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Immerse yourself in the explosive culture of Catalonia on an evening trip to a local village from Barcelona. Experience the fire and flames of a fire-running festival as you witness villagers dressed as devils and see breathtaking fireworks illuminate the night sky. Gain fascinating insight into the history of this extravagant celebration from a knowledgeable guide then dance and delve into the drama of this unique experience in a small group limited to 14 people.

Highlights

  • Evening tour from Barcelona to a typical Catalonian correfoc festival
  • Travel to a village in the heart of Catalonia where you’ll watch the traditional fire-running show
  • Spend time at leisure in the village and soak up the festival atmosphere
  • See dancers dressed as devils, performing to live folk music amid a spectacular firework display
  • Watch the correfoc show with your guide, or get involved and dance with the locals
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a wonderful way to experience a traditional Catalan festival that only locals usually know about. You'll learn about Catalan culture and some Catalan words so you can mingle with villagers at the festival and even join in the dance! Very memorable!

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What You Can Expect

Experience Catalonia: Correfoc (Fire Running) Festival Tour from Barcelona

Experience Catalonia: Correfoc (Fire Running) Festival Tour from Barcelona

Climb aboard a luxurious vehicle in central Barcelona and venture to one of the local villages that pepper the Catalonian countryside. Gain insight into the origin of the correfocs festivals from your knowledgeable guide as you admire your sparkling surroundings by night; learn about how the Catalan tradition began in the 12th century, and how the flames and frivolity represent a fight between good and evil. 

Arrive in the village and be swept into the exuberant atmosphere created by street decorations and colorful costumes; admire the array of effigies and explore the village at leisure before the spectacular outdoor show begins. Awaken your senses to the pulsating rhythm of drums as the fabulous fireworks burst into action and locals dance amid a shower of sparks. 

Immerse yourself in the action and chase daring devils through the crowds, or admire the festivities from the sidelines. At a time pre-arranged with your guide, return to the minivan and reflect on your exuberant experience during the journey back to Barcelona.

Customer Reviews

Tateanna J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This by far was one of the best things I did while in Barcelona. My guides were amazing. I was late getting to the meeting location and they didn't mind waiting for me. It was like being in the center of a fireworks display. I enjoyed every minute of it and would do it again and again.

judith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very fun trip to unusual local festival. Guide gave good orientation and made trip very memorable and fun.

Aaron United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Barbara was wonderful as our guide in this very unique experience. It was like a 4th of July firework show up close. It was a great experience to immerse in a true Catalonia tradition.

Skeeta S Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a fabulous tour. Pictures do not do justice to the celebration. The experience was made even better by our wonderful local guide Alex Puiol. This is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Valerie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Lynn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This was our favorite tour in Spain (Madrid, Sevilla, Malaga, and Barcelona). It took about 1-1/4 hours to get to the Banyoles village. Our tour guides, Barbara and Alex of LivingIt, were outstanding! We were treated like royalty at this annual festival where this year, the children were running down the street. We wore the protective caps provided by LivingIt and we were so delighted to run with the children. After the event, we visited with the devils, experienced local food, and took a group picture with all the locals. This was a highly memorable experience. The next day we bought a Catalonian flag in honor of their cause and these wonderful people. The tour is expensive and long, but worth every minute of it.

rshustler

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was the best tour I have ever been on. It was great from start to finish. The tour guides included us in the whole show. We met the fire running team members and had the time of our lives. Can't recommend this tour highly enough.

RICHARD J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We really enjoyed this tour and would rank it as one of the best we have ever taken. We participated in the Fire Running festival of a small town. We were welcomed by the local people as honored guests. The festival was fun, the local people were great and we all had a wonderful time. the Tour Guide was interesting and informative and made sure we were right in the middle of everything. All in all a wonderful experience in getting to know and interact with the local people.

William R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Tis was a fantastic tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bridget W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Barbara and Alex were incredible. We went to Girona and were lucky to see human towers as well as the fire running. They were able to get us to be part of the human towers. We met the devils before the fire running and they were very happy to share what was going to happen and tell us where to be for the best experience. You will be in the fire running, so be prepared to have sparklers falling all over you. I recommend long sleeves and pants, though you will get hot. This tour takes place all over Catalonia so before you book you may want to consider how far you will be from Barcelona. The time says about 6 hours, our tour was 8 because of where we went and also because it was delayed for a soccer game. All in all one of the best experiences I have had.

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