Mercè Festival Barcelona

Mercè Festival 2016 Barcelona

One more year, La Mercè festival held in Barcelona, this time from 22 to 25 September, to welcome the autumn and ward off the possible post holiday syndrome.
La Mercè are full of traditional and cultural activities, music and festivals to enjoy and fill the streets with music and colorful.
From the blog of Fuster Apartments we want to give a touch of what will be the festival of this year explain some sections of the event program.
Are you going to miss it?

History

The Mercè Festival is a festival held in honor of the Mare de Deu de la Merce (Mother of God of Mercy), the patron saint of Barcelona.
Today, La Mercè is a festival thats occupies a large number of public spaces with a program centered on Mediterranean culture. In less than a week, Barcelona meets in an extensive program, correfocs, concerts, traditional dances … activities related to culture and tradition Barcelona.

Program and main activities.

Gigants and Castellers

Castellers Barcelona

Giants parade, it is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at 11am in the morning in the Plaza Sant Jaume. You can not miss this traditional parade place to go with kids.
Giants and big heads will dance in line with percussion groups will accompany them and make La Mercè something very special.

In the case of castellers, in the same plaza Sant Jaume once the parade is over, thousands of people gather to witness one of the highlights of La Mercè.

Correfoc

correfoc barcelona
foto: Jordi Cohen

Another activity that you can not miss is the Correfoc to be held on September 25 across the Via Laietana.
The event will begin at 18:30 pm on a correfoc tailored to children while at 20:30 will result in correfoc adult.
The correfoc is a parade – show that a groups of people (devils) run through the streets with firecrackers and fireworks in hand. Furthermore they join the correfoc models dragon blowing fire and sparks from his mouth.

Projection show

proyección barcelona la mercè

One of the top events of La Mercè and most people expect is the projection and music show on the facades of emblematic buildings of the city.
This year the show will be in the same plaza Sant Jaume on the facade of the Ajuntament of Barcelona.
We recommend not miss the projection show.
September 22: 21:15, 21:45, 22:15, 22:45, 23:15 and 23:45
September 23: 21:15, 21:45, 22:45, 23:15 and 23:45
September 24: 21:00, 22:00, 23:00, 23:30 and 00:00 midnight
September 25: 20:30, 22:00, 22:30 and 23:00

Fireworks show on La Mercè

pirotecnic la mercè

And finally, the show that everyone expects. The pyrotechnic fireworks painting the sky of the city of hundreds of colors.

You will enjoy the show from the beach if you watching the International Pyrotechnic Festival,
but also at the finish of La Mercè Festival, a Piromusical which is one of the acts
most popular party.

September 23: 22h on the beach of Barceloneta
September 24: 22h on the beach of Barceloneta
September 25: 22h at the Maria Cristina Avenue.

In addition to the proposed activities, la Mercè offers much more so from the blog of Fuster Apartments you enclose the entire program so you do not miss any of these great festivals. ☺ Enjoy!

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