They say it’s the most entertaining party of the year. The ideal occasion to leave behind all our fears and embarrassments and become someone else under a mask or costume. It’s a very colorful festival, where all of those present marvel at the parades and the amazing outfits of the participants. They can’t compete with the splendor of Rio’s Carnaval, or with the elegance of Venice’s, but if you’re in Barcelona on these dates, go see some of the Carnaval events. You’ll have a great time. And if you prefer, you can take a quick trip to the nearby town of Sitges, where this festival is celebrated with plenty of passion.
Carnaval de Barcelona.
Event dates: February 7th-13th. Check official program on the web site.
More information: www.bcn.cat/carnaval