After 40 years of prohibition during the Franco era, this traditional medieval celebration sprang back to life in 1976. The festivities take place between the end of February and the beginning of March in various private institutions like the Ateneo, the Casino and the Círculo de Bellas Artes. Ash Wednesday is the finale, with the age-old ceremony of the Burial of the Sardine. A huge, good-humored crowd gathers on Paseo de la Florida for the event. They are all dressed in mourning black as they carry the cardboard model of a sardine in its coffin to be buried.
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Madrid is a city located in the center of the country of Spain. Here, one can feel the Spanish vibe like nowhere else. Famous for many things that are interesting, this city attracts numerous tourists from around the globe. The city is buzzing with many activities and the food available is sumptuous. The popular tapas are usually relished by the visitors at the spectacular viewing terraces. The must-visits at Madrid are the Royal Palace and the famous Taurodelta, but you could just walk around and marvel at the architectural wonders anyway. There is a lot in the city to be explored and it sure has the best to offer both from the past and the present.