Festival of Gracia in Barcelona are one of the most popular celebrations of the city every summer. It has its origin in the nineteenth century, when the population undergoes a major transformation as a town of artisans, workers and small traders.
This celebration has place on August. On 2016, Gràcia Festival will be from 15 to 21 August. During this week different activities and the party atmosphere filled the streets and squares of the district, appointed by the people living in Grace. Many people join the party and enjoy the atmosphere.
During Festival of Gracia, people organize many events that are completely free. Between all the activities organized, the most popular are the decorated streets. Neighbors come together to decorate their street and enter the contest that rewards the best dressed street. Each year they choose a different theme to inspire the festival but it remains a secret until the party starts.
The street, the square and the best decorated balcony receive a prize. Verdi Street, one of the most popular neighborhood, is usually always a winner.
The best way to experience the Festival de Gracia 2013 is to go to the area taking the metro. The closest stops to the festival area are Joanic (L4), Diagonal (L3 and L5), Lesseps (L3) and Fontana (L3). If you stay in one of our accommodation in the Gràcia district , you’ll enjoy the party a pleasant walk from the hostel 😉
Gracia District is very popular for its street parties. Another popular celebration in Gracia is Sant Medir.