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Travellers looking for a good party to head to during their holiday at one of the cheap hotels Barcelona has to offer could try the Gracia Fiesta Major.

Officially, the party is held in honour of the Feast of the Assumption, but even for those who are completely unaware of traditions or religious significance, this event is great fun.

Taking place on August 15th, the Gracia Fiesta Major is held in the Barcelona suburb of Gracia, which is not far from the city centre, so people can head down there by public transport or even on foot.

There are loads of activities to take part in and the best thing is it is free to get in, so you can save your money for trying some of the delicious food and drink being sold there.

If tourists have already treated themselves to dinner, then they could head to the fiesta for a dance, as there will be an orchestra and a variety of bands playing.

As well as offering games and theatre to keep youngsters entertained, another highlight of the party is the artwork, according to travel listings site What's on When.

"The Spanish term coined to describe the flower decorations is 'arte festivo éfimero', which refers to the art's ephemeral quality," it explained.

This year the event is being sponsored by drinks brand Coca-Cola.

For more information on this event visit the Fiesta Major website. features an array of accommodation in Barcelona, such as the Hotel Barbara Barcelona.

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