Festivals in Barcelona

From the ‘billions’ of things you can do and enjoy in Barcelona, live music is (always) a great choice. In fact, going to some of the most important festivals in Europe –which in the last decade have settled in Catalonia’s main city-, has become a good reason for many people to stay a few days… Read More


La Mercè

Festivities in Barcelona: How to have fun and know a little bit more of Catalan traditions at the same time! It is always easy to find something going on in Barcelona by only taking a stroll. Even at times it seems that the Catalonia’s main city lives in an eternal “fiesta” with continuous  parades or live… Read More


Carnival in Barcelona

Hi, I’m Sa Majestat el Rei Carnestoltes (His Majesty the King Carnival) and I am addicted to fun, madness and love breaking conventional social rules. I heard rumors about a woman who doesn’t agree with my lifestyle. She is La Vella Quaresma (the Old Lady Lent). She will be here in seven days, so let’s make… Read More


Santa Eulalia, Barcelona's co-patron

February 12th marks the feast day of Santa Eulàlia and the beginning of the city’s winter festival. But who is Santa Eulàlia, besides the co-patron saint of Barcelona? Her name means “the one who speaks well”. Born in 290 Eulàlia was a brave 13-year-old virgin, who preferred to suffer martyrdom at the hands of the Roman… Read More


Poster for 2013 Festes de la Merce

La Mercè is the Festa Major of Barcelona, when we celebrate the Saint’s Day of Our Lady of Mercy, La Mare de Déu de la Mercè. It has been an official city holiday since 1871, which first consisted of a Roman Catholic festivity commemorating St. Mercè on 24 September. The opening speech will be given… Read More