La Casa dels Entremesos

Plaça de les Beates, 2. Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm. Sunday and Monday, closed.

EXHIBITION:
Aureli Capmany. Dance and the Esbart Català de Dansaires’
Until 26 February

Dramatised visits
Sunday 3, 11.15 am and 12.15 am

Presentation of the book Santa Eulàlia, patrona de Barcelona [Santa Eulàlia, patron saint of Barcelona]
With Josep Fornés, Oriol Pascual, Cristina Fontcoberta, Pablo Abella, Carme Grandas and father Robert Baró
Thursday 7, 8 pm

Traditional puppets:
La Laia i el fantasma entremaliat
Performed by the Sebastià Vergés puppets company
Saturday 9, 11.30 am

www.lacasadelsentremesos.cat


Sardanas

Double bill of Sardanas with Cobla Ciutat de Terrassa and Cobla Ciutat de Cornellà

Sunday 11, 17:00h
Corpus Christi Giants vs. Carnival Giants

100 years of new Giants and 160 years of old Giants in the Casa de Caritat

3 to 10 February, from 10 am to 8 pm

The "Hereu" and the "Borda" (Heir and Illegitimate Daughter), the new Casa de la Caritat or Corpus Christi giants, are celebrating their 100th anniversary throughout 2018 and 2019, while Rodanxó and Rodanxona, the old giants of the Casa de la Caritat or Carnival, are now 160 years old. To celebrate this double event, they will be displayed alongside guests from other parts of Catalonia and the region of Valencia, such as the Carnival Giants of Solesona, Montblanc, Igualada and Castelló de la Plana.vvv

The small giant Laia, who is the star of the festivities, will preside over the exhibition, where visitors will also be able to see the original heads of the old Giants, and sculptures of great artistic, historic and heritage value, which were donated to the Ethnology Museum of Barcelona. The old Giants or Carnival Giants belonged to the ‘Societat Carnavalesca’ carnival society of the Born district and were the first to be built for an exclusively leisure, festival and lay purpose. They appeared publicly for the first time in the Carnival festivities of 1859.


17th Exhibition of Small Giants of the Coordinadora festival groups, and 15th Exhibition of Small Giants and other school elements
3 to 8 February, from 10 am to 7 pm

Inauguration, Saturday 2 February, 5 pm
3 to 8 February, from 10 am to 7 pm

The traditional exhibition presents the children's figures created over the years by the giants’ groups, the schools of Barcelona and other villages and towns that participate in this initiative of the Barcelona Giants Coordination Committee, in order to encourage the participation of children in the world of giants. On Saturday 9 February, at 11 am, they will walk in the street parade through the city’s streets.


St Eulàlia Festivities Artisan Fair

8 to 12 February, from 10 am to 9 pm, Avinguda de la Catedral
[Confirm dates with Dte. Ciutat Vella]

For the St Eulàlia festivities, craftspeople dedicated to wood, clay, metal or natural foods will set up their stalls on Avinguda de la Catedral to offer their handmade products.


Protocols de l’Àliga
Friday 08, 20:00h

Route: Plaça de Sant Jaume, Carrer de Jaume I, Plaça de l’Àngel, Carrer de la Princesa, Carrer de Montcada, Placeta de Montcada, Passeig del Born, Carrer de Santa Maria, Plaça del Fossar de les Moreres and Plaça de Santa Maria. Arriving at Plaça de Santa Maria del Mar at around 8.50 pm. 9 pm, Eagle dance, inside the Santa Maria del Mar Basilica

The Àliga de la Ciutat, or City Eagle, accompanied by the Coronela de Barcelona militia, the Barcelona Lion, Santa Maria del Mar Giants and Perot Rocaguinarda Trabucaires with their blunderbusses, which form the Protocols de l’Àliga, will lead a procession from Plaça de Sant Jaume that will end with one of the most emotive and solemn events of the celebrations: the traditional Ball de l’Àliga, or Eagle’s Dance, at the presbytery and in front of the altar of Santa Maria del Mar church.

