Madrid may not be glamorous Santa Cruz de Tenerife when it comes to carnivals but if you’re in the nation’s capital these days and want to join the party, what’s stopping you? Penitence lurks just around the dark corner of Lent and soon it will be time for penance. But not yet!
Carnival time! Color, laughter, magic, music. Kick up your heels high and hard for tomorrow the inexorable Holy Week will catch up with you and there will then be no running away from penance. Make fun while the bands still play. We propose the following to be the best carnivals: Madrid, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sitges, Cadiz, Santa Curz de Tenerife
"The carnival in Madrid befits not only the feast before the lenghty and solemn Lent but also a feast that’s celebrated by one of Europe’s liveliest people"