Hotel Portal del Caroig
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids pool
- Swimming pool
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Today is the big day. The largest food fight in the world, La Tomatina this year marks the 70th year of the festival. It is now ticketed. They had to start doing this as 40,000 people came in 2012 and the festival just became to unsafe. So from 2013 they started to sell tickets to 20,000 people.
We were up bright and early to catch the bus at 7am. The bus trip was only about 30 minutes and soon we were parking up and getting excited. The event ...
... next to nothing but a camera or two. Being 3 hours early means that we had the opportunity to roam around the street of the fight. It is much longer then I anticipated and winds up a hill. There is a small square at the top, which is the biggest area.
Tarps line the storefronts of the street and locals lean over their balconies throwing water over the revellers below. As 9am approaches there are enough people in the street that the enthusiastic ...
... something of interest: A tour of Montserrat, complete with tapas and wine tasting in a castle.
We met our tour guide from Castle Experience in front of the Hard Rock Cafe in the centre of Barcelona. There were eight of us, including a couple from Texas, a group of Australians, and the tour guide, who was also our driver.
We hopped into a van and made our way towards Montserrat, ...
... locals were out selling Sangria, beer, food and souvenirs. At about 10am we headed towards the main street where it all happens and it was already rammed with people. There is a seven metre greasy pole with a ham at the top at one end and people try to climb up and get it down. We couldn’t even get to it or see it since there were so many people.
Then just before 11am, when the tomato fight starts, the clouds ...
So Megan and I had decided to visit Montserrat as we thought it would be a nice break from all the historical sites, get in a bit of hiking and natural scenery. Train to the site and then took the cable car (which is basically a gondola). If heights isn't your thing there was a rack railway that would take you up as well, but I don’t think you can beat the cable car for views. Montserrat means "saw" mountains (as in chain ...