Fiestas de Gràcia 2019
Fiestas de Gràcia 2019
Every summer Barcelona celebrates Fiestas de Gràcia, from August 15 to 21, which celebrated the bicentenary in 2017. If you have never visited one of the most famous neighborhoods in Barcelona, here is a guide to get to know the best of the Gràcia neighborhood. The Fiestas de Gràcia become a perfect setting to enjoy some of the most popular Catalan festive customs such as Correfocs. ("running fire"). In addition to these devils of fire and the street decorations, the Fiestas de Gràcia gather live music, the traditional proclamation that gives rise to the beginning of the festivities, activities for children and food stalls. 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.
Although the exact origin of the Fiestas de Gràcia is unknown, the first written record of its existence dates from 1817, the celebration was on May 15. As the size of the city of Barcelona and the Gràcia neighborhood increased, the festivities also changed. Thus, Fiestas de Gràcia went from being mostly an agricultural fair in a neighborhood where the majority of the population were farmers, to become a popular festival. Therefore, the date of the festivities began to be August 15, extending a week.
The Fiestas de Gràcia 2019 have prepared lots cultural, creative, gastronomic and musical activities throughout the week. Among all the activities, in addition to the opening announcement, one of the star events is the competition of street and balcony decorations organized by the neighbors of Gràcia. In fact, this is the main attraction of these festivities not only for tourists, but also for the locals that take care of them so everyone can enjoy them.
Next to the big festivities of the neighborhood itself, there are also alternative parties in other areas of the neighborhood such as Plaza Raspall and Sant Pere Màrtir Street, which end up filling this bicentennial district of Barcelona with fun, color and music. Fiestas de Gràcia 2019 will offer you the annual contest of streets decorations, live music, foam party, singing of habaneras, Diada Castellera, Devils Correfocs, Gastronomic events, Kids activities, Outdoor cinema.
Music was not going to be missing in an event like Fiestas de Gràcia 2019 The neighborhood has its own small festival within the festivities: the Festigàbal, which this year will be held on August 16 and 17, Friday and Saturday, specifically, in the Jardins de la Sedeta. The 2019 schedule will focus as every year mainly on local bands, but there will also be performances by bands from other places. Festigàbal concerts are free and will present: Joan Colomo, Diamond, Marilluïssa, Arrels de Gràcia, Saturday, Mane, Power burkas, Mourn, Food, Dj Waterparties. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy Barcelona and get to know the city better with BE Apartment. If you´re visitng the city, take a look at our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city.