The Àliga de Barcelona, first recorded in the 14th century, enjoys the privilege of dancing in the city’s churches and its dance is regarded as the highest honour that can be paid to illustrious visitors. The Nueva Planta Decree and prohibitions of 1771 so undermined its symbolism that it eventually disappeared. The Àliga de Barcelona was reclaimed in 1989, as part of the Project for recovering the festival imagery of Old Barcelona


Contr@band@

A performance by the Sant Martí and La Lira Ampostina folk-dance group

Friday 08, 20:15h

Contr@band@ is the union of two elements of popular culture that were traditionally separated: music bands and groups that promote traditional and popular Catalan dances. In this innovative proposal, the choreographies of the Sant Martí folk-dance group establish a new dialogue with the La Lira Ampostina band. The fusion of the two artistic languages with a big, expressive personality give us an intense, memorable show.


Concert-tour of Ciutat Vella's organs
Saturday, 9 February

A unique opportunity to discover and listen to six of Ciutat Vella's main organs that were saved during the Spanish Civil War and which have been restored over the last few years. A number of professional organists will be revealing the secrets of these priceless instruments and offering visitors a short concert. The tour includes the organs of the Palau de la Música, the Palau Güell, the Basilica of Sant Just i Pastor, Santa Maria del Mar, La Mercè and Barcelona Cathedral.

Limited places

 

Route-concert Órgano
 
Palau de la Música
10 am: Palau de la Música Catalana, romantic organ Walcker
Rebuilt by Gerhard Grenzing
Organiste: Juan de la Rubia
 
11.30 am Catedral de Barcelona
Organ from 1538, reconstructed by Gabriel Blancafort
Organiste: Josep M. Escalona i Canyet
 
12.30 pm Sant Just i Pastor
Organ built by Miquel Beltran in 1907 and rebuilt by Joan Carles Castro and Albert Blancafort
Organiste: Bernat Bailbé
 
3 pm Santa Maria del Mar
Autor unknown, reconstructed by Gerhard Grenzing
Organiste: Neil Cowley
 
4 pm Basílica de la Mercè
Organ by Gerhard Grenzing
Organiste: Héctor París
 
5 pm Palau Güell COMPLETE
Organ of the hall by Albert Blancafort
Amb inscripció prèvia aquí 
Organiste: David Malet

15th Gathering of Barcelona's School Giants and Giant Groups as well as other associated elements.
Saturday 09, 10:30h

Street parade: 11.15 am. Route: Plaça Comercial, Passeig del Born, Carrer del Rec, Carrer de la Princesa, Plaça de l’Àngel, Carrer de Jaume I, Plaça de Sant Jaume (arrival, around 12.30 pm).

The under-14s figures of the giants groups and from the schools, which have been created over the years to encourage the participation of children in the world of giants and which will be on display from 2 February, will parade along the city's streets and will then say farewell until the next gathering on Plaça de Sant Jaume.


Sardanes

16th Santa Eulàlia Children's Sardana Gathering.

Featuring the Cobla Contemporània

Saturday 09, 10:30h

The new generations of Sardana dancers come together once again at this annual event to celebrate the national dance.


Day of stick dancing of the St Eulalia Festivities
Saturday 09, 11:00h

Dance exhibition: 11 am, Av. Catedral

Street parade: 11.45 am. Route: Plaça Nova, Carrer dels Arcs, Portal de l’Àngel, Carrer de Santa Anna, Carrer de la Canuda, Plaça de la Vila de Madrid, Carrer de Francesc Pujols, Carrer del Duc, Plaça de la Cucurulla, Carrer del Pi, Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, Carrer de la Palla, Carrer dels Banys Nous, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia, Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, Carrer de Montjuïc del Bisbe, Carrer del Bisbe and Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Dance exhibition: Plaça de Sant Jaume, 1.30 pm

The Bastoneres (stick dancing) groups will demonstrate various stick dances from around the city and they have also invited other groups from Catalonia and beyond so we can see the diversity and wealth of this dance and other related dances. This year, the guest groups are the Colla Bastonera from London, the Bastoners from Gavà, and the Ball de Pastorets from Vilafranca and from Tarragona.

