Get tomatoed at the World’s most infamous food fight!
When: The last Wednesday of August. 29th August 2012. 28th August 2013.
Where: Buñol, Valencia, Spain.
La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain. Tens of tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets for exactly one hour.
The week-long festival features music, parades, dancing, and fireworks. On the night before, participants of the festival compete in a paella cooking contest. It is tradition for the women to wear all white and the men to wear no shirts.
Who’s been to La Tomatina?
Have you been to the La Tomatina in Valencia yourself? If so, please tell us all about it! You can share your pics and videos on our facebook page too! Or if you just want to say hi, or leave a comment for any other reason, we’d love to hear from you.
Spanish Food & Drink
Eat Valencian paella, made with rice, chicken, rabbit and greens. Or try our traditional Spanish tortilla to get yourself in the mood. Drink Agua de Valencia, a heady mix of Cava, orange juice, vodka and gin. Or maybe its time for a Bloody Mary!
Travel to Spain
The nearest airport to Buñol is Valencia (35km away) on the East coast of Spain. Book flights and hotels in Valencia with ebookers.com. You can also find late deals on hotels and other types of accommodation on LateRooms.com
From holiday reading and travel books on Spain, to binoculars and
And don’t forget the camera!
Enjoy your trip! And when you’re home we’d love you to come back and tell us all about it!