toda espana eventos barcelona  Museums Barcelona Montjuïc Barcelona La Mercé Barcelona Montjuic fountain Events Barcelona Concerts Barcelona No doubt, September is a month that does not goes by unnoticed in this city, because the fact of the summer comes to an end does not mean the partying stops in Barcelona.

And who thinks of events, Barcelona and September, thinks of La Mercè. And again Barcelona’s agenda is filled with colours as the 24th of September is the day that the annual festival is held in the Catalan capital, in honour of the Virgin Mary and patron saint of Barcelona.

One of the leading activities on September 18 is that the Cursa de la Mercè takes place. This is a ten-kilometre race that turns to Barcelona and passes by iconic landmarks. An excellent choice if you’re an athlete or just feel like going through the city in a crowded promenade, while doing some exercise.

On every corner you can find during the Fiesta de La Mercè, something is going on in Barcelona, like fairs, concerts, parades and more. A party that spans four days full of music, art, culture and traditions deployed in squares, streets and grand avenues.

During the four days the Fiesta de La Mercè takes place, Barcelona highlights long tradition events take place. Like the Correfoc which is a parade of demons, dragons and other creatures with a “flame thrower” which tours around. In the streets of Barcelona, like in Via Laeitana, fireworks are displayed. Caution is advised for inexperienced viewers, it is a party full of fire, explosions and pyrotechnics but absolutely worth of being admired.

toda espana eventos barcelona  Museums Barcelona Montjuïc Barcelona La Mercé Barcelona Montjuic fountain Events Barcelona Concerts Barcelona Another important attraction of this festival are the Castellers at Plaza de Sant Jaume This are human castles formed by dozens of people, very traditional in Catalonia, and are built to the rhythm of the melodies of the celebration. Castellers have recently been declared by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity, so it is certainly a show in Barcelona that cannot fail to be seen.

The following you can not overlook is the parade of the Giants, another iconic folk tradition in which several historical figures wander their feet and dance to the music that accompanies them.

Both for those who prefer to find accommodation in Barcelona centre, and for those who prefer a bit away from the heart of the capital and stay in less busy areas, as is customary during such celebrations, the best way to get around the city is using public transport.

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