1. El Tarlà
We start with one of Girona's most emblematic figures: El Tarlà. This doll hangs from a bar around which it does turns, wears a jester's outfit and has little bells on the end of his hat. Legend has it that many years ago the plague was found in C/Argenteria and to prevent it spreading, the whole street was put in quarantine; both ends were shut off with reed bars. Residents grew depressed and bored, until one of them, who was called Tarlà, started to distract them by doing acrobatics. In homage to this kindly person, the doll was later created to imitate the jumps and turns of the original Tarlà.