August in Barcelona is all about Fiestas de Gracia.
Every neighborhood of Barcelona has its own party week, but it's like the entire city waits anxiously for this one, which takes place every year from the 15th to the 21st of August in Gracia neighbourhood as the name suggests.
There are free concerts at night in every corner, traditional performances like the Correfocs, Gegants or Castellers, zillions of people everywhere, lots of alcohol and my favorite thing, the street decoration contest!
Yes, every year there's a contest for the most beautifully decorated street. They use recycle or low profile materials. Very DIY but incredibly creative.
If you enjoyed the pictures, you should definitely schedule your vacations next year to the 15th of August and check for yourself, I'm sure you won´t be disappointed.