As I already told in previous blogs, Barcelona is the city of never-ending fiesta. The amount of holidays during the year exceeds the number of days in the year :D (Official statistics). Every day is always a holiday for Spaniards. I still cannot get used to this too relaxed way of life here. In this blog post I will write about the coolest street festival in Barcelona which is called FESTA MAJOR DE GRÀCIA, what s it, how to get there and what you will see during this festival.
1. WHAT IS FESTA MAJOR DE GRÀCIA?
This is the most colorful festival in Barcelona which is organized by the residents of El Barrio Gracia. This district is not among most popular places for tourists, but during this festival, tiny streets of Gracia are overfilled with tourists who would like to see what people are capable of doing. The neighborhoods of Gracia prepare special decorations to decorate small tiny streets. Thus they compete between each other in order to get the main prize of "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STREET". The theme of street decoration can be absolutely different. It depends on the imagination of the neighborhood It can be Fairytales, Hollywood, Rock'N'Roll, Medieval Times, Movies etc... To sum up, this festival is all about decorative streets in the district of Gracia with the flow of endless originality from its residents :)
2. DOES IT COST ANYTHING TO ENTER THE FESTIVAL?
Nope, the festival is totally free and made for everyone. Just come and enjoy enormously incredible atmosphere, originality and beauty :)
3. HOW TO GET THERE?
Really easy. Gracia district is located between 3 subway stations: Fontana (L3 green), Joanic (L4 yellow) and Gracia (L5 blue). Come to any of these stations and then "follow the people, noise and music", afterwards you appear to be on the beautiful streets.
4. WHEN THE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE?
Every year the festival is in August. To be more precise it is from 15.08 to 21.08. So there is more than enough time to visit El Barrio Gracia to enjoy every single moment plunged into an exciting fairytale.
5. WHERE CAN I CHECK THE PROGRAM FOR THE FESTIVAL?
The program with detailed instruction what and where is on the main web page of la Festa --> http://www.festamajordegracia.cat/
Even though it all is written in Catalan, all you need is to see the time and place, this can be understood without any problems :)
Well, I think in this blog I answered most frequent questions which can appear. Do not miss the opportunity to check out this fantastic festival, 10 out of 10! Definitely worth it!
Have a nice week