La Merce Festival 2015
Barcelona La Mercè lasts for around 5 days and is a festival held in honour of Mare de Deu de la Mercè, the Patron Saint of Barcelona.
The festival, which officially first took place in 1902, bids goodbye to the summer with a bang and welcomes in the cooler months of autumn.
The streets will be filled with events, parades, fire runs (Correfoc)- and people! So it's highly advisable that you don't consider hiring a car if you intend to use it in the city centre during the time of the festival.
There are hundreds of activities that will be occurring in the Mercè Festival this year however there are some "staple events" that are now famous at the festival.
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