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La Festa de Major in Barcelona

People from the neighbourhood of Gracia pour into the streets during the festivalFrom August 15th until 21st, the Festa de Major (Feast of the Assumption) takes places in the Gracia area of Barcelona.

This week-long event is one of the biggest neighbourhood festivals in the city and is basically one big street party.

One of the most popular events during the Festa de Major is the Tabalada Infernal, the drum parade, where drummers show off their skills around Gracia, beating away at their instruments.

Filled with colourful decorations and floral art, streets compete against each other to win the Best Street Decoration award.

In addition, there is plenty of food and drink, music and dance, games, theatre, fireworks and other activities that make this celebration an experience to remember.

Gracia is a district (barrio) of Barcelona, and is located north of the Old City just one km out of the city centre.

To get there, take the line three on the Metro to Fontana, or if you”re using Catalan Railway, take the train to Gracia station.

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