The Barcelona neighbourhood of Gràcia has recovered its annual Festes - or street festivals - which are finally back to full normality after the pandemic kept a lid on the annual August celebration over the last two years. This year, they are on from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st August, and the 2022 edition is, as always, loaded with a variety of activities from morning till night - from kids' games, to meals in the streets shared by all residents, young and old, to late night rock'n'roll bands. This Wednesday night the prizes in the street decoration competition have been awarded, and after the judges compared the 23 carefully-decorated streets - each one based on its own theme - they awarded first prize for 2002 to Carrer Verdi del Mig, based on the mythical work of Miguel de Cervantes; second to Carrer Tordera for their version of the Orient; and third to Carrer Progrés, for their theme park, complete with ferris wheel and tunnel of terror. Meanwhile Carrer Berga is a vegetable garden; Carrer Mozart takes visitors to a movie studio, and there's Carrer Jesús, where, appropriately, it's Christmas. The decorations, created by neighbourhood groups and associations are based on months of hard work. Check out the concerts that take place in most of the streets as well as in several of the main squares.