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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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Get ready for the Sitges extravanganza – Carnival


The Costa Dorada boasts a plethoral of beaches and Sitges is one of the most popular and idyllic of seaside towns. The annual carnival takes place in this very vibrant location, in addition to Sitges Film Festival and of lets not forget Circuit festival. A simple 40 minute train ride and you enter a small but lively seaside. The event takes place from the 6-13 February and hosts around 300,000 people.

As with any carnival, colorful floats will line the streets with people in costumes, music and bands. Sitges has become  a mecca for the gay community, though throughout the day you can expect entertainment suitable for families and young ones.

View the timetable below:
Thursday 7 February
Jueves Lardero or “fatty Thursday”  (like anyone needs an excuse to eat) marks the beginning of the festivities and also hosts a grand celebration of local Spanish and Catalan dishes such as xatonada (popular cod salad). The Arrival of His Majesty Carnestoltes and the Carnival Queen also takes place.

Friday 8 February
His Majesty Carnestoltes, the Queen and their entourage do a tour of the town’s schools and institutions.

Saturday 9 February
The visits continue during the morning and you will find music in the streets in addition to activities  for children during the afternoon.

Sunday 10 February
15:00 – Rua Infantil (children’s parade)
19:30 – Rua de la Disbauxa (the parade of debauchery)
The starting point is at Cap de la Vila

Tuesday 12 February
15:00 – Rua Infantil (children’s parade)
19:30 – Rua de l’Extermini (the parade of extermination) Starting point: Cap de la Vila

Wednesday 13 February 
19:00 – The Kings Funeral Procession. Starting point: Plaça Ajuntament
20:30 – Burial of the sardines

carnival website has been launched to give out information on the events and activities being held around Barcelona during the 2013 Carnival.

Barcelona city also hosts carnival, with parades starting this month. If you’re looking to experience Carnival and need a quiet but central base, then check out our Barcelona apartments that have great connections to get you to the festivities.  

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