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La Mercè Festival in Barcelona is in September every year. It is a week long and the biggest festival of the year in Barcelona. La Merce has parades featuring gegants (giants) and other fantasy creatures, music festivals, circus festival and much more

Top things to do Merce Festival Barcelona
Merce Piromusical is a spectacular fireworks, water and light display. Read more
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Merce Festival has many colourful parades rich in Catalan traditions

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Merce Festival Barcelona


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Merce Festival Barcelona



Merce Festival Barcelona


Human tower building by Falcons of Barcelona.

Merce Festival Barcelona Falcons


The top person in a castell is a small light child, who always wears a safety helmet. ´
More pictures castellers

Merce Festival Barcelona Falcons

Catalan cobla concert on Plaça de Sant Jaume

Merce Festival Barcelona Cobla

The Merce Festival has a huge programme of free concerts including the outdoor BAM music festival

Merce Festival Barcelona BAM festival

The Merce firerun Correfoc is a big highlight of the festival. More photos of Correfoc
Merce correfoc Porta de l'infern

Human towers are a thrilling Catalan tradition. Castells can be up to 9 levels high.

 Merce Festival Castellers


Merce Festival Castellers



Merce Festival Castellers

La Cascada fountain at Parc de la Ciutadella during Merce

Cascada Fountain Parc Ciutadella Merce

'Hivernacle' greenhouse during the Merce Parc de la Llum

Parc Ciutadella Merce

The children's Correfoc and adult Correfoc are big Merce festival attractions.

Merce correfoc

La Senyera flag during the light show on facade of city hall on Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Merce plaza jaume

Another amazing light show effect on city hall

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There are Diada Castellera human tower days on Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Merce plaza jaume

Plaça de Sant Jaume is packed for the Castellers days.

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The biggest Merce parade is called  La Gran La Cavalcada de la Mercè

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El Lleó - the Lion - one of Barcelona's mythical beasts often seen in processions

El Lleó - the Lion - one of Barcelona's mythical beasts

The Merce book market on street Passeig de Gracia

Merce book market

Circ al Castell - Merce circus festival at Montjuic Castle

Circ al Castell - Merce circus festival at Montjuic Castle

Merce harbour swim 'Travessia Nedant al Port de Barcelona'

"Travessia Nedant al Port de Barcelona"

Merce wine festival - special day for collectors to trade Cava bottle tops called a "Chapa de Cava"

Chapa de Cava

La Merce has many activities for children.

La Merce has many activities for children

Dancers in the parade La Gran Cabalgata de la Mercè

Dancers in the parade La Gran Cabalgata de la Mercè


Dancers La Gran Cabalgata de la Mercè

Merce giants ball - Xambanga de Gegants.   More pictures of gegants

Xambanga de Gegants

Jet fighers in formation over Barcelona at the former Festa al Cel - Barcelona Airshow - on the weekend after the main Merce festival but in recent years did not take place

Festa al Cel - Barcelona Airshow



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Concurs de Colles Sardanistes – Sardanes dancing competition at Merce Festival. More pictures of Sardanes

Sardanes dancing competition at Merce Festival

Merce open water harbour swim "Travessia Nedant al Port de Barcelona"

Merce open water harbour swim

Watching the Barcelona airshow from the beach walls. Barcelona beaches

Merce air show

Don't miss the Sardenes day at La Merce

Sardenes competition at La Merce

Grallers - pipers. Read more about Grallers

Grallers - pipers


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Well protected dragon tamer at the children's correfoc - correfoc infantil. Read tips about how to dress for correfoc
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Guide to Merce Festival Barcelona

Created on Saturday, 24 April 2010 11:07
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 12:03
 
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