Today’s Adventure Is…Tapas, Fireworks and Holidays.

Valencia has way too many holidays to keep track of all of them. It feels like you could celebrate something everyday if you wanted to. Despite the chaos of holidays, this weekend is a pretty large Valencian holiday. So, we started this holiday weekend off correctly with tapas, fireworks and friends.

We went to Tanto Monta (Carrer del Poeta Artola, 19, 46021 Valencia) for tapas and it was incredible! Even though there are plenty of places in Valencia that serve tapas, we went here because it was one of local’s favorite places. He has lived in the area for a while, which is why we decided to trust him. Whew, was he right. These tapas were delicious! We did have a fun time trying to guess what was in each of them since we didn’t know ourselves.

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After a lot of laughter and a lot of food, we headed over to the Turia to see the amazing firework display. Since the show started at midnight, by the time the fireworks had ended, I was well ready for a wonderful night of sleep.

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Adventure Lesson Learned: Fireworks seem (are) louder in Spain.

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9 thoughts on “Today’s Adventure Is…Tapas, Fireworks and Holidays.

  1. So fun!! At this rate, maybe Valencia will be my next adventure/trip bc I really enjoy your blog! I’m thinking I might backpack the UK next summer but a stop in Spain might need to be factored in haha Keep posting!

  2. The Valencia life is great isn’t it?! The fireworks are the BEST I’ve ever seen anywhere and,as you say, they do them regularly! Glad I found your blog!

  3. Yes, the Spanish love loud noises. At the recent Moros y Cristianos festival here in Altea, they fired special guns in which they put pellets that make near ear shattering sounds. They aim them strategically at certain parts of buildings to increase the sound. This sometimes goes on for hours, and for several days. I am on the parade route up to the church in the Old Town, so I get to experience this during the many festivals here. Just wait for Las Fallas in Valencia in March. I have “heard” that is the loudest festival in Spain.

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