La casa dels entremesos
Popular festivals, Others
The wealth of traditional Catalan folk culture is so extensive that the Coordinadora de Colles de Gegants i Bestiari de Ciutat Vella has created a specific centre of production and dissemination. This is the Casa dels Entremesos, a venture that provides the public with festive imaginary (giants, dwarfs, bestiary), the world of fire (devils, jugglers, fire bestiary) without forgetting traditional Catalan dance and music. This cultural centre located in Plaça de les Beates 2 in Barcelona, takes its name from the accommodation which in 1439 was established by Royal Decree for the maintenance and preservation of giant figures which took part in Barcelona festivals. Many centuries later, the New Casa dels Entremesos provides workshops and courses, conferences, concerts, theme exhibitions, a library and many other activities programmed throughout the year, with the aim of recuperating and bringing one of the most unique traditions of our country closer to the public.