Santa Tecla Tarragona 2022

Santa Tecla
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
Santa Tecla Tarragona
12-25 September

There is no other time of the year as lively as during the great festival, Santa Tecla.

Program of the Santa Tecla festivals: download as a pdf

For over one week, the people from Tarragona and the visitors go out on the streets to take over the most emblematic areas of the city where the different traditional, festive and gastronomic events take place.

In 2002 was declared “Festival of tourist interest” by the Spanish government and in 2010 was declared “Patrimonial festival of national interest” by the Catalan government. The origins of this celebration held on the streets go back to the year 1321 when the arm relic of the patron saint arrived to the city from Armenia.

On Santa Tecla’s day, the 23rd in the afternoon, the Seguici Popular (literally “popular retinue”) walks around the streets of the Part Alta (old town) giving way to the relic. Of particular note is the entrance of the arm of Santa Tecla to the cathedral with the dance of all the traditional elements, human towers, ringing of the bells and fireworks.
The 24th is the human tower day of La Mercè (Our Lady of Mercy) with the participation of the city’s colles (human towers groups) who exhibit the singular walking towers.

 

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DAY ACTIVITY TIME PLACE
15/09 Welcome Call, the fourteen Mortars and the first Tronada (loud firecrackers) 19.30 From the city hall’s balcony, Plaça de la Font
17/09 Parade of Convit del 700 19.00 From Plaça de la Font
17/09 Heritage Night Until 23.00 Praetorium and Roman Circus, Walls
18/09 Santa Tecla first Sunday human towers day 12.00 Plaça de la Font
19/09 Little Santa Tecla’s parade 18.30 From Plaça de la Font
20/09 Little correfoc (fire and firecrackers) 19.30 From the Balcony of the Mediterranean
20/09 Santa Tecla´s altarpiece 22.30 Cathedral
21/09 Rise of the giants 19.30 From Plaça de la Font
21/09 Descent of the Eagle, the Old Giants, the Lion, the Big Mule and the music bands 24.00 From Pla de la Seu
22/09 Santa Tecla parade 19.00 From Plaça de la Font
Night from 22 to 23/09 Open-air concerts and dances  From 23.00 Rambla Nova, Plaça de la Font, Passeig de les Palmeres, Camp de Mart
23/09 Round of Presentations of the Traditional Entourage 11.00 Plaça de la Font
23/09 Santa Tecla human towers day 13.00 Plaça de la Font
23/09 Beginning of the Procession 18.15 From Plaça de la Font
23/09 Entrance of Santa Tecla’s arm (relic) Around 21.00  Pla de la Seu
23/09 Magnificient fireworks display of Santa Tecla 23.00 From punta del Miracle and visible from Miracle’s beach
24/09 Human towers day 13.00 Plaça Santiago Rusiñol
24/09 Santa Tecla correfoc (fire and firecrakers) 22.00 From Plaça de la Mitja Lluna