The Plaza de Ayuntamiento is a point of reference to start any trip around the city of Valencia. It is especially interesting as the starting-off point for a tour through the old quarter or a busy shopping spree along some of the most important nearby shopping districts in the city. The palatial Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) building dominates the square, and its bells chime out the time to passers-by. Surrounding the plaza are other buildings from Valencia's golden age, such as the Correos building (the main post office). In the center of the plaza, a fountain spurts water, surrounded by flower stalls with all the colors, sizes, varieties (and prices) imagineable. On sunny days the plaza is filled with people out for a stroll, and during the "Fallas" festival, a swarm of people meet up here everyday at two o'clock for the "Mascleta", when kilo upon kilo of firecrackers are set off.
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