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Diada Castellera històrica de la Mercè 23

Cercavila de Castellers i Diada Castellera històrica de la Mercè amb colles de castellers convidades

Event date:
Saturday 23 September 2023

11:30 to 12:00

Parade from Palau de la Virreina on La Rambla 99 to Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Palau de la Virreina from La Rambla 99, Boqueria, Avinyó, Ferran to end at Pl. Sant Jaume.

Time: Human towers on Pl Sant Jaume: 
12:00 Human towers display 

Human tower building at Plaça de Sant Jaume

Nearest Metro station:
Jaume I on yellow line L4

Diada castellera històrica de la Mercè - Parade and human towers display with participation from towers groups from different parts of Catalonia. In 2023 Castellers (human tower builders) from Barcelona, Minyons de Terrassa and Colla Jove Xiquets de Valls

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Placa de Sant Jaume
Plaça de Sant Jaume
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How to get to Plaça de Sant Jaume


Plaça de Sant Jaume
08002 Barcelona, Spain

Plaça de Sant Jaume is the main square in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona. Placa de Sant Jaume is often used for festivals and procession - and also for demonstrations. Plaça de Sant Jaume is located on the ancient site of the Roman forum in Roman town called Barcino which later became Barcelona.

In Roman times this plaza was the city center and was on the junction of the Roman  citys main streets Cardo Maximus and Decumanus Maximus.

Barcino's four city gates were at the end of these two streets which today are called Carrer Ciutat / Carrer del Bisbe ( = Decumanus Maximus) and Carrer Llibreteria (= Cardo Maximus).

Barcino was a small city but even today there are impressive remnants of Barcelona Roman city walls in the gothic area.

Plaça de Sant Jaume houses two government buildings. One is the renaissance palace El Palau de la Generalitat which is the home of the regional government of Catalonia region - called the Generalitat de Catalunya. Opposite you can see the neo-classical town hall building of the ciy council of Barcelona called Ajuntament de Barcelona 

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How to get to Placa de Sant Jaume

By Metro
Nearest Metro station is: Jaume I - yellow line L4

By Bus
Bus lines: (on nearby Via Laietana) 17, 19, 45, 120, N8

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