One of the largest spectacles of art takes place in the main square of Valencia, the Plaza Ayuntamiento. This display of art and tradition is called the Fallas Festival and it takes place during the first 19 days of March. The history of this annual festival dates back to the Middle Ages, when carpenters would burn their remaining wood planks to celebrate the spring and pay tribute to San José, the patron saint of carpenters. This tradition grew to become a key part of the culture of Valencia and now displays pyrotechnic shows and beautiful wooden works of art for anyone in the city to enjoy. Not around for the festival? No problem! You can still explore The Museo Fallero de València throughout the year to experience the rich history of the Fallas Festival whenever you come to visit.