27th July 2011
Just as the Festa Mayor de Gracia finishes, Be Hostels invites you to another big neighborhood Festa Mayor that begins in the Sants district of Barcelona. During the last week in August, the popular district of Sants refreshes the streets with its Fiesta Mayor.
Although not quite as famous as Gracia, the “Festa Major de Sants” is also worth visiting. Many of the main activities take place in “Parque de la España Industrial” and 13 streets in Sants will be decorated by the residents with many entertaining themes. A Catalan celebrity usually opens the festival at the “Parque de la España Industrial”. There will be many chances to see festivals traditions like correfocs – fireruns, castellers – human tower building, Gegants and capgrossos – giants and other Catalan festival traditions; the Sants festivities have nothing to envy other areas.
A highlight of the Sants Festa Major is the Sants Festival cycling race, called the Cursa Ciclista ‘Memorial Antoni Andrés Sancho’ which takes place for the 30th time in 2011 on streets of Sants and the new running event, which premiered in 2010 called “El 2000 de SantsCursa atlètica de la Festa Major” which is a 2k run (2 circuits of 1000 metres) and usually on the last Sunday of the festival. The Sants neighbourhood festival ends on 3rd September with a pyromusical fireworks and music evening.
Come and join us at Be Hostels in Barcelona to enjoy the Sants neighbourhood festival!