La Mercè will see many of Barcelona’s museums and cultural spaces opening their doors to the public with the organisation of activities and events for all audiences.
Some short texts and a series of photos and posters sum up the history of La Mercè, a festival that the City Council first organised 150 years ago.
Safety and prevention. The special operation includes measures to prevent build-ups of people, provide support points to combat sexist violence and LGBTI-phobia, add more cleaning teams and extra public transport.
In addition to being a great public event, Barcelona's Festa Major is also a macro-festival made up of various individual festivals that showcase Barcelona's cultural wealth.
Barcelona’s biggest annual festival is commemorating its 150th anniversary. The first La Mercè that was planned as an event for everyone and for the whole of the city was held in 1871.