La Tomatina

30 Aug 2017
Buñol, Valencia, Spain

Crowds of thousands come together in the Valencian town of Buñol to take part in a manic food fight equipped with tomatoes.

  • When? 30th August 2017
  • Where? Buñol, Valencia
  • Price: free

Every year, crowds of thousands come together in the Valencian town of Buñol, 19 miles from the Mediterranean, to take part in a manic food fight equipped with tomatoes.

La Tomatina falls at the end of August, with up to 20,000 people gathering in the streets to battle it out in the centre of town at Plaza del Pueblo. Large water cannons fire into the air to signal the start of the world's largest food fight, and then it's every man for himself.

This wacky but oh-so-fun Valencian event has to be seen to be believed, and adventurous visitors in the area during August would be foolish not to get involved.

  • Get there: Take the train from Valencia to Buñol, which takes around an hour.
  • Stay: Base yourself in Valencia and find a hotel in El Carmen, the Old Town.

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