Catalan Festivals: La Mercè
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Catalan Festivals: La Mercè

La Mercè is a festival that takes place in late September all over Catalonia. It’s a pretty big event, and there’s tons of stuff to do. There are loads of free concerts, ranging from local orchestras to popular bands. This year’s biggest pop concert was held in the Estrella beer factory and the headliner was … Continue reading

Catalan Festivals: Festa Major de Gràcia
Catalan Festivals / Festa Major de Gràcia / fiesta / Grácia / local activities

Catalan Festivals: Festa Major de Gràcia

During my first summer in Barcelona, I heard people talking excitedly about the Gràcia festival. I had no idea what they were so happy about. So I asked around a bit, and found out that the people of the neighborhood decorated the streets, put on local events, and had concerts for a week in August. … Continue reading