La Merce Festival in Barcelona, Spain

Essentials to attending the La Mercè festival 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Fire-breaking dragon spraying sparkers into the crowds @ La Merce Festival

La Mercè festival BARCELONA: Fire-breaking dragon spraying sparkers into the crowds

Correfoc - Devils dancing in the streets

Correfoc - Devils dancing in the streets. Every year close to the end of September Barcelona holds its largest street party, the Barcelona La Mercè Festival.

La Mercè Festival Barcelona, 2016. Main Events and Program

La Mercè Festival Barcelona, Main Events and Program

Entérate de las actividades para el Festival de la Mercè

Entérate de las actividades para el Festival de la Mercè

La Mercè 2013 kicks off this year on Friday September and finishes on Tuesday - El Dia de la Mercè itself

Drummer parades along Via Latiana during Corre Foc (Fire run). Barcelona La Mercè lasts for around 5 days and is a festival held in honour of Mare de Deu de la Mercè, the Patron Saint of Barcelona. The festival, which officially first took place in 1902, bids goodbye to the summer with a bang and welcomes in the cooler months of autumn.

Essentials to attending the La Mercè festival 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

During this 'Festes de la Mercè' new edition, Barcelona is going to turn into the best stage to welcome more than 50 groups and bands, both Catalan and international, to play in our festival. An offer that combines BAM Festival’s will to surprise and transgress with the search for more participatory proposals of Mercè’s musical program.

Catalina Estrada - Poster for La Mercè and the Corre Foc

Festes de la Mercè: join the Catalan party as Barcelona is overrun with giants, devils and human pyramids    Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/travel-tips-and-articles/77332#ixzz3Aj0ft8F5

Festes de la Merce Barcelona’s biggest annual festival takes place on September with giants parading around the streets, human pyramid competitions and heavy Cava consumption with fireworks and music of course!

Antic portal de Portaferrisa a les festes de la Merce, Barcelona 1888

Antic portal de Portaferrisa a les festes de la Mercè l'any 1888

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