Barcelona prepares during 18th – 24th September a diverse festival, in honor of the patron, for every taste. You will find out sportive, cultural, musical and dance activities. Moreover, there are also open-air macroconcerts and performances at almost every corner of the city.
The festival La Mercè draws many people, not only from Catalonia, but also from other Spanish regions and around the world. It offers a full agenda. So, if you want to know what to expect this year, we explain you more details about.
1- Read more about the agenda of festival La Mercè
The festival la Mercè will be such a great spectacle with Andreu Buenafuente, a well-known comedian actor, as a herald. Huge activities are offered during these popular festive days, focused on the Mediterranean culture and the main Catalan culture. The most expected events are the concerts, La Mercè running competition and Piromusical, which marks the end of the festival through the pyrotechnical-musical show.
However, you will also experience the traditional correfocs from Camp de Tarragona (a fire race), the 65th Sardanes sample, dance activities and cultural exhibition in the different quarters of Barcelona. And, as always, it provides a daily offer, which not only fill the main streets, but will also be the perfect excuse to discover other districts.
2- Places where the festival La Mercè is celebrated
There are this year new districts where the popular festival is celebrated. The main places where it will be performanced are l’Ajuntament de Barcelona, Forum, Plaça de Catalunya, Parc de la Ciutadella, Avinguda Reina Sofia, Gòtic district, Montjuïc, Barceloneta and Moll de la Fusta.
The best way to arrive in any event of la Mercè festival is by public transport means. Travel through the city by the metropolitan transport to avoid parking problems and to save time. In fact, the public service is going to be strengthened during these days.
3- Dare yourself to spend a different weekend in Barcelona
The multitudinous activities will take place during the weekend. It is one of the most expected popular festival. That is why it could be the perfect excuse to discover its traditions or enjoy a romantic getaway in Barcelona.
Spend a weekend escape and book a room at SB Diagonal Zero, at SB Icaria or at SB Plaza Europa. All of them are located in different Barcelona’s areas in order to choose the one which fits better your plan for the festival La Mercè.
On the basis of above, the streets from Barcelona will not be fits only by Barcelona citizens, but also by tourists, children, youth, parents, grandparents, giants from the districts and from Catalonia and artists.
The past will be linked with the future on a celebration of its 200 years of history. This festival constitutes a reflection of the city and of its citizens. An example of being open to the world and expectant of the new innovations.
The festival La Mercè is a multitudinous and popular celebration which assemble between 1.500.000 and 2.000.000 citizens from Barcelona on the performance of a wide number of activities.
This is why we have a prelude. We are going to experience a festival that will be an authentic spectacle. Come to Barcelona, discover it and enjoy it.