Las Fallas is a festival in honor of St. Joseph, where different neighborhoods of the city create giant, comical, paper-mache “ninots” (kind of like non-moving parade floats) and at the end of the night light them on fire. I have never seen or heard anything quite like this festival; all day long firecrackers were exploding in celebration.
After touring the aquarium, we visited the beautiful Valencian beaches! Valencia is the region of Spain famous for paella, so of course we had it for dinner at a restaurant on the beach.
The ride home was a long one, and we reached Madrid at about 7 a.m., but the experience was worth it. If you visit Spain during the Spring, I would say Las Fallas in Valencia is an experience you cannot miss.