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Nou Barris celebra Santa Eulàlia

Mon, 01/31/2022 - 16:00

Nou Barris celebrates Santa Eulàlia

Nou Barris is reclaiming its St Eulalia’s Day festivities, not just for the enjoyment of its local residents but also as an invitation for everyone one else in the city to discover the historical Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina complex, the oldest part of the district, and find out all about its culture and history. An ideas for breaking down Ciutat Vella’s boundaries and taking the celebrations to other parts of the city that have strong ties with Barcelona’s co-patron saint.

Through the festival, traditions and festive imagery of the Colla Gegantera, a group of giant-figure carriers, that Nou Barris aims to reclaim its past and history and thereby create and convey a new cultural legacy shared by its residents. A commitment from several of the neighbourhood’s associations, such as the Colla Gegantera de Nou Barris, the Can Basté Community Centre, Turó Acció Sociocultural, the Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina Parish Church, Grup d’Història Nou Barris, Flors Fortuny, La Sabadell Floristeria and Forn el Padró.


St Eulalia Solemnity

Saturday , 12 February, 7.30 pm

Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina Parish Church (Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 260)

The Diada de Santa Eulàlia (St Eulalia's Day) will see the giantess, Eulàlia de Can Basté, taking part in the St Eulalia Solemnity at the Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina Parish Church, which signals the start of the Santa Eulàlia festivities in Nou Barris.

Official hanging of the Santa Eulàlia banner

Sunday, 13 February

Can Basté (Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 274)

Nou Barris’ little giants, accompanied by pipe music, will head off in a musical procession up to the La Sabadell i Fortuny florists to receive the wreaths to be laid at the Santa Eulàlia Shrine and Parish Church and the garlands decorating Can Basté’s balcony and large windows. Once the wreaths have been laid, the procession will return to Basté to hang the banner.



"L’Auca de Santa Eulàlia: el barri oblidat”

From 14 to 19 February

Can Basté Community Centre (Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 274)

A small exhibition offering the Auca de Santa Eulàlia (picture story St Eulalia’s life and martyrdom) displayed in physical format as well as several audiovisuals of previous celebrations and the history behind Nou Barris’ ties with St Eulalia. In addition, there will also be a display of Nou Barris’ small giant figures, accompanied by the little giantess, Laia de Barcelona.

You can watch the video here.


Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina, el barri oblidat

Saturday, 19 February

Street parade: 5 pm

Show starts at: 6.30 pm

Can Basté (Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 274)

Do you know where to find Plaça de Santa Eulàlia de Barcelona? Did you know there used to be a village in Nou Barris, now long gone? Want to find out all about the co-patron saint’s relationship with the Nou Barris District? See you there, then, this coming Saturday, 19 February, where we’ll be able to answer all your questions.

As part of the St Eulalia festivities, the Colla Gegantera de Nou Barris will be once again performing their music and dance show, Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina, el barri oblidat. The show is based on the history of the ancient village of Santa Eulàlia, from Roman times to today, when this Nou Barris site is now the oldest part of the district.

Before the show starts, there will be a street parade with music round several sites that refer to the Barcelona’s co-patron saint, such as the St Eulàlia Sanctuary and Parish Church, on the following route: Plaça de Santa Eulàlia, Carrer d’Amílcar, Plaça de Can Basté, Carrer d’Aneto, Passatge de Pi i Molist, Passeig del Doctor Pi i Molist, Plaça del Virrei Amat, Passeig de Fabra i Puig and Plaça de Can Basté.