Festas de la Mercè 2013

Celebration of the city's patron saint


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Here it is –  La Mercè in Barcelona. The festivities are in full swing already. Last Sunday, the first events started and they won’t stop before Monday the 30th of September. Different events take place simultaneously in various locations. All events per day can be found on their official page: www.merce.bcn.cat

La Mercè stands for the patron saint of the city. Its traditions are celebrated for years, always around the 24th of September. Over 1 million people participate in these festivities and enjoy music, artistic performances and creativity. Even private companies and local associations are involved as sponsorships. Therefore, all events are for free.

Tuesday the 24th is a public holiday and is widely celebrated. Fireworks, human tower building, Museums …there is a lot to explore on that day.

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If you feel guilty about going out and enjoying the festivals instead of working hard, La Mercè gives you the perfect excuse. There is a photo competition about the best picture from La Mercè. People can take a photo that reflects the body of these festivities and are able to upload it on their webpage between the 21st and 30th of September. The available prizes range from 150€ to up to 1000€.


To still be a part of this important festival, you can book a fitting apartment on www.habitatapartments.com

A perfect, still available proposal might be the Comtal 52 apartment.

Comtal 52 is perfectly located in the Eixample district. The next metro stop is about 300 meters away and the city centre can also be reached within 15-20 minutes by walking. Hence, the location is still central, but away from heavy noise and touristic areas. The apartment has a modern and functional interior and can be occupied by up to 4 people.

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Enjoy your stay in Barcelona in this comfortable, beautiful apartment!


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