Sant Roc (Saint Roch)

© Manel R. Granell
14-16 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.

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 13.00 Vermouth Concert
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
16/8 13.00 Vermouth Concert
16/8 17.00 Children’s Party
16/8 23.30 Firecrackers