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Do you want to see human towers in Barcelona this August?

Although there are few “diades castelleres” in the city in August, those that do take place are very special and stir the emotions because these groups are performing at home ground on what are big occasions for them.

Two hundred years of Gràcia’s local festival

This year’s Festa Major de Gràcia, one of the most appealing celebrations in the city, marks its bicentenary. 200 years make for plenty of questions, which we try to answer here, such as where the tradition of decorating the streets comes from.

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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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