Sitges Carnival – The Wildest Winter Party in Spain!

Sitges Carnival, taking place in a pretty seaside town near Barcelona, Spain, is one of the world’s top 10 carnivals! It is considered the wildest winter party in Spain! Over 250,000 visitors take over the town and turn it into one huge open-air party.

Hot rhythms of Sitges Carnival

Hot rhythms of Sitges Carnival

Sitges Carnival is famous for its truly spectacular parades, Rio de Janeiro style! Sexy dancers wearing only bikini and feathers, dancing vigorously to Latin rhythms. Decorated floats, fantastic theme costumes, and a lot, really a lot of fun!

Sitges is a famous and well established LGBTQI town, which adds an extra spice to the carnival.

LGBTQI community uniting in Sitges makes the carnival even more fun

LGBTQI community uniting in Sitges makes the carnival even more fun

This pretty coastal town with historical buildings and postcard-perfect views, gives an extra charming scenery to the party. Under the palm trees, with the sea and yachts behind you, on a warm night you can feel like in a faraway exotic place.

Wild, uninhibited, crazy - Sitges carnival

Wild, uninhibited, crazy party!

The small, cozy discos and bars of Sitges are great places to continue wild party. Everywhere in the narrow streets of the town people are drinking and mingling. The atmosphere is unforgettable.

Which is the main event of the of Sitges Carnival?

There are two main events – equally worth seeing: the crazy, splendid grand parades on Sunday – “Rua de la Disbauxa”, and on Tuesday – “Rua de l’Extermini”.

Floats and dancers on Rua de la Disbauxa

Floats and dancers on Rua de la Disbauxa

Sitges Carnival – Photogallery

Programme of Sitges Carnival 2020

20 February 2020
7.00 pm – The Arrival of the King and Queen

22 February 2020
12.00 – The annual Crazy Bed Race ;)

23 February 2020
7.30 pm – “Rua de la Disbauxa” (“Debauchery parade”) – the grand parade with floats and many groups of dancers in fantastic costumes.
Debauchery means sinful indulgence ;) You’ll see…
Route: Starts at the bottom of Avinguda Sofia

Rua de la Disbauxa (Debauchery Parade) at Sitges Carnival

Rua de la Disbauxa (Debauchery Parade) at Sitges Carnival

25 February 2020 – Fat Tuesday
9.00 pm – “Rua de l’Extermini” (“Extermination Parade”) – another just as great parade with floats and dancers.
Route: Starts also at the bottom of Avinguda Sofia

Rua de l’Extermini (Extermination Parade) at Sitges Carnival

Rua de l’Extermini (Extermination Parade) at Sitges Carnival

26 February 2020 – Ash Wednesday
6.30 pm – The Burial of the King

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Have you been to the Sitges Carnival? Do you have any stories or advice to share? Write a comment!

The author of the article – a.k.a. Flaminga ;)

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