Festival Date: 06-02-2015
One of the biggest, best and most attended carnivals in all of Catalonia, this is best known for the spectacular parades of every kind of float you can imagine and the dancing that takes places right across the city. The parades you certainly don’t want to miss are the Rua de Lluïment and the Rua de l’Artesania. Other highlights include the Judgement of Carnestoltes, the “ King of the Carnival”, and bringing the festivities to a close is the crema de la bóta, where the figure of the Carnival King is ceremonially burn in a gigantic wineskin.
If you would like to know more about the origins of carnival here and what it’s all about, click here on Carnivals in Catalonia
Want to discover more about the fabulous city of Tarragona, just click on this link to read the Tarragona Travel Guide.
A New York Times critic, Florence Fabricant, said this about Tarragona: “We left Tarragona feeling as though we had been let in on a wonderful secret that told not only of the reach of ancient Rome, but of other historic periods, layered within and around the city. And that the secret was meant to be shared.”
If you would like to see the article that she wrote about Tarragona in the New York Times, click on Tarragona in the New York Times
Carrer Major, 39
Phone: 977 250 795
(Town Hall) Ajuntament de Tarragona
Plaça de la Font, 1
Phone: 977 296 100