La Merce is the annual festival of Barcelona city in Catalonia, Spain.
In 1687, the locust invaded Barcelona, and the city betrayed itself into the hands of the Divine Mother of Mercy (Virgen de la Mercé). After the locust disappeared, the city council called her the patroness of Barcelona.
A vast program of street arts, parades, concerts and traditional dancing will take part on the streets of Barcelona.
What will you see?
The procession of La Mercè, the great fire run, the parade of giants and dwarfs, the human tower day events and traditional dancing.
This year, 2018, La Merce will be held from 21st to 24th of September.
The program you can find here
- Opening parade
- Exhibition of Dragons and Fire Beasts
- MAC Festival
- Castellers de Barcelona
- Fitness Festival
- Blood donation
- Trabucaire parade
- and much more…