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RealTravel - La Merce Festival Review | La Merce Festival | Barcelona
Festivities don’t just center around Las Ramblas, the main tourist section of the city. Everywhere you turn there seems to be something going on, whether it be a dramatic street performance, a magician, or a concert. The city usually hires some fairly well known singers and bands from around the w...

Fiesta De La Merce by Christopher Somerville| Travel Reviews from Travel Intelligence
There were grallas aplenty in the Plaça St Jaume, where another sardine-squashed crowd roared and gasped as more human towers arose: human castles, in fact, buttressed round the base with a dozen stalwarts. Young men in white shirts and red sashes grasped each other round the shoulders to form a ri...

Barcelona La Merce Festival
The Correfoc event takes place at dusk. Normally along and around Via Laietana. The road will be closed off and then opens to "The Devils" . The Devils are special community groups that dress up like devils and parade the streets during certain festivals in Barcelona. La Merce Festival is ...

Festes de la Merce - Barcelona's Main Festival
There are many events from 22nd leading up to 24th which is a public holiday. Events include the parade of the giants when a processions through the streets is made up of giant wooden figures (gegants) operated by people. There are also sports events, musical performances, fantastic firework display...

La Merce - Fireworks in Barcelona
n 1995, wife and I took a three-week trip to Spain and France. When planning the trip I looked for festivals that may occur in areas around our planned stops. In Fodor's Spain 1995, in the sections on festivals, only one festival appeared to coincide with our plans, the festival of La Merce, on the ...

La Merc Festival - Barcelona
La Merc is one of the best times to visit Barcelona, the colorful, vibrant festival takes over the city for three days towards the end of September in honor of the ci...

Fiesta of La Merc | Barcelona, Spain | Whatsonwhen
, a midnight train of dragons, eagles and devils that make their presence felt on the streets to a backdrop of fireworks. During the day, crowds pour into the streets of the Old Quarter to witness the red-and...

Les Festes de la Mercè - Ajuntament de Barcelona
…that in the 17th century the city asked the Virgin of Mercy, La Mercè, to save it from a plague of locusts. The plague ended and the people put it down to the work of the Virgin of Mercy, and she was declared the p...

Mercè 2007: Festival of Barcelona! | DrupalCon Barcelona 2007
Yes folks, looks like the legendary Undertones are playing as part of the festivities - I was walking around last night and saw a big poster saying they are playing on 22nd(Sat) at 22.45 in Placa Reial just off the Ramblas. There are a load of Irish bars around there too so I guess it could be some ...

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