Travel : La Mercé festival in Barcelona

La Mercé is the largest festival in Barcelona. It is held every September and features many events. Amongst those is something really special, a catalan tradition : the Castellers (human towers). The Castellers perform at various occasions, including at this festival on Plaza Jaume. Several districts of Barcelona perform in turn. This photo of Castellers at La Mercé shows the last person to climb, always a child, called "enxaneta" ("the last one") raising his hand before making his way down.

During the festival, fireworks are also held on Plaza España like the one below.

There are also many stands, exhibitions and activities on the streets, music on the squares and many many more events, it would be impossible to see it all.


  1. Good post and wonderful pictures. An important event in Barcelona very well portrayed. Kudos.

  2. Great thanks for this beautiful post. This will be very much helpful for me in my barcelona Trip.