Hi everybody !
Today, we want to share with you what we do during our greatest festival; La Mercè.
In September, Barcelona dresses up for the occasion to pay tribute to the Mare de Déu de la
Mercè, patron saint of the city since 1687.
The first festival started in 1871 and since then it has kept on growing. There are so much to see and enjoy these days in the Catalan capital. Activities, concerts, entertainments and theater. A real party atmosphere ll the streets.
Before all the concerts and night-time partying, you mustn't miss the traditional and cultural
festivities throughout the day. You'll be able to get a close-up look at the big "gegants" , run
among the sparks and ames during the "correfoc", see the "enxaneta" touch the sky, or learn
to dance the traditional Catalan folk dance, the "sardana". These activities usually take place in
Plaça Sant Jaume or on Avinguda de la Catedral.
Night falls, it's getting darker and the lights come on. Before dinner, or while you're having it,
you can see some of the projection mapping shows on the façade of City Hall and other important buildings. There are also a number of rework displays. These are usually held on the
public holidays during the festival and we recommend you see them from the beach.
Also there are so many concerts and live music events during the festival that you'll be spoilt for
choice. The Parc del Fòrum has a series of performance stages. It closes the latest of all the festival venues and attracts some of the top bands from around the world. Plaça Reial usually
attracts jazz, soul and funk bands, as well as other styles of music. Plaça de Catalunya, in the city centre, usually stages important concerts with well-known groups from Spain and abroad.
And if you're looking for alternative music, you should visit the BAM stages in the squares near
And the end, when you'll have met new people, discovered new bands and learned a few
words of Catalan, it's time to say goodbye. You can't leave La Mercè without going to see the
Piromusical, the spectacular and colourful water, reworks and light display set to music
centred around the Montjuïc Magic Fountains.
We hope you like it, as you know, you can see more in our website. You also can check the web
www.barcelonaturisme.com, we have obtained all the information from them.
Best Regards and kisses!