The Barcelona-based host groups participating in the event are the Bastoners from Barcelona, from the Esbart Català de Dansaires, Gràcia, Poble-sec, the Casc Antic, the Raval, Ballets de Catalunya, Ball de Bastons del Clot, El Bastó de Sarrià and the Colla Bastonera from the Eixample.


16th Exhibition of Children’s and Young People’s dance groups.
Saturday 09, 12:00h
Sunday 10, 12:00h

Traditional folk dancing is still going strong. It is passed on to the new generations of dancers, who belong to the many “esbarts” (dance groups) for children and young adults around the country. During the St Eulalia Festival, they gather on Avinguda de la Catedral to entertain us with their dances and their passion for this tradition.

With the Cobla Ciutat of Terrassa, directed by Jordi Núñez, they participate in the following folk-dance group displays:

Saturday 9 Esbart Català de Dansaires, Esbart Ciutat Comtal, Esbart Joventut Nostra, Esbart Maragall i Esbart Sant Martí

Sunday, 10: Esbart Arenys de Munt, Esbart Cornellà, Esbart Dansaires de Rubí, Esbart Olesà, Esbart Sant Jordi


Els Batecs de la Laia. VIII Drummer's Gathering
Saturday 09, 17:00h

Street parade: Plaça Reial, Passatge de Colom, La Rambla, Carrer de Ferran, Plaça de Sant Jaume (arrival, around 6 pm)

Drummers from Barcelona’s devil and fire-beast groups will assemble in Plaça Reial for the 8th Drummers Gathering to evoke St Eulalia’s heart beats with their deafening drum strokes. It will be a big drum session to spread the festival sound and rhythm round the Barri Gòtic’s streets.


The dance of Santa Eulalia with Esbart Santa Eulàlia
Saturday 09, 17:00h

Esbart Santa Eulàlia, with the Cobla Ciutat de Granollers, offers a danced take on martyrdom of Santa Eulàlia on Avinguda de la Catedral.


Kamerino de l’Enginy street parade
Saturday 09, 17:30h

Route: La Rambla (in front of the Teatre del Liceu), Pla de l’Os, La Rambla, Carrer de Ferran, Carrer d’en Rauric (stop at El Ingenio), Carrer de n’Alsina, Placeta del Pi, Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, Plaça del Pi, Carrer de Petritxol, Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Carrer del Pi, Carrer de la Palla, Carrer dels Banys Nous, Carrer de la Boqueria, Carrer d’en Rauric (El Ingenio).

The Ingenio, the emblematic shop and workshop for festival imagery, magic and festival articles founded in 1838 and which had to close down just over a year ago, celebrated its highly anticipated reopening. A street parade of masks, big heads, giants and other festival elements will evoke the history of the mythical establishment on Carrer d’en Rauric in Barcelona. A new giant, built in the El Ingenio workshop in recent months and inspired by the 1930s, during the Second Republic, will lead the parade. A fat, horned demon in the shape of a big head modelled for the occasion.


Organized by Kamerino de l'Enginy  


Performance from the Esbart Català de Dansaires folk-dance group
Saturday 09, 17:30h

Founded in 1908, the Esbart Català de Dansaires folk-dance group is the oldest in Catalonia.


Santa Eulalia Route
Saturday 09, 18:00h

Activity free of charge. Complete.

The Joan Amades Cultural Association will show you all the nooks and crannies of Barcelona associated with St Eulalia, on a guided night-time tour which will even feature musical accompaniment.


