Barcelona is awaiting its biggest celebration of the year: La Mercè, the “festa major” or city festival of the Catalan capital. As many as 600 activities will fill the streets with music, art and folkore. But there’s one show nobody wants to miss: the Piromusical. This is the closing act of the Mercè festival and is attended every year by lots of people. This year the Piromusical 2014 will take place on the 24th September at 22.00h, at its usual location in Avenue Maria Cristina. But what exactly are you going to see? How long before do I have to get there? What is a Piromusical? Today we’d like to answer all of these questions and more:
The Piromusical is a show composed by music fireworks and various visual elements synchronized to offer a jaw-dropping display. It traditionally takes place in front of the Montjuïc fountain, built in 1929. This majestic monument dances to the music and changes colors as the show moves on. Apart from this attraction, you’ll also be able to admire the amazing Fireworks that decorate the Barcelona sky; as well as a massive screen of 18 by 20 meters that shows each year a different motif.
This year the Piromusical does not only mark the closure of the local festival but the closure of the Catalan Tricentenary celebrations, which have been going on for the past year to commemorate 300 years since the downfall of Barcelona in hands of the borbonic troops in 1714. Therefore, this year we’ll be able to take a 300 year trip into Catalan history through its artist’s dreams which have made Catalonia part of the World such as Gaudí, Pau Casals, Dalí, Miró… this will also be a homage to the Catalan language through its writers, from Ramon Llull to Miquel Martí i Pol.
The Piromusical starts at 22.00h, but it is advisable to go some time in advance to avoid queues and get a good spot.
The council will offer extra metro services on lines L1 and L3. Metro stop Plaça Espanya.
For more information please visit La Mercè official website.