Pictures Festa Major de Gracia

Pictures Festa Major de Gràcia


Pictures previous editions of Festa Major de Gracia.  Gallery of photos of decorated streets in Gracia festival which are called "Carrers Guarnits" in Catalan. The Gracia festival street decorations change every year to a new theme. 

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Planet Pandora and Avatar theme on Perill street for 2015 Gracia festival


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Paris comes to Sant Antoni street in Gracia festival 2015


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Verdi street has Japanese theme for 2015 


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Eiffel tower on Sant Antoni street 2015


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Live music on many streets and plazas during Gracia festival


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Don't touch the decorations. Sad example of "dead" elephant decoration.

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Human tower day on Plaça Vila de Gracia

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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 with a fashion show theme

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Carrer de Mozart - "Fira de Freaks" - freak fair

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Carrer de Mozart 

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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 won1st 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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The biggest crowds are on first day of the Gracia festival to see the decorations

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The Beatles at Festa de Gracia 2011

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Colles de diables - groups of devils - on Plaça Vila de Gracia

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Colles de diables - devil groups - Plaça Vila de Gracia

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Carrer Verdi 2011 

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Gracia graffiti 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 & 2010 pictures Festa Major de Gracia


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

Carrer de Verdi 2010

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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. About Grallers

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Gracia district giants "gegants" About gegants

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Traditional Catalan stick dance "ball de bastoners."
About Bastoners

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The persons carrying the giants are called "Geganters" It's hot and hard work in August

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Capgrossos means big heads in the Catalan language. These are giant heads worn in parades - often by children.

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"castellers" groups of human tower builders

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Another kind of castell building by the Falcons de Barcelona
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"El Drac de Gràcia"  Gracia's fire spitting dragon.

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"Ball de diables" - dance of the devils. Also called"correfoc" or firerun.
About correfocs

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"Trabucaires" are groups of Catalan "bandits"  who fire very loud blunderbuss guns called "un trabuc" in Catalan.
About Trabucaires

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Ear plugs, head gear and old clothes are a good idea for the correfoc!
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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