Correfocs
Saturday 09, 18:15h

Fire run of small devils and beasts
Saturday 9, 6.15 pm, Plaça de Sant Jaume
Route: Plaça de Sant Jaume, Carrer de Ferran, La Rambla, Passatge de Colom and Plaça Reial (end, arriving at around 8 pm)

Correfoc de Santa Eulàlia
Saturday 9, 8.15 am, Plaça Nova
Route: Plaça Nova, Carrer del Bisbe, Plaça de Sant Jaume (end, arriving at around 9 pm)

When it gets dark, the fire beasts and devils will come out onto the streets spurred on by the deafening beat of the drums and they will come together to start an unrestrained, pyrotechnic street parade. They will inaugurate the children's fire events, with the child-size fire run of small devils and beasts on Saturday evening. Later, the Correfoc de Santa Eulàlia will begin: the Dragon, She-dragon, Serene Dragon, Mule, Bull, Marsh Harrier and the Dolphin dance between the flames and sparks with the devils of Kinta Forka, the Barri Gòtic and Tarascaires, until they reach Plaça de Sant Jaume and the end of the fire run, where the participating festival groups will put on a show of drums and flames.

NOTE:

The fire festival is one of the most entertaining events of the St Eulàlia, but it is important to take great care. If you wish to participate, do not forget:

  • You should cover your head, wear a handkerchief around your neck, and long sleeves and trousers. Also wear cotton clothes, not synthetic. You should wear comfortable footwear so that you can run when necessary.

  • Be particularly careful if you are with small children and keep at a safe distance from the fire. Do not let go of children and remember that for them, there is a fire run suitable for their age with a lower fire intensity.

  • If the fire run goes past your home or shop, fold up the canopies, cover your windows and close your shutters.

  • No alcohol or glass: while the fire run is taking place, avoid alcohol. If you are carrying a drink, do not use a glass or glass bottles. Broken glass is dangerous.

  • Do not forget that the fire run is a lot of fun, but if you do not follow the basic safety rules, it can also be dangerous. Join the party, but enjoy sensibly.

  • Remember to always follow the instructions of the service order, which will be well identified.


Eulàlia, a dance show at the Cathedral
Saturday 09, 21:00h
Sunday 10, 16:45h

For the seventh consecutive year, Esbart Ciutat Comtal presents ‘Eulàlia’, (Ciutat de Barcelona award 2013), a music and dance show performed inside la Barcelona Cathedral, above the crypt where the body of Saint Eulalia lies, in homage to the patroness and in celebration of the values of freedom, equality and justice.

Organised by choreographer Lluís Calduch and with music by Francesc Cassú, ‘Eulàlia’ recreates the life of the saint from her profession through to her crucifixion, including the different forms of torture she suffered, through dance numbers, non-verbal performance and compositions with choreographed movements based on various folk and religious sources from Catalan popular culture.


Morning parade of Graller musicians
Sunday 10, 08:00h

Early in the morning, the graller musicians parading through the streets of Barri Gòtic will bring word that the city is celebrating its annual winter festival. Answer the call! Come out and enjoy the St Eulàlia festivities.


Moixiganga de Barcelona
Sunday 10, 10:00h

Street parade: 9.30 am. Route: Plaça Nova, Carrer del Bisbe, Plaça de Sant Jaume

After taking part in the 2014 winter festival, Moixiganga de Barcelona is still hard at work trying to bring this long-lost tradition back to life in Barcelona. The Moixiganga, a precursor to today’s human towers, is a combination of folk dances, figures and human towers representing scenes from The Passion of the Christ. The Moixiganga de Barcelona was established in the Clot neighbourhood and uses the original music of Jordi Fàbregas.


Els Falcons de Barcelona
Sunday 10, 10:15h

Street parade: 9.30 am. Route: Plaça Nova, Carrer del Bisbe, Plaça de Sant Jaume

After taking part in the 2014 winter festival, Moixiganga de Barcelona is still hard at work trying to bring this long-lost tradition back to life in Barcelona. The Moixiganga, a precursor to today’s human towers, is a combination of folk dances, figures and human towers representing scenes from The Passion of the Christ. The Moixiganga de Barcelona was established in the Clot neighbourhood and uses the original music of Jordi Fàbregas.


