Giants' morning: Giants’ dance display and a parade of dwarfs and giants

Address
Pl Sant Jaume, 1
Familiar event
Day and time
sat 24 · 11:00
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Starts in Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Route: Plaça de Sant Jaume (11.45 am), Ferran, La Rambla, Cardenal Casañas, Plaça del Pi, Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, Pi, Portaferrissa, La Rambla, Pintor Fortuny, Àngels and Montalegre.


Just before 11 am, dozens of giants and capgrossos (“big heads”) from the city neighbourhoods will emerge from City Hall. This procession and the dances they have prepared aim to put a smile on the faces of city residents who eagerly await them every 24 September. 

The Giants' Morning involves two traditional festival events. The first is the Giants' Dance Display, the only time of the year when it is possible to see most of the dances performed by our city giants. These choreographed dances are unique to each couple that the giants’ groups rehearse conscientiously for weeks in advance to make sure everything goes perfectly.

The second part of the event is the Giants and Dwarfs Parade, one of the oldest traditions of the annual festival. In this joyous, family-friendly musical procession through the Gothic Quarter, the 30 city giants’ groups head for Carrer de Montalegre, where the La Mercè Cavalcade awaits them.

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    Pl Sant Jaume, 1

    Ciutat Vella

    el Barri Gòtic

    08002 Barcelona

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