Dance of the Eagle and the City Giants

Address
Pl Sant Jaume, 1
Familiar event
Day and time
sat 24 · 12:30
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The high spot of the festivities arrives. Once the entire popular entourage is inside the City Hall, the Eagle figure and the City Giants wait impatiently in the middle of Plaça de Sant Jaume.

When municipal officials, headed by the Mayor, appear on the main balcony of the City Hall, it’s time to fall silent. For a few moments, the Municipal Band perform the two most serious dances of the day. The first is the dance of the Eagle, where the figure performs its own dance based on scores from the 18th century which are now conserved in the Pi archive. After that comes the dance by the City Giants, representing a loving reunion between the couple which has inspired various melodies historically performed for them.

Once the two dances are over, the Eagle and the City Giants enter the City Hall before continuing on their way to the Palau de la Virreina, where they can take a break before the procession in the afternoon. After the dances, Plaça de Sant Jaume hosts a gathering for the local human towers groups.


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    Pl Sant Jaume, 1

    Ciutat Vella

    el Barri Gòtic

    08002 Barcelona

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