Every year in september Barcelona becomes a city of traditional spectacles side by side with the most contemporary artistic shows like theatre and independent musician. La Fiesta de la Merce is the cities most important festival of the year. The distant origin of the festival today: in the 17th century the city asked the Virgin of Mercy, la Mercé, to save them from a plague of locusts. The plague ended and the people put it down to the Virgin Mercé. So she was named the patron saint of Barcelona.
Each year, a different city is invited to share its culture with Barcelona. This year it’s Dakar in Senegal which has been choosen. Look out for some African influences throughout the festival.
Another highlight of the Mercè is the Festa al Cel (sky festival) which takes your eyes to the skies with jets, acrobats, balloons and ultra powerful lights.
Do not miss the Piromusical on the 27th. A dazzling show with music, lights and fireworks. Expext to be overawed by one of the most impressive firework displays of the ear, choreographed alongside an evocative selection of music from pop to opera.
Thursday 23rd 7.45 P.M. Plaza Sant Jaume
Opening procession with the Giant Devil , the City Giants, the Lions…. and a group of 40 musicians with traditional instruments
Friday 24th it starts very early at 8 A .M. Pictures 2010 Merce
12.30 Plaza San Jaume Human towers ( Castellers) Picture 1
Saturday 25th Fire run Via Laietana Picture 2
23, 24 and 25 th at 10 p.m. International Fireworks festival on Barceloneta Beaches
Park de la Ciutadella Light shows at night Picture 3 and 4.
On Sunday the 27th you can enjoy the big final pyromusical show at Plaza de Espanya. It will be a hypnotic mix of fireworks, music, water and colors – the Magic fountain of Plaza Espanya will form part of the show.
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