Colour, fancy dress, music, laughter and an atmosphere of joy and diversion that permeates every corner. This is Carnival, a holiday that is celebrated in many cities in Spain and an experience where you just let go and enjoy yourself like a little kid. Although everybody knows that the Canary Islands is the place to be, in southern Spain they also know how to enjoy themselves to the maximum.
Cadiz is the most well known destination for their groups of people (comparsas) with their fun and jokes parading the streets, whereas Malaga has a complete cultural offer that attracts a large number of locals and tourists converting it into the most desirable city. What do you think about loosing yourself for a few days at a Petit Palace hotel in Malaga to live the magic of Carnival in the south?
With the official name of “The Holiday of the Warm Winter”, the Malaga Carnival exhibits the fun loving character that Andalusia presumes to have together with the natural class of the city. The Malaga Carnival is an elegant carnival.
The Malaga carnival experience started on 30th January with the traditional opening proclamation, an emblematic action performed by Antonio Carlos Rojas, a popular performer from Malaga, well known for his beautiful poetry in the form of songs. After finalizing the proclamation from this day for the next 7 days is party time where the wearing of fancy dress or not, is secondary.
If you want to live the Carnival in Malaga from the inside, we recommend that you join in at the end of the street parades, with the participants and their jokes and fun (you will laugh like never before) and also the traditional flower battle or the very well known burial of the sardine, wearing black and with unlimited laughter.
Another of the positive points about these southern carnivals is that most of it takes place in the centre and the old part of Malaga at this time is outstanding. The perfect plan? Start the day with a hot coffee in Larios street and then stroll through the city allowing yourself to be captivated by the many melodies to be found in every corner and by the exquisite tapas (finger food) of Malaga.