Just a quick note about some things to look forward to this weekend.
Show up early for the afternoon mascletàs at 14:00 in the Pl. Ayuntamiento — with the great weather forecast for the weekend, the plaza will fill up quickly. The mascletàs are likely going to be outstanding.
At 22:30 on Saturday night, a folkloric parade marches around the city center, ending at the Pl. Ayuntamiento. Groups from all over Spain, and the rest of the world, are represented, and this is a fun, musical parade. It will end with a color mascletà.
All over the city, fallas organizations will be working throughout Sunday, setting up their monuments. A lot of the work, you might notice, has already been done on the larger monuments. But La Plantà is the traditional act of erecting the statues. The plantà is officially scheduled between 8am and midnight, and once it’s done Fallas is really underway!
On Sunday night at 1am is the first traditional fireworks show at el Paseo Alameda. These shows are always incredible, so it’s worth staying up late into the night to see it. And just think: 1am is actually scheduled early. The rest of the shows (on the 16th, 17th and 18th) are even later.
It’s going to be a full weekend… Ready?! Then stop reading this blog and get down to the Ayuntamiento already! It’s time!