Looking to visit Spain? | Chicago Tapas Restaurant
opens in a new window opens in a new window

Looking to visit Spain?

Looking to visit Spain? Now is the time to book your trip!

Because it’s almost time for La Tomatina Tomato Fight Festival Buñol Spain! La Tomatina is a festival held in the Valencian town of Buñol, a town located in the East of Spain. Here, participants throw tomatoes & get involved in this tomato fight purely for entertainment purposes. Since 1945 it has been held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol. La Tomatina has been a strong tradition in Buñol since 1944 or 1945. This event was created after two men, in political protest, began throwing tomatoes at many people & places, & continues to this day, though more for enjoyment than protest nowadays.

Usually, the fight lasts for an hour, after which the whole town square has been covered with tomato paste. Fire trucks then hose down the streets & participants often use hoses that locals provide to remove the tomato paste from their bodies. Some participants go to the pool of “los peñones” to wash. Afterwards, the village cobblestone streets are completely clean due to the acidity of the tomato disinfecting and thoroughly cleaning the surfaces. Can you think of a more exciting way to experience Spain than covered in tomatoes? Who’s coming with us this year?