Africa conquers Miguelturra by the hand of the Burleta

The Burleta of Campo de Criptana with his fantasy “The Heart of Africa”, Alhiguí de Honor and special prize of the XLI National Competition of Murgas, Comparsas and Floats

A total of 34 groups and some three thousand people have participated in the parade, which took place during an afternoon-night without the rain making an appearance.

The first prize for floats went to Axonsou de Herencia with his theme “Agrabah’s dreams”.

In comparsas Los Rocheros de Miguelturra and its theme “Allegory of the Churriego Carnival” it has obtained the first prize. Regarding the category of murgas, the first prize went to the Rainbow Association of Fuente el Fresno, with its theme “Checkmate”.

XLI National Competition of Murgas, Comparsa and Carrozas

Carrozas Category:

Special Prize of 2,500 euros and Alhiguí de Honor sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, El Burleta from Campo de Criptana, theme “The Heart of Africa”

1st Prize 1,800 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, Axonsou Association from Herencia, theme “Dreams of Agraba”

2nd Prize 1,300 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, A.C. Las Peñuelas from Pozuelo de Calatrava, theme “Aladdin”

3rd Prize 1,000 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, A.C. Harúspices from Tomelloso, theme “Eye to the Patch”

4th Prize 500 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council,  Housewives Association Ntra. Sra. Del Carmen from Pozuelo de Calatrava, theme “Venetian Party”

Comparsas Category:

1st Prize 900 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, Peña Los Rocheros from Miguelturra, theme “Allegory of the Churriego Carnival”

2nd Prize 700 euros sponsored by CIUDATO Citroen Ciudad Real and Solar Led, Peña Kapikúa from Miguelturra, theme “The Yucatan”

3rd Prize 500 euros sponsored by ITV Miguelturra, Peña La Cabra from Miguelturra, theme “The Guardians of Time”

4th Prize 400 euros sponsored by Restaurante Casa Pepe, Peña El Bufón from Miguelturra, theme “Peacock”

4th Prize 300 euros sponsored by Tejidos Julián and Creaciones Romero, La Charanga El Alhiguí from Miguelturra, theme “Allegory to Music”

Murgas Category:

1st Prize 400 euros sponsored by Globalcaja, Rainbow Association of Fuente El Fresno, theme “Checkmate”

2nd Prize 350 euros sponsored by CEPSA-Carrefur “La Estrella”, Peña el Puntillo from Miguelturra, theme “The Legacy of Death”

3rd Prize 300 euros sponsored by Distribuciones Sacra, La Unión from Porzuna, theme “Sarabi Kingdom”

3rd Prize 300 euros sponsored by Ignacio Manzanares, A.C. Anda que Vergüenza from Almodóvar del Campo, theme “Barbarian Warriors”

3rd Prize 300 euros sponsored by 3D3 Editores, Glitter Cultural Association from Puertollano, theme “New Zealand colonization”


“The Crystal Ball” first prize in Murgas and Chirigotas

The Comparsa “The Crystal Ball” wins the first prize in the XL Murgas and Chirigotas Contest

Once the Carnival Museum Costumes contest ended, the Murgas and Chirigotas Contest of the Miguelturra Carnival 2020 began in its curantava edition.

The picaresque and the mockery about local and national politics, technology, the Satisfyer, men and women, no one escaped the stanzas of the participating chirigotas, played with great humor.

The jury composed of José Vicente Romero, Javier Vallejo, Antonio Vallejo, Víctor López and Inmaculada Martín de Lucía, awarded the following awards:

1st Prize 600 euros, Crystal Ball of Puertollano

2nd Premio 450 euros, The Flamingos of the Ravine of Torralba de Calatrava

3rd Prize 400 euros, Remiro the Cautious of Córdoba

4th Prize 250 euros, Peña Los Cansaliebres of Miguelturra

5th Prize 200 euros, Grand Reserve of Pedro Muñoz

All awards have been sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council

Double the Goat in the Carnival Museum Costumes contest

Peña La Cabra in the suit of men and women, David Méndez first individual prize

The Carnival Palace is once again filled to witness the XL Carnival Museum Costume Competition. At 9:30 p.m., the local rocks presented their costumes with which they will participate in the Piñata Sunday parade. The winning costumes in the modality of men and women will remain for the next five years in the Carnival Museum ‘MOMO’.

The awards were as follows:

Individual Suit

Prize 200 euros sponsored by Certrade Azulejos y Pavimentos, David Méndez Mendoza theme “Fantasia, India is looking for a cowboy to light his pipe”

Woman Suit

Prize 400 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, Peña La Cabra, theme “The Guardians of Time” 

Men’s Suit

Prize 400 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, Peña La Cabra, theme “The Guardians of Time”


Once this contest ended and while the jury was deliberating, the prizes of the IV Carnival Showcase Contest were awarded, this event has led the local shops to show off the festive and carnival atmosphere that Miguelturra breathes on these dates.

The event has been organized by the Small Business Association and the Miguelturra City Council. The jury composed of Diego Rodríguez, Councilor for Celebrations of the Miguelturra City Council, Valentín Muñoz Rivero, decorator and restorer and Jesús Muñoz Palmero, Secretary of the Miguelturra Carnival Association, awarded the following awards:

Best Composition and Design Award, gift voucher sponsored by Viajes Rodrigo and Rodrigo’s Inmobiliaria, for Óptica Lara.

