First Sunday of spectacular carnival

The Diana, the chocolate, the Children’s Carnival, Peñas food and the Masked Volleyball main activities of Carnival Sunday

The Peña el Jamón, has traveled the streets of the town with Diana Carnavalera, as it has been doing for many years.

In the Plaza de España, the Peña Maltrataos has distributed an excellent chocolate accompanied by sweets and a shot of anise for those who wanted it, by noon has prepared an exquisite food from La Mancha. The company Repostería Codan has been the collaborator of this event.

While in the Plaza de la Constitución, starting at 11:30 h. and organized by the Peña el Bufón, the ‘chick’ was concentrated to participate in the Children’s Carnival, accompanied by mothers, fathers and relatives who did not want to miss the event. Afterwards, he went to the Carnival Palace, where a great children’s show “Juggling” awaited them. The act has had the collaboration of Civil Protection.

At noon, in Doctor Fleming Park, the Peñas Los Cansaliebres, Los Rocheros, Kapikua y Alhigui, have prepared some delicious crumbs, distributed ham, meat with tomato and potatoes with meat, to regain strength in this intense Sunday of Carnival.

The afternoon has started with the Masked Volleyball, starting at 4:30 p.m. and in front of the CERE this peculiar championship has been organized by ADV Miguelturra and the Peña el Bufón. The prizes have been the following:

  • Tournament Winner, 50 Euros Award sponsored and redeemable at Las Tejas Restaurant
  • Best team disguised 50 euros prize sponsored and redeemable in Cafetería Ramón
  • Most fun team, 50 Euros prize sponsored and redeemable at Café-Bar Los Arcos

A great Sunday of carnival accompanied by an incredible temperature for these dates that has caused the Doctor Fleming Park to be crowded with people.

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Antonio and Mª Paz proclaimed Major Masks 2019

New Major Masks for the Carnival of Miguelturra, the first with declaration of National Tourist Interest

As of today, Antonio and Mª Paz, are also from the Peña de Mascaras Mayores, a large family of illustrious carnival.

At 18:30 h., Began the concentration of the delegation in the Plaza de España, to accompany and tour the streets of the town with Mª Paz and Antonio. A large group of street masks, members of the local Peñas, Orestes and Mª Carmen, major masks 2018 and other years, Serafin Delgado, King of Carnival, Raúl Domínguez, President of the Miguelturra Carnival Association, Diego Rodríguez, Councilman of Celebrations and the Mayor of Miguelturra, Victoria Sobrino, in the CERE would be added different members of the Municipal Corporation.

The retinue, paraded towards the gathering point of Antonio and Mª Paz, the Peña los Cansaliebres were in charge of the organization. At the meeting point, family and friends accompanied Mª Paz and Antonio, how excited they received the affection of the participants.

The next stopping point was the headquarters of the Peña los Cansaliebres, which prepared a great appetizer, which served as a snack for a long afternoon-night of emotions.

Around 9:00 p.m., the delegation arrived at the CERE and the Palacio del Carnaval stood to receive Mª Paz del Hierro Cabrera and Antonio Rodrigo Donate, in its proclamation as Major Masks of Miguelturra Carnival.

After the intervention of the mayor of the town, Victoria Sobrino, the new major masks took the stage for the imposition of bands that accredit them as Major Masks of Miguelturra Carnival and the corresponding diplomas, as well as the traditional bouquet of flowers, box of wine and the ceramic mask commemorative of the Carnival.

Mª Paz and Antonio, wore an impressive costume designed by themselves and based on the Carnival of Venice, that of Mª Paz made of sardón broken white with gold, with a front fold and adornment in rhinestones, skirt of layer and body fitted, the skirt has a tulle decorated with madroños and the body decorated with golden thread. Antonio’s suit, coat and trousers in black, decorated with trimmings and gold cord.

This year and as a novelty, Magdalena Yébenes, Valentín Muñoz and Octavío Martín, major masks 1984, 1985 and 1986 respectively, renewed their bands and in subsequent years will do the rest of the major masks.

Casimiro Donate and Eufrasia Delgado, older masks of 2004, were in charge of giving them the traditional mask and apron of the Peña de Mascaras Mayores that they will use on Monday in the friying pan fruit contest.

Finally, children, friends and neighbors of the Association of the Barrio de Oriente took the stage to congratulate the new couple of major masks, receiving from their children a nice gift, nothing more and nothing less than a cruise.

