The big festival of Barcelona is a point of convergence for the spirit of this city. These celebrations, in honour of day of la Mercè (Our Lady of Mercy), Barcelona’s patron saint, take place between Friday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 24th. It’s the ideal occasion to organise a trip to Spain choosing one of the low cost hotels in Barcelona. Enjoy a few days away filled with music, traditional performances, culture, art, circus, and new technology.
Organised by the Cultural Institute of the City Council of Barcelona, the primary goal of these festivals is to maximise the enjoyment and to positively benefit anyone who would like to join the celebrations. You will promptly notice that the programme of activities doesn’t have a price list anywhere to be found – it’s entirely free. With the added appeal of staying in one of the low cost hotels in Barcelona, this plan meets all budget needs, inviting all travellers who would like to immerse themselves in over 600 different activities and shows, with 200 participating companies.
Mercè Festivals of 2014 will be proclaimed by Nuria Gispert, social activist and director of Cáritas until 2004. This year’s guest city is Stockholm. The spirit of this celebration is prompted by tradition mixed with contemporary elements, creativity, involvement of different collectives and organisations, culture, and the possibility to participate in all activities free of charge. Tradition is the primary foundation of these festivals, with already classic activities such as Mercè Race, Mercè Parade, or Correfoc serving as proof. These activities will take place on Sunday, 21st. Giants, castles, gunpowder, pyromusical show, the Sardanas, and dances play an important role during the festivals. Additionally, music plays an important part in this six-day celebration as well. One of several music festivals included in the programme is Barcelona Acció Musical (BAM), comprising various musical performances hosted by big open venues. Street theatre, circus, audiovisual projections on buildings, and more new technology related activities are ready to astound their audiences with their marvellous show. If you love culture, you’ll be able to enjoy all this and more thanks to low cost hotels in Barcelona without having to spend a fortune. Immerse yourself in this experience and live a festive atmosphere alongside two million people.
Mercè Festivals spread throughout the whole city. If you decide to dive into these celebrations, you’ll be able to see Montjüic Castle, Ciutadella Park, or Albéniz Palace. It is, undoubtedly, a golden opportunity for travellers from all over the globe to see multiple remarkable and inspiring places. What are you waiting for, then? Don’t hesitate to book a room in one of low cost hotels in Barcelona, drop your suitcase, and go out on the streets to enjoy Mercè Festivals. Give in to the festive spirit and celebration of this incredibly beautiful city.