Main Festival of Tarragona Saint Thecla
Main Festival of Tarragona Saint Thecla-Festa Major de Santa Tecla
Festival Date: 14/09/2014
From the 14th to the 24th of September, the outstanding and highly acclaimed Tarragona Festival of Saint Thecla is on.
If ever there was a festival that deserved a capital F it is this one. Santa Tecla is a veritable explosion of music, colour and happiness that courses through the streets of the city for 10 days. It blends all the traditional elements of Sequici Popular with an endless array of human castles, dances, night time parades, medieval treats, mythological beings and ‘spoken dances’.
The latter are re-enactments, through verse, of the constant struggle between good and evil. There are several official declarations of Santa Tecla, Festival of Tourism Interest, a Traditional Festival of National Interest and a Festival of National Heritage Interest.
Tarragona is full of wonderful culture and history. Did you know that its Roman city of Tarraco, as well as the Catalan tradition of the Human Castles are some of the UNESCO sites of Catalonia, or of special heritage interest? Find out more by following this link UNESCO Heritage in Catalonia
Want to discover more about the fabulous city of Tarragona, just click on this link to read the Tarragona Travel Guide.
A New York Times critic, Florence Fabricant, said this about Tarragona: “We left Tarragona feeling as though we had been let in on a wonderful secret that told not only of the reach of ancient Rome, but of other historic periods, layered within and around the city. And that the secret was meant to be shared.”
If you would like to see the article that she wrote about Tarragona in the New York Times, click on Tarragona in the New York Times
Carrer Major, 39
Phone: 977 250 795
(Town Hall) Ajuntament de Tarragona
Plaça de la Font, 1
Phone: 977 296 100