CARNIVAL OF ANDORRA LA VELLA & ESCALDES-ENGORDANY 2017

CARNIVAL OF ANDORRA LA VELLA & ESCALDES-ENGORDANY 2017

From 24/02/2017 to 28/02/2017

Andorra la Vella & Escaldes-Engordany ( ALV, ESC )


Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany celebrate Carnival together, with a parade and troupe contest that attracts large crowds looking for fun.


Year after year, the Carnival of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany proves why it is one of the best-loved events on the Andorran calendar. The main reason is the contest of the Troupe and Dance Contest, which ends in a large parade that marches through the streets and squares of both towns. This year the parade will begin in Plaça Guillemó Andorra la Vella and end in Prat del Roure in Escaldes-Engordany, where the finale is held along with a dance contest and community barbecue with hamburgers on Saturday, 25 February.

The week finishes off with workshops and activities for children, and the most traditional events are the “Theft of the Pots” in the historic old town of Andorra la Vella on 28 February and the “Trial of the Carnival King” in the evening of the same day in Plaça Coprínceps in Escaldes-Engordany, which will once again bring the fun-filled revelry to an end.

2017 Programme

Friday, 24 February
7:00 p.m. Hanging of the Carnival King. Av. Carlemany, 64 in cooperation with the Making Off theatre group.

Saturday, 25 February
6:00 p.m. Troupe and dance contest - community barbecue. Course: Leaves from Plaça Guillemó - Carrer Dr. Nequi - Avinguda Príncep Benlloch – Avinguda Meritxell – Avinguda Carlemany - Avinguda de les Escoles - Carrer Prat Gran - Carrer del Parnal - Carrer Nacions Unides - Carrer Veedors - Ends at Prat del Roure Hall with community hamburger barbecue (€3/ticket) and dance competition.

Sunday, 26 February
1.30 p.m. Community calçotada barbecue. Carrer Veedors in Escaldes-Engordany. Organised by UPTEE - price: €6.

Monday, 27 February
5:30 p.m. Children’s costume party. Prat del Roure Hall in Escaldes-Engordany (including snacks for all participants).

Tuesday, 28 February
6:30 p.m. “Theft of the Pots”. Historic old town of Andorra la Vella, in cooperation with the Andorra la Vella Dance Troupe.
8:00 p.m. “Trial of the Carnival King”. Plaça Coprínceps in Escaldes-Engordany in cooperation with the Making Off theatre group.

Further information: Andorra la Vella Department of Culture, Tel.: (+376) 730 037. Escaldes-Engordany Department of Culture, . Tel.: (+376) 890 875. UPTEE. Tel.: (+376) 828 721. http://www.andorralavella.ad/, http://www.e-e.ad/


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The old quarter of Andorra la Vella, full of history

ANDORRA LA VELLA
HISTORIC CENTRE

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In the old quarter of Andorra la Vella you’ll discover monuments full of history and brimming with charm. Take note and plan out your route.

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Foot reflexology

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

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Did you know that your feet are the reflection of your body? Find out!

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Andorra Quest Room

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Go on an intrepid adventure without ever leaving the four rooms of a room.

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Coffee shop De Luxe Parc

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Pub Corinthia

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