Every 24 September, Barcelona welcomes the autumn by celebrating its Festa Major: La Mercè. For a week, the streets of Barcelona are filled with culture, art and tradition with hundreds of activities and shows.
Take a break from routine and find out why Barcelona is an ideal destination to visit in September. Shall we tell you about it?
BARCELONA’S FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS
Visiting Barcelona in September is a unique way to get to know a different side of the city. The City’s Festa Major “La Mercè” welcomes all those who want to experience it, whether they’re from Barcelona or visiting the city to enjoy the celebrations.
CREATIVE WORK TAKES TO THE STREETS
The streets are filled with theatre, circus and dance during the day, and with fire, light, images and technology at night. During “La Mercè”, Barcelona becomes a meeting point for artists from all over the world so that you can enjoy the best new shows.
CENTURIES OLD TRADITION
You mustn’t miss the sardana dancing, human towers, giants and fire runs. With more than two hundred years of history, traditions like these are an essential part of the Festa Major “La Mercè”.
MUSIC FOR ALL TASTES
And, of course, music is an essential part of La Mercè, with more than 60 concerts in different parts of the city for all types of audience. If you don’t want to miss anything, check out the programme for La Mercè here.
TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR ROUTINE IN SEPTEMBER
And after enjoying the celebrations and visiting the city, what’s the best way to relax and recharge your batteries for the next day?
The Derby Hotels Collection offers you 10 hotels to choose from in the centre of Barcelona, unique, exclusive accommodation for an idyllic stay in the city.
What are you waiting for? Come and enjoy Barcelona’s Festa Major!