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 O Antroido (Carnival Fiestas)
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Santiago de Compostela
O Antroido (Fiestas de Carnaval)
 O Antroido (Carnival Fiestas)
 
Santiago de Compostela , in Galicia, celebrates this age-old fiesta where masks and fancy dress combine with carnival floats and typical cuisine.

O Antroido is the name given to Carnival in Galicia. It is a traditional event with all the passion of carnival with a Galician flavour  especially in its capital, Santiago. The locals wear masks and fancy dress as they fill the city streets. On the Tuesday there is a parade with floats and carnival groups formed by local residents and friends. On Ash Wednesday, the day that marks the end of the celebrations and the beginning of lent, there is a satirical procession that ends up with the burning of "Meco", a doll that represents the Carnival, in Plaza de O Toural Square. The carnival continues with regional food and drinks, with dishes such as Galician stew, filloas (like pancakes), shoulder of pork and cacheiras (type of potato omelette).
 
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Dates
From Mar 5, 2011 to Mar 9, 2011
Location
Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 





 
 



 
 


 


 
 
 

 

Santiago de Compostela
Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Santiago - Rúa do Vilar
Location
Rúa do Vilar 63
15705
Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
Contact details
Tel.: +34 981555129
Fax.: +34 981554748
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santiagoturismo.com

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Santiago de Compostela
Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Santiago - Dársena Xoán XXIII
Location
Dársena Xoán XXIII s/n
15701
Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
Contact details
Tel.: +34 981555129
http://www.santiagoturismo.com
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From Jun 01 to Sep 30
 

 

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Santiago de Compostela
Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Santiago - San Lázaro
Location
Parroquia: San Lázaro (Santiago)
15891
Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
Contact details
Tel.: +34 981584844
http://www.santiagoturismo.com