Sant Jordi 2022 poster

The literary superblock, the great novelty of a long-awaited Sant Jordi

There will be 300 stands in professional spaces around the city, of which 170 will have authors signing their books.

This year, 23 April falls on a Saturday. However, what will undoubtedly make the day of the book and rose even more special is that, after two editions in which the pandemic has impacted the celebration, the pre-Covid normality will be restored. If there is one day of the year when the streets of Barcelona are filled with a festive atmosphere and people, in addition to the afternoon of the Wise Men's parade and the days of La Mercè, that is Sant Jordi. This is why, as a great novelty and in a bid to facilitate the spacious circulation of people, the first-ever literary superblock, located between Avinguda Diagonal and Gran Via as well as between Balmes and Pau Claris, has been created. Almost the entire area will be closed to road traffic. Within the perimeter, there will be two distinct spaces: Passeig de Gràcia, reserved for the sale of books and roses by professionals, and the crossings of the Rambla Catalunya, where associations and organisations will be set up. Vehicles will be able to circulate around the perimeter streets and on Aragó and València. The superblock is a novelty agreed upon between the Barcelona City Council, the Cambra del Llibre and the Gremi de Floristes. But it will by no means be the only space in the city with books and rose stands where pedestrians can stroll in peace and quiet. In fact, there will be stands in all districts of Barcelona:

Ciutat Vella: After last year's experience, the event will once again be held in Plaça Reial and Passeig Lluís Companys, which will link up with Passeig Sant Joan. At the same time, there will be some stands around the Rambles only with professionals from the district.

L'Eixample: Plaça Catalunya, Plaça Universitat and the Passeig Sant Joan (between the Plaça Tetuan and the Arc de Triomf).

Sants-Montjuïc: Ramba de Sants and the Diputació Street.

Les Corts: Avinguda Diagonal (between the Joan Guell and the Pau Romeva streets, along the seaside) and the Plaça Valdívia.

Sarrià - Sant Gervasi: Plaça Sarrià.

Gràcia: Gran de Gràcia Street (between the Travessera de Gràcia and the Rambla del Prat), Plaça de Nicolças Salmerón, Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia and Jardinets de Gràcia.

Horta - Guinardó: Plaça d'Eivissa and the area delineated by the Tajo Street, between the Baixada de la Plana and the Baixada del Mercat.

Nou Barris: Marquesina de la Via Júlia (between the Argullós and Joaquim Valls streets) and Plaça del Virrei Amat (at the crossing of the Felip II and Jota streets).

Sant Andreu: Plaça d'Orfila and Plaça del Comerç and the Segre Street (between the Pont and Cinca streets).

Sant Martí: The Rambla del Poblenou (between the Clavell Street and Avinguda Diagonal), Cabanyal and Sèquia Comtal streets.

In Barcelona, there will be almost 300 stands in professional spaces, of which 170 will have authors signing, and 103 will be set in front of bookshops. Booksellers, as well as florists and flaquers, will also be able to set up stalls in front of their shops on the eve of Sant Jordi.

You can find more information through this link.

Publication date: Monday, 18 April 2022
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