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 Vintage Shopping and Flea Markets
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Barcelona’s Best Vintage Shopping and Flea Markets

Barcelona’s famous for having great shopping streets – Passeig de Gràcia and Portal de l’Àngel are probably the best-known – but if you’re looking for something a little less Zara and more unique, here are some of the coolest markets and vintage stores in the city.  Vintage stores There are two big streets in the … 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

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

I’ve got another photo of Barcelona this week, but this one is from a very special event that only happens once a year – the Festa Major de Gràcia! It’s one of my very favorite things about Barcelona. It’s a street party that the residents of the Gràcia neighborhood put on for a week in … 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