Discover the best places to enjoy Carnival in Madrid

From the weekend before Shrove Tuesday (February 9th) to Ash Wednesday (February 14th), Madrid offers many places to experience Carnival with parties, parades, musical performances and many other activities.

The Burial of the Sardine is one of the most important events of the Madrid Carnival, which traditionally closes the festivities. This year the gastronomic route "El cortejo de la sardina" will be held again, with the participation of about one hundred establishments, where you can taste original versions of the "carnival sardine", either with chocolate, sweet or salty, and in different forms. The celebration is rounded off with a varied program of activities, including the traditional Masquerade Ball at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, which guarantees costumes, music and a festive atmosphere.

The Carnival of Alcalá de Henares offers a wide range of activities, among which stand out the "comparsas" competition and a parade where you can enjoy lively dances with different rhythms and surprises that will delight the spectators.

In the south of the region, the Carnival of Aranjuez does not lag behind in its offer of exciting activities, from the "Desfile de Comparsas" to the burial of the sardine.

The Chinchón Medieval Market, which coincides with the celebration of the Carnival, takes visitors back to the Middle Ages with a variety of stalls, period music, dinner and dancing, handicrafts, jugglers, falconry and a host of shows and activities.

Many locations in our region also celebrate these dates with a diverse program of activities for all ages and audiences. From fun workshops for the little ones to lively parades or contests for everyone to enjoy.

More information: Carnival Madrid 2024

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