Barcelona will wear the blue, White and red for La Mercè 2016 celebration.
From September 22nd to September 25th, the county city will be surrounded by culture from national and international performers regarding dance, theater, and music. For everyone who would like to enjoy the first most traditional cultural activities, the famous giants will walk around the city from September 17th.
Since 1902, the celebration takes place in honor to Barcelona´s patron saint, The Mother of Mercy. Each year, a city is invited to participate in the different activities. This year, Paris has been chosen to show off their talent at La Mercè´s scenary.
The poster, which is already displayed on every corner, was illustrated by Miguel Gallardo, who has worked for newspapers such as Ara, La Vanguardia, and recognized international publishings such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Herald Tribune. Its illustration represents the city in a simple and natural way through the female figure of a smiling girl.
On the website you can find the complete program with useful information about the activities that will be taking place during the celebration days. During this time, the Festival BAM will be held which is exclusively dedicated to concerts from national and international artists among them we can highlight Love of Lesbian, Manu Chao, and La Gran Pegatina. In addition, there will be open door activities to visit and learn with free entrance some of Barcelona´s important museums.
On the other hand, there will be activities early in the day so families can attend and enjoy the celebration with the little ones.
In order for you to start planning and have access from your smartphone while you walk from one space to the other, download the app , and follow-up the updates without missing any show.