Falla Nou Campanar (Falla Especial)
Falla Nou Campanar is the biggest spectacle of the Fallas of Valencia.
This falla won the first prize for the last three consecutive years (including
2006 when they created the biggest Falla in history). Not central, but
do make the journey - the falla is worth it.
The falla of Nou Campanar embodies the commercialisation of the Fallas
of Valencia. It has only been in existence for 4 years. Many of the traditional
Falla-Communities view it as the doom of the real spirit of the Fallas,
pure a-la-New-York bigger and better commerce, a surrender to the tourists.
In the end of the day, it is all about the amount of money at the disposal
of Nou Campanar. Nou Campanar has elminated the fair fight spirit of the
Fallas. Before it's existence, various Fallas Especiales would win the
first prize, in a close tie competition. Now it's going to be Nou Campanar
every year, pretty much forever.
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