Fiestas de Gràcia 2017
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This year Barcelona celebrates the 200th edition of the Gràcia Festivities. If you are planning to come to Barcelona, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Barcelona and other cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.
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 which 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 tourists, also there are many free outdoor concerts. Around 20 streets and squares are decorated by the residents and you will see many wonderful Catalan traditions in a full program, the joy and party spirit will fill the streets of Gràcia every night during the festivities. 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 tourists visit the neighborhood.
One of the activities and peculiarities best know for Fiestas de Gràcia is the decoration of streets and balconies of the houses. Each street that participates in the contest of the streets´ decorations, choose the theme on which the decoration will focus. The theme is always a big secret, because the winning street will be choosen in the finals of the Festivities! All the streets are decorated by its residents and we mus confess, they do it amazing!