The Festivities of “la Merce”

23 September, 2011 0 comments

People have taken to the party in Barcelona, from now until Sunday 25th of September the city is celebrating the festivities of la Mercè.

This event attracts every year many locals and tourists who take part in all the different activities. After the opening of the festivities with the presentation at the council of Barcelona, the party starts. The concerts of the BAM’s cycle will take place all over the city: in the Plaza del Rei, Plaza Reial and Plaza Cataluña among others. There will also be different events for children like games and activities also other gastronomical events.

During the events, theatre goers can also benefit from a % discount on theatre tickets. There are many different shows on offer like musicals or smaller gigs. These theatre offers are part of the events every year.

However the Mercè is something else, because there will also be fire activities. Brave young men will, literally fire runners. It’s a way to celebrate fire and water. The festivities will also take over the beach and some areas will have street dances.

The festivities will end with the fireworks dancing against music. The fireworks will be fired from Avenida de Maria Cristina before Montjuic. The fountains in Monjuic will also display their water and colours.

Although the shows will be broadcasted on TV3, it is still worth to come in person to see the fireworks with hundreds of others. So, you can start booking your accommodation for these days, and find out about other sites from Hotel Caledonian.