Madrid Carnival
A  guide to the best carnivals to visit in Spain.
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Madrid Carnival
Carnivals in Spain
4 to 9 March
 
 
 
All the usual carnival traditions in Madrid, burying the sardine, fancy dress, shows for the children, beer, wine and food tasting for the adults.
Traditional multicoloured passacaglia, masked balls, floats and contests make the spirit of Carnival in Madrid.
All the usual city and community carnivals and events throughout the city. Every barrio will having its own 'carnaval' and the only way to find out all the events is to get out there and ask the Madrilenos.
 

Carnival has been celebrated in Madrid and around Spain since Medieval times.
 On the last day of Carnival, Ash Wednesday the traditional „Entierro de la Sardina“ (The Burial of the sardine) is held on Paseo de la Florida. This somehow dates back to the days of Charles III in the 18th century when a shipload of sardines were brought to his court for the Lent festivities were found to be rotten and he ordered that they be buried immediately. This is no trivial matter as local people wear there very best clothes to solemnly escort the sardine and treat it with all due reverence.
This marks the beginning of Lent.
Carnivals
February
 

 
 
Madrid Carnival
Carnivals in Spain
4 to 9 March 2011
 
 
 
 

Carnivals around Madrid
 
Carnival, Fuenlabrada
February 15 - 25th, Fuenlabrada

Carnival, Chinchón
February  15 - 25th, Chinchón

Carnival, El Alamo
February  15 - 25th, El Alamo

Carnival, Getafe
February  15 - 25th, Getafe

Carnival, Rivas-Vaciamadrid
February  15 - 25th, Rivas-Vaciamadrid
 
Traditional multicoloured passacaglia, masked balls, floats and contests make the spirit of Carnival in Madrid.
All the usual city and community carnivals and events throughout the city

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 





 
 



 
 


 


 
 
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Madrid
Patronato de Turismo de Madrid
 
Location
Plaza Mayor, 27
28012
Madrid (Madrid)
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Tel.: +34 914801509
Fax.: +34 915880698
gerenciaturismo
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Madrid
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Turística de Cibeles
Location
Plaza Cibeles esquina Paseo del Prado
28014
Madrid (Madrid)
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Tel.: +34 915881636
Fax.: +34 914802041
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Tourist offices in Spain
Madrid
Tourist Office:
Paseo de la castellana,
squina calle Goya
(pasadizo subterráneo),
28013 Madrid (Madrid)
Tel. +34 915882900
Fax +34 915882900
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com/es/portal.do
 

 

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Madrid
Oficina de Turismo de la Comunidad de Madrid
- Estación Puerta de Atocha
 
Location
Estación de Atocha. , Vestíbulo de Puerta de Atocha.
28045
Madrid (Madrid)
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Tel.: +34 915284630
Fax.: +34 915307955
turismo@madrid.org

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