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Sant Roc (Saint Roch)
This is the celebration of one of the best known streets in the Part Alta (historic quarter) and one of the most traditional in the city.
A cannon signals the start of the parade, in which giants and other popular figures dance through the streets to bring the neighbourhood to life. You won’t want to miss seeing the Cós del Bou giants, known as the Gegants Vells (the old giants), which are the oldest giants in the city (1825) and were given to the residents of the Cós del Bou neighbourhood by the city hall in 1904.
Program of the festivals in 2023: download as a pdf
Don't miss it!:
|14/8||17.30||Arrival of the dragons, beasts and giants participating in the procession|
|14/8||18.00||Procession with all the entourage of Sant Roc|
|14/8||24.00||Sant Roc's popular kermess|
|15/8||18.00||Procession of the arrival of Sant Roc’s water|
|15/8||19.30||Castells (human towers): Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona and Castellers de Sant Pere i Sant Pau|
|15/8||23.00||Amazing gralles (instrument of Catalan and traditional music) dance|
|16/8||10.30||Arrival of giants|
|16/8||11.00||Going to Service|
|16/8||11.30||Service in Sant Francesc church|
|16/8||12.15||Returning from Service|