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La Mercč Festival in Barcelona, Spain
Festes de la Merce

 
 

La Mercč Festival of Barcelona is the townspeople’s festival par-excellence. It is one of the most popular and important annual festivals in Barcelona. The day of the city's patron saint, the Virgin de la Merce is being celebrated during the festival.

During the week of the 24th of September, the festivity of Our Lady of Mercy, there are wonderful and numerous activities that are being held.

The most famous and traditional acts include; ball de gegants (parades of giants and grotesques), the correfoc (ancestral dance in which dragons and demons spit fire as the audacious try to flee) and the castells (human towers that put the strength and balance of acrobats to the test).

La Mercč festival is a must on your summer-fall period Barcelona city breaks.

 
 
 
 
 
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