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Look beyond the Tomato Fest

Despite being a town of only 10,000 people and without being much of a tourist draw at most times of the year, there are other things to see and do around Buñol apart from La Tomatina. So if you find yourself with a few days free in the lead up to or after the festival, read on...
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La Tomatina: The Weirdest Wet T-Shirt Contest Around

Despite an official rule of La Tomatina is that ‘you must not tear shirts,’ on the day, it isn’t a rule paid much attention to. During the tomato fight, people tear other’s shirts and thousands of newly-torn wet t-shirts are thrown in the air. Also, since head shots are not...
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Video Shows the Madness of the La Tomatina Festival

The video displayed here, which comes courtesy of The Telegraph, a UK based newspaper, shows the madness that is the La Tomatina Festival. Simply put, the La Tomatina Festival is the largest food fight in the world. The old saying goes that a picture paints a thousand words, and...
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Pretty Packed for a Tomato Brawler

The number of attendees for La Tomatina is limited to just 20,000 lucky people. Even so, if you’re one of the attendees, this large number of people present makes it extremely difficult to get anywhere near the Plaza central where the tomato trucks arrive. You’ll probably find...
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La Tomatina: The Little Festival of Worldwide Fame

In the sleepy Spanish town of Buñol, an event takes place each and every year that truly has to be seen to be believed. While the nearby city of Valencia, situated on the Mediterranean coast, can boast of its fine, delicious tasting oranges that are of global acclaim, its smaller...
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La Tomatina – Brush up on Some History While Learning the Local Lingo

The video shown below, provides a humorous introduction to some of the history of the world famous La Tomatina festival. Before you make your way over to the delightful town of Buñol, which hosts the largest food fight the world has ever seen, why not brush up on some of the...
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What to Expect at La Tomatina

La Tomatina is the now famous celebration where 20,000 tourists, drunks and tomato warriors gather on the tiny town of Bunol with swim goggles and old clothing as protection purely to throw tomatoes at each other. The festival runs the last Wednesday in August, but festivities...
Facts about Spain

Strange Facts about Spain

The very fact that Spain hosts its own tomato-throwing festival means the country has its quirks. Here are some other interesting facts about Spain you may not know. Spanish taxis are easily distinguishable by the green light on the roof. Instead of the Tooth Fairy, the Spaniards...
How many tomatoes?

How Many Tomatoes Exactly?!

It’s commonly known that one metric tonne of tomatoes are thrown at La Tomatina. But how many tomatoes make up one tonne? 150,000 to be exact. That’s enough tomatoes to fill 14,000 bottles of tomato sauce, enough tomatoes to make juice for 400,000 Bloody Marys and cover 548,000...
Food Festivals from around the World

Food Festivals from around the World

Even though it’s the largest, La Tomatina is not the only festival with (a particular kind of) food as its main attraction – or that involves the throwing of it. Here we examine other food festivals from around the world including: Cooper’s Hill Annual Cheese Rolling in England,...