Carnival of Cádiz
In February, Cadiz becomes one big party. It’s CARNIVAL TIME.
You can hear carnival music in any corner of the city, and the last touches are put to the fancy-dress costumes (in Cadiz they are known as tipos), some of them real works of art. The locals put their hearts and souls into what is one of the most eagerly awaited events in the city, and perhaps the most fun-filled and entertaining of all the Spanish carnivals.
Compared with the spectacular nature of other carnival celebrations, the light-hearted fun and entertainment of the Carnival of Cadiz makes it a unique fiesta which is well worth getting to know.
And there is no lack of other events during this time to ensure that the days of Carnival in Cadiz are complete.
The whole city is involved. This is a perfect time to get to know it and to enjoy the inventiveness and sense of fun of the people of Cadiz.
The origins of the Carnival
The origins of the Carnival of Cadiz are curious.
They go back to the 16th century, when Cadiz was one of the most important ports in the Spanish empire, and received influences from the whole world. Venice was a city with which it had many trading links, and some traditions were copied from there.
They evolved and now the carnival celebrations of Cadiz are among those with the strongest individual personality of all.
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