Local fiestas

This 2024 marks the 600th anniversary of the first written reference to a giant in the city and in the world. The reference is found in the Book of Solemnities of Barcelona, which includes a list of the municipal elements that participated in the Corpus Christi procession of 1424. Among them, "King David with the Giant", which according to scholars, is the first reference of gigantism in the world, and the first reference of a municipal giant, that of the City of Barcelona.

To commemorate the anniversary, we have prepared a series of extraordinary events, exhibitions and surprises that will be discovered throughout the year. On Sunday, April 28, we will live the first great act of celebration of the 600 years, with the National Encounter of Giants, that will reunite a total of 230 groups of giants in the Arch of Triumph.

The giants of the City will lead the commemoration, since this reference of the Corpus Christi procession of 2024 also marks the 600 years of the Giant of the City of Barcelona. Therefore, they will star in and host the extraordinary acts, which will surely go down in history in the world of the giants.

Free event
Zip code
Ciutat Vella - La Ribera/Santa Caterina
Arc de Triomf, Passeig Lluís Companys

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