Festa Major de Gràcia // Festival Gràcia


And my meeting up with my blogger friends ‘The Cat You and Us’ continues! After breakfast and my first time riding the subway of Barcelona, Damaris and Dani took me to an annual neighbourhood festival called the ‘Gracia Festival’. I have never been to this festivity before but hearing the name made me pretty excited.

The Gracia Festival is a street festival where people in this neighbourhood dress their up street according to a theme and the best decorated street wins a prize! One of the important requirements for decoration is using recycled materials, a requirement that I sure like and support!

I must say, the people of Gracia sure have explosive creative ideas! The streets were super colourful, inspiring and all street has their own uniqueness. Clearly me and The Cat You and Us have our favourite street and no surprisingly it’s Japanese-themed. Scroll down to see it!    

En mijn ontmoeting met mijn blogvrienden ‘The Cat You and Us’ zet voort! Na ontbijt en mijn eerste metrorit van Barcelona, Damaris en Dani namen me mee naar het jaarlijks buurt festival genaamd de 'Gracia Festival'. Ik ben er nog nooit geweest maar klinkt ontzettend gezellig en was dus benieuwd!

De Gracia Festival is dus een straatfestival waar mensen in deze buurt hún straat op basis van een thema mooi versieren. Want de mooist versierde straat wint namelijk een prijs! Eén van de belangrijkste eisen voor het aankleden van de straat is het gebruik van gerecyclede materialen. Een vereiste dat ik zeker achtersta.

Eerlijk is eerlijk, de mensen van Gracia heeft prachtige creatieve ideeën hoor! De straten waren super kleurrijk, inspirerend en allemaal uniek. Wel is het duidelijk dat ik en The Cat You and Us een favoriete straat hebben en niet verrassend dat het een Japanse thema heeft. Scroll naar beneden om het te zien!

 The Japan street! 
Let me take you first to 'Verdi street' with their Japan themed street and also the winner of the 2015 best decorated street of Gracia Festival! I fully agree with the judges because, well, please scroll down to see it because there are some things that blew my mind away. Such as the pastel ceiling made out of bubble wrappers, a dragon and the flag of Japan made out of cd cases.
Creative with bubble wraps! Beyond mesmerizing.

Made from recycled cans.

 Recycle is awesome! 

I'm happy to have free guidance from Damaris and Dani guiding me through Gracia neighbourhood  c: 

One of the coolest recycled artwork I have seen with sauce samples!

Hiya friends!
At first I thought I was walking on floral petals but as I look more carefully they are not!

  I really adore Damaris' cutecutecute shoulderbag! And their professional look on photography and taking pictures too c:

A festival aint a festival without...
One of the many foodstands I have spotted. 

Witnessing a human tower! It was very impressive too because the most top person was actually a kid! Clearly not having fear of height. The crowd level here was also impressive. 

Me and the cutie wearing my strawberry brooch!
More of my adventures with The Cat You and Us:


  1. This is pretty impressive! Looks like it was a lot of fun too.
    The human tower looks amazing, but I would be afraid to be a part of that, wow.

  2. Wow, this sounds like such a fun festival :) The craft decorations are all so creative and cute!

  3. Nice!


  4. I wish I could go to japan again someday! It's too good! xx

    Instagram: danielpoonvignez

  5. You guys look soo cute and wow i like the concept! They've been really creative with this cool contest. Also it looks so professional:) I'm glad that u shared this ^^


  6. What lovely photos! This festival looks and sounds incredible and how cool that you got to hang with the lovely Damaris of The Cat You and Us!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  7. Oh my gosh this festival is incredible!! I love all the hanging art, it's so pretty.

  8. I've never heard of this festival before but it's adorable and I love how it gets the community so involved. I actually didn't expect the street decorations to be so incredible! Especially loving the floral canopy. :)


  9. Love love love to see your pictures from Gracia! :) The sweet strawberry brooch is a favorite, thank you so much! I have got so many compliments after it! <3 hahaha, love that last selfie together! I wish we could go again tomorrow on adventures.

  10. Looks like you had a lovely time :)

  11. What a cool festival! Love the concept of using recycled goods to bring the community together!

  12. I remember reading this over on their blog! The community's appreciation for Japanese culture is awesome! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's


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