La Mercè Festival

La Mercè Festival is the most important festival of the city, taking place yearly in Barcelona on the days around September 24. If you are visiting the city during this time of the year… you are lucky! You’ll have the opportunity to experience lots of traditional events that aren’t easy to see during the rest of the year, and attend lots of cultural activities and concerts organized just for the Festival. We want to make your trip unique, and this is why we have collected in this tag all our blog posts about La Merce, so you can take the most out of it while you are here!

Catalan Human Tower tradition

What Are Castellers?

EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CATALAN HUMAN TOWERS The tradition of building human towers in Catalonia has existed for over 200 years: we call it Castellers. Castellers are people who build towers with their bodies and make different constructions called castells (castles). It’s such a deeply  rooted tradition that there are even competitions between teams of Castellers to see who …

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Barcelona Correfocs | ForeverBarcelona

Correfoc – The Wildest Tradition Of La Merce Festival

PLANNING TO ATTEND THE BARCELONA FIRE RUN?​ The Correfoc is a popular Catalan tradition consisting of a parade of infernal characters that chase people with fireworks. It is usually celebrated after dark (when the effect of the fireworks is more striking), and arises a lot of emotions in the participants that range from (controlled) danger to …

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Festes de la Merce | ForeverBarcelona

What To See During The Festes De La Merce

BEST EVENTS IN BARCELONA LA MERCE​ La Merce Festival in Barcelona (or Festes de la Merce) is the most important local celebration in Barcelona: it’s our main festival – La Festa Major. Every year it is celebrated during the week around September 24, day of our Lady of Mercy – Patron Saint of Barcelona. PRIVATE SKIP-THE-LINE …

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