La Merce

22/9/2017 - 25/9/2017

One of Europe's biggest street parties, approximately two million people are expected to attend La Merce in 2017. The festival is thrown in aid of Barcelona's patron saint, Our Lady of Mercy, although its religious significance is somewhat lost these days. Rather for four action-packed days residents and tourists will be entertained by a mix of wacky Catalan traditions (human castles, fire-running and the sardanes dance) along with big name bands, wine-tasting, street theatre and much more. Official programmes available from the tourist office.

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