The barrio or neighbourhood of Gràcia n Barcelona was established in the 1600s. Gracia remained independent from Barcelona until the late 1800s/early 1900s when it became one of the barrios in an ever-growing Barcelona
Gracia is full of small and large placas (or squares) in which fiestas are held, especially during August when Gracia’s Festival takes place. Bars, cafes and government buildings generally form the perimeter of the squares and there always tables and chairs for you to enjoy the view, the weather and pass an hour or two with a good friend and a cheap book or vice versa.
Most notable placas in Gracia are Plaça del Sol, Plaça de Rius i Taulet and Plaça de la Virreina although there are other little placas dotted about the place.
The Festes de Gracia is an eight-day festival that takes place every August. Gracia’s festival is one of the largest festivals in Barcelona and involves fireworks, traditional processions, giant sculptures, drink, food and live music.
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