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Paterna Things to Do

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    by luciano Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    Every house and store on the main street around the site of "La Cordá" have protective grids attached to their windows for the festival. Some of them even cover the whole facade. The ones that don't do it, show the effects of the impacts of rockets on their walls.

    Rocket-stained walls, Paterna
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    by luciano Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    At most towns in Spain, the main festivals are around the second half of August, in the midst of summer.
    Paterna summer festivals are closed with a major event, a wild firework and rocketry display known as "La Cordá".
    Late at night, on the last Sunday of August, several well-trained "rocket-men" (coheters, they call them) wearing lots of protective gear and provided with a box full of huge rockets, take their positions along the main street, near the main square.
    Everybody else at a distance of a few hundreds meters must get into their houses, as it's very dangerous to be around when the party begins. (Actually there's no official prohibition, so you can test your good luck and go see it if you want. I am one of the lucky ones who can watch safely behind a window near the main square)
    At a given signal, the coheters start firing the rockets, and the place turns into HELL during exactly 30 minutes.

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  • Paterna Hotels

    9 Hotels in Paterna

Paterna Hotels

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  • HUSA Hotel Apartamento Wellness

    Juan de la Cierva, 27 Parque Tecnologico, Paterna, 46980, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Sidorme Paterna-Valencia

    Ciutat De Lliria 4, Paterna, 46980, Spain

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Posadas De Espana - Paterna

    Leonardo Da Vinci s/n, Parque Tecnologico de Valencia, Paterna, Valencia Province, 46980, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Tactica

    C/ Botiguers, 1, Paterna, 46980, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • ZT Valencia Park

    Calle Botiguers 49, Parque Empresarial Tactica, Paterna, 46980, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Husa Mas Camarena

    Valencia Parque Tecnologico Nicolas Copernico 2 Autovia Valencia, Ademuz, Salida 9, Paterna, 46980

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Campo Olivar

    Montgo s/n, Paterna, 46980, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hostal Mitre

    Perez Galdos 12, Paterna, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Cruz de Gracia

    Urb. La Cruz de Gracia, 12, Paterna, 46980, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

Paterna Restaurants

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    Favorite Dish: Cooked by a Spanish abuela at the backyard, and eaten with the whole family at lunchtime. This typical Spanish dish is originally from Valencia, did you know?

    Grandma cooking paella

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Paterna Transportation

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    by luciano Written Feb 13, 2005

    From Valencia to Paterna:
    FGV metro, line 1 (yellow), direction Lliria or Paterna, 20 minutes.
    The train goes underground inside Valencia, but comes up to the surface when leaving the city.
    Stop at Campament or Paterna stations.

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Paterna Favorites

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    by luciano Updated Feb 13, 2005

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    Fondest memory: 'Las Fallas' of Valencia is one of the most important festivals in Spain. I was very lucky to be witness to the preparations of 'Fallas', almost four months before the festival itself!

    I share the secrets in a travelogue.

    Unfinished

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