Wednesday, February 3, 2010

La Chirigota

The next fiesta I believe is Carnaval sometime this month. Sitges is the popular spot locally, but within the peninsula, the celebration in Cádiz has the reputation as the most colorful and the local gaditanos take great pride in this.  Driven by music, singing, and humor it's based around La Chirigota, a group of singing men in costume. It's definitely well-worth a visit if you have the time. Staying in Cádiz , Cádiz, will be next to impossible, but there are the surrounding cities like Puerto Santa Maria and Jerez. Sevilla is also just two hours away by train. Below is an example. Funny people.



  1. I've never been to Cadiz but Carnaval de Sitges is great and there are trains from Barcelona in case you don't have a car.

  2. You're absolutely right, Marta. Sitges is a great time too and closer!