Here we are, already back from vacations, and ready to get into one of the most busiest months of the year. September is an incredible month in Barcelona, full of activities and still excellent weather. If you coming to Barcelona here are the most important activities.
11/9 - September 11th is the National Day of Catalonia (Catalunya Official public holidays). On this festive day there are mass demonstrations, calling for the independence of Catalonia. This year there is the aim to make the largest ever human chain, crossing all the country from north to south, covering more than 400km, aiming to show the world the witness of the majority of Catalans to democratically become a new state in Europe. As public holidays shops are closed all day, but museums and tourist sights remain open.
During 5 days there are more than 500 activities happening all around the city, from concerts to street processions, traditional dances, fire runs, human towers, etc.... Check the calendar in the official website La Mercè 2013. The most traditional activities of the Mercè Festival are, in fact, a compendium of popular culture from all over Catalonia. Like the "Sardana" dancing, the "Castellers" human towers or the "Correfoc" fire run, or the "Gegants" Giants parade, which is a very popular event for the whole family.
If you are around, don't miss the biggest festival of the year in Barcelona.
The festival ends the 24th at night with the Piromusical, the Music and fireworks show held at Fonts de Montjuic.
24/9 Dia de la Mercè, Patron Saint of Barcelona (Barcelona public holidays)
Last but not least, take time to visit the Park Güell, one of the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí that is still free till end of October.