Come to Barcino147 B&B and enjoy the Gracia festival.. The Gracia festival is a very colourful local street festival that fills many streets and plazas in the Gracia area of Barcelona. Gracia was once a separate village from the city of Barcelona and only in 1897 was it fully incorporated into the city. Gracia still has the narrow village streets and a village feel which gives is a special atmosphere. As always we would like to say a big thank you to the wonderful residents of the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona for giving up some much of their spare time and holidays in August to make the Gracia Festival such a wonderful experience for all visitors and residents of Barcelona. 2015 Festa Major de Gracia street festival is Barcelona’s biggest, most colourful and most popular neighbourhood festival. The neighbourhood festivals are organised by residents of local neighbours with the aim of bringing the residents and neighbours together in communal activities and events. It’s a wonderful tradition and the Gracia festival is the most famous of all the local Barcelona festivals, attracting over one and a half million visitors each year in August. It has been declared a Traditional Festival of National Interest by the Generalitat of Catalonia and also awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi (St George’s Cross). As in previous years, many of the Gracia neighbourhood’s streets are decorated and filled with activities for all the family including competitions, workshops, sports, concerts and lots more. The Gracia festival dates are15th to 21st August every year. The first day of the festival on 15th August is a public holiday in Spain called Assumption day. The best time to visit the Gracia festival (in our opinion) is in the evening from about 8pm, when it starts to get dark.