In Barcelona, there are a lot of dance, and in particular, you need to try at least to see if you do not try yourself, it Sardana, the national dance of Catalonia and an important part of the Catalan culture, as it & # 39; s considered as a representation of their identity and pride.
Catalans regarded as a dictatorship of Franco, who ruled the country since the late 40's to the 75, he hated them for their strong independence and refusal to submit to his authority as a result. he banned many of their local customs and traditions, including the Catalan language and Sardanu, trying to arouse their spirit. Partly because dance is so popular these days that the faithful and proud Catalans seek to preserve their traditions and educate the younger generation about who they are, but also provide a sense of unity.
You can see the traditional style of dance throughout the region and in different parts of the city, check out the Plaza de la Katedral on Saturday night or Sunday morning, which often hosts dancing or Plaza Jaume I, and other areas in the summer evenings. Anyone can join your age, gender and clothing, as the dancers form a circle and a & # 39; join hands, they lifted them into the air and dancing very small, specific steps. Slowly circling around, other dancers join the circle when it becomes too large and start over, and the end result can often be a 4 or 5 rounds of dancing people, that & # 39 is a great show and a great symbol of unity.
Accompanied by dance acts Cobb-group of 11 pieces with a diverse set of wind instruments, and flaviol – flute type – takes on the role and the tambourine sets the rhythm. If you are really interested in visiting the Catalan culture, while at the center of the city there are a lot of rental apartments for those who are interested to feel the real Barcelona.
Catalans & # 39; They love a good festival, and there seems to be an endless stream of them, especially in the summer. You will see dancing the Sardana, which is carried out in many, for example, the September Festival de la Merce, where you can also see a dwarf, human castles and massive giant Dads & # 39; e-mache, dressed in a princess and fishermen, as well as the famous karefak where devils dancing in the streets, waving Trident that shoot fireworks and daring viewers try to touch the lights, which are breathing dragons.
Sardana also demonstrated at the festival Focs de Sant Joan in June, a few weeks before the main event, local residents Soshel & # 39; yatseli with firecrackers, and on the night of June 23 to the city and on the beach there are bonfires and fireworks. . L & # 39; Ou Com Balla L & # 39; Ou Com Balla – egg dance – dance round dance shows outside the cathedral and was created in 1637. Lessons eggshells are set to rotate and fight fountains throughout the region, who were dressed in colors especially for the event – also watch the procession of Corpus Christi Sunday, when he comes out of the cathedral in the early evening.
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Busy all year, Barcelona receives the influx of visitors on weekends, and during school holidays, people are attracted to the city for its notorious places for training clubs, and is a popular place for laughter and hen nights. Business people also like it here because of the & # 39; modern facilities and a central collection point for Europe, so at mid-level is usually ordered for a week, so ensure that you always book the early to avoid disappointment.
Remove yourself a city apartment, and you can easily get to the best festivals and catch some traditional Catalan dances mentioned herein. If you feel that you have not seen enough, you can always go back later in the year.