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A Memorable Time at La Mercè Festival in Barcelona

Jan 18, 2023 4:00:00 PM / by Andrew Truong

Celebrate with locals at La Merce festival in Barcelona! This annual event brings locals and visitors together to observe and participate in festivities from day to night.

I was lucky enough to be in Barcelona during the La Mercè festival to observe the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy. I kicked off the celebrations watching the castellers create human towers. Then I found other parts of the city celebrating with dances and music. My favorite part would have to be the fire run with devils lighting fireworks. I finished off the festivities with a concert late at night!


Dragon float at La Merce Festival in Barcelona

Dragon float at La Merce Festival in Barcelona.

Celebrating the La Merce festival with locals

Celebrating with locals at La Merce Festival.

Thanks, Andrew!

Andrew Truong


Andrew Truong is an official CAPA TikTok vlogger for fall 2022, sharing
his story in frequent posts on CAPA World. A Management Information Systems major at University of Minnesota Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in Barcelona this semester.

Andrew's journey continues all semester so stay tuned.

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Topics: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture