Spain


On location in Spain with the trio from “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” as they pass the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, visit the Tomastino Festival, and run with the bulls in Pamplona.

Barcelona

On location in Barcelona, Spain, Arjun, Kabir and Imraan drive by the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. Construction on the Basilica was started in 1882 and still continues today. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been called the most unique and amazing church in the world. Started by diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar (1828-1901), the work and concept is mainly credited to Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926).

“A church is the only thing worthy of representing the feelings of a people, for religion is the highest thing in people”
Antoni Gaudí

Pamplona

Running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain

The ‘running of the bulls’ is part of the Festival of San Fermin which is held in Pamplona, Spain. The run starts at 8am every day from July 7 thru July 14. Starting out as a low-keyed local festival in 1591, it greatly expanded after Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises” was published in 1926, as it featured the Bull Run.  With people coming to Pamplona to attend the festival from all over the world, overcrowding is a serious problem.

La Tomatina Festival

“Ik Junoon” song (Paint it Red) from Zindagi Na Milegi Dabara

Held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the small village of Bunol near Valencia in eastern Spain, La Tomatina Festival could be the world’s largest food fight. It started in 1944 or 1945 but no one remembers how it began.  It was such fun that it became an annual event.  It is estimiated that 50,000 participated in 2012, throwing 240,000 pounds of squished tomatoes. A canon signals the beginning of the fight and firefighters use water canons to wash down the streets after the fight is over.  To find out more follow this link: http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/festivals/la-tomatina/

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