Picasso Museum Picasso, the Photographer’s Gazeuntil September 24th, 2019
La Diada – Day of the Independence Movement
The day that Catalonia lost its independence back in 1714 is also the day Catalonians take to the streets to demonstrate for independence once more. Everyone gets out their flags, decorates the balconies, wears political t-shirts, and meets all over the city. Two years ago, more than 1.8 million Catalonians came together for the tercentenary Event. They created two large flags on the streets "Diagonal" and "Gran Via de Corts Catalan", resulting in a hyper-enlarged victory sign. Amazing photographs, taken from the sky, spread all over Europe. When: September 11th Where: All over Barcelona. A specific place is usually designated as the main event, but regardless of that designation, the Arc de Triomf and the Placa Sant Jaume will always have something to offer.
La Mercé - Fiesta Major of Barcelona
Local saint Mercé is honored every year with a seven-day feast. The program ranges from dances and music to acrobatics, the Castelleres (human towers), the Gigantes (giant papier-mâché figures), and the Corre foc (the fire run – be careful with this one). Once the program is published, I will post a link right here. When: Around September 24th, lasts 7 days Where: All around the city, but mainly in the historic city center