Benidorm Fallas

The "Fallas" are a very important celebration in the Valencian Community, celebrated between the 15th - 19th of March in honour of Saint Jose.  Like the city of Valencia, Benidorm honours San José with the "Fallas" - a festival of nightly street parties and rowdy fireworks. Three giant papier-mâché statues are erected and then ceremoniously burned to the ground on the final evening.

The Fallas commission work all year round raising money to enable them to build the best monument they can afford.  In Benidorm there are usually 3 large Fallas erected accompanied by 3 childrens Fallas, these are known as Central Falla, Rincon Falla and Els Tolls Falla and are constructed by - and placed in - the different districts of Benidorm. The areas try to outdo each other with their huge and elaborate designs and often use the statues to poke fun at local celebrities and politicians.  The highlight of the event is the burning (known as the "crema") of the Fallas which takes place on the 19th March.  This tradition is quite difficult for some people to understand, as these beautiful statues are simply burnt to the ground, however this is tradition spanning many years as it is believed that the burning drives away bad spirits when the spring arrives.  At first old furniture was burnt then in later years the celebration changed to the more popular and commonly know "Fallas".

The fallas commissions work tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds and construct the most beautiful monuments they can and improve on the previous years "Fallas".  This is an event not to be missed.

Programme of Events – Benidorm Fallas 2018

"PLANTÁ" (setting up) of the Fallas:

Falla Benidorm: Plaza de la Hispanidad.

Falla Rincón: Av. Ametlla de Mar.

Falla Els Tolls: Tomás Ortuño street.


FRIDAY, 16TH MARCH: COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUNDING OF THE VIRGIN.

05:45 h. Opening of the Church of San Jaime y Santa Ana with the 21 salvoes and bell ringing in honour to the Virgin of the Suffrage, at Plaza de San Jaime.

06:00 h. Procession of the Virgin around the Old Town and a visit to the beaches, to end with the traditional verse to the Virgin.

07:00 h. Thanksgiving Mass, in honour to the Virgin. When that ends, there will be chocolate and cake for all the people present.

12:00 h. Bell ringing at the Church of San Jaime y Santa Ana.

20:00 h. Mass at the Church of San Jaime y Santa Ana, sung by the choir of “La Barqueta” accompanied by the organist Rafael Domenech.


SATURDAY, 17TH MARCH

10:30 h. Parade of the band “L´Illa de Benidorm”, by the streets around the Falla “Rincón de Loix”. Afterwards,

parade of Falla “Rincón de Loix” to visit Falla “Benidorm Centro” and then, both Fallas, (around 12:30h) will go marching to Falla “Els Tolls”, to pay them a visit.

12:00 h. Parade of Falla “Els Tolls”, around their quarter.

17:00 h. Parade of Falla “Rincón de Loix” around their quarter.

17:00 h. Parade of Falla “Els Tolls” to visit Falla “Benidorm Centro” and, afterwards, (around 18:00h) both Fallas will go visit the Falla “Rincón de Loix”.

24:00 h. Nocturnal parade, of Falla “Benidorm Centro”, around their quarter.


SUNDAY 18TH MARCH

08:00. "DESPERTÀ" (waking up by the sound of firecrackers and music), in the streets surrounding the “Falla Rincón de Loix” and Falla “Els Tolls”.

12:00 h. Parade of the Falla “Rincón de Loix”, and the Falla “Els Tolls”, around their respective quarters.

12:30 h. Parade of the Falla “Benidorm Centro”, around their quarter.

18:00 h. FLOWER OFFERING to the Virgin of the Suffrage and Saint James, with the participation of the

three Fallas. They will meet at Av. Europa / Av. Mediterráneo.

ITINERARY: Mediterráneo, Martínez Alejos, Plaza de la Cruz, Alameda del Alcalde

D. Pedro Zaragoza, Mayor and Plaza de San Jaime.


SUNDAY 19TH MARCH: SAINT JOSEPH´S DAY

08:00 – 08:30 h. "DESPERTÀ", on the streets surrounding the three Fallas.

12:00 h. Falla Rincón. Religious service, in honour of Saint Joseph at Nuestra Señora del Mar Church.

Falla Els Tolls: Religious service, in honour of Saint Joseph at Buen Pastor Church (time not set yet).

13:00 h. Falla “Benidorm Centro”. Religious service, in honour of Saint Joseph, at Saint James Church.

