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Buñol – La Tomatina!

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This Wednesday, the 27th of August, the small town of Buñol will once again play host to one of the world’s most famously bizarre festivals: The Tomatina.

You’ve probably seen the images — hundreds of people throwing millions of tomatoes at each other, turning the city’s streets into a mushy, red mess. The celebration has been going on for 63 years, and serves as a way to get stress out before the beginning of fall. It’s always on the last Wednesday of August.

Buñol is just 45 minutes by train from Valencia, and Renfe has special service there on Wednesday. Below is a copy of their information flier. There are a lot of trains both there and back but please note — I have no idea how crowded or full the trains will be. Also note that the trains leave from Sant Isidre not the main train station.

There are numerous operators offering bus rides for about €30 — which is far more than what Renfe charges. There’s information on buses here.

August 26, 2008 at 12:06 pm
2 comments »
  • August 26, 2008 at 2:29 pmPappy Powell

    Looks like great fun. Your one pic, however shows all guys. Aren’t the ladies allowed to participate? Oh yea, I forgot, they’re smarter.

  • August 15, 2009 at 4:25 pmBlue_ide1

    Hey Pappy Powell, I appreciate the comment about the smart ladies. Hope this doesn’t change your opinion, but there are 4 girls from Texas that are bringin it to the Tomatina this year brutha! Watch out!!!! :))

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