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Museo Fallero Alzira(Alzira)

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The Alzira Faller Museum has been part of the Faller Museum Network since 2016 and is part of the MUMA, Municipal Museum of Alzira.
The Faller Museum is located in the Center of Vila de Alzira, declared BIC in 2004, on Santa Lucía nº 16 street. The object is the protection, promotion and dissemination of the rich cultural, festive and tourist heritage of our city. In this Museum the history, culture, language and Valencian tradition of the Fallas take center stage, which involves art, music, gunpowder, satire, ingenuity and gastronomy, among other aspects of its own, which implies giving relevance to the different related professions, such as Fallas artists, musicians, pyrotechnics, critics, clothing designers or hairdressers, among many others.
The antiquity of the Fallas in our city dates back to the year 1889. Our municipality plants a total of 70 monuments between large and small monuments. Thirty-five commissions and a census of more than 7000 falleras and falleros, celebrate these festivities coordinated by the Local Fallera Board.
The origin of the Fallas festival dates back to the ancient tradition of the city's carpenters, who on the eve of the festival of their patron Saint Joseph, burned in front of their workshops, in the streets and public squares, the useless junk together with the wooden devices they used to raise the lamps that illuminated them while they worked in the winter months. For this reason, the day of "the cremà" (when the Fallas monuments burn) always coincides with the 19th of March, the Feast of San José.
The Museum houses an important documentary set, distributed as follows:
- Etymology and history of the festivals.
- Fallas commissions; creation process that highlights the work of artists
- Books of fallas, music and gastronomy.
- Evolution and typology of typical Valencian clothing.
- Pyrotechnics and events that are held at the Fallas parties.
Its relevance, not only in the festive aspect, but also in the socio-cultural evolution of the city, led to the declaration of a Festival of National Tourist Interest in 2005 and the recognition of Asset of Cultural Interest in 2015.

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