Festival the Mercè in Barcelona.

Posted on 6 September 2007 in Barcelona, always!

The Festival the Mercè is, in origin, a religious holiday celebrated in honour of the Patron Saint of Barcelona, the Mare de Déu de la Mercè.

The festival coincides with the coming of autumn and fills the city with a wide variety of recreational activities in which public participation is the main event.

During the festival, the streets of Barcelona are packed with light and fire shows, free concerts, jugglers, acrobats, story-tellers…

It’s a wonderful time to explore the city, stroll through its enchanting streets, enjoy the incredible entertainment and participate in events like the Gincana (scavenger hunt) and the photography exhibit, FotoMercè.

The whole city looks to the clouds to enjoy the kites, balloons, air shows, and other spectacles that the Barcelona skies have to offer during the festival.

The celebration goes out with a bang at the ever-popular Piromusical concert. Music, water and fire all play significant roles in this spectacular event, held at the emblematic Magical Fountains of Montjuic. The concert takes place on the very day of the Mercè and concludes the festival with fantastic entertainment and in utterly Mediterranean style.


Festival the Mercè in Barcelona - NN Hotels

NN Hotels: www.nnhotels.com – The Mercè is each 24th of September.

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