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Take a part in La Tomatinain Valencia, Spain

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Celebrate the summer at the main Spanish fiesta - La Tomatina, and struggle in tomato battle. This happens only once a year!
How to take a part in La Tomatina in Valencia
Every year, the Spanish traditionally escorts the summer with dances, the sea of sangria and tons of ripe tomatoes. In the last week of August, the locals and adventurous travelers head west from Valencia, to the small town of Bunol, to fight in La Batalle del Tomate.

La Tomatina Festival in BunolPhoto: La Tomatina Festival in Bunol, © Олег Халимов

For the time of the tomato battle, all the shops and restaurants are closed in the city. As the firecrackers are released from the city hall to the square at 11 a.m., a few trucks with tomatoes take out to the crowd. And the battle begins! All this attraction with tomato souse underfoot, happy faces and stained T-shirts lasts about two hours. The goal is to throw as much as possible the tomatoes into the «enemies» nearby.

After tomato battle, take part in the traditional drawing of the dried ham of the Iberian pig, which takes place right on the square near the town hall.

How to do?

1. Book a trip to the Tomatina Festival on the official website. You can buy a ticket from Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Costa Blanca, the regions of Murcia and Andalusia.
2. Find out about the time of departure of the bus. Don't forget to take an extra clothes and a zeal for victory in a tomato battle.
3. Stay on the square after the tomato battle and try your luck in the hoop of the ham of the choicest jamon - bring a trofphy home!

When to do?

On August, 30, 2017

How much?

Package tour from Valencia - €50, from Barcelona - €75, from Madrid - €85.

The price includes: a transfer to the venue of the festival and back, insurance, entrance ticket for the tomato battle, sangtia and paella, a shower and a branded Tomatina T-shirt.
Languages: English Spanish


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