The Madrid Carnival starts on Saturday 1 of March. Even though, all celebrations and costumes party started on Thursday 27th of February. This year the variety and creativity of the costumes and colors is impressive.
This year’s Parade is paying tribute to all the amazing and genius painters. Celebrating ‘El Greco’ and the 400th anniversary of his death, his most famous gentleman, waves us at the carnival poster for these dates.
Right next to ‘El Greco’ we’ll have great genius entertaining us, from the ferocious creature of ‘El Bosco’ and the famous ‘Meninas’ who will be dancing and prancing out of the amazing painting of Velazquez.
This is the program you need to follow if you don’t want to miss any detail of the carnival:
On Saturday March 1st, it’s the beginning of all the fun that the carnival brings to Madrid with all the costumes, colors, spark and creativity of all the organizers and participants of the carnival show during the opening.
- The parade will start at 19:30 from the Retiro Park (entrance of the O’Donnell Street) until the Cibeles fountain. Starting with the performance and route of the theater company Morboria, representing the times of the Austrians or the Habsburgsjust like if they came out of one of ‘El Greco’ paintings.
- At 21:00 the Sinfonity group (the first electronic guitar symphonic orchestra of the world) will have a piro-musical concert with fireworks under the direction of Ricardo Caballer.
On Sunday March 2nd
- At 12:00 would be the seventh encounter of the Murgas and Chiringotas. Presentent by Praxedes ‘Murguero Mayor de Madrid’ at the Plaza de la Villa.
- 18:00 the funeral of the Sadirne. The Alegre brotherhood at the San Antonio de la Florida Plaza, pasing through the Manzanares Bridge ending at the Plaza de las Moreras of Casa de Campo. Place where the Sardine will be next to a bonfire where it will burn the bad acts and thoughts until next year.
Come and enjoy the festivities with us. And if you don’t feel like following the activities, just enjoy the party and the festivities of this wonderful city while it dresses and lots of color.