EVERY year in August, the streets of Barcelona’s Gracia district come alive with the city’s biggest annual street party, a week-long fiesta that sees the district transformed.
La Fiesta de Gracia is an eagerly awaited event in Barcelona’s busy calendar that attracts an estimated 1.5 million party-goers in August every year.
If you are in Barcelona in August make sure that you head to the up-town district of Gracia to see what this unique festival is all about.
Part art exhibition, part rock concert, the basic premise of Gracia festival is that the streets of the neighbourhood compete to win the prize of being the best decorated street. Each street takes the competition very seriously and the standards are high.
A theme is selected by each and every street; this can be anything from Ancient Greece to space travel.
Walking around the streets of Gracia during the fiesta week, you will be amazed by the canopies of colourful decoration that are above you and the creativity of design and build that each street demonstrates.
Throughout the week of festivities, there are many parties, and shows, as well as various concerts taking place.