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La Mercè 2019

Every year, around September 24th, Barcelona celebrates La Mercè, patron saint of the city, and its Festa Major. A festival of festivals, it draws together between 1.500.000 and 2.000.000 people during its week-long run. Festivities, cultural and artistic, take place throughout the city in differing public spaces.

La Mercè transforms Barcelona into a grand stage bursting with fantasy and imagination. creativity is the driving force behind it, traditions its roots, and music an
outstanding voice. over 600 activities and shows go on during the week with more than 2000 artists and professionals taking part.
The wide artistic endeavour embodies the city’s values. a key element is the involvement of a large number of local groups and associations, with spon- sorship and collaboration from private companies. all events are free.
La Mercè aims to be a reflection of the city itself – enterprising, creative and inventive. Barcelona is a city moving forward with a search for innovation and evolution. the Festival manages to maintain its qual- ity while at the same time it is searching for and pre- senting new trends.

The artists invited to perform at La Mercè are a sample of the city itself (Barcelona being an international meeting point with an 18% immigrant population). They are chosen from the current best shows and performances.
In 2009 alone, artists came from all over the world: Russia, Morocco, the United States of America, China, Brazil, Cuba, Turkey, Pakistan, Australia, Sweden, Algeria, Canada…

La Mercè has an artistic program, with street theatre as the outstanding feature. Dance, circus, bands, fringe, and touring shows make up the bulk of the events; in the evenings, large format installations that combine light and new technology are integrated with fire traditions and pyrotechnic displays.

All in all, it is a proposal of public nature that not only wants to get the magic of performance closer to peo- ple’s differing interests, but also to try more risky, daring and challenging artistic experiences.
This major artistic event has consolidated Barcelo- na’s position over the last years as the perfect meet- ing point for programmers and artists, and in this way has become one of the best stages on which to see some of the most brilliant artistic expression of the moment, right at the beginning of the season.

More information: https://www.barcelona.cat/lamerce/en

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    We all really enjoyed it and recommend the ride!

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  • 5 star ratingFantastic fun and informative It was my first time on a Segway and it was fantastic fun. The instructor/guide taught us how to ride then gave us a great tour of Barcelona ensuring we were safe and having fun all the way.

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  • 5 star rating2 hour city tour My partner and I booked this tour after being advised to see Barcelona by Segway and I am so glad we booked it through this tour operator!! They are very efficient and everything ran smoothly, we were off sightseeing in no time. Lisa was our tour guide who was brilliant, one of the best and also a great laugh! You also get presented with a little gift at the end... » Read More

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  • 5 star ratingHow cool is Lisa and the team ? Amazing Such great service from before we arrived

    The whole team was so friendly , we hit them on a very hot day this week , they could not have been more chilled and happy

    These guys are our GO TO Segway people in Barca

    Thanks again - Paul and Nikki

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  • 5 star ratingMust Do activity This was a great addition to our trip to Barcelona. Our kids really loved it. We highly recommend it.

    Our guide Pierre was funny and very nice.

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  • 5 star ratingBrilliant Fun!!! I visited Barcelona in September with a couple of mates. Booked ourselves on the 1 1/2 hour city tour with Lisa. Few minutes were spent orientating ourselves and then off we went down by the harbour, past the zoo and to the Olympic village. A quick drag race of the 3 of us near the smaller harbour, and then retrace our steps back to the start. Our guide was great... » Read More

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