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La Mercè 2017: Morning of bastoners and cercavila + Moixiganga + Falcons de Barcelona

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Time Out says

Don't miss your chance to see three typically Catalan traditions in the city centre as part of La Mercè's last day

Experience a trio of truly typically Catalan traditions on the last day of La Mercè. Groups of 'bastoners' (dancers who hit each other's sticks, or 'bastons', while keeping moving) from across the city show off their talent in Plaça de Sant Jaume (11am) and later move through the squares and streets of the centre until they get to Plaça de la Mercè. Also at 11am, in Plaça de Sant Jaume, you can see the dance of the Moxiganga, which features a group of figures with a symbolism related to Christian tradition. At 11.30am, the Falcons perform, a group similar to human tower builders but who create more geometrical shapes when they climb on each other's shoulders; they also go on the move from Plaça Nova to Plaça Bisbe and Plaça de Sant Jaume.  


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