CARNIVAL 2018 IN ENCAMP

CARNIVAL 2018 IN ENCAMP

Van 10/02/2018 tot 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

Religious circuit Encamp

RELIGIOUS CIRCUIT ENCAMP

RELIGIOUS CIRCUIT ENCAMP

The Encamp religious route leads you to discover the parish’s architectural heritage from Romanesque to mediaeval times. 

Tourist Bus route 1: Landscapes and Romanesque

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 1: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 1: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

We will leave Andorra la Vella and Les Escaldes towards France and the Valira d’Orient Valley formed by the parishes of Encamp and Canillo.

Exhibition rooms and art galleries

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

Discover the exhibition rooms and art galleries, and see the exhibitions offered throughout the year.

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World Heritage in Andorra

WORLD HERITAGE IN ANDORRA

WORLD HERITAGE IN ANDORRA

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

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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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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant Hotel Montecarlo

RESTAURANT HOTEL MONTECARLO

RESTAURANT HOTEL MONTECARLO

The Restaurant of the Hotel Montecarlo is at the entrance to the village of Encamp in the parish of the same name. 

Restaurant Borda del Tremat

RESTAURANT BORDA DEL TREMAT

RESTAURANT BORDA DEL TREMAT

In the middle of the mountain villages the Borda del Tremat restaurant in the parish of Encamp, Ideal for finding the tastes of yesteryear.

Bar del Parc

BAR DEL PARC

BAR DEL PARC

The Bar del Parc has a capacity for 40 people. 

HOTELS THAT MIGHT ALSO INTEREST YOU

Apartaments Turístics del Meligar

TOURIST APARTMENTS DEL MELIGAR

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Hotel Encamp

HOTEL ENCAMP

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Apartaments Moblats Llorsa - La Solana

FURNISHED APARTMENTS LLORSA - LA SOLANA

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Apartaments Moblats Engaït

ENGAÏT FURNISHED APARTMENTS

Encamp