Antonio, Mª Paz, congratulations, you are already Major Masks of Miguelturra Carnival.

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It’s already Carnival, National!

Nacho Guerreros, first town crier with declaration of National Tourist Interest.

The actor Nacho Guerreros, better known as ‘Coque’ in the television series ‘La que se avecina’ has given the starting signal to the Carnival of Miguelturra 2019, which for the first time are of National Tourist Interest.

The Peña Los Segadores with its charanga, as is customary in our carnival, took charge of the organization of the event and from eight o’clock in the afternoon, local, provincial and regional authorities, together with members of the Association of Peñas, Rey of the Carnival, Peñas de la localidad and Máscaras Mayores, gathered at the gates of the Town Hall in the Plaza de España to receive Nacho Guerreros.

After the reception, the delegation went to the CERE and visited the Carnival Museum ‘MOMO’. At 9:30 p.m. the long-awaited proclamation began, with a Palace of Carnival overflowing. First, I take the floor the mayor of the town, Victoria Sobrino, thanked the presence of Nacho as a crier of the Carnival of Miguelturra and invited everyone to enjoy this wonderful party, which in Miguelturra will be for the first time of Tourist Interest National.

Once the intervention of the mayor, Nacho climbed the stage of the Palace of Carnival and began the proclamation with a tour of the history of our carnival, a carnival whose history has been passed down from generation to generation and whose first written document dates from 1898 , this document can be consulted in the History section of this website.

Nacho acknowledged being excited to be the first crier with the declaration of National Tourist Interest and made a tour of the various acts that are celebrated in our carnival, burial of the sardine, friying pan fruit, parade on Sunday Piñata…

Between applause and cheers of the Peñas, Nacho was mentioning one by one the carnival Peñas of the town, not missing phrases typical of his fictional character ‘Coque’.

Once the proclamation ended, the delegation went to the silk of the Peña los Segadores and during the tour Nacho kindly attended to the people who came to be photographed with the.

Thank you very much Nacho for to come great Carnival 2019.

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Dinner Presentation Masks Major 2019

Mª Paz and Antonio appear before the Carnival community of Miguelturra

With the presence of the preacher of honor of the Carnival of Miguelturra, Guillermo Summers, the traditional dinner for the presentation of the Major Carnival Masks was celebrated.

Victoria Sobrino, mayor of the town, Diego Rodríguez, celebrations councilor, Serafin Delgado, King of Carnival, Raúl Domínguez, president of the Miguelturra Carnival Association, Orestes and Mª Carmen, Major Masks of Carnival 2018, members of the Municipal Corporation, members of the clubs, Guillermo Summers and his wife Marita, have wanted to accompany and support what will be the Major Masks of Carnival 2019, Antonio Rodrigo and Mª Paz del Hierro.

Before the start of the dinner, the delegation was able to visit the exposition ‘This Carnival interests me’, which collects the photographs of the Miguelturra Carnival photo contest since 1999.

Prior to the dinner, Victoria Sobrino, Serafin Delgado and Guillermo Summers took the floor, congratulating the new couple of Masks of the Carnival of Miguelturra and wishing them a happy journey in their new carnival stage.

Guillermo Summers, who could not be present during the celebration of the declaration of national tourist interest, wanted to be present in this act as a churriego more, since Miguelturra carries it inside his heart and for him it is his second town.

The dinner was attended by some 400 people who have tasted a menu prepared by the Casa Pepe Restaurant.

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Bases of the contests of Miguelturra’s Carnival 2019

From this section, you can check all the bases of the different contests of the Miguelturra Carnival 2019


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Presentation of Carnival 2019

The City Council of Miguelturra and the Peñas Association present the Carnival program

The activities of the Carnival of Miguelturra 2019 will already be known, the first to be celebrated with a declaration of National Tourist Interest.

About 10:20 h. Friday, February 22, in the plenary hall of the City Council has been presented the program of activities of Carnival 2019.

The event was chaired by the mayor of the town Victoria Sobrino in the plenary hall of the City Council of Miguelturra. Also attended by the councilman of celebrations, Diego Rodríguez, the president of the peñas, Raúl Domíguez, the King of Carnival, Serafin Delgado, major masks of Carnival 2019, Orestes and Mª Carmen, as well as those who will be in 2019, Antonio and Mª Paz.

The Fuga concert at the Palacio del Carnaval is one of the main novelties of this year. It will be held the same day of the proclamation from twelve o’clock at night.