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Your centrally located Barcelona hotel at approximately 12am midnight
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OverviewSee a different side of Catalonia on an evening trip from Barcelona to a traditional correfoc (fire-running) festival in a local village! Watch villagers dressed as devils ward off evil spirits by dancing to music and turning the village into a fiery cauldron of light and fireworks. It is a unique, real, and unforgettable experience! Dance with the devils between thecrowds or just watch the spectacle of fire. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour, ensuring youll enjoy this traditional festival with personalized attention from your guide.
- Family friendly
- Led by a local guide
- Small-group tour by minibus
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The time-honored Catalan tradition started in the 12th century, under the name el ball de diables (the dance of devils). Deriving from medieval street theater, the dance represented the fight of good over evil, and soon whole towns took part with village centers decked out to represent hell and villagers dressed as the devil.
Arriving in the village, youll be greeted by colorful street decorations and partying locals. Most of the festivals have a religious meaning behind them and your guide will talk through some tales of the Christian and pagan influences on the shows. Typically locals wear red and Black costumes with masks and horns, and carry effigies of dragons that are designed to ward off evil spirits. Take time to explore the village at leisure, soaking up the atmosphere before the outdoor show starts.
The experienced native guide shows theoutfits and special clothes devils wear, how they light theirsparklers and firecrackers, and explains secrets and details behind this centenary andunique tradition; which is strongly connected to the history of the town. You can take it allin from the side lines or get involved the same way a local does and surrounded by locals.
Typically, a correfoc lasts a couple of hours, and the show consists of a dazzling fireworks display in tune to live drum beats and folk music with gralla (Catalonian flute) tunes. The local devils wave sparklers and firecrackers around, dancing and running around in the middle of a shower of sparks. Stand back and watch the crazy festivities with your guide, or get involved and run with the devils between the crowds.
At the pre-arranged time, head back to your minibus for the relaxing journey back to Barcelona.
Transport by air-conditioned minivan or a 4-wheel car
Souvenir picture with the fire running and devils
Hotel pickup (if option is selected)
Fire protection coat
Local taxes included
Personalized guided tour of a Traditional Festival.
Experience local culture first hand and discover traditions hardly known by visitors.
Explanation of the fire running tradition by a local expert
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
This tour is available in English, Catalan and Spanish
Not recommended for children aged 12 and under
Long trousers and closed shoes must be worn, as these will not be provided.
A cape will be given to people participating in the correfoc
Please note: Tour departing time may change; Starting time may be later than 6pm; Starting time depends on the Fire Running location; Please call 24 hours in advance to know the exact departing time
There will be time off the bus at your leisure, so please bring suitable clothing and footwear
The location of the festivity and Correfocs is always close to Barcelona (less than a two-hour drive)
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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