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Pictures Festa Major de Gracia 2012.  Photos of decorated streets, called "Carrers Guarnits" in Catalan, and pictures of previous Festa de Gracia festivals


What to see Guide in English 2013 Gracia Festival in Barcelona.

 
Carrer de Fraternitat de Dalt
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Carrer de Fraternitat de Baix
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Carrer de Fraternitat de Baix - ballroom
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Carrer de Fraternitat de Baix - ballroom
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Carrer de Joan Blanques - water theme
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Carrer de Tordera
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Assaig a plaça dels Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia
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Assaig a plaça dels Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia
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Assaig a Plaça dels Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia
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Carrer de Llibertat - fashion show theme
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Carrer de Mozart - "Fira de Freaks" - freak fair
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Carrer de Mozart - "Fira de Freaks" - freak fair
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Carrer de Mozart - "Fira de Freaks" - freak fair
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Carrer de Mozart
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Circus theme on Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia
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Carrer del Progrés
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Carrer del Progrés - Star Wars theme
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Carrer de Verdi - Fort Verdi West. Verdi wins 1st prize in 2012
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Pictures Festa Major de Gracia 2011


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"Ball de diables" - dance of the devils on Plaça Vila de Gracia

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Plaça Vila de Gracia
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Always huge crowds on first day of the Gracia festival to see the decorations
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Fab Four at Gracia 2011
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Colles de diables - groups of devils - on Plaça Vila de Gracia
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Colles de diables - groups of devils - on Plaça Vila de Gracia
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Carrer Verdi 2011 
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Nice Gracia street art tribute to Amy Winehouse
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Castellers practise session - called an "assaig"
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Peter Pan battles Captain Hook to win street Fraternitat de Baix 1st Prize in 2011
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During festival Gracia residents compete for best decorated entrance or balcony
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All decorated streets have a concert stage and there are concerts on the big plazas
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"Plaça de Swing" on Plaça Diamant
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2009 and 2010 pictures Festa Major de Gracia

Photos of decorated streets called "Carrers Guarnits" and "Cercavila Popular" parade


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Mojitos and Caipirinha's for sale on every street corner during the festival
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The Festa de Gracia has hundreds of activities for kids and families
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"Cercavila Popular" parade 2009

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Grallers - Pipers. More about Grallers
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One of the Gracia district giants called "Gegants" in Catalan. More about gegants
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Traditional Catalan stick dance "ball de bastoners." More about Bastoners
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The persons carrying the giants are called "Geganters" Hot and hard work in August
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"Capgrossos" - which means big heads - are giant heads usually worn by children.
More about capgrossos
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Young and older "castellers" - human tower builders. More about castellers
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Another kind of castell building by the Falcons de Barcelona. More about castellers 
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"El Drac de Gràcia"  Gracia's fire spitting dragon. Visit el Drac de Gracia website
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"Ball de diables" - dance of the devils. Also called"correfoc" or firerun. More about correfocs
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"Trabucaires" are groups of Catalan "bandits"  who fire very loud blunderbuss guns called "un trabuc" in Catalan. More about Trabucaires
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Ear plugs, head gear and old clothes are a good idea for the correfoc! More about correfoce precautions
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Gracia residents make a huge effort every year to prepare for the Festa Major de Gracia.
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Cobla band - traditional band that plays for sardanas dance
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Sardanas dance circle
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Carrer de Verdi 2009
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Swing and lindy-hop dancing on "Plaça de Swing"

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