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Barcelona carnival shops
Barcelona Carnival Week. The Barcelona Carnival is in town from Thursday 27th February 2014 to Wednesday 5th March 2014 and is celebrated with many big and small events all over the city. For the children you can buy fancy dress outfits and costumes in most hipermarkets and in the many chinese shops all over Barcelona. For adults there are some specialised shops that rent out fantastic carnaval costumes and outfits. Find them all here:
> Party shops Barcelona carnival costumes
Please note there is no "Gran Rua" parade in 2014. From the 80'ies and up until 2011 the Barcelona carnival featured a central carnaval parade called the "Gran Rua de la Ciutat Barcelona" and also called the "Rua central," but from 2012 this part of the Barcelona carnaval was discontinued. This was because the city council of Barcelona wanted - and still want - to focus on more historical and traditional elements of Barcelona´s carnival. The focus now is to create a new carnaval format that takes inspiration from the ancient carnavals from previous centuries dating back to the 14th century. So for 2013 there will be many local and festive events and over 30 local carnaval parades in all areas of Barcelona throughout the carnavel week.
For tourists we can recommend the parades in the Ribera/Born area of Barcelona's old city. To get updates on the Barcelona carnaval visit the Barcelona carnaval website or search on Twitter using the hashtag #carnavalbcn. To see extravagant and colourful carnaval parades in 2013, we can also recommend a visit to Sitges, which is a popular resort town just south of Barcelona, where the Sitges carnival is celebrated on the same days as Barcelona. The Sitges carnaval is famous for its flamboyant parades, both thanks to a fantastic effort by the locals and also to the vibrant and enthusiatic gay community in Sitges.
> Overview carnaval parades Barcelona
> Carnaval programme 2014
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