CARNIVAL 2018 IN ENCAMP

CARNIVAL 2018 IN ENCAMP

Von 10/02/2018 bis 14/02/2018

Encamp ( Encamp )


In Encamp, Carnival is one of the most important events of the whole year. For four days, humour and revelry are the focus of daily life in the parish.


Encamp’s Carnival celebrations, the most boisterous in Andorra, are organised by the local festival commission and based around a satirical view of current events. The traditional hanging of His Majesty the Carnival King sets the tone and theme for other performances that take place over the four days of revelry and fun in the town.

Highlights of these unique Carnival celebrations include the Trial of the Smugglers, which has been staged on Carnival Sunday since the 1950s. The traditional figure of the smuggler is found throughout the Pyrenees and has led to a variety of performances and activities.

The Ball de l’Ossa (The Dance of the Bear), declared part of Andorra’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, also has a special place in Encamp's Carnival celebrations. Although its origins are uncertain, it’s often traced back to the Middle Ages and has been celebrated since the mid-20th century.

The festivities conclude with a unique event, the operation on the Carnival King. During this final event in the celebration, the Carnival King cannot be revived, despite the efforts of the Carnival medical team,and according to decree, he is burnt.

2018 programme

Saturday, 10 February
12:00 p.m. Hanging of the Carnival King in Plaça del Consell.
1:00 p.m. Dance by the Sant Romà Troupe in Plaça del Consell
3:00 p.m. Parade of floats through the main streets in town accompanied by batucada. Departure from Prada de Moles
5:30 p.m. ‘Carnaval’ children’s show in the conference hall at the Sports and Cultural Centre (CES). Cake and chocolate for the kids
10:30 p.m. Night-time dance in the party hall (CES) with Swing Latino cover band
1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. DJ Monxo mobile disco in the party hall (CES) 


ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

Sculptures and fountains in Encamp

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS IN ENCAMP

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS IN ENCAMP

Another sign of the customs and traditions of Andorra can be seen in the parish of Encamp. 

Discover the countryside of Andorra in three house museums

RURAL HABITAT CIRCUIT

RURAL HABITAT CIRCUIT

Get to know traditional Andorra with this tour of houses made into museums—testimonies to the way life used to be

Experience freeride

EXPERIENCE FREERIDE

EXPERIENCE FREERIDE

If you love extreme sports and adventure, Grandvalira and Vallnord are home to different areas to practise freeride in Andorra.

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Exhibition rooms and art galleries

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

One of the activities not to be missed in the Principality are the exhibition rooms and art galleries.

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Desconnecta de la rutina: sortides nocturnes amb múixing o raquetes de neu

NIGHT-TIME EXCURSIONS IN THE SNOW

NIGHT-TIME EXCURSIONS IN THE SNOW

Want to head into the woods and see how different everything looks in the moonlight? Choose your night-time excursion to do some mushing, snow rackets or snowmobile.

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

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SNACK-BAR K-SUAL

SNACK-BAR K-SUAL

It can accommodate up to 40 people and serves a variety of tapas and snacks.

Restaurant L'Ovella

RESTAURANT L'OVELLA

RESTAURANT L'OVELLA

L'Ovella is on the road to els Cortals, in the outskirts of Encamp.

Restaurant Can Fontcuberta

RESTAURANT CAN FONTCUBERTA

RESTAURANT CAN FONTCUBERTA

Can Fontcuberta is in the centre of the village of Encamp and can cater for 80 people.

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HOTEL HERMUS

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