Does everyone knows that Barcelona – La Merçè 2019 it’s comming?
Our entire city and its neighborhoods organize events for people to walk around the streets and enjoy the end of summer with a multitude of spaces for the entire world.
What we love the most? The concerts and the traditions. The city turns full of music, from Sants-Monjuïc until Sant Marti! There’s no corner without music.
The festivity lasts about a week and brings together about 1.5 million people annually, so you can imagine how full the city is during these days. But what we want to bring you today are the most relevant activities during the week!
Day 20 Barcelona – La Merçè 2019
Exhibition of Dragoons and Beasts of Fire
Location and Hour: 10 am- 20am / from Wednesday 18th until Monday 23 in Centre Cultural del Born
Repic de campanes de Festa Major (ringing bells)
Locationa and Hour: 5:00pm at Parròquia de Santa Maria del Pi – Basílica
Concert Cadena 100 with Eivibonny, Edurne, Carlos Baute y Miquel Abras. Location and Hour: 9:00pm at Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina (Plaza España, between both towers.
Concert de la Banda Municipal de Barcelona
Location and Hour: 9:00pm at Plaça Major de Nou Barris.
Concert Dorian La Merçè
Location and Hour 11:30pm at Platja de Bogatell
Day 21 Barcelona – La Merçè 2019
Matí bastoner i cercavila
Popular dance widespread in Catalonia, Aragon, the Valencian Community and Castile and León, where they are known as “paloteo dances”.
You can find under this name, a set of dances that use, as the main element, one or two canes that hit each other, so a typical cathalan festivity tradition.
Location and Hour: 11 am / Plaça de Sant Jaume
39th Wine and Cava sample from Catalonia
Location and Hour: 4:00pm-9:00pm / Ronda Sant Antoni
Concert ‘Europa FM’ with Suu, Lildami, Carlos Sadness, Elefantes and Arnau Griso.
Location and Hour: 9:00pm / Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina
Concert ‘Orquestra i cor del gran teatre del Liceu: Una nit americana’
Location and Hour: 9:00pm / Plaça Major de Nou Barris
Day 22 Barcelona – La Merçè 2019
At 10.00 a.m there is sample of the giants of Barcelona that are very interesting to see. The history of the giants of Barcelona is very picturesque since the dolls have been renewed over the years.
Apart from this event, at 11 a.m. in Via Laietana is closed to cars to represent the day without cars, a movement sponsored by the European mobility week to help protect the environment. A road that is always full of cars, completely empty, can you imagine it? Go see it!
Concert ‘Yugen Blakrok’
Location and hour: 9:00pm, Plaça de Joan Coromines.
Location and Hour: 9:00pm in Antigua Fabrica de la Estrella Damm (It is a very original site in the middle of the city, I highly recommend this spot!)
Day 23 Barcelona – La Merçè 2019
Food track day! If you walk around Lluis Companys Passeig, you will find a loooot of food variety. Enjoy the walk, it’s open from 5:00pm!
Sardanes (dance from Catalonia)
Location and Hour: 7:pm at Avinguda de la Catedral
Concert ‘Luis Pastor’
Location and Hour: 9:00pm at Avinguda de la Catedral
Videomapaje de la Mercè: Brossa a Capell A
Location and Hour: Ajuntament de Barcelona Plaça Sant Jaume
Detail: In Barcelona the graphic designers love to work with lights and buildings. Create abstract and different forms through story telling, we really recommend this show. Don’t miss it but be there before it’s completly full!
Day 24 (end of La Merçé)
To end this program we can see ‘Piró musical in Avinguda Maria Cristina 22:00 (10:00pm)
A combination of fireworks, music, different languages and a common message, it seems like a new year party, but it is the end of the holidays and never disappoint with the pyrotechnics
There are many more activities, this is just a brief guide on everything you can do. Here is the program of activities for you to explore more and you can tell us what you liked most. Here you have a link to discover other traditions in Catalonia.
Enjoy la Merçè! ❤️