very realistic
Santiago Calatrava who is responsible for the Agora
What is the name of this artist again? He had an exhibit at Colon last year.
Poor Rita Barberá – had the fame and shame to be in many Ninots this year.
Rajoy lost against Zapatero last year to become president of Spain. He looks better doing the Egyptian Dance.
Some kind crazed out Drag Queen?
I love my Bocadillos!
Good old Marilyn Monroe
LOL, kind of want this Barbie Fallera.
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.