In celebration of one of Catalunya’s most revered saints, Barcelona dedicates not one, but two weekends to Sant Josep Oriol. This 17th-century saint is beloved by many for his work with the poor and the sick in the neighbourhood of Ciutat Vella. Festes de Sant Josep Oriol marks the festa major of this ancient barrio.
The two weekends feature various dance and festive celebrations, as well as parades throughout the city. It all starts Saturday, the 18th with an opening speech by Quim Torra. During the evenings, there will be special services at the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi, where Sant Josep Oriol’s body is buried.
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