14:00 h. MAGNIFICENT "MASCLETÁ" (firecrackers sound show) at Falla “Benidorm Centro” (Plaza de la Hispanidad), Falla “Els Tolls” (Tomás Ortuño street) and Falla “Rincón de Loix” (Av. Mediterráneo).

18:00 h. BIG PARADE OF FLOATS, with the participation of the three Fallas.

ITINERARY: Juan Fuster Zaragoza avenue, Mediterráneo avenue, Plaza Triangular, ending at Esperanto street.

23:00 h. "CREMÁ" (Bonfire) of the children Fallas: Benidorm Centro, Rincón de Loix and Els Tolls.

00:00 h. "CREMÁ" of  the Falla “Rincón de Loix”.

00:30 h. "CREMÁ" of the Falla “Benidorm”.

01:00 h. "CREMÁ" of the Falla “Els Tolls”.



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FALLAS 2016

TUESDAY 15TH MARCH

"PLANTÁ" (setting up) of the Falla:

Falla Benidorm Centro: Plaza de la Hispanidad.

Falla Rincón: Av. Ametlla de Mar (opposite Burguer King).

Falla Els Tolls: Tomás Ortuño street.

THURSDAY 17TH MARCH

08:30. "DESPERTÀ" (everyone will wake up with the sound of firecrackers), in the streets surrounding the Falla “Benidorm Centro”.

10:30 h. Parade of the band “L´Illa de Benidorm”, by the streets around the Falla “Rincón de Loix”. Afterwards, parade of Falla “Rincón de Loix” to visit Falla “Benidorm Centro” and then, both Fallas, will go marching to Falla “Els Tolls”.

12:00 h. Parade of Falla “Els Tolls”, around their quarter.

17:00 h. Parade of Falla “Rincón de Loix” around their quarter.

17:30 h. Parade of Falla “Els Tolls” to visit Falla “Benidorm Centro” and, afterwards, both Fallas will go visit the Falla “Rincón de Loix”.

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH

08:00. "DESPERTÀ", in the streets surrounding the “Falla Rincón de Loix.”

08:30. "DESPERTÀ", in the streets surrounding the Falla “Benidorm Centro”.

12:00 h. Parade of the Falla “Rincón de Loix”, and the Falla “Els Tolls” around their respective quarters.

12:30 h. Parade of the Falla “Benidorm Centro”, around their quarter.

17:30 h. FLOWER OFFERING to the Virgin of the Suffrage and Saint James, with the participation of the three Fallas. They will meet at Av. Europa / Av. Mediterráneo.

ITINERARY: Av. Mediterráneo, Doctor Pérez Llorca, Martinez Alejos, Plaza de la Cruz, Alameda, Mayor and Plaza de San Jaime. There will be a BIG FIREWORK DISPLAY after the offering.

SATURDAY 19TH MARCH: Saint Joseph´s Day

08:00 – 08:30 h. "DESPERTÀ", on the streets surrounding the three Fallas.

12:00 h. Religious service, in honour of Saint Joseph.

Falla Els Tolls: Buen Pastor Church.

Falla Rincón: Nuestra Señora del Mar Church.

13:00 h. Falla “Benidorm Centro”. Religious service, in honour of Saint Joseph, at Saint James Church.

14:00 h. MAGNIFICENT "MASCLETÁ" (firecrackers sound show) at Falla “Benidorm Centro” (Plaza de la Hispanidad), Falla “Els Tolls” (Tomás Ortuño street) and Falla “Rincón de Loix” (Av. Mediterráneo).

18:00 h. BIG PARADE OF FLOATS, with the participation of the three Fallas. ITINERARY: Av. Juan Fuster Zaragoza, Av. Ametlla de Mar and Av. Mediterráneo, ending at Plaza de la Hispanidad.

23:00 h. "CREMÁ" (Bonfire) of the children Fallas: Benidorm Centro, Rincón de Loix and Els Tolls.

00:00 h. "CREMÁ" of the Falla “Rincón de Loix”.

00:30 h. "CREMÁ" of the Falla “Benidorm Centro”.

01:00 h. "CREMÁ" of the Falla “Els Tolls”.

Additional Info

  • Price: FREE
  • Schedule: 19th March (annually)
  • Location:: Various Locations In Benidorm
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