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The World’s Biggest Food Fight

Every August, Spain hosts one of its maddest festivals of the year ‘La Tomatina’ in a tiny village just outside Valencia.

Every August, Spain hosts one of its maddest festivals of the year ‘La Tomatina’ in a tiny village just outside Valencia.

Tens-of-thousands of people descend on the small Spanish town of Buñol to pelt each other with over ripe tomatoes and turn the streets into red juicy pools of slush.

It’s Spain’s most popular summer festival, which started in the 1940s when children started throwing their lunch at each other for sport in the town square.

Sixty years on, the Buñol council now provides truckloads of ripe tomatoes for participants to hurl at each other on the last Wednesday of August every year.

The population of Buñol swells from 9,000 to almost 30,000 annually for this event with the highlight of the festival taking place between 11am and 1pm. It is advisable to stay in nearby Valencia (40kms away) and travel by local bus or car for the festival.

Flight Centre is offering flights to Valencia from £150 per person flying with Iberia from Heathrow in August and accommodation from £60 per room per night at the 4* Confortel Aqua 3 a new hotel opening in June close to the historic centre of Valencia.

For reservations contact Flight Centre on 0870 499 0042 or www.flightcentre.co.uk


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