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

Encamp viewpoint

ENCAMP VIEWPOINT

ENCAMP VIEWPOINT

Encamp viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,374 metres on the CG-2, at Km 6-7 in the parish of Encamp.

Relax with your partner in Andorra.

TREATMENTS WITH YOUR PARTNER

TREATMENTS WITH YOUR PARTNER

Add a finishing touch to your romantic getaway, and treat yourself to a health spa for two in Andorra!

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

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

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Els Cortals d’Encamp viewpoint

ELS CORTALS D’ENCAMP VIEWPOINT

ELS CORTALS D’ENCAMP VIEWPOINT

Els Cortals d'Encamp viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,923 metres on the CG-220, at Km 6-7 in the parish of Encamp.

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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 Hotel Coray

RESTAURANT HOTEL CORAY

RESTAURANT HOTEL CORAY

The restaurant of the Hotel Coray in Encamp has pretty views of the valley and is 300 metres from the Funicamp cable car.

Restaurant La Moreneta

RESTAURANT LA MORENETA

RESTAURANT LA MORENETA

The La Moreneta restaurant is located in rural surroundings in the parish of Encamp and has space for up to 68 people.

Snack-Bar K-sual

SNACK-BAR K-SUAL

SNACK-BAR K-SUAL

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

HOTELS THAT MIGHT ALSO INTEREST YOU

Hotel Coray

HOTEL CORAY

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BORDA DEL MOLLÀ

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Hotel Oros

HOTEL OROS

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Apartaments moblats Com Casa

COM CASA FURNISHED APARTMENTS

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