Top travel highlights in Spain for 2015
Looking for a Spain holiday with a difference in 2015? Then look no further. The Local has rounded up some of the most interesting travel options the country has to offer in 2015, no matter what kind of traveller you are.
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For the rebel at heart: The Carnival of Cadiz (held from February 12th to 22nd in 2015) is one of the best known carnivals in Spain. The carnival's origins date back to the 16th century when Cadiz was one of the most important ports in the Spanish empire. The city traded heavily with Venice and copied many of the Italian city's traditions, which combine today to form the carnival. The Cadiz Carnival was banned under the dictator Francisco Franco but rebellious locals carried on with the tradition behind closed doors. Political satire remains very much the order of the day in this carnival, especially on Carnival Saturday when people dress up in costumes referencing Spanish news and current affairs.