CARNIVAL 2018 IN ENCAMP

CARNIVAL 2018 IN ENCAMP

From 10/02/2018 to 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

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.

Esquiar en família: Grandvalira

FAMILY SKIING: GRANDVALIRA

FAMILY SKIING: GRANDVALIRA

If you like skiing with the family, Grandvalira has lots of options for you to get started off skiing with your loved ones. 

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

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

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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. 

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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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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant Hotel Univers

RESTAURANT HOTEL UNIVERS

RESTAURANT HOTEL UNIVERS

The restaurant of the Hotel Univers serves home cooking à la carte and on a menu and is in the centre of Encamp.

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.

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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Guillem Hotel & Spa: a 4-star hotel

HOTEL GUILLEM

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Apartaments Moblats Llorsa - La Solana

FURNISHED APARTMENTS LLORSA - LA SOLANA

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HOTEL HERMUS

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Apartaments Moblats Engaït

ENGAÏT FURNISHED APARTMENTS

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