What is La Casa del Carnaval

Located in Barranco de Santos next to the bridge Puente Galcerán, with a surface area of 1,052.74 square meters, Casa del Carnaval represents a milestone in the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and it provides new way of understanding this festival. It has been declared an “International Tourist Attraction” and this is how we would like it to be regarded by its visitors.

The area has a permanent exhibition hall with costumes and interesting items related to the Carnival, a multi-purpose room for temporary exhibits and presentations of all kinds. This multi-purpose hall is called ‘Sala Suspi’, in honour of a well-known Carnival’s street musician (murguero). A centre for documentation and conservation on our Carnival’s heritage aimed at experts, journalists, students and researchers, which will allow the cataloguing of funds; an area for workshops and dynamic activities related to the festival; a cafeteria and a shop.

Undoubtedly a visit to the Casa del Carnaval will be a unique experience, thanks to the different digital applications that allow the visitor to feel and experience the festival from within, including the opportunity to try on costumes.

We are opening following all preventive measures. Minimum interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5 metres must be kept with us besides use of hydroalcoholic gel. The capacity limitations for common areas must be complied. All persons over 6 years have to wear a face mask. It’s mandatory the correct use at all moment. Ask us your doubts.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife now has a Carnival all year round! Come and enjoy it!

Tour

La Casa del Carnaval in Santa Cruz is aimed at four target groups of people: tourists, the Carnival community, specialists and researchers and the general public.

Inside, you will find a permanent exhibition, designed as an attractive, sensorial, comfortable and entertaining space with sufficiently flexible amenities to be able to host collections and contents of different kinds, documentary collections and multimedia resources.

Hence, the exhibition space will vary each year, to include the costume of the reigning Carnival Queen and the costumes used by the different artistic groups (adult and children’s Murgas, musical groups, Comparsas, etc.) this year.

The costume of the reigning Carnival Queen is the key piece that will receive visitors in the hall of the building and will act as an attraction to bring people in. Thus, it is displayed in a welcoming atmosphere that acts as an introduction to the exhibition, giving way to a sensorial space with coloured lights and Carnival sounds, where the coloured streamers invade the centre of the hall, where there are eight separate modules with multi-language screens that explain different aspects of the Carnival celebrations.

Along the exhibition, visitors will find different Carnival posters, and a video wall with videos related to this festival. It is a didactic and interactive space where visitors and schoolchildren can learn first-hand about the Carnival of Santa Cruz. Thus, the contents of Casa del Carnaval have been adapted to new health protocols.

Numerous contents have also been added, such as the new audio guide system, which allows access to the site tour through mobile devices with multimedia content in English and Spanish. During the visit, digital resources will be displayed to guarantee a thorough Carnival immersion.

The extensive exhibition that Casa del Carnaval offers is devoted to those people who made our Carnival possible: the queens, designers, pioneers of different groups and, of course, Carnival characters of Santa Cruz. The permanent exhibition of Carnival paintings and posters from different years, including that of 2021, represents a very relevant part as a result of their artistic and patrimonial value. In addition, the exhibition includes a small collection of miniature Carnival Queens from different years. Likewise, this exhibition will allow visitors to admire the crown jewels: The Carnival Queen 2020 and her ladies-in-waiting, the Children’s Queen, and the Queen of the Elderly 2020. All of them are distributed in different halls. In other halls, visitors can take a glance at Carnival groups that have contributed to perpetuate our festival, where awarded groups are highlighted. The Carnival Characters can be discovered alongside new characters at a special space with great charm.

La Casa del Carnaval also has a Multi-Purpose Hall, where temporary exhibitions, lectures, book presentations, talks or seminars will be held. This multi-purpose hall is called ‘Sala Suspi’, in honour of a well-known Carnival’s street musician (murguero). It also has a shop, a cafeteria and an area for programming workshops and a variety of activities, for both school children and adults, as a means of offering training in the arts and crafts of the Carnival.

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Contact information

Aguere Street, 17, 38005 S/C de Tenerife

(+34) 922 04 60 20

info@casacarnavalsantacruz.com

Mon. - Sun. 09:00 - 19:00

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Anyone interested in receiving further information can send us an e-mail using our form.We also have different halls to hold events (cafeteria, temporary hall, video wall, workshop, outside area).

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