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Nine “Need To Know’s” about the La Tomatina Festival of Buñol

Updated: Dec 31, 2020

The Virus may have successfully been able to put our travel at a pause, but not our plans. An avid traveler like me will still continue making travel plans for happier and safer times ahead!

Remember the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara ? yes that pretty much inspired my husband and me and maybe hundreds of other Indians to do the tour dé español.

I recently did Spain and it was truly, uniquely beautiful. However, the highlight of our tour dé español was undoubtedly the much talked about La Tomatina festival. The Tomato fight is just CRAZY in the entire sense of the word. So since there is so much curiosity because of the hype, I decided to write this post.

I will not be getting into the history of it, you can find that anywhere. What I am going to take you through is some ‘need to know’ / ‘good to know’ information just to prep you, and not spoil the whole surprise element and the excitement you hold for it.

First. If you think that the tomato fight happens in a large open area…nah, it’s like our Gali wala Holi only with tomatoes. The festival takes place in this single long street in Buñol, a small town in Spain 60 kilometres off Valencia.