Els Castellers is a cataln tradition in which people, ranging from ages 6 to very very old come together to beautifully make human towers, and truly, seeing all those people going higher and higher while wisely equilibrating themselves and the whole group is impressive. I had never been before to any of those and they left me astonished. You joined their journey to the top, you felt their struggling and you felt their happiness at the end. Be sure to check them out if you ever get the chance, I promise, you won't regret!
TIP: Try to get inside a shop or restaurant so you can see them without being squashed. I got up in the Pans and Company at St Jauma square.
On Tuesday night... music on and lights off. We made our way to Bogatell beach where a big scenario was built and we managed to slip around a huge crow to get into the front. Txarango, who set off their career four years ago playing in the streets of Barcelona, is one of the most popular bands in Catalonia nowadays. So, obviously, the beach was crashed with tones of people, but everyone still had a wonderful night singing along the songs.
TIP: If your are there to really enjoy music, try to listen to some of their wonderful songs before you go. I'll be much better.
A classical! The Piromusical is the closing ceremony for La Merçè, where they build a big stage, throw some amazing firecrackers and create a stunning musical show. Located at Pl. España, you are always invited to go there and enjoy the night breeze and fresh air or you can stay home and watch it from the comfort of your couch. You choose!
TIP: Popcorn and music is a real good combination. Believe me.