Las Fiestas de la Merce – Barcelona Lady of Mercy Festival is one of the great festival of Barcelona, or even the greatest. More than six hundred culture and public activities are held.
The annual fiestas symbol the end of the summer, the start of autumn and gratitude to the holly patron of Barcelona, The Lady of Mercy (La Mare de Deu de la Merce), who saved the city from a disaster of locust in 1687.
Lot of culture events are held in the open-air, dance, music, colored parades, air show, fireworks and a colorful noisy parade which cross the central streets of the city. Many more shows are added every year to the festival.
This is a week of fiestas that can’t be missed.