The main festival of Barcelona is La Mercé that goes on every year during the month of September ending on the 24th and celebrating the Virgin de la Mercé, who is the city’s patron saint. There are shows, events, fireworks and concerts all around the city center from the 18th till the 24th. The giants’ parade is a processions beginning in The Raval quarter going down La Rambla and giving all the people, residents and visitors, the voice that the celebration is started. Castellers in Plaza Sant Jaume, climbing one on top of the other to build body towers, seem to say: we are ready for everything, to have fun and to give you an unforgettable show! Sports events, like the famous marathon, and music concerts all around the city are some of the main attractions. It seems that after the whole summer spent some at work, others on vacation, all the people from Barcelona want to meet together and say: we are here again and we want to work…..and we want to party…..thanks to our Virgin de la Mercé !!!
You can get the full program in Plaza Catalunya at the main tourist office just in front of the Corte Inglés or following this link or go in our Facebook or Twitter page and click on the link you’ll find to read the full program of events….
Have fun !!!