CARNIVAL OF ENCAMP 2017

CARNIVAL OF ENCAMP 2017

From 25/02/2017 to 01/03/2017

Encamp ( Encamp )


In Encamp, the carnival is one of the most festive times of the year. Satire and fun fill the streets for a fun-filled festival.


The Carnival of Encamp is organised by the local Festivals’ commission, and is the loudest in the Principality, with a satirical touch to boot. With satire about the latest events, often political in nature, from the get go, with the hanging of the Carnival King starting events. This sets the tone and theme for other performances that take place over the four days of revelry and fun in town.

Highlights of the unique Carnival of Encamp include the “Trial of the smugglers”, which has been put on since the 1950s, on Carnival Sunday. The traditional figure of the smuggler is present throughout the Pyrenees, and has led to a host of performances and activities.

The Ball de l’Ossa (Dance of the Bear) also takes place here, and has been declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Andorra. Though its origins are uncertain, it’s often traced to the Middle Ages, and has been celebrated at the Carnival of Encamp every year since the mid-20th century.

The operation on the Carnival King closes out festivities. This last act is where the Carnival medical team tries—unsuccessfully—to revive the Carnival King, exhausted after four days of partying, and he is burnt.

2017 Programme

Saturday, 25 February
11:59 a.m. Hanging of the Carnival Kingin Plaça del Consell.
12:57 p.m. Dance by the Sant Romà Troupe in Plaça del Consell.
2:57 p.m. Parade of floats through the main streets in town. Leaves from Prada de Moles.
5:28 p.m. Children’s show at the conference hall of the Sports and Cultural Centre (CES).
7:06 p.m. Afternoon ball at the party hall (CES).
10:27 p.m. Evening ball at the party hall (CES).
1:30 a.m. Tribute groups at the party hall (CES).
2:00 a.m. While the tribute groups perform at the party hall, a mobile disco is set up in the conference hall (CES). Two events at the same time! 


ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

Wrap yourself in the most absolute tranquillity that our mountains have to offer!

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. 

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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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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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

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

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.

Restaurant Pizzeria La Mosquera

RESTAURANT PIZZERIA LA MOSQUERA

RESTAURANT PIZZERIA LA MOSQUERA

La Mosquera, in the centre of Encamp offers Italian dishes.

Restaurant Hotel Pere d'Urg

RESTAURANT HOTEL PERE D'URG

RESTAURANT HOTEL PERE D'URG

The restaurant of the Hotel Pere of Urg offers international cuisine with local products and meat from the country. 

HOTELS THAT MIGHT ALSO INTEREST YOU

Hotel Oros

HOTEL OROS

Encamp

Refugi de l'Illa

L’ILLA HUT

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Apartaments Turístics del Meligar

TOURIST APARTMENTS DEL MELIGAR

Encamp

Hotel Coray

HOTEL CORAY

Encamp