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El Clot's giants perform Zarzuela

El Clot’s family of giants are taking to the stage this weekend, as part of a show that the Orfeó Martinenc offers every season under of its Zarzuela programme ‘Gigantes y cabezudos’.

Festa dels Orfeons centenary

The city centre will be packed with choral singing this weekend of 27 and 28 May, to commemorate a century since the first inter-choral get-together.

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Main events and activities in the city

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Three Kings Parade

On the evening of 5 January, Barcelona organises a big welcome for the Kings of the Orient, who set off on a big parade.
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Tres Tombs de Barcelona

The main event of the Festa dels Tres Tombs is a parade of animals in a cavalcade and pulling coaches around the city centre.

Tres Tombs Infernals

The Tres Tombs Infernals is a celebration held in Sant Andreu de Palomar that combines street theatre and a firework display with a correfoc.

Did you know...

It is said that the correfoc developed spontaneously in Barcelona during the La Mercè festival in 1978. That was a time when traditional and popular culture was being revived and a group of cultural activists wanted to organise a fire show. The initial idea was to organise a classic ball de diables but, to their surprise, the watching public joined in the performance and gave it movement.

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