Every last Wednesday of August, for almost 60 years, the town Buñol holds its traditional tomatoes fight (La tomatina). A crowd of 40 thousands people gather in the town’s square for the most peculiar fiesta in Europe. The tradition that began 60 years ago as the fiesta of the town’s patron turned into an event where the participants throw 10 tons of ripe tomatoes on one another. The event that last for two hours from 11am to 13pm begins in a water fight.
As expected, La Tomatina attracts many visitors, majority of whom are out of town tourists. Admittedly, hotel rooms during this time are in high demand, surging lodging rates quickly. Therefore, it is is highly recommended to reserve hotel rooms early on to lock in current, more reasonable, rates.
The celebrators splash water all around, water splashes also come from the houses’ windows and terraces. On the second stage the T-SHIRTS fight begins where the participants throw their shirts on one another.