Carnival in Madrid is synonymous with joy, color, and tradition, a celebration that immerses the city in a festive and vibrant atmosphere. For five days, from February 10th to 14th, Madrid becomes the perfect setting to enjoy parades, shows, and activities for all ages. In this article, you will delve into the magic of Madrid's carnival and discover how you can experience an unforgettable time in the Spanish capital during these special dates.
Carnival in Madrid: A Party Full of Tradition and Fun
Madrid's Carnival promises to be an unforgettable celebration, with a packed agenda of activities for the whole family. Matadero Madrid, located in the Legazpi square, becomes the epicenter of the party, offering a varied program that includes puppet shows, workshops, live music, parades, and much more. Additionally, traditions such as "Manteo del pelele" and "Entierro de la sardina" merge with modern and fun festivities, creating a unique and energetic atmosphere.
Among the most rooted traditions of Carnival in Madrid are the "Manteo del Pelele" and the "Entierro de la Sardina." These rituals, of popular origin, have centuries of history and continue to be an integral part of the celebration. "Manteo del Pelele" involves hanging a rag doll in a public place and tossing it in the air while satirical verses are dedicated to it. On the other hand, the "Entierro de la Sardina" marks the end of Carnival and symbolizes the beginning of Lent. During this ceremony, a funeral procession takes place in which a paper mache sardine is "buried" as a symbol of the end of the party.
Discover the Activities Program of Madrid Carnival 2024
The activities program of Madrid Carnival 2024 offers a wide variety of options to enjoy this special festivity. From the exciting opening speech, led by renowned fashion designer Lorenzo Caprile, to creative workshops, concerts, street parades, and the famous wig party, there is something for everyone, regardless of age. Events such as Giants and Big-Heads, the Gathering of Troupes and Mockingbirds, and, of course, the emblematic Burial of the Sardine, which marks the end of the celebrations, stand out.
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Enjoy a Luxury Stay at Gran Hotel Inglés
To complement your experience during Carnival in Madrid, there is no better option than staying at the prestigious Gran Hotel Inglés. Located in the heart of the city, this historic hotel offers luxurious rooms with terraces, where you can relax and enjoy spectacular views.
Moreover, with our Early Booking promotion, you can secure an exclusive 30% discount when booking for the year 2024 through our website. And if you are a member of our Hidden Rewards program, you will have the opportunity to obtain an additional 15% discount on all our rates!
Come and discover why Gran Hotel Inglés is rated among the top 10 hotels in Spain, and let yourself be carried away by the elegance and comfort in the center of Madrid.
Experience the Magic of Carnival in Madrid with Gran Hotel Inglés
Carnival in Madrid is a unique experience that you cannot miss. With a combination of tradition, fun, and luxury, this celebration transforms the city into a vibrant and colorful stage. And with Gran Hotel Inglés as your base of operations, you can fully enjoy everything that Madrid Carnival has to offer. Book now and get ready to live unforgettable moments in the Spanish capital!