Too Precious To Burn! Our Favorite Fallas Figures of 2021

Piratas L'Antiga de Campanar Fallas 2021

Too Precious To Burn! Our Favorite Fallas Figures of 2021

If this is the first time you’re hearing about Fallas, and the first time you’re seeing photos of the amazing figures which are constructed around the city, you’re probably not going to believe (too precious to burn) that they’re all burnt to the ground, after being publicly displayed for just a few days. And yet, it’s true! For Valencians, it’s a yearly tradition. Burning these figures (up to 800 throughout the city) marks the end of winter and symbolizes the casting off of old things.

Too Precious To Burn Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021
The Winner of Fallas 2021 – Falla Convento Jerusalén

There are up to 800 of these figures erected throughout the city, although only a handful reach the majestic dimensions of the one seen above, from Convento Jerusalén. There are roughly a dozen monuments in the Sección Especial (Special Section), and their figures can cost around €200,000. The artists work on them all year round, and immediately after Fallas ends, they start designing the figures for next year’s festival.

As mentioned, these figures only exist for a very limited amount of time, so many Valencians dedicate the days between the Plantà and the Cremà (when they’re constructed and when they’re destroyed) to touring the city, and seeing as many as possible.

In this post, we’ll show you some of our most favorite Fallas Figures of 2021, listed in order of how well they did according to the jury.

#1 Convento Jerusalén – Winner of Fallas 2021

Winning Fallas Figure of Fallas 2021 Convento Jerusalen

The Falla for Convento Jerusalén was under the motto “De-Masked” which is kind of fitting considering we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. Set in Venice, it included iconic landmarks like the Piazza San Marco and its tower.

#2 Plaza del Pilar

Falla Plaza del Pilar Fallas 2021

The falla at Plaza del Pilar always amazes us. How can they build huge figures like this in such a small place? Don’t the people living in the apartments so close by have a problem with the burning? It’s quite an operation. The theme of their monument this year was “hunting”.

#3 Exposició-Misser Mascó

Falla Exposición Fallas 2021 Extravancia II

This year, we decided to attend the Cremà of the the sprawling monument at Exposición. And it was a great decision (just wait for the pictures and and video we’ll be publishing soon). This figure was called Extravagancia II, and its king riding on an ostrich and queen riding on a rhino certainly lived up to the name.

#4 L’Antiga, Monestir de Poblet

Falla L`Antiga Fallas 2021 Figura

This Falla was probably our favorite and we visited while it was still being constructed during the Plantà, before the presentation to the jury the next morning. Sadly this figure was partially destroyed by a horrible storm which happened the night after the Plantà. We assume this is why it didn’t win, because we thought it was the best of the year. This figure was all about pirates.

#5 Almirante Cadarso

Almirante Cadorso Falla Fallas 2021

Don’t tell anyone — this Fallas figure by Almirante Cadorso is all about secrets, gossip, and lies. You know just know that old lady isn’t whispering anything good into the Fallera’s ear. The details of this figure were amazing and we spent a long time taking a closer look.

#6 Na Jordana

Na Jordana Fallas 2021

We always love the Falla of the Na Jordana commission. Their figures are always socially aware and forward-looking, with bizarre and beautiful shapes, and modern themes. They also usually have some raunchy surprises, just to keep things interesting, and this year was no exception! WOW!

Bonus: Maestro Gozalbo

Falla Maestro Gozalbo Fallas 2021

We couldn’t end this article without mentioning the figure by the casal Maestro Gozalbo, which isn’t in the Sección Especial. Such a classic Valencian scene, so beautifully rendered. We were lucky to also be able to see this one burn on the last day of Fallas.

Too Precious To Burn – More Photos of Fallas Figures!

More from the Convento Jerusalén Falla:

  • 16 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 124144
  • 15 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 124111
  • 14 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 124024
  • 13 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123805
  • 11 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123617
  • 10 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123600
  • 08 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123546
  • 09 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123550
  • 06 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123316
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  • 05 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123250
  • 04 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123153
  • 03 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123147
  • 02 Falla Convento Jerusalen Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 123025

More Plaza del Pilar Photos:

  • 13 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 182121
  • 11 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 181712
  • 12 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 182018
  • 10 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 181635
  • 08 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 181551
  • 09 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 181623
  • 06 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 181309
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  • 05 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 181255
  • 04 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 181131
  • 02 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 181243
  • 03 Falla Plaza Pilar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210904 181128

More Falla Exposición Photos:

  • 07 Falla Expocision Fallas 2021 IMG 20210905 162710
  • 09 Falla Expocision Fallas 2021 IMG 20210905 162738
  • 05 Falla Expocision Fallas 2021 IMG 20210905 151350
  • 06 Falla Expocision Fallas 2021 IMG 20210905 162600
  • 04 Falla Expocision Fallas 2021 IMG 20210905 151020
  • 01 Falla Expocision Fallas 2021 IMG 20210905 151307 1
  • 02 Falla Expocision Fallas 2021 IMG 20210905 150106
  • 03 Falla Expocision Fallas 2021 IMG 20210905 150210

More Falla L’Antiga Photos:

  • 14 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 193446
  • 15 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 193412
  • 13 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 192811
  • 12 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 192657
  • 11 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 192544
  • 10 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 192455
  • 09 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 191758
  • 08 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 191525
  • 07 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 191515 1
  • 05 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 191354
  • 06 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 191441
  • 04 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 191147
  • 03 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 191131
  • 02 Falla LAntiga de Campanar Fallas 2021 IMG 20210901 191005

More Almirante Cadarso Photos:

  • 07 Falla Almirante Cadorso Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 194558
  • 05 Falla Almirante Cadorso Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 194420
  • 06 Falla Almirante Cadorso Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 194455
  • 04 Falla Almirante Cadorso Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 194129
  • 02 Falla Almirante Cadorso Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 194039
  • 03 Falla Almirante Cadorso Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 194045

More Falla Na Jordana Photos:

  • 20 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182048
  • 19 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 183213
  • 18 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 183131
  • 17 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 183106
  • 16 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 183043
  • 15 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 183037
  • 14 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182953
  • 13 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182931
  • 11 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182813
  • 12 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182926
  • 09 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182659
  • 10 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182710
  • 08 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182617
  • 07 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182610
  • 06 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182509
  • 05 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182457
  • 04 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182323
  • 02 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 182111
  • 03 Falla Na Jordana Fallas 2021 IMG 20210903 183327

More Falla Maestro Gozalbo Photos

  • 12 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 193552
  • 11 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 193506
  • 10 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 193136
  • 09 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 193031
  • 08 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 193000
  • 07 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 192928
  • 06 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 192900
  • 05 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 192655
  • 04 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 192652
  • 03 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 192647
  • 02 Falla Maetstro Gozalbo Fallas 2021 IMG 20210902 192547
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