Festes de la Mercè
La Mercè, the biggest party in Barcelona, returns with a new edition on September 22 until September 25 with a spectacular program, full of activities, music shows, fireworks and guest artists. It is the greatest celebration of Barcelona and from Hotel Omm, the most emblematic among the luxury hotels in Barcelona, we advise you not to miss it.
La Mercè 2017, the essence of Barcelona
For the new edition of the Festes de la Mercè, the city has the great honor of count with the work of artist and illustrator Javier Mariscal the creator of the party poster for a second time, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the celebration of the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92, for the which Mariscal created the olympic pets Cobi and Petra.
Javier Mariscal, who has a close relationship with the city, is part of the friends of the first restaurant of Grupo Tragaluz, restaurant Mordisco, a place that Mariscal used to frequent a lot when it was inaugurated in 1991 and today it is still one of the most frequented restaurants in l’Eixample. We invite you to taste its exquisite gastronomy.
Mariscal shows us in his work a girl, who in Mariscal’s own words “is a very beautiful girl and very happy to be from Barcelona because it is one of the coolest cities in the world” that with other details representative of the cosmopolitan environment of the city and its commitment to the defense of environmental sustainability.
We see the girl holding a cell phone while wearing glasses that represents solar panels, a necklace with the symbol of recycling and Cobi, the mascot of the Olympics.
A tradition that grows with the city
The guest city this year is the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, a city that as its own mayor Dagur Eggertesson has said, has many similarities with Barcelona.
Several invited artists from Reykjavik will participate in the musical agenda of the main festival. Among them will be Samaris, Ólöf Arnalds, Kiasmos, Grisapplísa, Glowie, JFDR, Reykjavíkurdaetur and Emmsjé Gauti.
In addition, the public can enjoy the performance of the contemporary dancer Sigga Soffia, who has managed to create an impressive show where she mixes dance with exceptional pyrotechnics.
As every year for the celebrations of La Mercè various activities are organized outdoors. Street theater, circus and pyrotechnic shows, audiovisual projections, new proposals of technology with urban art, and of course the main traditional shows that never fail; Gegants, sardanas, castellers, correfocs, bastoners, grallers.
It is a holiday made for all ages and tastes. You can consult the whole program of activities of La Mercè in its official website.
From Hotel Omm, we invite you to enjoy the Festes de la Mercé from the 22nd to the 25th of September, the most important celebration during the year in all Barcelona.