Camping in Costa Brava
Held in honour of Mare de Deu de la Merce, the Patron Saint of Barcelona, La Merced Festival is the main festival of the city. The main events take place on September 24 but festivities last over five days, with up to 500 different activities. Some of the most famous events are the Castellers (human towers) in the Gothic Quarter and the Correfoc (procession of fire breathing dragons) on the Via Laietana as well as the unmissable Parade of Giants.
All over Catalonia streets and squares are filled with stalls of books and flowers and people in fine spirits. Friends and loved ones exchange gifts (traditionally books) to celebrate the Patron Saint of Catalonia. Books and flower stalls are set up along the streets of Barcelona, with many well know artists signing copies of their books.
Girona brims with flowers with displays lining the streets and buildings in the historic city centre and the medieval Jewish quarter. Whole streets become art installations, accompanied by music, lights and the intoxicating scent of thousands of blooms. Some of the best displays are at the Cathedral steps and Arab baths.
Sixty days after Easter, on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, Catalonia celebrates Corpus Christi every year with processions, street festivals and floral carpets. Flower petals carpet the streets in front of many of the churches in the region, including L'Estartit and Tossa de Mar, in a wonderful display of colour and art.
This international fireworks festival held in Blanes is a hugely popular event. Held over 5 days at the end of July, the event attracts crowds of around 250,000 people on the busiest days. The shows start at 22:30 with most people watching from the beach. Prime watching spots start filling up about an hour before the start. CB038 La Masia is the nearest parc.
2020 will be the 50th anniversary of this event and is sure to be spectacular! Please note 2020 dates are to be confirmed.