16 Août This weekend: Festa Major de Gracia, Barcelona
The greatest “fiesta” of the year is already here: Festes Majores de Gràcia’. All the locals were waiting for 15 of august to begin celebrating Fiesta de Gracia. As we said it’s the most popular here in Barcelona and people who live in Gracia district start preparing the decorations 3 months before. So you just can imagine how much does this celebration means for citizens.
Is a simple celebration but very creative. Some month before the celebration neighbors of different streets in Gracias meet to decide a theme they will choose for their street. Every year is different. That is a reason of this competition: do not repeat.
This is really magical, the feeling you are a walking in Mafalda’s world or in the American Wild West movie. So if you are in Barcelona from 15th to 21th of August don’t miss Fiesta Major de Gracia. If you don’t have enough time, we recommend you to go directly to the Carrer de Verdí and Carrer de Joan Blanques, they seem to be winners almost every year. Have a nice trip!