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  • Cursa de La Mercè

    Cursa de La Mercè

    The race bearing the name of one of our city's patron saints is a highlight of our main festival, Les Festes de la Mercè. The competition was one of the first sporting events in the city organized to show solidarity with good causes. This celebratory event is also a serious competition for everyone taking part, as it has been part of the BCN 10km Challenge since 2010.

    This year the race returns in two different formats: in person and virtually. The in-person format comprises a 10km route restricted to 6,000 runners split into 3 groups. Each group will leave the starting blocks at a different time. The virtual format will allow runners to take part in the event on another non-demarcated circuit, and even walk the route, at a chosen distance of 5km or 10km.

    Come and get running for a good cause!

  • La Mercè 2021

    La Mercè 2021

    Barcelona is once again celebrating its grand festival, in honor of its patron saint. A program full of different activities is planned for all the public, with music, dance, circus and street arts. And not forgetting the giants, dragons, fire beasts, human towers and sardana groups.

    La Mercè is also a festival of street arts with the MAC festival, Mercè Arts de Carrer. This is a festival which has become a showcase of new creations, and the meeting place for many artists, both from the city and overseas. The BAM Festival, Barcelona Acció Musical, will fill the streets with today's popular rhythms and concerts.

    Like every year, fire will be one of the main elements of the festival, such as the Correfocs (fire runs) with a rain of fire among devils, dragons and other beasts of fire, making the streets of the center of Barcelona full of sparks. La Mercè will end, as always, with the traditional fireworks and music display. an explosion of light and sound, which has become one of the most expected and acclaimed events for the people of Barcelona and its visitors.

  • Experience La Mercè festival like one of the locals

    Experience La Mercè festival like one of the locals

    If you're thinking of heading to Barcelona for a break in September, there are five key dates on the calendar when the city opens its doors and celebrates its festivals in style. The Catalan capital dresses up for the occasion to pay tribute to the Mare de Déu de la Mercè, patron saint of Barcelona since 1687.

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