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/ February, 2019
What to do this Barcelona Carnival 2020
Carnival is a time to dress up, wear a mask, and be someone else for the night.

Whether you celebrate Carnival every year or are wondering what all the hubbub is about, Sharify can help you make the most out of this year’s festivities.

Celebrated between February 28 through March 6, Carnival is a joyous, fantastical, and event-filled festival. Anyone can join in on the costume parties, parades, decadent foods, and good-natured tom-foolery.

Wherever fun things are happening in Barcelona, Sharify is here to help. Below you can find festivities happening near you.

What is Carnival all about?

Carnival is a festival celebrated all over the world. It is a time to indulge in decadent foods, share drinks, and party with your friends before Lent.

Catalonia has been celebrating Carnival since the 16th century. Though banned under Franco, the festival has made a rousing comeback.

However, each city may celebrate a bit differently. In Barcelona, you might see people walking around in elaborate costumes, engaging in satirical street dramas, or laughing with Las Comediants.

What do I wear?

A festival-goer dons a feathery mask for Carnival

A quintessential part of Carnaval is the costumes.

Festival-goers may dress up as superheroes, kings and queens, or even politicians. The key is to be larger than life–tap into your most outlandish sense of humor. It is not uncommon to see people wearing masks with huge noses, and huge…other body parts.

Feel free to purchase your dream costume, create it on your own, or visit one of the many shops that rent out costumes.

And of course, don’t forget a mask!

Festival events happening near you

And keep checking Sharify for more events!

food and drink

  • Where? Plaza Libertat, 27, 08012 Barcelona
  • What? Mercat de Libertat is hosting Carnival festivities, including music, food tasting, and more.
  • When? February 28, 2019 10:00 p.m. – 13:00 and March 2, 2019 10:00 p.m. – 13:00
  • Where? Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113, 08004 Barcelona
  • What? Churros con Chocolate Carnaval | Rebellion at the farm
  • When? March 3 – March 4, 2019 18:00 – 5:00

parades and parties

  • Where? Rambla del Poblenou, 24, 08005 Barcelona
  • What? Come here to enjoy the famous Carnival Parade of Poblenou!
  • When? March 1, 2019
  • Where? Rambla del Poblenou, 24, 08005 Barcelona
  • What? Party on La Rambla for El Carnival!
  • When? March 2, 2019 21:00 – 1:00
  • Where? Carrer de Balmes, 103, 08008 Barcelona
  • What? Hotel Hip Hop & Old School Party, Carnival Edition
  • When? March 2 – March 3, 2019 23:55 – 5:00
  • Where? Carrer de Balmes, 32, 08007 Barcelona
  • What? Carnival at Arena: The Flintstones
  • When? March 2 – March 3, 2019 23:55 – 6:00
  • Where? Carrer dels Agudells, 37-45, 08032 Barcelona
  • What? Disco Carnival at the Boca Nord Youth Association
  • When? March 2 – March 3, 2019 21:00 – 2:00
  • Where? Plaça Reial, 7, 08002 Barcelona
  • What? Antikaraoke” Carnival edition!
  • When? March 2 – March 3, 2019 22:00 – 00:00

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