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Festes de Gracia
From 15/08/2011 To 21/08/2011
Every August, Grącia holds a full on no holds barred 8-day street party known as Festes de Grącia, one of the largest and loudest festivals in Barcelona.
The area of Gracia is normally known for its quiet village feel and pedestrian plaēas, but its is transformed for a week every August. A competition is held for the best decorated street, and residents transform some 25 streets into fantastical scenes from Alice and Wonderland replete with giant toadstools, Pirate scenes, or wherever the vividness of their imagination carries them the feel is very much like a carnival.
The Festa Major de Gracia begins with Geants and Castellers in the beautiful Plaēa Rius i Taulet (home to the famous clock tower), and reaches a pinacle with a correfoc (street fireworks / partying and general merriment) and a castell de focs (castle of fireworks). In between are activities including concerts, sardanes and bouncy castles. By night the theme is largely music, drinking and dancing. The Festes are a family affair and include all generations however.
If you are thinking of joining the fun this year and experiencing a true Catalan street party check our Mozart building Gracia apartments.
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