Fiestas de Sant Roc 2017 in Barcelona
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The Gothic Quarter is the most famous and antique neighborhood of Barcelona. That is why it is not surprising that it organizes the oldest local festivities, so loved and famous in Barcelona, that are still preserved in the city: las Festes de Sant Roc, centered mainly on the Plaza Nova. These festivals have been celebrated every year without stopping since 1589! If you are planning to come to Barcelona, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Barcelona and other cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.
Les Festes de Sant Roc (The Festivities of Sant Roc) are also known as the Summer Festivities of the Gothic Quarter. Just like 400 years ago, when the medieval markets used to be held, during these days of this antique event you will be able to see various traditional Catalan activities and craftsmen stalls. Like every year, during the Festivities of Sant Roc you will find children's activities, concerts, dances, sardanas, correfocs and a lot more activities.
The first day of Fiestas de Sant Roc, on Friday, August 11, begins with the most institutional acts, such as the inaugural "pasacalle" (parade) in the neighborhood, the raising of the flag and the cucaña contest, which involves walking at greasy pole at Plaza Nova - which will be repeated every day. Then you will see traditional Sardanas dances at 7.30pm and then you can dance all night, starting at 10pm.
On Saturday August 12 starting at 6:30 pm la Festa Catalana will take place, with various well-know traditional performances, giants and big heads. At night you can see and dance to the Crocodile Club show.
On Sunday, August 13, you can enjoy la Festa del Gos, with dogs trainings and exhibitions, traditional workshops, Catalan devils performance and a concert of habaneras, sea shanty groups. On Monday, August 14, there will be time for children's games and then you can dance at night. On Tuesday, August 15, the main event will be "the XXXVI Encuentro", a dance of giants and a performance by the Falcons of Barcelona. At night, after the Chocolate Fair, you can enjoy a performance by Esbart Català de Dansaires.