Sitges Carnival, Spain.
16 – 22 February 2023
Basic Information & Useful links
When: 16 – 22 February 2023
Where: Sitges, Spain
Map: Sitges Google Maps
Hotels: Hotels in Sitges
Every year, just before the commencement of Lent, the Barcelona-adjacent seaside resort of Sitges goes troppo – It’s carnival !!
It is not as famous or glorious as its Rio de Janeiro cousin and offers a classier type of hedonism than Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
You can enjoy parades on Sunday and Tuesday. At 12 o’clock for children on both days and for adults at 19.30 on Sunday and 21.30
On the first Thursday, there is a shorter procession parade.
On Ash Wednesday, 22 February 2023, is The Burial of the Sardine.
Martes Gordo, or Dimarts de Greix in Catalan, is when the week long’s festivities culminate in an almost-all-nighter of parades, dancing in the street, too much drinking and celebrating in the unique carnival way.
The evening’s main event is the Rúa de Extermini, a parade that winds through Sitges narrow, picturesque laneways and down to the seaside.
The night gets wilder and wilder from there, with DJs and bands playing and revellers letting their masks hide their identity and tear away from their inhibitions.
Sitges has been the LGBTQ capital of Europe for a long time and offers experiences for everybody willing to party and play with an open mind.
Carnival has traditionally been a week of release and lets one’s hair down before the 40 days and 40 nights of Lent’s abstinence.
Combine the occasion and the location, and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for a wild night.
Hotel Casa Vilella is on the Beach-Front district in Sitges and 500 metres from the old town centre.
A little away from the carnival noise but still not too far away.
One minute walk to the beach, a seasonal outdoor pool and terrace,
Beautiful rooms and especially those with sea view to the Mediterranean Sea
Here you have a bar, free WiFi and private parking is available on site.
There is also a restaurant with a terrace, which serves Mediterranean cuisine.