The city of Barcelona is proud of its Catalan culture and traditions. This summer it wants to share them with those living here and those just visiting. Until recently it was only possible to enjoy this kind of event on specific dates, such as popular festivals like Festa de la Mercè (Festival of Our Lady of Mercy).
For the second year in a row Barcelona City Council presents the Festa Catalana (Catalan Festival) initiative with the aim of providing the deepest-rooted Catalan traditions every Saturday until September. Everybody attending these events will be able to participate and experience the feeling of camaraderie that surrounds them in emblematic locations all around the Catalan capital.
It will be possible to enjoy the following:
- Castellers (human towers)
- Sardana dance
- Gegants (giants) dancing to the music of traditional instruments the timbal and gralla
- Ball de Bastons (stick dance)
The performances will take place over several weekends until the 31 August, at 9.30 pm, at different locations in the old city, such as Avinguda de la Catedral, Pla de la Seu, Portal de l’Àngel and Plaça Nova.
Here at Barcelona Guide Bureau we invite you to take part in these events and to complement them with other options, such as the Private la Rambla & Gothic Quarter Walking Tour to discover other traces of Catalan identity ingrained in the physical layout of the city.