Spain is a country famous for its ability to celebrate and party! Don’t you just love that in Spain you can run with tomatoes and get hit by bulls? At least I think that is what happens!
We recommend that you take part in, at least, one of our favourite Spanish summer festivals this year! Don’t forget to book your Spain car hire before you arrive. How else are you to get to the party?
Northern Spain is where you can run with the bulls. In the city of Pamplona they hold the annual San Fermin festival, which takes place from July 6-14. The festival is held in honour of Saint Fermin, the co-patron of Navarre. Throughout the week, there are many activities that take place, with the most famous of them all being the Pamplona Bull Run!
If you are looking to join in with the world’s largest food fight, then head to a little town called Bunyol, near Valencia. La Tomatina festival is held on the last Wednesday in August, with the tomato fight normally taking place between 11am and 1pm. Don’t worry about washing off after the event, if you take a walk down to Bunyol River you will find some public showers.
On September 24th, the streets of Barcelona are taken over by the celebration of the city’s patron: the Virgin de la Merce. There are parades of giant wooden figures, sporting events, live music performances and fantastic firework displays. The festival’s official name is Festes de la Merce. One activity to watch is the building of a human tower. Yes, you heard correctly: a human tower! There is a competition held each year, on which groups of people try to form the highest human tower.
When you have had enough of the festival madness why not enjoy the Spanish sun and see a little more of this stunning country? You could drive your hire car in Madrid, or head for the coastline of the Costa del Sol!
Have you been to any of the above festivals? Any funny festival stories to share?