Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fiesta de Gracia festival in Barcelona | Apartments Blog

Barcelona will soon celebrate one of its most fantastic festivals: the famous and important Fiestas de Gracia. Gracia belongs to the most beautiful districts of Barcelona and will enchant you with its many comfortable bars and pubs, little streets and romantic squares. The Fiesta de Gracia will be celebrated between the 14th and 22nd of August. It’s just an amazing festival which stands for the creativity and commitment of the citizens who transform the district into a paradise of decorations. This year, most of the events take place during the day, because the organizers want to prevent accidents during the night, as they occurred in last year’s edition.


During the Fiestas de Gracia you can enjoy one of the many concerts of different kinds of music styles, as well as spectacles, workshops and typical Catalan attractions. Fantastic Catalan music groups of Rumba will cheer their audience up. Famous musicians, like Marina Rossell, Joan Isaac, Maria del mar Bonet and Luis Eduardo Aute, as well as classical music groups like Manel, Cuidado con el Perro or Cochambre Hotel, are just waiting for you. Furthermore, they will organize culinary activities, like the “Tasta Gràcia” at the Plaza Manuel Torrente. In the magician’s area “Área de la Magia” at the Plaza del Norte professional magicians, as well as beginners in this magical art, will astonish you with all their exciting magic tricks.

In its early days the festival had a religious significance. However, over the years and mainly from the end of the 19th century on it became more and more a kind of social fair. Nowadays it’s about showing the beauty and diversity of Gracia, as well as to appreciate the hard work of all the artisans and citizens who decorate the streets each year with beautiful figures of carton and lights etc. The most beautiful street will receive a famous prize during the festival.

This year’s edition will be inaugurated by the Catalan actress Lloll Bertran on the 22nd of August. Besides all the fantastic concerts the spectacular Castellers are a real highlight of the festival. Men, women and children will try to construct a human tower. It’s just amazing.

The Fiesta de Gracia is for everyone: both young and old alike. Unforgettable days full of entertainment for you and your friends will be guaranteed. Why don’t you rent the best apartments in Barcelona and spend a relaxing and fun filled holiday in the beautiful capital of Catalonia?

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