The Vila de Gràcia street festival is considered one of Barcelona’s most arty and festive celebrations. Each year, for five days in late August, there’s a chance to experience Catalan traditions, concerts and gastronomy in this cool and lively neighbourhood, while admiring fantastic street decorations.
Residents of 23 Gràcia streets competed energetically to win the title of Best Decorated Street. This year’s winner was Carrer del Progrés, where a walkway of leaves led to a giant anthill. Second place went to Calle Mozart, with its Alice in Wonderland theme.
The decorations may be down now, but this is still one of the most picturesque and attractive neighbourhoods to visit, with plenty of attractive things to catch the eye – many of them in the windows of the innumerable independent boutiques.
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