WISW: Correfocs in Barcelona
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WISW: Correfocs in Barcelona

Today is the last day of Barcelona’s Festa Major de Gràcia! To celebrate, here’s a picture of one of the highlights of the festival – the correfocs (literally “fire runs”).  The name pretty much tells you all you need to know; a correfoc involves both running and fire. Teams dress up in demon costumes and march … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – Barcelona’s Festa Major de Gràcia
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Barcelona’s Festa Major de Gràcia

We’ve officially hit mid-August (how scary is that??), so that means one of my favorite Barcelona events is here – the Festa Major de Gràcia!  The Festa Major is a huge street party that takes place during the third week of August every year in the Gràcia district (my new neighborhood!). And it’s not just … Continue reading

Barcelona’s Best Summer Party – Festa Major de Gràcia
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Barcelona’s Best Summer Party – Festa Major de Gràcia

This past week, Barcelona held one of my very favorite events in the city – the Festa Major de Gràcia! For one week in August, the neighborhood of Gràcia gets turned into a 24-hour party-happy fantasyland.  Around the clock, there are concerts, neighborhood meals, contests, games, and performances. The whole neighborhood pulls together to put … Continue reading

Catalan Festivals: Festa Major de Gràcia
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Catalan Festivals: Festa Major de Gràcia

During my first summer in Barcelona, I heard people talking excitedly about the Gràcia festival. I had no idea what they were so happy about. So I asked around a bit, and found out that the people of the neighborhood decorated the streets, put on local events, and had concerts for a week in August. … Continue reading