Barcelona La Mercè Festival

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Barcelona La Mercè Festival

In 1687, Mare de Deu de la Mercè (“misery” in Catalan language) ended a locust invasion with her prayer. Patron Saint of Barcelona, she is celebrated on September 24th.

The most important festival of the city, it lasts three to four days. Many concerts, shows, fireworks, street art, festival dances, and other open days for national buildings and free museum entrances give extra vibrancy to the districts of Barcelona.

The BAM (Barcelona Acció Musical) Festival divides its stages between the Parc del Fòrum, the Plaça Reial and the Plaça de Catalunya. A light mapping projection show will take place at City Hall. A pyro-musical show will be visible from the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, as well as fireworks from the sea. The Correfoc, or Fire Run, will set the streets of la Via Laietana ablaze with its devils and breathing dragons. Festival dances and street art will fill up La Rambla and the Sant Jaume Place…

During the weekend, the Festa al Cel airshow will end the party, on the Costa del Maresme beach.

La Mercè Festival
All around Barcelona

From 22 to 25 September 2016


Launching parade on La Rambla, Ferran St and Plaça Sant Miquel, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.