Grácia festival – Barcelona
The Fiesta mayor of the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona is noisy and bursting with color and you definitely cant miss it if you are in the city in August. You will find tons of concerts, performances, and street vendors with all kinds of delectable street foods.
The town of Gracia was formed in the seventeenth century, built around the convent of Nuestra Señora de Gracia and San José.
The town’s main festival was originally celebrated on May 15, the day of San Isidro. Then, in 1812, when the convent of Jesus that was was demolished, the monks who resided there moved to the Josepets convent and held a party on August 15, the day of the so-called Virgin of August. Since 1850, with the emancipation of the town, the current main festival began to be celebrated, which began on August 15 and lasted for a week or ten days. It was around this time when the custom canopying the streets began, surely as a secular variant of the arches that were made by Corpus.