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Get ready to enjoy Carnival in Madrid!

By | 7 February, 2018 | 0 comments

Masks, brass bands and costumes aplenty… It’s February and if this month is good for anything it’s because Carnival has arrived in Madrid!

The last new moon of winter kicks off this party of light and colour, whose stars this year will be the districts of Puente de Vallecas and Retiro because this year the Carnival parade of Vallecas will cross the M-30 motorway and join the party in Retiro! What a party!

The Carnival parade will begin its fun tour on Avenida Buenos Aires in Puente de Vallecas. When? On February 9 at 5.30 p.m., and it will end at Pedro Bosch Bridge in El Retiro Park. This is precisely where the traditional Carnival proclamation will take place, this year by Orgullo Vallekano, and after 9.00 p.m. you will be able to enjoy the party with the music of Amparanoia.

However, Carnival in Madrid is much more than its famous parade because from February 9-14, the city will offer a wide range of activities for all ages.

For example, the stage of the Pacífico basketball court will host the following activities:

Children’s radio workshop. Saturday, February 10 at 11.00 a.m.

Children’s concert I am mouse. Saturday, February 10 at 12.00 p.m.

Carnival festivity with bolero dancing and hot chocolate for everyone. Saturday, February 10 at 5.00 p.m.

Human castles. By Colla Castellera de Madrid. Sunday, February 11 at 11.00 a.m. This is the only colla in Spain located outside of Catalonia.

XI Meeting of Murga and brass bands. Sunday, February 11 at 1.00 p.m.

And to end the party, the burial of the sardine.

And since all good things come to an end, after enjoying Carnival in Madrid it’s time to welcome Lent by burying the sardine. When? On Wednesday, February 14. Where? In many locations throughout the city. If you would like to know which one is closest to you, click here.

However, in order to make the end of this party less sad, we recommend that you wave goodbye to Carnival with a delicious chocolate sardine. It is the official dessert of the Madrid Carnival and it will be available in many bakeries throughout the city, such as the traditional Pastelería La Mallorquina in Plaza del Sol.

However, there is still plenty of time to go until February 14th so, until then, get ready to enjoy Carnival in Madrid!


Categories: Cultura Madrid, Fiestas Madrid

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