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Sant jordi, books, roses, love and legend

Cultura Culture 14/04/2023
One of Barcelona's favorite days is approaching, Sant Jordi's Day. On April 23, the city of Barcelona will be filled with roses of all colors, but above all, red roses and books and more books. If you still don't know the legend and traditions of this special day, take a look at our post from last year.

This year the celebration comes with some new features, below we leave you a compilation of the most notable events that will take place on Sunday, April 23 so that you can fully enjoy the city in all its cultural splendor.

The literary “superilla” and the recovery of the Rambla

The Passeig de Gracia will once again be the main protagonist of this literary festival. Here you will find the largest number of book stops. A “superilla” will be created without traffic, since all the streets between Av. Diagonal, Gran Vía, C/Balmes and C/Pau Claris will be closed, full of professional stands selling roses and books where only pedestrians will be able to circulate. Also added in this edition is C/Gran de Gràcia, which will be used for stops for neighborhood entities.

During the limitations due to the pandemic, the rose and book stalls on the emblematic Rambla were eliminated and, as a great novelty, this year this prominent symbol of the city is recovered again.


Places to visit for free on Sant Jordi's Day

The Sagrada Familia : all Jordis, Jordinas, Jorges and Jorginas will be able to visit the temple for free from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (check name equivalence). In addition, they have launched a raffle for 90 tickets for a special night visit on April 22, the eve of Sant Jordi, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The draw is available until 04/18/2023.

Modernist Precinct of Sant Pau : they will hold an open day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with activities related to the history of the precinct and its architect, Domènech i Muntaner.

Sant Jordi Musical at the Antigua Fábrica Estrella Damm: concerts, activities and book signings will be held throughout the weekend. You can check all the information about the event here.

Barcelona City Council : celebrates a special open day, in which you can enjoy a visit animated by several historical figures with whom you can tour the noble rooms of the City Hall and the M. Aurèlia Capmany Viewpoint on the ninth floor of the building. It can be visited from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The entrance is via Ciutat street (Gothic façade).

Biblioteca de Catalunya : you can take a free or guided tour (by appointment) on April 23, completely free of charge.

Institut d'Estudis Catalans : one of the most romantic spaces in the city thanks to its cloister. On Sant Jordi's day there will be an open day with a book stop at the Pati de la Convalescència

If you are still looking for a date for your visit to Barcelona, we guarantee that Sant Jordi weekend is one of the best to enjoy the city in all its cultural splendor and with a very romantic touch.

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