Originality and Innovation Award, gift voucher sponsored by Distribuciones Sacra, for Peke’s.

Special Audience Award, gift voucher of a trip sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, for Disfrutería de Alba.

All the winners received the corresponding diploma, carnival mask, 30 advertising spots on Radio Miguelturra and an 8 by 11 announcement at the BIM in April.



Rosalia, Monica Naranjo and Aladdin, triumph in Your Mask Sounds Familiar

VIII Edition of the contest Your Mask Sounds Familiar

Once again the Carnival Palace is filled to witness a new Miguelturra Carnival event.

At 7:30 p.m., the event organized by Peña el Puntillo began, with imitations such as Rosalia, Beyoncé, Lola Indigo, Cheer, Rihanna, Mónica Naranjo, Camela or soundtracks such as Aladdin’s.

The jury in this edition was composed of Mercedes Espinosa, Tamara Arenas and Julián Margotón.

The contest is divided into three categories: Child-Youth, Individual Adult and Adult Groups, with the prizes being as follows:


  • 1st Prize, Vega Barahona García for its imitation of Rosalia, theme “With height”
  • 2nd Prize, Sofía Rojas, Paula Fernández, Claudia Céspedes, Ainoha Pérez, Marina Pérez and Olivia Herance, for its imitation of Beyonce, theme “Single Ladies”
  • 3rd Prize, Patricia Bastante Arévalo for its imitation of Lola Indigo

Three prizes for school supplies valued at 50 euros each, sponsored by MyPaper.


  • 1st Prize 150 euros, David Méndez Mendoza for its imitation of Mónica Naranjo
  • 2nd Prize 100 euros, Emilio Rodríguez Sánchez-Herrera for its imitation of Rihanna, theme “Where have you been”
  • 3rd Prize 50 euros, Mª Carmen Corral León for its imitation of Cheer, theme “Strong Enough”

Awards sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council


  • 1st Prize, 200 euros, Gisela, Estívaliz Cativiela and Francisco Rodrigo, for its staging of the Aladdin Soundtrack
  • 2nd Prize, 150 euros, Tamara Navarro and Iván Molina, for its imitation of Camela, theme “When Love Is Missing”

Awards sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council


I’ve seen a pretty kitty!

A spring afternoon and a busy funeral procession dismisses Mrs. Sardine

We arrive at the equator of the Miguelturra Carnival with the Burial of The Sardine, the oldest and most traditional of Castilla-La Mancha.

Major Masks, Carnival King, Councilor for Celebrations, Widowers and Widows, the clergy, nuns and altar boys, street masks, boys and girls, with the accompaniment of two charangas, paid honors and made a well-deserved farewell to Mrs. Sardine.

At five in the afternoon, the funeral procession began the traditional funeral parade through the streets of Miguelturra, opening the Security Forces and Corps of the Peña La Cabra headed by Pepe ‘The Wolf’, as is traditional for many years. The streets of Miguelturra crowded with people who wanted to say goodbye to the unfortunate Sardine among sobs, cries, kicks, smiles and dances, dismissed Mrs. Sardine as she deserves.




On numerous occasions, the safety of the Peña La Cabra, had to intervene to prevent a small group of ‘Kittens’ from stealing the inert body of Mini Sardine, which lost the occasional scale on the riffera.

The funeral procession as it passed through the monument to the Street Mask located in the Plaza de España, with both sardines and carnival authorities at the head, paid him honors and showed their respect.

At the end of the journey of this peculiar burial, the purifying fire blessed the inert bodies of the unfortunate sardines and as ‘To die, is to live again’, again they will return to the streets of Miguelturra next year.

And as the saying goes ‘Drinking and eating, they are things to do’, the entourage went to the tent of Peña la Cabra to taste about 100 kg of roasted sardines and a good lemon, which undoubtedly placated partly the grief of those present.

‘Requiescat in pace’



Carnival Tuesday, the party continues

Peñas meals, children’s games, leaving their mark, Onda Cero and the street mask, continue to give joy to Carnival

During the morning the Peñas de Los Segadores and the Ham in the Plaza de la Constitución, Los Fregquísimos and Herederos de Loquilandia in the Doctor Fleming Park, made the meals, in the afternoon as promised, the children’s Peña Herederos de Loquilandia, they offered us a snack of delicious sandwiches and recover from the effort made in the different traditional games they organized for children and the occasional adult who dared to participate, remembering his childhood.

At the Carnival Museum, Onda Cero broadcast its live program in which authorities, major masks, carnival king and local Peñas participated.

While in the Carnival Palace (CERE), the contest ‘Leaving Footprint’ was held where pets are protagonists. An event organized by Peña Kapikúa and sponsored by the Miguelturra Town Hall, Didi Hairdresser and Symbiosis.

At night, the society dances continued at the Centro Obrero and Palacio del Carnaval.

Prizes Leaving Footprint Awards:

  • 1st Prize, Jory with Jurassic Park
  • 2nd Prize, Aria with Priscila y la Reinas
  • 3rd Prize, Hulk with La Oveja Negra
  • 4th Prize, Trufa with Súper Héroes
  • 5th Prize, Jacky with Vikingos
  • 6th Prize, Odín with Frida Taco
  • 7th Prize, Brady with Reciclados Carnavaleros
  • 8th Prize, Cloe with Unicornios
  • 9th Prize, Nika with Tiburón
  • 10th Prize, Coke with Toy Story