La Mercè is the most important festival in Barcelona. Why is it called like that, where does the name come from? Its name is in honor of the patron of the city: Mare de Déu de la Mercè (Virgin of Mercy). For several days, various activities are offered to the public. They are a mix of traditions and culture, among which we can find: concerts, religious ceremonies, the giants, Barcelonan beasts, fireworks, parades, etc.
Some of these activities are more famous or bigger than others, there are usually “main events”. Like the Pyromusical, an explosion of light and sound that has become one of the most awaited and applauded acts of the people of Barcelona and its visitors. Tip: We recommend not to visit Barcelona by car or motorbike, as the streets are usually packed and there is a lot of traffic due to blocked roads.
If you are a fan of music, you can take advantage of great artists during these days, a special program has been prepared for all tastes! These festivals bring together many artists from the city and also international bands: from BAM; Barcelona Acció Musical, it’s an opportunity to listen to incredible artists!
So this weekend you already have a plan!
There will be different stages distributed throughout the city so that everyone can enjoy it! If you want to know the timeline, we recommend you go to the official website of La Merce: https://www.barcelona.cat/lamerce/es
Some of our favorites are:
- 20:00: Uma: Uma & Lucy Lu
- 20:30: Rita Payés & Lucia Fumero
- 20:45: Banda Municipal de Barcelona: Pobles
- 12:00: Esmuc: Laura Marchal y Leo Gol
- 13:00: Guillem Roma y Alessio Arena
- 19:30: ‘DJ Europa FM’
- 12:00: Liceu BLAM Collective
- 13:00: Concierto de Rivolta
- 18:00: Free Sis Mafia
26 de septiembre
- 12:00: ‘Jam Session Escola de Música: Big Band Jam session Escola’ de Música
- 12:30: ‘Taller de Músics: Flamenco Jazz LAB’
- 13:00: Dàmaris Gelabert
How long does it last?
There are several days of festival. This year it is from September 23rd to 26th. It all began in 1902 and until today we are celebrating the goodbye to summer every year. Let’s celebrate this fabulous city together!