Carnival Madrid 2018
Carnival welcomes you!
February is an amazing month to visit Madrid! The Carnival 2018 welcomes you from February 9 to 14, giving you a chance to display all of your wit and humor and let you dance and party. For the 3rd year in a row, the Carnival pays attention to the neighborhoods of Madrid with the districts of Puente de Vallecas and Retiro on the spotlight. If you are visiting Madrid, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Madrid and other famous cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.
The Madrid Carnival opens with the Parade on February 9 at 5:30 PM that starting at Avenida Buenos Aires in Puente de Vallecas and ends at the Puente Pedro Bosch, in Retiro district. The opening ceremony takes place at 8:30 PM and is followed by an evening of live music at 9:00 PM. The festivities, designed to make the most of these Carnival days, will take place in the cultural centers of the neighborhoods Puente de Vallecas and Retiro, as well as community centers and other venues. Last year there was a contest to decide the official Carnival desert, which was to be inspired in the traditional burial of this fish that marks the end of the Carnival. In 2018 this sweet is made as Madrid’s official Carnival desert. It is a desert in the form of a sardine, completely edible with chocolate as its primary ingredient.
There will also be Carnival in other neighborhoods of Madrid as well. "The Happy Brotherhood of the Burial of the Sardine" will celebrate their 250th anniversary this year by leading the traditional sardine burial at the Fuente de los Pajaritos in Casa de Campo Park. In addition, on the last day of the Carnival, Ash Wednesday, Madrid will have a new surprise at the Sardine Burial parade. To express her condolences before the official burial, the Madrid Mayor will receive the "The Happy Brotherhood of the Burial of the Sardine"at the Casa de la Villa’s Patio de Cristales with a huge chocolate sardine, 2 meters long and made with almost 100 kg of chocolate!
In few words, Carnival in Madrid is a mix of traditional and modern elements, culture, gastronomy and party! Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy the Carnival and discover Madrid with BE Apartment. If you´re visitng the city, take a look at our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city.