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A Riot of Sound and Colour in Vivacious Barcelona

27th November 2012 • Posted in Announcements

Barcelona is a year-round holiday destination, with mild winters, hot summers, and an endless calendar of festivals and cultural events. offer cheap flights to Barcelona throughout the year, but those planning to visit the city in August should book their accommodation early, especially the week beginning the 15th, when the annual and ever-popular Festa Major de Gràcia takes place.

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August is the hottest month, with high humidity levels and daytime temperatures of up to 28°C (82°F). However, this is tempered by refreshing sea breezes and, with events like the colourful Assumption Festa Major to enjoy, August can be one of the best times to fly to Barcelona for those who like to mix beach relaxation with a party atmosphere. 

Fun and Fireworks

Barcelona is the proud owner of one of the best city beaches in the world, and a favourite destination for Spanish families during the summer months. Visitors in search of peace and culture often head for the Gràcia district - a 16th century Bohemian backwater that’s home to Gaudi’s largest masterpiece, the amazing Parc Güell. However, for one week each year, Gràcia erupts in a riotous frenzy of noise and colour. In 2013, the Assumption Festa Major is being held from August 15th – 21st.

A Catholic festival celebrating the Assumption of Mary, highlights include parades, food parties, human towers, wine tastings, and Correfoc fire runs – where people run through the streets dressed as devils, letting off fireworks. Ribbons, lanterns, and streamers bedeck every neighbourhood as the communities battle for the prize of best-dressed street. 

With outsiders also invited to take part, the third week of August could be the perfect time to book cheap flights to Barcelona with!

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