Human towers.. Fancy seeing human towers in Barcelona this weekend? Here is a list of all the displays that are on in the city.
Cold weather, dark nights, chestnuts, panellet cakes and mushrooms: all you need to know about All Saints’ Day festivities in Catalan sayings
The month of November marks a turning point in the calendar: the days start getting shorter and the chill sets in. In the past, pastoral and agrarian societies saw this day as the end of a cycle. This is why All Saints' Day is such a symbolic...
2019 La Mercè. The opening speech, the Opening Ceremony and the Beasts’ Parade are some of the must-see activities on the first day of our annual festival.
2019 La Mercè. The Mercè Dance, the correfoc fire run, the stick dance performance, choral song... Are some of the activities not to be missed on the Saturday of this annual festival.
La Mercè 2019. Sardana dancing, human towers, folk-dance groups, Falcons and habaneras are just some of the popular culture highlights on La Mercè Sunday.
Mercè 2019. Monday 23 September is the eve of the big day. It’s a day to get ready, to fill the streets again after a brief time out in the morning. In the evening it’s time for the Cercavila de Vigília, the Carillon Concert and the...
2019 La Mercè. Highlight 24 September in red in your calendar. It's La Mercè day and the city becomes one big celebration with a human-tower performance, morning parades, the La Mercè Communal Procession, the sardanes dances, the La...
2019 La Mercè. Human towers meetings are back for La Mercè 2019 This year’s festival includes the historical human towers meeting on Sunday 22 and the gathering for local groups, held as ever on the day of La Mercè, on Tuesday 24.
2019 La Mercè. Prior to the Festa Major, Barcelona holds three exhibitions on festival figures: those on People’s Retinue, the Giants, and the Dragons and Fiery Beasts.
The gateway to the La Mercè festivities: human towers, retinues, giants, stick dancing and animal figures.
2019 La Mercè. The La Mercè festivities are getting into gear with talks, openings, rehearsals, presentations and a first-time music procession!