A magic festival: fiesta de Gràcia

La Festa Major de Gràcia is a colourful street festival in the Gràcia district, in Barcelona. Every August for 8 days, the narrow streets and the different charming plazas become a fantasy world by the residents.

The Gràcia barrio was an independent town until the late 19th century. Now is a trendy area with artists and a bohemian crowd. Visitors can find here great bars, cafes and lovely restaurants. In addition, available there are art galleries, independent fashion stores and local boutiques.

About 19 streets of the district compete for “the best decorated street” during La Festa Major de Gràcia. In fact, they are very serious about wining the title. For example, families spend days creating hand crafted adornments, with different theme. In addition, they decor the area with wonderful paper objects, woodwork and ornamental lanterns.

La Festa Major de Gràcia has more than 500 activities for families and children, workshops and free concerts. It is also plenty of food and drink in every corner. Above all, during the evening the illuminations are on, transforming the district in a magic world.

Fiesta Mayor de Gràcia is one of the biggest street festival, that attracts every year visitors from all over the world. The festival has its own iPhone and android app where to find the daily program.

For info: http://www.festamajordegracia.cat/

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