Fiestas de Gracia 2018
Fiestas de Gracia 2018
This year Barcelona celebrates the 201st edition of Fiestas de Gràcia! For an amazing stay in Barcelona, take a look at beautiful apartments by Two Sisters Apartments in the neighborhood of Sant Antoni.
Fiesta Mayor de Gràcia is the biggest street festival in Barcelona, held every year in mid-August, often called las Fiestas de Gràcia. It is always held from August 15 to August 21, in the oldest part of the Gràcia district of Barcelona. Las Fiestas de Gràcia are connected with Catalan traditions such as street parades, giants, human castles and "correfocs", but above all, it is a brilliant example of community spirit that also welcomes the visitors. These are authentic, fun, cheerful and colorful festivities that definitely worth a visit!
Fiestas de Gràcia offer a large and varied program with more than 500 big and small activities. More than 300 of them are for families and children and some are especially for local residents and others are for visitors, there are many free outdoor concerts all night long! Around 20 streets and squares are decorated by the residents so you will see many wonderful Catalan traditions in a full program. Every year there is a contest held to choose a design of a new poster of las Fiestas de Gràcia that is used as the logo!
Until the year 1897 Vila de Gràcia was a separate town and a municipality of the city of Barcelona. To get through the fields from Barcelona to Gràcia, citizens used to take the road Passeig de Gràcia, the passage to Gràcia. This avenue continues to have the same name nowadays and it´s the most exclusive shopping street in Barcelona. Gràcia has a lot of narrow streets and lots of charming squares and an independent and local atmosphere. It is a residential neighborhood and it´s very bohemian. The most popular street in Gràcia to have a stroll is Carrer de Verdi, which is some kind of "rambla" in Gràcia with many charming little shops, bars and restaurants. Inspite of its tranquility during the whole year, during las Fiestas de Gràcia thousands of people visit the neighborhood.
One of the activities and peculiarities best know for Fiestas de Gràcia is the streets and balconies decorations. Each street that participates in the contest of the streets´ decorations, choose the theme on which the decoration will focus. The themes may vary, last year we have seen movie charcters, gastronomy, ski resorts, sea world, zombies and fantasy characters... Though, the theme is always a big secret, because the winning street will be choosen in the finals of Fiestas de Gràcia! All the streets are decorated by its residents and we must confess, they do it wonderfully! If you´ve decided to visit Barcelona you can always stay in Two Sisters Apartments and enjoy the city and its offers!