La Mercè in the Neighborhoods

From Nou Barris to Sants-Montjuïc, the districts of Barcelona host performances and activities during the Fiesta Mayor.

Parc Aqüeducte
20/09/2023 - 08:00 h - Culture and leisure Ajuntament de Barcelona

La Mercè spreads throughout the city with events in almost every district. You won’t need to go far to experience Barcelona’s Fiesta Mayor in the most intense way possible.

From La Marina to Trinitat Vella, passing through Sarrià

Rave Picasso Parade – Picasso-like figures have escaped from the Picasso Museum and are preparing a rave in Marina del Prat Vermell, Trinitat Vella, and Sarrià. If you see them, join the party. A cubist Menina, a distracted-looking harlequin, and other characters (even Picasso himself) will invite you to participate in the Rave Picasso Parade, a musical celebration directed and dramatized by Montse Colomé and Jordi Vidal, featuring big heads and small giants designed by another great artist, the illustrator and scenographer Joan J. Guillén.

Sants-Montjuïc, Les Corts, and Sant Martí

Music under the Stars – Montjuïc Mountain will host grand concerts under the stars at the magical Teatre Grec venue. You can enjoy exceptional performances in Les Corts (Menéndez y Pelayo Street) and Sant Martí (Bogatell Beach), featuring the trendiest groups and artists at the moment.

From Horta-Guinardó to Nou Barris

Mercè Music – The musical program of the Fiesta Mayor will also take place on stages in Horta-Guinardó (Jardines del Doctor Pla i Armengol) or Nou Barris (District Headquarters) and the BAM, Eixample (Antigua Fábrica Estrella Damm), in addition to stages in Ciutat Vella. There’s sure to be a concert near your home!

From Eixample to Montjuïc, passing through Nou Barris

Mercè Street Arts – The Estació del Nord Park, Montjuïc Castle, Joan Miró Park, and Aqüeducte Park in Ciutat Meridiana are four of the MAC’s stages. The festival will offer performances and participatory activities in the gardens surrounding Palauet Albéniz and on Consell de Cent Street (between Entença and Comte Borrell), spaces that will be appropriate to welcome a younger audience.

Sant Andreu

Cultura Viva Action – This musical encounter with the voices of the city is one of Mercè’s new traditions. It thrives in Sant Andreu (Can Fabra, Fabra i Coats site, Nau Bostik) with a program that’s collective, assembly-based, and open. It’s likely the most alternative cultural democracy project of Mercè, featuring radical artistic proposals.

Want to enjoy Mercè beyond the city’s central neighbourhoods? You have many options. Make the most of them!

More information here.