Sant Roc (Saint Roch)

Drac / Dragón de Sant Roc, Tarragona
Gegants / Gigantes del Cós del Bou, Tarragona
16 August

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.