Thursday, December 1, 2011

LA TOMATINA- Tomato festival in Buñol

Hi guys!


How have you been? sorry for my delay I was kinda busy with my studies to post something in the blog. ^_^

Tonight I'd like to introduce you the Tomato festival (la tomatina) This festival is well known all over the world. La tomatina is held in Buñol not far away from Valencia in the last Wednesday of August... so you can take the train from Valencia.

Buñol is a small village, the population is around 9000 people, but whose population swells to some 30,000 on the day of La Tomatina.
If you want to enjoy this lovely village, i recommend you to visit the castle built in the 13th century, the Roquillo bridge (500 m walking from the city centre), and the several fountains and gardens of the old town.

The tomatina (토마티나).. a fight of tomatoes involves hundred of people from different places and ages, that going to visit Buñol expecting to be bathed in tomato juice. Wwhen the fight is over, people usually go until the installed showers for participants or they get into the river!

토마토의 바다에 빠져~

Before go there, you should keep in mind some rules! The city council follows a short list of instructions for the safety of the participants and the festival:
  • The tomatoes have to be squashed before throwing to avoid injuries.
  • No other projectiles except tomatoes are allowed.
  • Participants have to give way to the truck and lorries.
  • The festival doesn't allow ripping off T-shirts. (Many men try to carry it out with the girls ¬_¬)
  • You must be careful to avoid the lorries which carry the tomatoes. As soon as you hear the 2nd banger you must stop throwing tomatoes.
Umm, my personal tip for you is that should wear old clothes and shoes, also don't miss to wear snorkelling equipment to protect the eyes of the tomato juice. It could be seem a little be weird, but i swear you that is very useful ahahaha. If you're not provided with swimming goggles do not worry! you will find in all the shops of the town, also you can find underwater cameras, very useful to take pictures during tomatina If you are doubting about the fun of this festival can involve, check out the video :D
토마토의 바다에 몸을 던져라! 라 토마티나ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2 comments:

  1. This looks so cool. Is it worth going to? What else is there around the town/surrounding area & cities? I want to go but unsure whether it'd be worth the cost of travelling from the UK :S

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  2. taking the train you also can visit Cheste, taking the train you also can visit Cheste, where is located the motorcycling circuit of the community of Valencia, also that city is popular for the motorcycling meetings. Of course.. you also can visit Valencia.

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