Santiago de Compostela carnival – (O Antroido) 2019

Where: Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña, ,
When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomy Galicia in North West Spain. The city preserves an ancient tradition of a festive carnival. During the carnival days, the city is filled with thousands celebrators wearing fancy cloths and colored masks waiting for the two holiday parades.

On Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the first holiday parade takes place. This is a big parade that includes brass bands, groups of dancers, jugglers and actors who perform while in motion on floats. On Ash Wednesday, the day that ends the fiestas and starts Lent, the second parade takes place.

This is a satiric parade that ends in Plaza de O Toural square, where the ceremony of burning “Meco” doll, that symbols the carnival, is held.

The visitors can enjoy the festive atmosphere, the impressive parades and the taste of great variety of the unique holiday food that are offered to the celebrators (locals and tourists).
Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Santiago de Compostela Tourism
Rúa do Vilar, 63
15705 Santiago de Compostela
Phone: +34 981.555.129
Fax: +34 981.554.748
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Madrid
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
220v 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+34
Time Zone:
UTC+1 ,(Summer UTC+2)
Language:
Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%; note - Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally.
Location:
Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
INSTITUTO DE TURISMO DE ESPAÑA - TURESPAÑA Jose Lázaro Galdiano, 6, 28071 Madrid - Tel.913433500
Climate:
Temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast.
Spain background and overview
Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986), have given Spain one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and made it a global champion of freedom. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism and relatively high unemployment.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
981
Longitude:
-8.54569°
Latitude:
42.88052°

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