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Haro Wine Fight.

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Haro Wine Festival is a summer festival in the town of Haro (map) in the La Rioja region of Northern Spain. It features a Batalla de Vino (Battle of Wine) and youth bullfights.

The best time to visit Haro is for the major event of the year: The Batalla Del Vino. On Saint Peters Day (El dia de San Pedro), which is June 29th every year, the population of 11,500 in the central Rioja town of Haro swells to almost double that, and early on the morning of the 29th it descends into outright “Wine Warfare” in the chaotic and spectacular “Battle of the Wine”.

Walking through the streets is like a ribena berry overdose.

A mass is then celebrated at the Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio. After the mass, the Battle of Wine commences. The participants toss wine on each other until everyone is completely soaked. This is a super fun event and tourist friendly. At noon, the festival continues at the Plaza de la Paz (map).

Since the early 19th century Haro has established a worldwide reputation for being the most important wine town in the Rioja wine region and remains so today even though the number of Bodegas in the region have multiplied 8 times to 574 during the past 50 years (1970 to 2020). The key focus of this reputation is at the Barrio Estación where 7 of the best Rioja Bodegas are located – namely Bodegas Bilbainas (founded 1859).

Rioja wine is made from grapes grown in the La Rioja and Navarre, and the Basque province of Álava. About 90% of the cultivation is of red grapes, the remainder being white grapes. Rioja is subdivided into three zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Oriental and Rioja Alavesa. Many wines have traditionally blended fruit from all three regions, though there is a slow growth in single-zone wines.

 

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Public transport.

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Always check whether the bus or the train is more convenient. The least expensive way to get around most parts of Spain is by bus.

HOW TO GET TO THE WINE FIGHT (wine-fight.com)

Also сheck оut мore info: Get to Haro (haroturismo.org) • Getting around Spain (spain.info)

BUS: One of the largest bus companies in Spain is ALSA, which covers most of the country with its extensive network of bus routes. Other popular bus companies include Avanza, Empresa Plana, and Socibus / Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on Movelia.es.

TRAIN: The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services. (*Rail travel in Europe)

AIRPORT: Information about Spanish airports ⇒ aena.es.

FERRY: Baleària • Grimaldi LinesTrasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (spain.info)

La Batalla del Vino: Spain’s traditional ‘wine battle‘ festival makes its return.

La Batalla del Vino (The Wine Battle) is held every year in Spain’s La Rioja region. But where did this wild festival come from?

video source: euronews / youtube.com /

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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

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Renfe.com

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

alsa.com

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’

www.thelocal.es: The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice.

www.spain-holiday.com: This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine

www.foodswinesfromspain.com: This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information.

www.spanishsabores.com: Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love.

esmadrid.com | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.