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“Las Mascletas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Ayuntamiento

Plaza Ayuntamiento
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Valencia, Spain (Sant Francesc)
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Valencia Walking Tour
Ranked #24 of 139 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: The palatial Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) of Valencia dominates the square, and its bells chime out the hours. Surrounding the plaza are other buildings from the city's golden age, such as the Correos (the main post office). In the center of the plaza, a fountain is surrounded by flower stalls with all the colors, sizes, varieties imagineable. This is a good starting point from which to visit Valencia's old quarter or today's most fashionable shops.
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“Las Mascletas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Visited the Plaza on numerous occasions during the Fallas and watched the Mascleta 3 times. At 2 pm during the last week the square comes alive with a 5 minute display of aerial bombshells. The place is very busy so it is a good idea to arrive early.

Lots of street vendors selling drinks, sun glasses etc.

The place is well organized with cleaning crews coming in directly after the display to clear up the mess.

Visited March 2013
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“pretty part of valencia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

some crazy fireworks during the local Fallas festival...I think my ear is still ringing from the loud fireworks display .

Visited March 2013
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“Las Fallas, Bravo! Central Valencia.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This whole area is easy walking and involves lots of people walking. If you enjoy this activity, pick a place and table, order a coffee and relax. There is so much history around this area, so turning a corner and walking down any street will produce different architecture and views. Do it. You will be glad you did.

Visited March 2013
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“City center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Everything starts and finishes there..the most famous streets around,for shopping,tapas,coffee and spinning..

Visited February 2013
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“Plaza de la Ayuntamiento, Valencia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

A very impressive square with shade and flowers. The 2 main buildings are the Ayuntamiento (city hall) and Correos (post office). The latter has a wonderful domed glass ceiling.
Around the square are numerous bars and restaurants, particularly in the narrow streets leading from it.

Visited February 2013
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