The 40th edition of the Festival Grec Barcelona takes place from July 1st to July 31st 2016. Originally purely a theatrical event set in the Teatre Grec, the festival has expanded to include numerous art forms in multiple settings.
Rambla de Catalunya is lined with stalls selling books and roses La Diada de Sant Jordi (Sant Jordi’s Day) takes place each year on April 23rd. Sant Jordi is the Catalan name of Saint George, the patron saint of Catalonia and also England, Greece, Romania and Georgia. The tradition of giving roses on Sant Jordi […]
La Mercè is the annual festival of the city of Barcelona, an official holiday since 1871. The tradition of building human towers, called ‘castells’ originated in Valls, near the city of Tarragona, towards the end of the 18th century. La Cavalcada de Gegants de la Mercè – the ‘Parade of Giants’ is one of the […]