The Chipiona Carnival takes place from February 18th to 26th, 2023. It is a celebration that has been declared of Tourist Interest in Andalucia
By Nick Nutter | Updated 30 Jan 2023 | Cádiz | Events | Login to add to YOUR Favourites or Read Later
The carnival in Chipiona, modelled on that of the capital city, Cadiz, started in 1896. It was banned during the Spanish Civil War and only resurfaced in 1984. It is now unique in the province.
The area around Chipiona is a huge producer of fruit and vegetables and also has a fishing fleet. The Chipiona carnival is a celebration of food, the typical Chipionera cuisine.
Numerous gastronomic events take place during the Carnival of Chipiona . Some traditional dishes ranging from stew, pringá (a Spanish dish popular in Andalusia. It consists of roast beef or pork, cured sausages such as chorizo and morcilla, and beef or pork fat slow-cooked for many hours until the meat falls apart easily), fried fish, poleá ( a type of porridge), cabrillá (baby goat), ribs, pulpá, mussels and pajarillá.
There are many cultural activities and competitions including the best Poleá with Coscorrones, a sweet confection with anise and cinnamon topped with fried bread - a traditional dish that tastes much better than it sounds.