Festa de la Mercè

Mercè, Festa de la

Nearly 400 events celebrate the patron saint of Barcelona, La Madonna de la MercÅ, each year for a few days including September 24. In years past, the Madonna's feast was observed with religious processions, but these days the processions are augmented by the city's liveliest party of the year with fireworks, street art, live music and dancing, acrobats forming human towers, and sporting events.
Barcelona City Council
Placa Sant Jaume 2
Barcelona, 08002 Spain
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