Gràcia Festival 2013

by Ricardo Ramirez Gisbert. Average Reading Time: about a minute.

Gracia_Festival1Everything is ready for the Gràcia Festival 2013 to take off. Each year this remarkable town/neighborhood comes to life when this long awaited holiday hits Barcelona’s summer party schedule, so if you’re in town this August make sure you take some time up to immerse yourself in one of the most visited Barcelona festivals.

Open air Festival

Gracia_Festival5First of all, you need to know that this festival is free and takes place on the very streets of Gràcia neighborhood. In fact, this is the true spirit of this celebration, taking the fun and joy out so that everyone can enjoy as a big family. You’ll notice this right away, as every street gets decorated by their own residents, and as every year, awards are handed to those that managed to come up with the most creative decoration. For the newcomer, it’s an invitation to enter different worlds and settings as you walk by.

Events taking place

Gracia neighborhood, BarcelonaBut this is just the setting. Behind all this imaginary world there is a full list of events planned for the whole duration of the festival. Music concerts, correfocs, open air cinema, markets where you can buy all kinds of traditional catalan crafts, parades, food, drink and much more. The official programme is already available (catalan only) but still is the website to go for any questions regarding what’s happening and when. Take notice that the Grácia Festival will take place in August from the 15th to the 21st.

Getting there

Gràcia is connected to the Metro network in Line 3, (Fontana Station), Line 4 (Joanic Station) and with the FGC Railway system (Gràcia Station).