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Watch live: Las Fallas - Valencia's spectacular festival of fire

Las Fallas 2017
Around 800 fallas (monuments) were burnt at this year's festival Credit: AP

Las Fallas, Valencia's spectacular festival of fire - an annual event featuring processions, fireworks and the burning of hundreds of large puppets known as ‘ninots’ held in honour of Saint Joseph (the city’s patron saint) and the arrival of spring - concludes tonight.

Here we present a live stream of the festival’s grand finale - the burning of the last monument in the main square of City Hall, which marks the closing of this year’s event.

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Every year, each of the city's districts makes its own ninots which are scattered around the city in the lead up to the festival and burnt on ‘Nit de La Crema’ on Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19) - the day of the patron saint of carpenters. All but one of the nearly 800 fallas (monuments) built this year have been burnt down earlier today.

"When it comes to sensory overload, Las Fallas is among the world’s most outrageous events. People come in huge numbers for a festival combining satire, community, religion and hefty measures of apocalyptic noise and fire," describes Telegraph Travel’s Jolyon Attwooll, who was at the festival back in 2010.

Anyone hoping to visit the city during next year's festival is advised to book accommodation early. For more information on the festival, see visitvalencia.com and for recommendations on where to stay and what to do in Valencia, see our expert's complete guide to Valencia.

Video source: APTN

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