Barcelona Events 2023

La Mercè Falcons de Barcelona

Matí de falcons - human towers display

Event date:
Saturday 23 September 2023

Event time:
10.30 parade starts
11.00 human towers on Plaça de Sant Jaume

Event location:
Route: Plaça Nova by Barcelona Catedral, then Bisbe street to finish at Plaça de Sant Jaume

Nearest Metro station: 
Jaume I station on yellow line L4


Falcons human towers display and parade by Falcons of Barcelona and Falcons of Vilafranca. Matí de falcons i cercavila. 10.30 parade starts at 10.30am and at 11am Falcon style tower building on Pl de Sant Jaume. Falcon human Tower building display by Colla Falcons de Barcelona and Falcons of Vilafranca

This is another kind of human tower building called the 'falcon' discipline named after a Czech tradition called Sökol, which means 'falcon' in the Czech language. 

Falcon structures were popular in Catalonia at the beginning of the 20th century, but then this kind of structure fell out of favour.

In Barcelona a young group called the Barcelona Falcons revived this tradition of falcon human towers and performed first at the Saint Eulalia festivities in 2003. 

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