37th gathering of the Ciutat Vella giants and the St Eulalia entourage
Sunday 10, 10:30h

Sunday 10, 10.30 am, gathering at Plaça Reial; 11.30 am, start of the entourage
Dance of St Eulalia Festivities and wreath-laying ceremony, 12 pm, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia
Dances of Laia, the Eagle and City giants, and St Eulalia's Dance, 1.15 pm, Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Route: Plaça Reial, Passatge de Colom, La Rambla (uphill side), Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Plaça de la Cucurulla, Carrer dels Boters, Plaça Nova, carrer del Bisbe, Carrer de Sant Sever, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia, Carrer dels Banys Nous, Carrer de Ferran, Plaça de Sant Jaume (arriving about 12.45 pm)

The giants of all the giant festival groups of Barcelona along with their guests will meet for this large gathering in Plaça Reial before joining the St Eulalia entourage. This is one of the oldest and most ceremonious events of the annual winter festival. The first gathering, held in 1983, with only two festival groups, was the beginning of the revived contemporary St Eulalia celebrations.

The small giant Laia and the St Eulàlia banner lead the street parade, followed by the Eagle, the Lion and the other members of the historical and festive beasts. Then, led by the City Giants, the rest of the giants, dwarfs and small giants gathered on the square join the entourage, which will take them to Plaça de Sant Jaume. At around 1.15 pm, Laia, the Eagle and the City Giants will perform their dances, followed by the New Giants of Plaça Nova performing St Eulalia’s dance.


Human tower performances of groups from Barcelona
Sunday 10, 11:00h

Street parade: 10.15 am. Leaving from Plaça Nova
Route: Plaça Nova, Carrer del Bisbe and Plaça de Sant Jaume

The Castelleres de Barcelona, Sants, Vila de Gràcia, Poble-sec, la Sagrada Família, Sarrià and la Jove de Barcelona festival groups will be meeting on Plaça Nova at 10.15 am to set off, divided into two street parades, towards Plaça de Sant Jaume. At the St Eulàlia door to the Cathedral cloister, on Carrer del Bisbe, the groups will raise pillars in honour of the patron saint. At 11 am in Plaça de Sant Jaume, they will start building human towers in front of the Town Hall balcony. This marks the beginning of the festival season with the first human tower event of the year. The groups have a time limit of 105 minutes to build all their human towers.


11th Lacemaker’s Gathering
Sunday 10, 11:00h

Five hundred lace makers from all over Catalonia place their cushions, threads, bobbins, patterns and needles along the Carrer dels Arcs and Portal de l’Àngel to demonstrate the art of making bobbin lace, an activity that was of great importance in the Catalan textile industry between the 18th century and mid-20th century. Do not miss the unmistakeable sound of the thousands of wooden bobbins under the deft movements of the fingers of the craft people that keep this tradition alive. At the same time a floral mat will be build which will represent the Barcelona bobbin lace.


Music parades and big band
Sunday 10, 12:00h

Banda Simfònica Roquetes- Nou Barris de Barcelona: Plaça de Catalunya, Portal de l’Àngel, Carrer dels Arcs, Plaça Nova, Carrer dels Boters, Plaça de la Cucurulla, Carrer del Pi, Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, Plaça del Pi, Carrer del Cardenal Casañas, La Rambla, Carrer de Sant Pau, Rambla del Raval and Avinguda de les Drassanes (1:30 pm)

Barcelona Pare Manyanet School Band: Plaça de Catalunya, La Rambla, Carrer de l’Hospital, Rambla del Raval and Avinguda de les Drassanes (1.30 pm)

The Roquetes-Nou Barris Symphony Band and the Pare Manyanet School Band will meet in Plaça de Catalunya, from where they will split off in two separate street parades. They will join again at the Maritime Museum, where they will give a big band performance all together.


Street parade and dance exhibition of the Corpus Christi and Carnival Giants

100 years of new Giants and 160 years of old Giants in the Casa de Caritat

Sunday 10, 17:00h

Parade route: Carrer de Ferran, Plaça de Sant Jaume.
Dance exhibition: 5.45 pm, Plaça de Sant Jaume

The Hereu and the Borda (the Heir and the Illegitimate Daughter), the New Casa de la Caritat or Corpus Christi Giants, which are celebrating their 100th anniversary, and Rodanxó and Rodanxona, the Old Giants of the Casa de la Caritat or Carnival, celebrating their 160th anniversary, will be leaving from Palau de la Virreina in a street parade to exhibit their dances on Plaça de Sant Jaume. Their guests will follow them in the parade: the Carnival Giants of Solsona, Montblanc, Igualada, and Castelló de la Plana.


