The 71st edition of “La Vuelta” Tour of Spain runs from Aug. 20 to Sept. 11. The Vuelta is made up of 21 stages.
Had enough salad and gazpacho? Here’s another way to use up tomatoes. The annual “Tomatina” tomato fight was this morning in Bunol, a village outside Valencia, Spain. Drawing from a 160-ton cache, for an hour or so, thousands of people, many of them tourists, lobbed the ripe fruit like snowballs, bathing each other and the surrounding streetscape in pulp and juice.
In Vitoria, northern Spain, even if a resident’s ordinary market is closed for St. James’ Day, they won’t want for garlic. Every year on July 25 producers from all around Spain converge on the Basque Country capital for a traditional garlic fair.
The San Fermín festival is held every year in the Spanish city of Pamplona on July 6 and lasts eight days.
At 264 million pounds, and 217 feet, Royal Caribbean’s ‘Harmony of the Seas’ is the world’s biggest-ever cruise ship. The widest cruise ship ever built, its 1,187-feet length makes it 164 feet longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower. The ship is headed for Southampton in southern England and is to embark on its official maiden voyage on May 22 to its new home port of Barcelona.
“Bread Procession of the Saint” honors Domingo de La Calzada Saint (1019-1109) in Santo Domingo de La Calzada, northern Spain. Every year during spring season, “Las Doncellas,” or “White Virgins,” hold baskets covered with white cloth on their heads while they walk past the old village in honor of the saint.