Festa de Sant Medir Barcelona 2020
Sant Medir Festival Barcelona 2020
On March 3 Barcelona celebrates a very sweet spring festival, welcome to Festa de Sant Medir 2020! For a perfect accommodation in Barcelona, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of the city, with the best design, location, security and comfort.
Every March, the children of Barcelona enjoy one of the "sweetest" festivals of the city! The streets and squares of the charming old district of Gràcia become a festival of sweets, bands and horse carriages. This is Festa de Sant Medir or Sant Medir Festival and according to tradition originates from the Saint who lived in the year 303 in Barcelona under the Roman rule of Diocletian, who intensely persecuted Christians. According to the legend, Sant Medir's beans grew immediately after they were planted and for this he was taken prisoner and a hermitage was built where the Saint lived to mark the starting point of the pilgrimage. In 1830, a baker from the district of Gràcia made a pilgrimage to the hermitage on his Saint's Day to thank the Saint for a honoured promise. Today, this pilgrimage has become a popular tradition with the participation of many groups of "colles" from different districts of Gràcia, Sarrià and Sants. Each year, on March 3, the pilgrims parade all day through the streets of Gràcia and in the afternoon a spectacular parade is held on the Gran de Gràcia street, handing out sweets to all participants. Do not miss this opportunity to spend time in Barcelona, enjoy its proposals and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals.