Festa Major de Gràcia
It’s summer in Barcelona, and subsequently means the return of the emblematic Festa Major de Gràcia. Every August the streets of this famous “Barrio” are transformed into a sea of colorful street displays and bustling stalls. Moreover, Festa Major de Gràcia transforms this residential area into a hive of vibrancy for a six-day street party. For instance, the bars, restaurants and cafés come alive and the squares are packed with locals and tourists enjoying everything this brilliant Fiesta has to offer. There’s plenty of concerts and shows across the neighborhood; with something for everyone and lots of activities for the kids as well.
Moreover, this free for all event! And also showcases some superb street food to compliment the dream of things to do that are on offer. Gràcia is a twenty-minute walk from Barcelona city center; and this wonderful community comes together attracting 500,000 visitors every year for this festival. In addition, this helps to throw up some beautiful, scenic and colorful concoctions for you to gaze at overhead as you peruse through the eighteen different streets and squares that participate. The “Carrer de Joan Blanques” and “Carrer de Verdi” are particularly famous and a must whilst you’re in the area.
With over 500 activities, 300 of which are suitable for families and children; Festa Major de Gràcia is truly a spectacular celebration of this famous district.
Certainly, in keeping with Catalan traditions; there are “cercavila” parades, human towers, correfocs (fire runs), sardanas (folk dancing) and gegants (giant paper maché dolls) on display throughout the festivities.
Festa Major de Gràcia and its many stalls will be offering everything: from crafts, to clothing, to local and international cuisine and drinks. The areas main Plaça’s will be taken over during the festival; further including Plaça del Sol, Plaça de les Dones and Plaça de la Revolució. This fantastic fiesta is not to be missed. We hope we see you this year at the annual Festa Major de Gràcia in Barcelona.
Date: From 15th of August to 21st of August 2017
Time: weekdays until 02:00, Friday and Saturday until 03:30
Location: Barrio Gràcia
How to get there: Metro – station Fontana L3
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How to get to Festa Major de Gracia
By Bus – with the lines 22, 24, 87, 114, N4, V15 & V17
By Metro – with the line L3 (green line) Station – Fontana