Color and tradition at the Carnival of Barcelona

If we say Carnival, you will probably think about the Carnival of Brazil, but in Barcelona we also have our peculiar and traditional Carnival.

It is called “Carnestoltes” and is celebrated as a party. This year it will be held from February 8 to 14.

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Each city has its ride or “rúa” and Barcelona too. There is also the Carnival King´s ride, the “naranjada” and the big “sarao” that takes place on Sunday afternoon, and on Ash Wednesday the burial of the sardine takes place too.

So Carnival is perfect to come to Barcelona and enjoy the atmosphere of the city. Near the Hotel Barcelona Princess you can enjoy the Carnival in Poblenou, and the Negresco Princess Hotel is in the city center, so you will be able to experience in first person the Carnival of Barcelona.

There is another city very close to Barcelona where carnival is really famous and full of party: Sitges. A big party is organized, full of costumes, feathers, color, music and fun. They know how to have fun and that´s why this is the gay capital of Europe.

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