Double session of sardanes with the Cobla Mediterrània i la Cobla Ciutat de Terrassa
Sunday 10, 17:00h

The sardana, a tradition circle dance, is a vital part of the St Eulalia Festival. Find an open circle of dancers and join the fun of the dance. Organised by the sardana-dance group Agrupació Cultural Folklòrica Barcelona.


Laies, the giants
11 February, from 10 am to 8 pm; 12 February, from 10 am to 6 pm

The small Giant Laia, la Laia and la Laieta of Plaça Nova, Laia of the Gegants de Pi, Lola of the Raval and Maria la Neta of Barceloneta, among other female giants, and only female giants, of the city, will meet at Palau de la Virreina to proclaim St Eulàlia as patron of Barcelona and to pay homage to all female residents of Barcelona. On Tuesday 12, St Eulàlia Day, they will walk together in the Laies parade and dance.


Hanging the St Eulalia Banner
Tuesday 12, 09:45h

Tuesday, 12 February starts with the hanging of the Santa Eulàlia banner on the main balcony of the Town Hall, a traditional ceremony led by the Mayor of Barcelona, accompanied by the councillors. While the national anthem Els segadors is playing, the small giant Laia will do her traditional little dance or balladeta and, from the square, will salute the St Eulàlia banner, which will preside over the day's events.


Pregó dels infants
Tuesday 12, 10:00h

The Santa Eulàlia Festival children's speech is an educational activity for children in years 3, 4 and 5 of primary school, the aim of which is to teach the children about political institutions and citizen participation in Barcelona, and to introduce them to participatory processes based on shared responsibility and active citizenship. It will be delivered in Plaça de Sant Jaume, before the Mayor of Barcelona and members of the City Council.

When the act has finished, the Xiula musical entertainment group will put on the show Donem-li una volta al cos, which combines music, dynamics, games and a sense of humour to get both old and young participating and dancing.


Ringing of chimes from Palau de la Generalitat
Tuesday 12, 12:00h to 12:15h
Tuesday 12, 18:00h to 18:15h

Festive programme marking the start of the festivities

Times subject to change when required


Organised by: Generalitat Government of Catalonia


Sardanes with Cobla Sant Jordi - Ciutat de Barcelona
Tuesday 12, 18:30h

A large sardana gathering to celebrate the St Eulalia Festivities together


The Laies Parade and Dance
Tuesday 12, 18:45h

Route: La Rambla, Carrer del Cardenal Casañas, Plaça del Pi and gathering of giants at Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol.

Street parade: 7.30 pm. Route: Carrer del Pi, Plaça de la Cucurulla, Carrer dels Boters, Plaça Nova, Carrer del Bisbe, Carrer de Sant Sever, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia, Carrer dels Banys Nous, Carrer de Ferran, Plaça de Sant Jaume (Santa Eulàlia Dance, arriving at around 8.25 pm)

For St Eulàlia Day, all Barcelona’s female giants change their name to the shorter form of Eulalia, ‘Laia’, to celebrate one of the oldest and most important events of the annual winter festival. After gathering in Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, they start a procession led by the Plaça Nova and Pi Laias and a smaller Laia that takes them to Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Beforehand, however, at around 7.15 pm and when it goes down baixada de Santa Eulàlia, the parade will stop in front of the patron’s image to perform a wreath-laying ceremony and to dance, accompanied by the graller’s music, the Dance of St Eulàlia, led by Laia and Laieta, the small giants from Plaça Nova. On Plaça de Sant Jaume, once the entire parade has passed below the St Eulàlia banner on the Town Hall balcony, the same giants will repeat the dance – in a long version for a cobla – in the middle of the square, accompanied by the Cobla Ciutat de Barcelona sardana orchestra.