Mercè 2014: Six days of festival and tradition
The Mercè Festival has been taking place in Barcelona every year since 1902 and is the most important festival in the city. Mercè 2014 will begin on the 19th of September and ends on the 24th of September, the day of the Mercè. If you come to Barcelona for the Mercè Festival and are looking for accommodation, you can look at our selection of fully-equipped apartments right in the city center in order to be closer to the events and concerts.
Tradition, music and culture are the three pillars of the Mercè. Human towers, traditional dances, a parade of giants or fire-breathing dragons, among others, are main examples of traditional Catalan culture. Also, it’s very important to keep in mind that the correfoc (fire run) will take place on Sunday, the 21st of September on Via Laietana.
Barcelona has always been a city with diverse musical culture in which music plays an important role during the Mercè Festival. The line-up is divided first into a series of concerts programmed for all audiences whereas BAM (Barcelona Acció Musical) is an independent music festival that features more than 60 musical events scheduled on about 10 stages featuring a massive following that reaches 500,000 spectators each edition.
Finally, La Mercè Street Arts is an arts festival in which all kinds of theatrical performances take place. In the “Parc del Circ de la Ciutadella” you can find all kinds of shows from any background of street theater, especially the circus. Moreover, “El Mercè a banda”, held on Las Ramblas of Barcelona, specializes in touring musical proposals.
After attending events at the Mercè Festival, you’ll be sure to be tired and hungry. Near our luxury apartments by Plaça Catalunya there are highly recommended restaurants, such as “Casa Agustí” (Bergara, 5) one of the most charming places in Barcelona.
More info about the Mercè festival 2014 in Barcelona.