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Pictures La Mercè Festival Barcelona.
La Mercè Festival in Barcelona is in September every year. It is a week long and the biggest festival of the year in Barcelona. La Merce has parades featuring gegants (giants) and other fantasy creatures, music festivals, circus festival and much more
Top things to do 2013 Merce Festival Barcelona
Merce Festival has many colourful parades rich in Catalan traditions
Human tower building by Falcons of Barcelona.
The top person in a castell is a small light child, who always wears a safety helmet. More pictures of castellers
Catalan cobla concert on Plaça de Sant Jaume
The Merce Festival has a huge programme of free concerts including the outdoor BAM music festival
Human towers are a thrilling Catalan tradition. Castells can be up to 9 levels high.
La Cascada fountain at Parc de la Ciutadella.
During Merce the park becomes the Parc de la Llum - Park of light
"Hivernacle" greenhouse during the Merce Parc de la Llum
The children's Correfoc and adult Correfoc are big Merce festival attractions.
La Senyera flag during the light show on facade of city hall on Plaça de Sant Jaume.
Another amazing light show effect on city hall
There are two "Diada Castellera" human tower days on Plaça de Sant Jaume.
Plaça de Sant Jaume is packed for the Castellers days.
The biggest Merce parade is called "La Gran La Cavalcada de la Mercè"
El Lleó - the Lion - one of Barcelona's mythical beasts often seen in processions
The Merce outdoor book market on street Passeig de Gracia
Circ al Castell - Merce circus festival at Montjuic Castle
Merce harbour swim "Travessia Nedant al Port de Barcelona"
Merce wine festival - special day for collectors to trade Cava bottle tops called a "Chapa de Cava"
La Merce has many activities for children.
Dancers in the parade La Gran Cabalgata de la Mercè
Merce giants ball - "Xambanga de Gegants" More pictures of gegants
Jet fighers in formation over Barcelona at the Festa al Cel - Barcelona Airshow - usually the weekend after the main Merce festival
Concurs de Colles Sardanistes – Sardanes dancing competition at Merce Festival. More pictures of Sardanes
Merce open water harbour swim "Travessia Nedant al Port de Barcelona"
Don't miss the big Sardenes competition at La Merce
Grallers - pipers. Read more about Grallers
Well protected dragon tamer at the children's correfoc - correfoc infantil. Read tips about how to dress for correfoc
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