Vilanova Carnival

Vilanova i la Geltrú

from 28/02/2019 to 06/03/2019

The Carnival of Vilanova i la Geltrú is a celebration with a strong traditional root, with nineteenth-century influences and contains an extraordinary diversity of carnival types: meals, dances, costumes, "comparses", satirical hearts, and all with a massive popular participation.

Unlike other carnivals, Vilanova i la Geltrú is characterized by deep social criticism.

Its history goes back more than 250 years of antiquity in which it has been celebrated of uninterrupted form, even at time of Franco dictatorship. His best known act is "Les Comparses", where more than 10.000 couples of comparses go out to the street with flags of their entities.