Declared a festival of national interest, this year sees the 429th edition of this fiesta.
Each year, Plaça Nova in the district of La Catedral in the Gothic Quarter, plays host to a neighbourhood festival that was declared a fiesta of national interest last year, and which is celebrating its 429th edition this year. This August also marks the 25th anniversary of the recovery of the Víbria de Barcelona, the festive figure of the city that was created in 1399 but which had disappeared for centuries. Like every year, this edition of the Feast of Sant Roc comes loaded with activities, including traditional acts, such as dancing giant figures, sardana dancing, parades, processions and fireworks, together with photography competition, a drawing competition, a handicraft fair and open-air hot chocolate feasts. All of this is organized by the Plaça Nova Fiesta Association, which is responsible for preserving the elements that have characterized the fiesta over the centuries.
Activities will be held at Plaça Nova in the Gothic quarter of the city from 14 to 18 August.
All of the activities are free and open to everyone. Additional information is available at the following link.
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