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Sant Roc 2012
From 12/08/2012 To 16/08/2012
Venue: Gothic Quarter
The Gothic Quarters annual street party, the Festa de Sant Roc, is certainly traditional - it has been celebrated every year since 1589. So in terms of authenticity it is hard to beat! This is a display of numerous Catalan traditions - there are parades with the geants and capgrosses (giant puppets with a person inside), sardana dancing and old 19th-century street games. This is a splendid introduction to Catalan traditions.
The main focus of this festival is the area around Plaēa Nova in front of the Gothic cathedral (Santa Euląlia), where festivities conclude with a correfoc (street party with firecrackers and fireworks) and aerial firework display.
If you are going to be in Barcelona in August for the Festa de Sant Roc 2012, we recommend our Duran Las Ramblas apartments, situated just behind the Gothic Cathedral, right in the heart of the action, and no more than 5 minutes from Las Ramblas.
If you are attending Sant Roc 2012 and looking for accommodation nearby you may be interested in our selection of apartments in Barcelona. All of these come fully equipped.