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92nd Tres Tombs festival in Sant Andreu de Palomar

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Tres Tombs de Sant Andreu de Palomar
© Ajuntament de BarcelonaTres Tombs de Sant Andreu de Palomar
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Time Out says

Sant Andreu de Palomar celebrates Saint Anthony Abat with the oldest Tres Tombs parade in the town. You'll see horses, riders, amazons, and all kinds of carriages in the parade. Sunday the 13th at 10am things get started in the Maquinista park, with the kick-off to the parade set for 11.30. Anthony is patron saint of animals, and on his feast day it’s still the custom to bring pets out to be blessed (12.15pm). Afterwards, horsemen ride three circuits ('tres tombs') in a formal procession from Passeig de Fabra i Puig, between Gran de Sant Andreu and Concepción Arenal.

In the evening things turn a bit darker with the Tres Tombs Infernales, a representation of the legend of Saint Anthony brought to you by the Sant Andreu Satánica. For 27 years, this group of local Devils has put on a show that mixes legend, pyrotechnics and a triple 'correfoc' ('fire run'). This year the setting is the casualty unit of a hospital, and you can catch it in Plaça de Can Fabra.

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