Fiestas de Santa Eulàlia

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The celebrations of Santa Eulàlia are organized in honor of Santa Eulàlia, copatrona of Barcelona. On February 7, 8, 9 and 12, giant and big heads, eagles, lions, dance groups, devils, dragons and other characters that are part of the festive tradition of Barcelona will parade through the streets and squares of Ciutat Vella. And there will be castellers in the Plaza de Sant Jaume. The popular culture program is broad. To him are added exhibitions such as the exhibition of giants; open days and activities in the Town Hall, museums and cultural centers; specific activities for children; and Lali Jove, a program for young people.

The popular culture program: correfocs, castellers and parades

The entire arsenal of popular Barcelona imagery goes out to the streets of the old town of Barcelona. Giants, big heads, the Eagle and many other figures. One of the most spectacular manifestations of popular culture are the correfocs; devils who parade dancing in the streets between firecrackers and fireworks, pushed by the noise of the drums. It is Saturday 8 and there is a version for children and the main correfoc. Another of the most showy activities and with extensive follow not only in Barcelona but also throughout Catalonia are the Castellers. The casteller day will be Sunday 9. The castellers groups participating (Barcelona, ​​Sants, Vila de Gràcia, Poble-sec, Sagrada Família, Jove de Barcelona, ​​Sarrià and Esquerrats de la Esquerra de l'Eixample ) they will have 90 minutes to lift their human castles, and they have to do it all at once (Spectacular!). In addition, among the many popular activities you can meet and enjoy the dance of sardanas, gralles concerts, bastonaires, children's and youth dancing esbarts, a drummers encounter, the mojiganga of Barcelona and many others.

Correfocs

  • Correfoc of the little devils and the little beasts: Saturday, February 8 at 6:15 p.m. Route: Sant Jaume Square, Ferràn Street, La Rambla, Pasatge de Colom and Plaza Reial.
  • 29th Correfoc de Santa Eulàlia: Saturday, February 8 at 8:15 p.m. Route: Plaza Reial, Pasatge de Colom, La Rambla, Ferran Street, Sant Jaume Square.

Castellers

  • Casteller Fiesta with the groupings of Barcelona: Sunday, February 9 at 10:45 a.m. In the Plaza de Sant Jaume, but the groups first parade together through the streets of Barcelona. Route: Plaza Nova, Calle del Bisbe and Plaza de Sant Jaume.

Castellers Barcelona
Photo by stvcr CC BY-SA 2.0

Parades

  • The protocols of the Àliga: Friday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. Route: Sant Jaume Square, Jaume I Street, Angel Square, Argenteria Street, Los Sombrerers Street, Montcada Square, Passeig del Born, Santa Maria Street, Fossar de les Moreres and Santa Maria Square. At 9:00 p.m. the traditional dance of the Àliga begins inside the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. This act is one of the most emotional and transcendent acts of the Fiestas de Santa Eulàlia.

  • Bastonera Festival of Santa Eulàlia: Saturday February 8 at 10:00 a.m. Route: Plaza Nova, Arcs street, Portal de l'Àngel, Santa Anna street, Canuda street, Vila de Madrid square, Francesc Pujols street, Duc street, Cucurulla square, Pi street, Sant Josep Oriol Square, La Palla Street, Banys Nous Street, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia, Sant Felip Neri Square, Montjuïc del Bisbe Street, Bisbe Street and Sant Jaume Square.
  • 18º Sample of Gegantons from the Colles of the Coordinator and XVI Sample of Gegantons and other school elements: Saturday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. Children's parade. Route: Àngels square, Elisabets street, Bonsuccés square and street, La Rambla, Ferran street, Sant Jaume square.
  • Els batecs de la Laia. 9th Drummers Meeting: Saturday, February 8 at 5:00 p.m. Route: Plaza Reial, Passatge de Colom, La Rambla, Ferran Street and Sant Jaume Square.

  • Grallers early morning: Sunday, February 9, starting at 8:00 a.m. Route: through the streets of the Gothic Quarter. Listen to the music, follow the trail and join the parade.
  • 38th Giants Meeting of Ciutat Vella and Séquito de Santa Eulàlia: Sunday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. Route: Plaza Reial, Passatge de Colom, La Rambla, Portaferrissa Street, Cucurulla Square, Boters Street, Nova Square, Bisbe Street, Sant Sever Street, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia, Banys Nous Street, Ferran Street and Sant Jaume Square.
  • Fantastic! Pasacalle, dance show and bestiary fire show: Sunday February 9 at 5:00 p.m. Route: La Rambla, Ferran Street and Sant Jaume Square. Sample of dances and fire show: at 5:45 p.m. in the Plaza de Sant Jaume.
  • Musical parades and big band: Sunday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. Banda Simfònica Roquetes - Nou Barris de Barcelona: Route: Portal de l'Angel, Calle dels Arcs, Plaza Nova, Bisbe Street and Plaza de Sant Jaume / Band of Col·legi del Pare Manyanet in Barcelona: Route: Plaza Sant Josep Oriol , Plaza del Pi, Calle del Cardenal Casañas, La Rambla, Ferran Street, Calle del Call and Plaza de Sant Jaume. Concert of the two bands together: Plaça de Sant Jaume, at 6:45 p.m.

The exhibition of Giants and beasts

  • Fantastic! Sample of festive and fantastic bestiary: Palau de la Virreina (La Rambla, 99). From February 1 to 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and February 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Laies, the giants: Palau de la Virreina. From February 10 to 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and February 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 18th Sample of Gegantons from the Collas de la Coordinadora and 16th Sample of Gegantons and other school elements: Patio Manning-CERC (Montalegre Street, 7). From February 2 to 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Open days and activities at the Town Hall, museums and cultural centers

On February 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on the occasion of the Santa Eulàlia festivities, the City Council opens its doors to citizens. A good opportunity to learn about the history and architecture of the building. A good opportunity to know the history and architecture of the building. You can visit the Black staircase, the Bon Consell Chapel, the Cròniques Hall, the Treball Hall, the mayor's office, the Bon Governor's Room, the Tàpies Room, the Reina Regent Hall, the Salón de Cent , the Consolat de Mar Hall, the Despatx d'Honor, the Carles III Hall, the Ciutat Hall, the Gòtica Gallery and the Staircase d'Honor. You can also climb the Maria Aurèlia Capmany viewpoint, located in the Novíssim Building. Here you can see the list of museums and cultural centers that add to the open days and those that organize special activities.

La Lali Jove

This program, organized by the city's youth associations, takes place at the Moll de la Fusta (Moll de Bosch i Alsina). In the afternoon, on February 8 from 5:00 p.m. you can participate in workshops on social and personal issues such as education and sexual diversity, health, climate change, and others on playful or pedagogical topics such as board and role games. At night, between 8:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. it will be the turn of the concerts. During the concerts there will be spaces to raise awareness about issues such as drug use or machismo.