Monday, October 15, 2012

BARCELONA: FESTES DE LA MERCE 2012

As in previous years, I have enjoyed some of the many events taking place in Barcelona during the Mercè festivities. During these days the city streets are filled with people and the atmosphere is cheerful and lively day and night. Below I would like to show you some pictures of the events I enjoyed this time.

This time I could enjoy the following activities:


'Oda a la Vida' at Sagrada Familia 


Sagrada Familia Basilica lit at night
Oda a la Vida is a 5 minute visual performance on the Nativity facade of the Sagrada Familia Basilica

Sagrada Familia Basilica lit at night
This performance was made by the Moment Factoy company as one of the events dedicated to the city of Montreal

Concerts in Plaça Sant Jaume


Concert in Plaça Sant Jaume
Concert in Plaça Sant Jaume


Correfoc (Run Fire)

Correfoc of La Mercè
Correfoc of La Mercè in Barcelona beginning near the Cathedral of Barcelona

Correfoc of La Mercè
This Correfoc is really impressive, so its always crowded



Castellers in Plaça Sant Jaume


Plaça Sant Jaume in Barcelona
Plaça Sant Jaume was crowded to see Castellers


Castellers in Barcelona
Castellers near the Barcelona City Hall


Castellers in Barcelona
Another performance of Castellers in Plaça Sant Jaume


Piromusical

 Piromusical de La Mercè in Barcelona
Piromusical is the event I like the most of La Mercè. This time was a tribute to the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992



Festa al Cel

Festa al Cel airshow in Barcelona
It was a lovely day and there were many people on the beach enjoying  Festa al Cel airshow in Barcelona


Besides there are a lot of events around the Montjuïc Castle and inside Ciutadella Park.

If you like going to theatre, during the Mercè festival, enjoy theatre at half price! Enjoy special discounts that Adetca and public theatres of the city offer you during the Mercè annual festival. Going to the theatre always feels like, and if it is at half price, even more. 

On September, from 17th to 24th, all those who have already decided what show they want see, they can buy tickets at the Tiquet Ramblas at Palau de la Virreina (La Rambla, 99) at a 50% discount. Box offices will be opened from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. non-stop. If you prefer, you can also buy your tickets online at half price through Servicaixa and Telentrada.


Clicking on the following links you can see pictures of some events of previous years.




Finally, clicking on the next link you will find links to other beautiful places in Barcelona.


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