La Mercè 2016

La Mercè 2016



La Mercè is a riotous celebration of Catalan culture that honours Barcelona’s patron saint, the Virgin of La Mercè. There are hundreds of individual events happening all over the city that ease Barcelona out of summer into the autumn. This year the festival took place between 22-25 September 2016 and we were lucky enough to stay in the city through the whole festival.

If you are planning visit Barcelona in September La Mercè ia a great opportunity to enjoy some authentic Catalan culture, such as human towers, processions of giants and ‘big heads’, and fire runs, which are all as spectacular as they sound. In addition, there are plenty of visual arts across the city, dance performances, concerts, circus acts, open days at museums and other cultural sites, and wine tastings, all rounded off with one of the city’s most extensive firework displays of the year in Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina.

Photos were taken with an old Canon and expired Fuji film.

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