Barcelona´s most important festival is coming!
The most important festival of Barcelona, “Festes de la Mercé”, will be held from 22nd to 25th of September, this time Sant Petesburg, Russia will be the guest city. The county town is full of celebrations that bring together Catalan traditions with dances, music, street art, fireworks and sporting events.
The Festes de la Mercé are going to transform a stage overflowing with fantasy from Thursday 22nd of September at 19.00, the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona near Sant Jaume Square will be the meeting point where all the celebration is going to start. Joaquim Maria Puyal is going to start the event with one traditional proclamation.
The Correfoc will start at a Hell's Gate which will use almost the entire Antoni Maura Square and the Parc of the Ciutadella will be starring the Swan Lake presentation.
The most important performances for the Festa Mayor de la Merce are: The Mercé Ride with participants from all over Catalonia, castellers (or human towers), the Sardana (typical Catalan dance), the correfoc (groups of people from the community dressed as demons running through the streets with firecrackers and fireworks in hand) and the parade of the Giants.
This is a great opportunity to have one of the best experiences you can have, if you're in town do not hesitate to be part of the 500 activities that the city has prepared for all the public. If not, this is the best time to start planning your trip and be part of this great event.
In this video you will see the incredible visuals projected during the Festival de la Mercé 2010 at the Parc de la Ciutadella.
For more information about events during the festival, visit the following link.
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