Every year in August, the streets of Barcelona’s Gràcia neighborhood come alive with a week-long party and see the barrio change. The Fiesta de Gràcia is a highly anticipated event in Barcelona’s busy calendar. Let “la Dame” drive you to Barcelona in August, and be sure to head to Gràcia’s downtown district to discover what this unique festival is all about.
Gràcia is a district of downtown Barcelona famous for its relaxed bohemian atmosphere, lively squares and lively bars and cafes. For an overview of the neighborhood and what it has to offer, check out this Barrio Guide in Gràcia.
The concept of the Gràcia festival is that the streets of the neighborhood compete for the prize for the best decorated street. Every street tends to take the competition seriously and the standards are high. A theme is chosen by each street and it can cover anything from the Roman struggle to underwater marine life. Stroll through the streets of Gràcia and you will be amazed by the colorful street decorations that dominate you and the creativity and originality that each street demonstrates.
Throughout the week of festivities, various concerts and shows will take place.