La Merçè 2018 : Barcelona Biggest Festivities - Hostalin the city

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¡¡¡Barcelona local festivities are here again!!!

La Merçè 2018

From September  21st to 24th Barcelona dresses up to joy the local festivities ¿Do U join Us?


¡¡¡The Festivities arrive to Barcelona!!!

The next  21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th September arrives in Barcelona, La Merce 2018, a weekend that floods the streets of Barcelona with culture and leisure.


The festivities are celebrated in honour of Merce (Mercedes) Patroness of the city of Barcelona (along with Sta. Eulalia, co-patron of the city). The Virgin in the thirteenth century appeared to King James I a September 24, and years later she saved the city from a locust plague in the seventeenth century.

Since then, the city began to celebrate the festivities  in September, festivities that today are still celebrated.

Currently La Merce maintains its character of popular celebration thanks to the collaboration of the entire city and of Catalonia. Because,  at the end of the day, this celebrations are a mix of popular culture of the whole nation.


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If you are in Barcelona these days, you can check the complete schedule here. You must take this opportunity because this year, the headliners of several concerts are the best among recent years, with artists like Mayte Martín & Cabot. 


In addition, they have enabled many spaces throughout the city for different activities, which will allow you to discover unknown zones of the city or neighbourhoods that are not frequently visited by tourists.


We show some of the busiest areas of the city as:


The Forum Park → space where you will be able to enjoy concerts from 21:30.

The Barceloneta Beach → Where you will be able to see the International Fireworks Festival.

The Plaza Catalunya → Square in which more than 200 associations are concentrated to offer different activities.

The Ciutadella Park → Where you will find a great gastronomic offer from the hand of “Food Trucks”.

The Castle of Montjuic → Space where able to have fun with many circus and drama activities .

You can consult the complete list of spaces on the following link: link



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