The ‘Fiestas de Gràcia’ 2015

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The ‘Fiestas de Gràcia’ 2015

The ‘Fiestas de Gràcia’ is a highly awaited event in Barcelona’s busy calendar.
Each year in August the streets of Barcelona’s Gràcia neighborhood become alive with a week-long fiesta. This festival is Barcelona’s best, nicest, most festive and welcoming street festival. We want explain you all the details about one of the most popular festival.

If you are in Barcelona in August make sure that you head to Gràcia to see how the streets are transformed and what a unique experience this is!
The neighborhood of Gràcia is just one stop away from the famous Passeig de Gràcia but it feels like a whole different world. It was an independent town until the late 19th century and even now the community is small and tight. People are so proud of their roots that they don’t say they come from Barcelona, they say Gràcia.

Streets of Gracia

A colorful neighborhood

This festival is considered the most colorful and most popular neighborhood festival, which attracts about one and a half million visitors each year. It was also awarded for Traditional Festival of National Interest by the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Creu de Sant Jordi (St George’s Cross).

The concept of the festival is that streets in the neighborhood compete in street decoration.

Each street is taking the competition seriously and the standards are very high. Each street has to be decorated according to a theme and this can cover anything form a jungle or an underwater scene to a zombie hangout. If you walk around you will be amazed by the colorful decoration that is above you.

You are going to be surprised by the creativity and the originality that each street demonstrates.

Moreover, the neighborhood’s streets are not only going to be decorated, they will also be filled with activities for everyone, with competitions, workshops, sports activities, concerts and lots more.

Each year the festival is taking place from 15th to 21st August. The first day of the festival on 15th August is a public holiday in Spain called Assumption day.

People partying in Gracia

This festival is considered the most colorful and most popular neighborhood festival, which attracts about one and a half million visitors each year. It was also awarded for Traditional Festival of National Interest by the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Creu de Sant Jordi (St George’s Cross).

The concept of the festival is that streets in the neighborhood compete in street decoration.

Each street is taking the competition seriously and the standards are very high. Each street has to be decorated according to a theme and this can cover anything form a jungle or an underwater scene to a zombie hangout. If you walk around you will be amazed by the colorful decoration that is above you.

You are going to be surprised by the creativity and the originality that each street demonstrates.ç

Moreover, the neighborhood’s streets are not only going to be decorated, they will also be filled with activities for everyone, with competitions, workshops, sports activities, concerts and lots more.

Each year the festival is taking place from 15th to 21st August. The first day of the festival on 15th August is a public holiday in Spain called Assumption day.

Stepanovic

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