La Mercè 2023: Barcelona

Barcelona, the jewel of Spain, is a city that needs no introduction. Its streets exude history, culture and a vibrant energy that attracts visitors from all over the world. But if you’re planning your visit to this beautiful city in autumn 2023, get ready for an experience that will take your breath away: La Mercè 2023! Check out our private tours here! 

Discover La Mercè: A Barcelona Festival Like No Other

La Mercè is Barcelona’s biggest festival, and it’s more than just a festival; it’s an expression of the city’s rich cultural heritage and festive spirit. This year, La Mercè 2023 promises to be more exciting and spectacular than ever – what can you expect? Let us take you on a tour of all the unmissable activities this festival has to offer!

Opening: The Light Show

The festival kicks off with a dazzling light show that illuminates Barcelona’s night sky. The facades of the most iconic buildings become living canvases as fireworks paint the sky with dazzling colours. This opening event is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Giants and Bigheaded Parade

One of the most beloved traditions of La Mercè is the parade of giants and big-heads. These huge, carefully crafted figures come to life in the streets of Barcelona. They dance, interact with the crowds and add an extra dose of fun to the celebration – make sure you have your camera ready to capture these unique moments!

Music Everywhere

Music is at the heart of La Mercè. Throughout the festival, the streets of Barcelona are filled with live musical performances spanning every genre imaginable. From rock concerts in Parc de la Ciutadella to traditional Catalan music performances in the Gothic Quarter, music will surround you on every corner.

Correfoc: The Devils’ Festival

The Correfoc is one of the most intense experiences of La Mercè. In this event, groups of devils parade through the streets with torches and fireworks, creating a magical and slightly hellish atmosphere. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s certainly an experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Piromusical: Fireworks Synchronised to Music

If you love fireworks, you’ll be blown away by the La Mercè pyromusical fireworks display. This event combines live music with synchronised fireworks, creating a symphony of light and sound that lights up Barcelona’s night sky. It is a spectacular finale to a day full of emotions.

Art and Culture Exhibitions

In addition to the music and street festivities, La Mercè also offers an abundance of opportunities to immerse yourself in Catalan culture. Barcelona’s museums and art galleries often have special exhibitions during the festival, allowing you to explore the city’s wealth of art.

Catalan gastronomy

You can’t visit Barcelona without sampling its delicious gastronomy. During La Mercè, the city’s restaurants and bars offer special menus and tastings of traditional Catalan dishes. Don’t miss the opportunity to try paella, bread with tomato or tapas while enjoying the lively atmosphere of the festival.

La Mercè 2023, an Unforgettable Celebration

In short, La Mercè 2023 is a celebration that combines the excitement of a festival with the cultural richness of Barcelona. From colourful parades to live music shows and breathtaking fireworks, this festival has something for everyone.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Barcelona in autumn 2023, be sure to include La Mercè in your itinerary. Get ready to immerse yourself in Catalan culture, indulge in its gastronomy and experience unforgettable moments on the streets of this amazing city.

You won’t want to miss La Mercè 2023, a festival that truly defines the festive spirit of Barcelona! Come and join the fun as we celebrate the cultural heritage and joy of this fascinating city and we look forward to welcoming you with open arms!

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