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July 29, 2014

Each year in August the streets of Barcelona’s Gràcia district come alive with a week-long fiesta that sees the barrio transformed. La Fiesta de Gràcia is an eagerly awaited event in Barcelona’s busy calendar. If you are in Barcelona in August make sure that you head to the up-town district of Gràcia to see what this unique festival is all about.

festagraciaGràcia is an area of up-town Barcelona that is famed for its laid-back bohemian atmosphere, bustling squares and vibrant bar and café life.

The concept of Gràcia festival is that each street in the neighbourhood competes to win the prize of being the best decorated street. Each street tends to take the competition very seriously and the standards are very high. A theme is chosen by each street and this can cover anything from Roman wrestling to underwater sea life. Walk through the streets of Gràcia and you will be amazed by the canopies of colourful decoration that are above you and the creativity and originality that each street demonstrates.

Throughout the week of festivities there will be various concerts and shows taking place. To make sure that you don’t miss out, check the official Fiesta de Gràcia website in the lead-up to the fiesta for full details of the programme:

Date: 15th to 21st of August, 2014                 

Place: Gracia District (Barcelona)

Time: all day & night                                     

Prices: FREE

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