What to do and where to park for the Sitges Carnival between February 16 and 22 2023?
The Sitges Carnaval 2023 will take place on February 16. If you don't know what do you want to do during these days and how to get there, here are some options for you.
This is one of the most anticipated events in Spain but also in Europe. The Sitges Carnival is one of the 10 best Carnivals in the World and is one of the greatest. If you love to party and meet new people this is the perfect place to enjoy 24 hours a day over a period of 7 days. The Sitges Carnival awaits hundreds of thousands of people for this new edition. In this blog you will find information about What to do and where to park for the Sitges Carnival between February 16th and 22nd of 2023.
The Sitges Carnival
Since 1976, the Sitges Carnival continues to make people talk about it at the national, European or even at a world level. For 7 days, thousands of people will parade through the streets of the city with sumptuous costumes on but also on tanks with unusual scenery obviously accompanied by music and spectators. In Spain it is a very old tradition, just as in Europe where the Carnival is celebrated on the same date and every year regardless of the time. Even if the Sitges Carnival takes place in February, the climate is still very mild and in view of the atmosphere, you will not risk of being cold. Get ready for the crazy nights of this event.
On Thursday, February 16th, The Carnival will begin with the Queen of Carnival and Her Majesty Carnestoltes. The inauguration will be with a very specific speech (The Predicot) which will take place at the Fragata at 7 pm. The 2023 Sitges Carnival will take place over 7 days starting from Thursday and will therefore end on Wednesday, the 22nd of February with the burial of His Majesty Carnestoltes and the closing dinner.
The town of Sitges is above all a fishing village that has managed to keep its charm over the years. It is the perfect place to relax but also to attend many events such as the Sitges Carnival or the International Film Festival. Additionally, it is only 40 minutes away from Barcelona by car.
How to get to Sitges and where to park for the Carnival
Park in Sitges
To get to Sitges, we offer you several options. Indeed, it is not always easy to park in Sitges, especially during this period since the city is expecting many people and everyone will have the same idea in mind : find a parking space. If you are planning to stay in a Hotel, make sure if it is one of the hotels with parking in Sitges. Otherwise, Parkimeter offers you to reserve your parking space in advance to fully enjoy the Sitges Carnival without worrying about your car.
Parking in Barcelona
As said before, Barcelona is 40 minutes away by car from Sitges. The two cities are connected by many public transport, so it might be a good option for you to park in a parking in Barcelona and use the transport to get to the Carnival. We offer 3 options to get to the Sitges Carnival from Barcelona:
By train: Sitges station is easily accessible from Barcelona. Indeed, the city has 3 stations that have trains to Sitges: Estacio de França, Passeig de Gràcia, Estació Sants. Depending on the station you choose, the journey time will be different but will take you a maximum of 46 minutes (30 minutes minimum) and with a price of less than 10€ round trip. With this option, you will only have to reserve your parking space on the website or with Parkimeter app near one of these stations : Estacio de França, Passeig de Gracia or Estació de Sants.
By Bus: Another option is to take the bus from central Barcelona to Sitges station. Buses run from Plaça Espanya or Ronda Universitat during the day and announce a price of €4.50 for a ticket with a journey time of almost 1 hour. Find your parking space near Plaça Espanya or near Ronda Universitat (Placa Catalunya) and head to the Sitges Carnival without worrying about your car.
By Taxi: The last option is the most convenient but also the most expensive, is to take a taxi to Sitges. This will relieve all the stress of finding a parking space and get you as close as possible to your destination. It takes about 40 minutes and at least 70€ to go there (to be sure of your route, book your taxi in advance).
What to do at the Sitges Carnival February from the 16th to the 22nd 2023?
The Sitges Carnival will take place on Thursday 16 (Shrove Thursday) at 7pm and will end on Wednesday 22 in the evening. It takes place over 7 days, with every day, new things to do but also to see. We’re giving you a little recap of the things not to be missed at the Sitges Carnival in February 2023.
The parades are part of this event, they will be set up on Sunday, the 19th, and Tuesday, the 21st and will parade in the city from Avenida Sofia to Cap de la Vila. Keep in mind that two kinds of parades are in place : those with children and those with adults. The children’s sessions will take place at 12:00 on Sunday (the 19th) and Tuesday (the 21st). Regarding the two most anticipated adult parades of Carnival are, on one side, the debauchery parade which is one of the largest in the world and will take place on Sunday at 7:30pm, and on the other hand the extermination parade which is the most anticipated and emblematic of the Sitges Carnival on Tuesday at 9 pm.
This is one of the most funny activities of the Carnival and it brings together young and old in the same basket to attend a bed race. The principle is simple, there are several teams composed of 5 people and which has a bed with wheels, one person of the group will have to get on the same bed and the others will have to push it so that the bed rolls as fast as possible. At the heart of this playful competition, a prize including some prizes offered by the organizers. This session will take place near Victor Balaguer.
The opening of the Carnival is a great tradition, but the closing is even more so. Indeed, the last day of this event is Wednesday, the 22nd, which is in Spain, Ash Day. People gather for the death of the Carnival King. It is with Cuaresma (Madame Carême) that the Sitges Carnival will end as it will end the excess of this week and bring an atmosphere of wisdom.
With this article, you now know what to do and where to park for the Sitges Carnival February 16 and 22 2023. Don’t wait any longer, compare and book your parking space with Parkimeter!