Valencia, city founded by the Roman Empire, has seen as various cultures and people has passed through its streets, helping to forge a singular identity in a privileged enclave on the shores of the Mediterranean sea.
Its enviable climate has made of this beautiful city, an open place where life is celebrated in its streets, as well as in its squares and gardens, something that its inhabitants share with the rest of the world, especially during its festivities.
Falles, Heritage of Humanity, are one of the most popular celebrations in the world. During Falles, the city gets full of monuments made of cardboard and paper-mâché, known as fallas, full of «ninots» (figures that represent people and animals) being these a satyrical representation of the present day.
Light, music, firecrackers and fireworks fill the city's streets for several days until the «Nit de la Cremà» (the final night of the festivities), when fallas are burned, in a metaphorical representation of eliminating the bad of the past and celebrating the arrival of Spring with a renewed and optimistic spirit.
There are a total of 24 missions in the Valencia city center waiting to be discovered. Complete a minimum of 6 missions to get the Ingress Mission Day medal!
If you are thinking of complete all, we recommend you following the order of the missions:
A special banner of Falles will be available during the weekend.. Complete it while you visit the Falles through the center of our city.
An interactive map with all the missions. Click each mission to show Google Maps and Intel hyperlinks.
Yes, please visit the official webpage of event on this link: MD Valencia, as well as registering in person on the day.
Missions go live at 00:00 hours on Saturday 11th March. Only missions completed on this day will count towards the medal.
There are 24 missions. In order to get the scanner medal, you'll have to complete a minimum of 6.
Verification of completed missions is from 18:00 to 20:00 on Tyris on Tap.
Yes, they will be located at verification per the above. They will also be available to chat to on the day for any advice, as well as on telegram group or privately prior to the event. They can also provide advice on access for anyone that is mobility impaired.
Yes, it will be Saturday 11th March on Plaza de la Virgen at 12:00.
There will be a visit to Plaza del Ayuntamiento to enjoy one of Mascletàs, typical to the Falles festivities in the city. «Mascletàs» are diurnal fireworks, a very celebrated daily event that gather hundreds and even thousands of valencians to enjoy this world-famous time.
Yes, you can find a map in Missions Guide section.
Pretty bloody good, but the very center of Valencia, around Carmen neighbourhood, GPS can get really tricky due to street width.
Yes, most are close together, there are some further out for people who like to do a lot of walking. Valencia, being a mediterranean coastal city is also a flat area so there are no hills to walk up and down during the missions. Opening and closing times are available for both banner and MD missions on the Mission Guide and Information pages.
Show them your scanner and tell them that you’re playing a game called Ingress (precursor to Pokémon). Local police has been warned and will be around in case you need some help with directions, etc... Most have heard what it is, if it is one that hasn’t, you’re more than likely going to be at a portal and can show them a tiny bit about it. Don't be silly and shout about blowing up portals and please abide by the law at all times. Do not bring yourself, other players, or the game into disrepute by doing otherwise.
In Valencia exist a lot of options to move around, we recommend to visit the Event Community at Google+ and go to the next link to see all available options: