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Feb 19 2010

Carnival Madrid. From 18th- February to 25th February

Posted by at 10:41 on Madrid


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Carnival Madrid. From 18th- February to 25th February

Carnival - MadridThe week before Lent sees the Madrid version of the traditional Mardi Gras Carnival, featuring parades, extravagant costume parties and flamboyant masks.

The highlight is a curious tradition called 'The Burial of the Sardine', in which participants, dressed in black cloaks and hats, proceed through the streets with a coffin containing an effigy of a dead sardine.

Many bars line the route to the final destination – the 18th-century hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida.

 

Themes : Religion , History , Food & Drink , Spectacle , Culture , Entertainment
Hours : Events take place in the evening.
Cost : Most events are free.

Where : Various streets in central Madrid

Habitat apartments is nearby with Latina apartment and Latina 2 apartment

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