Barcelona’s Big Summer Block Party: A Guide to the Festa Major de Grácia

A dragon is heading up the street, dancing not so ferociously under a sky of papier-mâché. Bursts of fireworks go off next to the monster as a parade of people follow him. As Dorothy famously said to Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Barcelona’s Festa Major de Grácia creates a version of the Land of Oz in the streets of the Grácia neighborhood. As the 196th year of the neighborhood block party approaches, you will want to make your way to Barcelona for this historic, zany, creative and entertaining festival.

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Five Spanish Fiestas You’re Invited To in August

From Madrid to Barcelona, the sangria is flowing, sometimes with a hint of tomato. Religious celebrations, tomato fights and neighborhood competitions bring out the best of this country each and every August.

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Summer in Barcelona For the First Timer

The list goes on, and on of Barcelona’s many attractions. You can even add the Spanish city’s street lights to that list for they appear like works of art, dangling in the same fashion as earrings.

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Barcelona’s Lively La Ribera District

An eclectic and vibrant city, Barcelona is home to a variety of culturally intoxicating and historically rich neighborhoods, not least of which is the lively La Ribera district.

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Las Vegas Sands Considering a "Mini Vegas" in Spain

The chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation says the company is looking into a $20 billion project that would re-create the Vegas Strip in Spain.

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