La Merce Programme 2011
Barcelona's biggest festival is back for 2011 and as usual the Festa Major (Grand Festival) to end all Festes Majores will pack more punches than 12 rounds of Ortiz vs. Mayweather...
As well as the zany Catalan traditions of Castellers (human castles), Correfoc (fire-running) and Sardanes (regional dance), the likes of Ash, Goldfrapp, Crystal Fighters and El Guincho will be playing free concerts in venues around the city. Other events include wine festivals, the illumination of Parc de la Ciutadella and plenty of street theatre.
Wandering around the centre of town between the 22nd and 25th September means you should find plenty going on, but if you want to check the programme and find out where to be at what time head to this page and then click on the individual days on the calendar. Events take place from 8am every day 'til late!