Carnival in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona’s carnival may not be as big and elaborate as those in Tenerife, Cádiz or Sitges, but the Catalan capital celebrates in its own way. While there’s not one main procession in the city, that’s because each district celebrates with its own, with schools and organizations dressing up in themed costumes and parading through the streets. The area with the biggest festivities is El Born, which holds a drag queen horse-and-carriage parade and live concerts. The neighborhood also hosts La Taronjada (Battle of the Oranges), which, instead of using real oranges like in Italy, uses orange balloons and confetti.

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