Mercé Festivals

In just 2 days the Mercè festivals, in Barcelona!

Barcelona begins autumn with its biggest festivals that are celebrated in honor of its patron saint, the Mare de Déu de la Mercè. This year they are celebrated from September 20 to 24.

During these days, all of Barcelona is filled with celebration!

We think it is a great opportunity to come to Barcelona to enjoy its festivities and its leisure activities and plans.


It dates back to 1867 when Barcelona suffered a devastating plague of locusts. A legend says that it was Our Lady of Mercè who saved the city and as a sign of gratitude the people of Barcelona named her their patron saint.

Barcelona during a long and intense weekend echoes in different spaces of the city an uninterrupted party program.


This year it is run by the prestigious chef Ferran Adria who has joked saying that he would have liked to make dinner and lunch for the entire La Mercè, can you imagine?

I'm sure he makes good proposals for gastronomic plans!

You can't miss the famous ones castellers or multi-story human pyramids on the top of which a child is placed, the parade with big heads and giants and traditional dances or correfocs (a group of people dressed or not dressed as demons parade through the streets of a municipality running, dancing and jumping between fireworks).

Photo of the Castellers

Other of the most anticipated events of the Mercè are the concerts, the marathonThe Wine Fair and the Pyromusical, which through a fireworks and musical show coordinated with the Luminous Fountains of Montjuïc bids farewell to these festivities.



During the festivities no more and no less than 106 groups from 19 different countries will perform. Plaza de Catalunya will be the stage where multiple artists such as Peret or Los Manolos will add atmosphere to the parties to the rhythm of their guitars.

Along with the concerts in Plaza Catalunya there is the BAM La Mercè Festival which has programmed other stages in the Plaza Real, dels Àngels, Joan Coromines and the Antigua Fábrica Damm where many artists will gather.

We leave you the official Web of the festivities with the detailed program and the link where you can download the app they have created for your Apple Smartphone.

Are you excited about La Mercè?

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