Today agriculture and industry are the primary economic activities. The climate is typical Mediterranean, with mild winters (and occasional snow) and hot summers.
phone: +34 962 503 886address: Plaza Castillo, s/n
By planeValencia International Airport (VLC). Has daily flights to major cities in Europe and has seasonal flights to New York City and then drive west along the Autovia del Este.
Estación de Tren de BuñolMedium-distance trains connect the city with Madrid, Cuenca, and Valencia. From Valencia, Renfe regional train line C3 depart three times daily Estació de València Nord, with a round-trip ticket costing €3.70 and the journey lasting just over an hour.
By busAutobuses Buñol (tel. +34 963 491 425) runs frequent buses from Valencia, with the Buñol located on Av Beltran Vaguena, near the Plaza de la Diputación.
Castillo de BuñolBuilt by the Moors in the 11th and 12th centuries atop an earlier Roman fortification, the castle was captured during the Christian Reconquista in 1238 and later modified. It was used as a barracks during the 18th and 19th centuries, and now houses a small museum with displays documenting the town's history.
Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstoladdress: Plaza del Pueblo, 10The church was built in the 18th century in the Neoclassical style, and remodeled several times.
Ermita de San Luis Beltránaddress: Paseo San Luis, 6The small chapel was built in the 18th century, by San Luis spring.
Torre de telegrafía ópticaThe ruined optical telegraph tower dates from the mid-19th century and is one of a string of such towers between Valencia and Madrid. Good views of the area can be had from the top.
Buñol is famous for its two music wind ensembles, which are the most important in the province of Valencia.
Fallesaddress: in the old town and the port districtAs elsewhere in Valencia, Buñol celebrates Falles with the cridà (opening call of the festivities), the plantà (assembly of the satirical falla monuments to be eventually burnt), l'Ofrena (offering of flowers to the Virgen de los Desamparados), the mascletà (gunpowder demonstrations), fireworks, and finally the cremà (burning of the fallas).
La TomatinaDesignated as a 'Festival of International Touristic Interest' by the Spanish Government, upwards of 40,000 people descend on the town annually for a massive tomato fight that literally stains the entire town red. It is believed to have begun in 1945, when some youths threw tomatoes at town authorities in retaliation for being denied permission to participate in a parade. The incident was repeated for several years until 1950, when after an attempt by Francoist authorities to halt the practice most of the townspeople began participating and it became a regular event.
- As a means of crowd control the town has begun selling tickets to the event, which much be purchased in advance online. It is advisable to wear old clothing to the event, and to protect your camera should you bring one. The Tomatina formally lasts only one hour, from noon until 13:00.
Mercadilloaddress: C/ Valle de AndorraA weekly street market for local produce and other goods.
phone: +34 962 501 350address: Paseo San Luis, s/nPleasantly situated in a park with both indoor and outdoor seating, the large restaurant serves traditional Buñol rice dishes as well as lighter fare. The wood-fired paella is especially recommended.
phone: +34 962 500 923address: Avda de Benito Pérez Galdós, 5Located in a 17th-century posada (an inn used to accommodate both travellers and horses), the posada today also has a large, reliable restaurant serving up classic Valencian dishes. Dishes are available à la carte or in a set menu, with very generous portions.
phone: +34 661 302 178address: C/ Quevedo, 10Rooms have a shared bathroom; shared kitchen and garden available. Free Wi-Fi, no onsite parking.
phone: +34 962 504 852address: Avda Blasco Ibáñez, 13A family-run hotel, operational since 2001. Has an onsite bar and restaurant, free parking, and free Wi-Fi. Pets permitted on request for no extra charge.