Mulasses

1568-2018: 450 Years of the Mulassa of Barcelona
February 3-12, from 10 .m to 8 pm

The Mulassa of Barcelona turns 450 and, to celebrate this anniversary, the Palau de la Virreina presents an exhibition of these mules from all over Catalonia. The show highlights the fact that these mulasses are among the oldest members of the festive bestiary and possibly the most numerous after the dragons. At it, the Mulassa of Barcelona will be accompanied by Mula Baba from Girona and the mulasses from Falset, Montblanc, Reus, Tarragona, Vic and Sant Feliu de Pallerols, as well as Haca Traca Almalafa from Castellón, Mulasseta from Montblanc and Somera from Falset.

 

Puppets in the belly of Mula Baba
Saturday, February 10, 11 am

The mulassa from Girona is really special: her huge belly also doubles as a tiny theatre where puppet shows often take place.

 

Parade and Exhibition of Dances
Monday, February 12, 5 pm

The exhibition will end with a procession of mulasses along La Rambla and Carrer de Ferran to Plaça de Sant Jaume, where these fabled beasts will perform their own dances.