Sant Jordi in Barcelona 2018

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Literary dialogues

Barcelona’s libraries and Barcelona City of Literature are organising a series of dialogues between writers to bring together authors and readers, the two key figures of the world of books.

  • Where: Disseny Hub Barcelona
  • When: 20 and 21 April

La Nit del Drac

Open air literature and music evening for the general public, paying homage to Catalan writers and relevant occasions being marked in 2018.

  • Where: plaça del Rei
  • When: 22 April, at 20.30 pm


Everything you need to know about the saint’s day of Sant Jordi: topical news, curiosities, literary offerings, solidarity initiatives and plenty more. Find out all about it!

Districts and neighbourhoods

Check out the large range of activities that you will find in your neighbourhood and district for enjoying this year's Sant Jordi.

  • Where:  neighbourhoods and districts
  • When: around 23 April
Sant Jordi campaign poster, with a picture

Open day at City Hall

To mark Sant Jordi (St George's Day), Barcelona City Hall will be holding an open day. The tour will start at the gate on Carrer de la Ciutat (Gothic facade).

  • Where: Barcelona City Council
  • When: 23 April, from 10 am to 8 pm

Live Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi is all about culture, flowers, love and public participation. And just as Barcelona is an open, inclusive and participatory city, so too is Sant Jordi. No other festival unites Barcelonians with their city as this saint’s day does. Check out all the activities.

  • Where:  throughout the city
  • When: 23 April
Sant Jordi campaign poster, with a picture

Solidarity roses on sale

On 23 April, solidarity roses will be on sale at the entrance to City Hall. All money raised will go to non-profit organisations.

  • Where: entrance to City Hall
  • When:  23 April, from 10 am to 8 pm
Illustration by Lalalimola (Sandra Navarro)

Sala Ciutat

Lalalimola (Sandra Navarro) is the latest artist to create the display for the illustrated exhibition area in the Sala Ciutat, her work going on display to coincide with Sant Jordi.

A red rose

Roses against oblivion

“Roses against oblivion” is a solidarity initiative by the volunteer organisation Amics de la Gent Gran, which runs programmes providing company for elderly people living alone.

Barcelona Libraries recommend

Velocirepte, 12 months, 12 challenges

It's been our aim this year at Biblioteques de Barcelona to link our selection of books for Sant Jordi [St George’s Day] to Velocirepte. Adopting the slogan “12 months, 12 challenges”, we invite you to discover new authors and enjoy reading our recommended new books. Taking part in this reading challenge is a good way to get started in the adventure of reading. Not taking part yet? All you need do is get along to your local library before 6 May and sign up to the challenge. You can check out the terms and conditions here.

We'd also like to draw your attention to the latest novel by this year's festival-opening speaker, Almudena Grandes, whom you’ll be able to listen to live on 19 April, at 6 pm at the City Hall’s Saló de Cent.

Front cover of Almudena Grandes' Los pacientes del Doctor García

Los pacientes del Doctor García

Almudena Grandes

The story relates real and unknown facts about the siege of Madrid in November 1936, Nazi conspiracies and spy missions in post-war Madrid as well as the Francoist government participation in Peronist Argentina.

New on Barcelona Llibres

We present you with the latest new developments on books published or jointly published by Barcelona City Council, which you will find at the book stall in Plaça de Sant Jaume, from 9 am to 9 pm, as well as other works from the last few years.


Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Thirty years after it was first published, this is a chance to enjoy the Barcelona author’s chronicle of the city once again.


Various authors

A collection of images by over thirty photographers, politically incorrect, irreverent, stolen and furtive, made in Barcelona.


Agustí Pons

A biography that, in this commemorative edition, allows us to follow, in greater detail, the steps of Maria Aurèlia Capmany through all of her vital commitments.


Jaume Fabre

This book is the story of a time when being a journalist in Barcelona, during the Franco regime, was no easy matter. From the Spanish Civil War to the Press Act (1939-1966).

Barcelona, ciutat de vestigis

Enric H. March

Memories of Barcelona are expressed in this book through the voices of stones, streets, monuments and squares.

345 maneres de viure (a) Barcelona.

48 Open House BCN

This book reveals the hidden beauty of 345 homes and other spaces that have taken part in the BCN 48 Open House Festival, for the entire public to see.

Paseos por la Barcelona literaria

Sergio Vila-Sanjuán and Sergi Doria

Somewhere between a travel book and cultural journalism, this work proposes a literary and visual route around the landscapes of writers who have portrayed the city.

Barcelona supermodelo

Alessandro Scarnato and Marina Laboreo (translation)

A recipient of the City of Barcelona Prize, this book explains the urban renovation and transformations seen in Ciutat Vella since 1979.

Decidides. Set dones contra corrent

Elisenda Albertí

We present seven Catalan women —Catalan by birth or adoption— determined to govern their lives against the grain between the end of the 19th and start of the 20th centuries.

Barcelona, ciutat simbòlica

Miquel de Moragas Spà

This book examines the communication and symbolic interaction of cities following Barcelona’s example.

Desembolicant el Carmel i Can Baró

Alejandro Santos

El Carmel and Can Baró are labyrinths with thousands of exits. Alejandro Santos’ illustrations delight his readers with two Barcelona neighbourhoods to discover.

Barcelona interiors

Begoña García Carteron and Jordi Play

This book presents a photographic route for discovering the spots in Barcelona that people often pass by without noticing.

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