Carnival comes to Malaga, Costa del Sol

Everyone joins in at Carnival. Credit: Shutterstock

AS a major Spanish city, Malaga has a large population who know how to party and with Carnival literally just around the corner, there will be plenty to see and do. It starts on Friday February 21 and the fun keeps going until Sunday March 1 with something for everyone with the main events taking place in the famous Calle Larios and the Plaza de la Constitución. The dedicated carnival lights are now hung in Calle Larios alongside the Christmas lights and the harlequin is in place under the Marqués de Larios statue. Saturday, February 22 sees the official start of the Carnival at 9pm with the grand opening at 9pm and the Carnival Royalty (god and goddesses) will be chosen. At the same time, there is also the Drag Queen Contest Plaza de la Constitución which sees some of Malaga ́s finest in high heels and giant wigs compete to be crowned Queen of Malaga. Every day there is something for everyone with parades, the Battle of the Flowers and then on the last day, the formal setting fire of a giant Boquerone at La Malagueta beach to mark the start of Lent.


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