The Virgen de los Desamparados (Our Lady of the Forsaken) is a relevant Valencian festivity celebrated yearly in the month of May.
Featuring a series of events —this year between May 3 and 31—, the most important one is that of the second Sunday of May. Experience the dansà, a fireworks castle, a mascletà, masses for the devoted, and the procession and transfer of the Virgin’s statue.
Fireworks castle: Near Serranos Towers, beginning at 12 am (Saturday 11th at midnight), followed by the dansà (typical Valencian dancing show) at the Virgin’s Square. Also featuring a musical performance by the Cant Valencià d’Estil Association.
Procession and mascletà: Sunday 12 at 10:30 am, the Virgin will be transported from her chapel to Valencia’s Cathedral through Micalet street. At 2 pm, a mascletà will start at City Hall square. In the afternoon, from 6:30 pm, the general procession will follow this itinerary: Virgin’s Square, Caballeros St., Tossal St., Bolsería St., Market, María Cristina St., San Vicente St., Queen’s Square, Mar St., Avellanas St., Palau and Almoina.