You cannot miss it out, that´s why Barcelona Urbany Hostel organizes a day trip to Bunyol, the Tomatina´s town. We cannot make the party to be held in Barcelona, so we’ll take you to Bunyol on a half day-trip.
The price? 45€ per ticket, which includes transportation, our tomatina experts and funniest guides, and of course, the Tomatina!!
What is the Tomatina? Everyone loves a good food fight and there is no bigger food fight than La Tomatina! Put simply, it’s a tomato war which takes place on the last Wednesday in August and attracts thousands of visitors, dressed – rather unsurprisingly – in their oldest clothes or swim wear! It all gets underway when the council starts unloading tons of ripe tomatoes from lorries in the village square and the visitors start to throw tomatoes at each other.
It is just a crazy festival. Each year thousands of partygoers plunge themselves in a tradition that has lasted for 64 years. People come from everywhere, foreigners and spanish people from other cities meet in Bunyol, a little village, just to feel and live through one of the best festivities of the world! It has been declared a fiesta of international importance and everyone is very welcome.
What’s the point? You may wonder… Who cares! Suspend reason and good sense and just throw yourself into the orgiastic, tomato melee! Get involved! The Tomatina rules? It is absolutely forbidden to bring or throw bottles or other objects that could hurt other people. You must not tear t-shirts. Crush your tomatoes before throwing them. At the sound of the 2nd banger you must stop throwing tomatoes. And that’s it!! The veterans and the forward thinkers tend to keep a set of clean clothes in their cars so they can get changed, although some of the younger people like to go back to their villages without cleaning up – perhaps because they’re proud to show that they’ve taken part in the Tomatina.
When? Wednesday, 29th of august.
Where? We go from Barcelona and come back to Barcelona on the same day! Price: 45€ per person.
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