Celebrates

February 20, 2018

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If you still have no plan for September, don’t miss la Merce, patron saint of Barcelona. This celebration, which fires explosive summer and welcomes autumn, dates back to 1871 and takes place each year on September 24. La Merce is a festival of festivals. The nearly 600 activities which take place over four days are divided into several sections: Musical Accio Barcelona: more than 100 concerts in a dozen of the city Barcelona Arts de Carrer scenarios: La Festa in the Tradicio street art: castellers, gigantes y cabezudos La Festa Al Cel: an air festival acrobatics, balloons, ultralight La Festa del Foc: Piromusical, Correfoc there is something for all tastes: music, dance, exhibitions, educational activities, workshops, performances of all kinds, and religious ceremonies that give meaning to the festivities. The ‘ correfoc ‘, one of the most striking events, is a common cultural manifestation among Mediterranean peoples in which a group of people disguised as demons run by the streets at dusk, jumping between Fireworks and dancing. Thousands of people come to enjoy this pyrotechnic display that fills with gunpowder and noise protecting the streets of Ciutat Vella, with handkerchiefs of sparks that released Devils.

Another popular protests are the castellers, human towers that reach dizzying and whose peak Heights a child climbs. These towers require great coordination and preparation of equipment and are an amazing spectacle. To facilitate the attendance at the evening events, metro will operate throughout the night during the days that duran celebrations. If you want to enjoy one of the most popular festivals, LateRooms.com I can recommend all kinds of hotels in Barcelona: for example, the Abba Rambla Hotel *, with double rooms for 75, or the or the hotel Las Ramblas Rooms, from 65 per room.





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