O Antroido (Carnival Fiestas)
Santiago de Compostela
Best carnivals and fiestas in Spain
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O Antroido (Carnival Fiestas)
Santiago de Compostela
 
From Mar 5, 2011 to Mar 9, 2011
 
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The Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, enjoys its traditional fiesta O Antroido where the locals dress in masks and fancy dress, and fill the streets with colourful taste carnival floats and typical cuisine.

The O Antroido Carnival in Galicia.
On the Tuesday there is a parade with floats and carnival groups. 
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. Don't miss the tasty regional foods, with dishes such as Galician stew, filloas (like pancakes), shoulder of pork and cacheiras (type of potato omelette)

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Santiago de Compostela
O Antroido (Carnival Fiestas)
 
 19th February to 1st March 2009

In Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, local people celebrate their traditional fiesta by wearing masks and fancy dress, parade the streets with processions and music with carnival floats and enjoy typical cuisine.

O Antroido is the name given to Carnival in Galicia. It is a deep-rooted tradition in this Region, especially in its capital, Santiago and makes for one of the best festivals and events in Spain. Here, masks and fancy dress 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 celebrations can also be felt on these days through the regional gastronomy, with dishes such as Galician stew, filloas (like pancakes), shoulder of pork and cacheiras (type of potato omelette).

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Rúa do Vilar, 30-32
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