Carnaval de Cadiz

The Carnival of Cadiz is one of the most famous carnivals in Spain, it has been recognized (together with the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Carnival of Eagles in Murcia) by the declaration of Fiesta de Interés Turístico Internacional. In Cadiz there is evidence of the carnival since the 16th century.


The Carnival of Cádiz took clear influences of the Venetian Carnival and the Genovese. It has its origins in the use of masks, serpentines, and confetti, elements that are assimilated with the Italian Carnival.

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