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) 


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World Heritage in Andorra

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Discover the elements of our culture and natural surroundings that have been recognised internationally by UNESCO.

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.

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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Funicamp summer

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This summer, let the mountains take you away with Funicamp to intensely enjoy nature and its scenery.

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The traditional bordes

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant Caliu d'en Josep

RESTAURANT CALIU D'EN JOSEP

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Caliu d’en Josep suggests a home cooking style and specialises in roast snails.

Restaurant La Cirera

RESTAURANT LA CIRERA

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La Cirera is in the parish of Encamp and has capacity for 100 people.

Restaurant Hotel Paris

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The restaurant of the Hotel Paris of Encamp is highly appreciated for its healthy, simple home cooking and the warmth of its staff.

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