If you like quirky and unusual traditions then you’ll love L’Ou Com Balla aka The Dancing Egg which takes place every year as part of Barcelona’s Corpus Christi celebrations.
Basically the idea is that an egg is placed in a fountain and dances suspended by a jet of water. There are a total of 12 eggs dancing in the patios of 12 public buildings, some of which aren’t usually open to the general public. The event is centred in the area around the Cathedral and most of the eggs are within walking distance of each other. There are just 3 which you’ll need to use public transport to get to.
“The Dancing Egg” dates back to 1637 and is unique to Barcelona. The egg is said to represent either the body of Christ or the circle of life. It takes place during the 4 days of Corpus Christi but the timetables of the individual locations vary slightly, as do the exact dates of Corpus Christi. You can find out this year’s dates here.
Reial Académia de Bones Lletres
Palau del Lloctinent
Museu Frederic Marès
Casa de L’Ardiaca
The Cloisters of Barcelona Cathedral
Església de Santa Anna
Basílica de La Puríssima Concepció
Co.legi Escolàpies Lluria
The Pedralbes Monastery
Taller Escola Sant Camil
Parròquia de Sant Jeroni de Montbau