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Spain is a country that loves to party and completely enjoys life. Especially Barcelona is a city known for its events and festivals. And therefore there are plenty of festivals and events which are celebrated by millions of people every year.
Every year Barcelona holds its largest street party, the Barcelona La Merce Festival, which lasts for 5 days. At the end of September Barcelona says farewell to the summer and welcomes the new season autumn.
Every year hundreds of different activities taking place during this festival week. Some examples are the well known Human Towers, Gigantes (the Giants Parade), games, workshops, beach fireworks displays and circus performances.
The Human Towers are one of the highlights of the Merce festival. Thousands of people are visiting this event each year. The aim of this event is building a human tower with real life people and a child at the top. It requires very good planning’s and teamwork to build a human tower and it is really amazing to see.
Gigantes (Giants Parade)
This parade is a spectacular event for the whole family. Very huge costumed figures are crossing the streets of Barcelona. The Parade is often accompanied by small musicians that beat out a rhythm to the parade.
Corre Foc- Fire Run
During the Correfoc, a group of individual will be dressed as a kind of dragons, which light fireworks. These devils or dragons parade through the streets with bangers and hand held fireworks. There are two different Correfoc during the festival. One of them is intended for the children and is more harmless than the Correfoc for adults.
Barcelona’s La Merce festival definitely has something for everyone, music, street performances, fireworks and lots more. Join in the fun with Barcelona's biggest party of the year.
If you are in Barcelona during the La Merce Festival, you will surely have the time of your life. This Vacation Apartments Barcelona can offer you a comfortable stay during these festivities. If you want to stay longer, check Properties for sale in Barcelona.