Marking the start of the Lent period in Catholic countries around the world, Carnival is the final, fun, free-for-all before the austere 40 days and 40 nights leading up to Easter. Catalunya celebrates with parties and processions in various hot spots, as well as local culinary and cultural traditions that make this a special time in the local calendar.
Our pick of the best places to celebrate carnival around Catalunya. more
Find out what's going on in Barcelona and beyond this Carnival season more
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