At the Plaça Nova square, in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, the oldest neighborhood feast of the city is held every August.
Around August 16, on the day of Sant Roc, a feast is held that preserves many unique traditions and festive elements of Barcelona, making it one of the most unique celebrations of the city.
In addition to the usual events of a town feast, it is characterized by centennial celebrations such as the Cucanya, Porró llarg, the buns, the balloon of Captain Munyon, the feast of the dog, the Procession of Sant Roc and the singing of joys.
The celebrations are organized by the Feat Association of Plaza Nueva. We welcome you next August, either as public or as part of the organization.
On 21 March 2017, the Government has declared the Festes de Sant Roc de la Plaça Nova at Heritage Festival of National Interest, and has joined the statement in the catalog Festive Heritage of Catalonia.