Plans for Carnivals in Barcelona 2020
February begins and immediately we think of Carnival!
Carnival is a time that is lived in a very particular way and with great joy in Catalonia, since the festivities were prohibited during Franco’s term. So, since the end of his dictatorship in 1975 people have been compensating all those years without carnival.
The Barcelona Carnival in the 21st century is above all a participatory event, making it a spontaneous exercise in individual and collective freedom, involving many people in the city. The special costumes, the typical disguises and wizards make this carnival so worth seeing. Children love the carnival in Barcelona!
The fun begins on ‘Thursday lardero’, and ends the following Wednesday with a traditional ceremony in which sardines are buried to symbolize the beginning of fasting.
We recommend the carnival parades in the Ribera/Born area of Barcelona old city. The highlight is “La Taronjada” on Sunday – a colourful battle of orange balloons and confetti at the end of a parade in the Ribera/Born district.
Apart from this, you can also go to Carnival in Sitges which is approximately 15 kilometres away. In the gay and lesbian stronghold the atmosphere is very shrill and eccentric, and the parade is unique.
In Sitges, the Carnival has been celebrated for over 100 years. To reach Sitges you can simply take the train. Trains depart from the main station Sants to Sitges. The trip takes about 40 minutes.
With our Youstylish Barcelona Apartments Concierge Service, Sitges Carnival is a MUST. Our Youstylish Concierge service can help you organize a private van that picks your group up on the apartments and takes you to spend an amazing and unforgettable time in Sitges, with a private guide in any language you want. Enjoy the experience of carnival and typical Spanish food before your private van takes you back to your Barcelona apartment.
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