Prepare for super-soaking action at Fiesta del Agua in the small town of Lanjaron near Granada, one of Europe's biggest water fights.
- When? TBC June 2018
- Where? Lanjarón near Granada
- Price: free
Turning up to the small Spanish town of Lanjaron armed with a pistol might sound like a shootout, but fortunately it's just Fiesta del Agua - one of the craziest and biggest water fights you're likely to experience.
Every year, the small town of Lanjaron in the Granada province holds an annual water fight in celebration of San Juan. In the late evening, thousands of people are gathered in the streets after partying throughout the day, all ready for the clock to strike midnight when the water mayhem is unleashed. Locals on surrounding balconies brandish hoses while those in the street are armed with super soaking pistols, bulging water bombs and filled-to-the-brim buckets. Although it only lasts for one extremely soggy hour, the celebrations don't end there with people dancing, drinking and singing until the early hours.
Getting to the event is easy if you're staying in Granada as hundreds of visitors head to the Fiesta del Agua via bus from the city centre, which takes around an hour. And luckily this is one warzone everyone comes home from (even if you are a little wet).
- Get there: Take the bus from Granada to Lanjarón.
- Stay: Find a hotel in Granada city centre.
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