The 2012 Barcelona Carnaval – El Carnaval de Barcelona
Feb 16th – 22nd, 2012
Although Barcelona is not famous for its carnaval (‘Carnestoltes’) celebration, there will be various organized events and plenty to see and do throughout the city. Most Barcelona carnaval celebrations will take place on the opening day “Dijous Gras” (Fat Thursday) and during the weekend. Barcelona does not have a large central celebration, instead every neighborhood organizes its own events and plans something special. The events are normally centered around the civic centers and markets of each of the numerous neighborhoods of Barcelona. Scroll down for Sant Jordi Hostels Barcelona’s event recomendations for the Barcelona Carnaval of 2012.
On the opening day of Carnaval in Barcelona, “Dijous Gras”, the various markets of Barcelona organize food competitions and the streets of Barcelona will be filled with different kinds of food from all over Spain as well as some particularly Catalan dishes like botifarra (Catalan sausage) and sardines. Throughout the entire week of the Bcarcelona Carnaval, be sure to check out some of the local produce markets of Barcelona and, if you’re lucky, you just might stumble upon a sardine tasting event or some other similar food competition.
Sant Jordi Hostels Recommendation of Events during the Barcelona Carnaval
The Grand Parade of the Carnaval of Gracia – Gran Rua de carnaval de Gràcia
Where: Jardinets de Gràcia i diferents carrers del barri
When: 18/02/2012 at 18:00
Route: Jardinets de Gràcia, Gran de Gràcia, Travessera de Gràcia, Milà i Fontanals, Puigmartí, Torrent de l’Olla, Diluvi i Pl. Vila de Gràcia.
The Grand Parade of the Carnaval of Sants – Gran Rua de Carnaval de Sants
Where: Carrer de Sants
When: 18/02/2012 at 17:30
Route: The aprade will continue along c/ de Sants starting at c/ Badal and ending at c/ de Creu Coberta.
The Parade of the King of the Carnaval and the Taronjada (Carnaval Battle) – Desfilada del Rei Carnestoltes i La Taronjada (Batalla de Carnaval)
Where: Passeig del Born
When: 19/02/2012 at 18:00
Route: The parade will be concentrated on c/ del Comerç, c/ Princessa, Passeig del Born and it will end at Estacion França. At around 18.15 the parade should pass through Passeig del Borne where there will be a battle of confetti and balloons.
Also, in the neighborhood of Sant Marti, particularly on the street Rambla de Guispúscoa, you are likely to find a lot of activity: live music, parades, dancing and much more.
Where to stay during the Barcelona Carnaval
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