The popular  La Mercé Festival in Barcelona will start on September 21st 2012. This festival marks the closure of summer and it’s an special time for visiting the city, as it has amazing activities you can enjoy, in a time when the weather continues to be perfect in the city.

This yearLa mercé festival in Barcelonais going to start on a friday, and the party will last for 3 whole days,  ash the festival finishes on Monday 24th. There are a huge amount of events, basically divided in these main cathegories: music, ballet, theater, circus, shows of sound and lights…. The list includes more than 500 activities, so we suggest you to read the program in advance, so you can go to all of the activities you like.

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From September 21 to 24, the festival of festivals, La Mercé Festival in Barcelona

The Festival of La Merce 2012 has its origins in the religious festivities of the Virgin of The Mercy, so there are many activities thta take place nearby the Church of La Mercé. However, the whole city hosts different activities in different places, such as The Forum, or the Monjuïc Mountain or in different squares and parks. Luckily, the City Hall organizes special services for public transportation during La Merce festival. If you look for an accommodation for these dates, it would be wise to rent apartments in Las Ramblas or at Barrio Gotico, where you can live the party at its best.

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And at LA Merce festival, the best of the catalonian wines

Simultaneously with La Merce Festival, there is also the Mostra de Vins i Caves Barcelona, that is an exhibition of catalan wines and cavas (catalan sparkling wine similar to champagne) with the 12 designation of origins of Catalonia. This year the exhibition will take place at Passeig Lluís Companys, just next to the Triumph Arc,  (metro station:  Arc de Triomf, Line 1, red). The exhibition will be opened from 12:00 to 22:00. This is a great opportunity to try artisanal products and to get to know the local wine production.

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