Santa Eulàlia Festival
In Barcelona are coming feast days dedicated to Santa Eulalia, holy martyr and co-patron of the city. The Festival will begin on February 7 and will end on the 12th. If in summer the main festival of Barcelona is the Mercè, Santa Eulàlia in the winter main event of the city.
Saint Eulalia was a 13-year-old Roman Christian virgin who suffered martyrdom in Barcelona during the persecution of Christians in the reign of emperor Diocletian. Eulalia is commemorated with statues and street names throughout Barcelona. Her body was originally interred in the church of Santa Santa Maria del Mar. In 1339, it was relocated to an alabaster sarcophagus in the crypt of the newly built Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic Quarter.
The festival of Saint Eulalia is held in Barcelona for a week around her feast day on February 12, it’s the family festival par excellence in Barcelona’s calendar.
Alone, with friends, with your family… Santa Eulalia offers activities for all types of audiences: young and old people will have fun with all proposals of fun and traditional culture, that will ocupy the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This is a very own party for locals, where people, tourists and visitors that come from outside can enjoy a real and authentic spectacle. Parades of giant puppets, traditional dances and fireworks shows await you in the heart of old Barcelona.
The festival of Saint Eulalia is accompanied this year by the Llum BCN urban lighting festival.
LlumBCN, the urban lighting festival, returns as part of the Santa Eulàlia celebrations on 7, 8 and 9 February. Dozens of illuminated courtyards in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, mappings on the façade of City Hall and a wealth of lighting shows in the Ciutadella Park will take centre stage. You can see the full program of the festival on the official website.
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