Carnival in Barcelona
Despite the cold weather, February is the month of carnival celebration! If you fancy to disguise yourself in an elaborate costume, this following couple of weeks will be fun for you. Barcelona organises many carnival activities that may be of your interest, so check them out!
L’Arribo de Barcelona – During the afternoon of February you can follow this event in Plaza de Sant Jaume and surroundings. At 5:30 pm the procession will arrive, from 6 pm you will have to put on one of the colored masks that will be distributed in the same square. This is the opening to a week of celebration and costumes, along with mass parades in all districts, carnival dances, tortilla contests and dress contests. Will you dare to participate in any of these?
Ravalstoltada 2018 – The following weekend to the Carnival (17th of February) following the tradition, Ravalstoltada takes place. This year it reaches its 15th edition that consolidates it as the most emblematic costume party held in Ciutat Vella. The Ravalstoltada will close with a fun batucada!
Carnavalada – On last weekend of Carnival (18th of February) many Carnival parades take place. One of the last ones is the one happening in Barceloneta and starting at ten in the morning in the Poeta Boscà square to fill the neighborhood with costumes, colors and dance.
Cruïlla Festival – The Cruïlla festival joins the celebration to welcome King Carnestoltes for the first time. For two nights the Poble Espanyol Hivernacle will host the first edition of the Carnival of Cruïlla, that will be filled with costumes, gastronomy and lots of music, of course!
Menkes - To attend to all these events you might need a costume. In that case, Menkes is the place to go. There you can find from Hilda’s gloves to a Papá Noel pijama. Among costume shops this one is a must the proof is the more than fifteen thousand period dresses that it keeps.