How to get to Gracia Festival Barcelona

How to get to Gracia Festival in Barcelona?

Map location Festa Major de Gracia

Guide in English to Festa Major de Gracia
Map Festa Major de Gracia

Where is Festa Mayor de Gracia festival located in Barcelona and how does one get there from city center? You can get to the Gracia Festival on foot, by bus, by metro or by taxi. Once you are at the edge of the festival area, then it is easiest just to walk into the Vila de Gracia area of the Gracia district - and then wander around and explore the festival.

Walking to Gracia Festival

Gracia is one of Barcelona's 10 districts. It has a central location just above the Eixample district where many of Barcelona hotels and attractions are located. The Gracia festival takes place in the older part of the Gracia district called 'Vila de Gracia' and is quite close to the city centre. See the Gracia festival location on the map below. 

You could actually walk to the Gracia festival from Plaza Catalunya in the center of Barcelona which will take you about 20 to 30 minutes. To do this then from Plaza Catalunya just walk up Passeig de Gracia. The name Passeig de Gracia (in Catalan language) - and Paseo de Gracia (In Spanish language) - can be translated as the Passage of Gracia - meaning the road to Gracia and the name comes from the time when Gracia was a separate village from Barcelona. Read more

For the last hundred years or so the Gracia village has been surrouned by the city, leaving the oldest part of Gracia with a 'village-like' atmospherea although it is in a modern city. The residents of the narrow streets of old Gracia village still feel like they are living in their own village and created a wonderful bohemian/hippie community vibe.

This creative and warm bohemian spirit has created Barcelona's most welcoming and festival street festival which takes place every year in Gracia.

Nearest Metro Gracia festival

There are three metro stations near the Gracia Festival. All are on the edge of the festival area.

Metro Fontana green L3,
Metro Diagonal green L3 or blue L5
Metro Joanic yellow L4

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Metro times Festa de Gracia
During the Fiestas de Gracia the Barcelona Metro has extended hours on certain days.

Bus & nightbus Festa Major de Gracia

There are many bus lines with stops close to the Gracia fiestas. Open the Gracia festival map here and you will see bus lines marked at the edges of the festival area. Then visit the Barcelona Transport Travel Planner to plan your bus journey to the festival.  Festa de Gracia night bus service. There is usually a special Festa de Gracia bus service from corner of streets Còrsega and Roger de Llúria to Plaza Catalunya. The Gracia festival night bus service runs on nights of 15 to 20 August from 23.00 until 05.00 every 10 minutes. From Plaza Catalunya you can catch NitBus night buses

Taxi to Gracia festival

If you take a taxi, then the taxi driver will probably drop you somewhere on on the edge of the festival area - and then you just walk in and get lost in the festival. There are maps of the festival plazas and streets in many places and there is a Festival de Gracia programmes, which you can get free at many stands, bars and cafes.
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Gracia festival information

Festa de Gracia English guide
Gallery Gracia Festival
Weather Festa de Gracia

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 August 2018 14:00