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FROM 15 by 21 August in Barcelona, ​​will be the largest street festival - holiday quarter Gracia. Every year this event attracts about half a million people to the days and nights long walk and have fun at the beautifully decorated streets of Gracia, good enough reasons for the fun here at all.

The history of this festival dates back almost 200 years. While Gracia was still a small village outside the borders of Barcelona, ​​and later it turned into a new area of ​​the Catalan capital, and still later the Gracia district has become very popular because of its special spirit. This is a completely autonomous part of Barcelona, ​​a small oasis in the tourist districts and boring bohemian districts. Now it is popular with the youth artistic and famous for its relaxed atmosphere. Tourists are hardly found, but a lot of things typically Spanish: cafes, restaurants, shops, markets, shops and stalls.

Every year in August, Gracia district is celebrating its largest and most colorful festival - Fiesta Mayor de Gracia. The festival will be held on 18 streets and squares between metro stations Diagonal, Fontana, Lesseps and Joanic. During district street festival compete in urban design. Residents Gracia turn their small streets in celebration of color, music and dance. Each street has its own thematic focus. For street decorations are most commonly used objects, which served once in a life - cartons, cellophane, plastic bottles, wire, etc.. d. What is usually thrown out, here it takes on a second life. To participate in the preparation of the festival lasts a whole year. People decorate not only outside, but also balconies and windows. The most ingenious inhabitant of the district at the end of the festival received the award.

All week festival has live music, competitions, performances and massive dining. By the way, the food and drink during the holiday are much cheaper than usual. Beer, for example, costs 1 , and more serious beverages, rum, cola or gin and tonic about 3,50 . At festivities in Grasse best to come in the evening, falling for dinner, good for a delicious meal, there are plenty of options open here a lot of bars and restaurants with typical Spanish or any other kitchen. After the meal is worth a couple of hours to devote walk through decorated streets, given that all concerts and other events end around midnight. Look for the organizers of the event with a free newspaper detailed program and map of the area indicating the decorated streets. Closer to the night begins conventional beverage preparing Ron Cremat (Burnt rum) - with spices, lemon peel and coffee beans. Tasty way to get drunk you to this celebration of life just do not find.

The official website of the festival

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