Sant Jordi’s Day in the cityDespite the wind, rain and hailstones, Sant Jordi’s Day left some unforgettable images to celebrate love and culture. People in Barcelona filled the streets again to stroll around the stalls, buy roses and look for the best books to give on a day when normality finally returned, but with some changes too.
The main change this year was the literary superblock in the city centre, in L’Eixample, between Av. Diagonal and Gran Via and the streets of Balmes and Pau Claris. Four kilometres with flower stalls and booksellers, free of cars and fumes and offering a space for everybody to enjoy.
Would you like to know how Sant Jordi’s Day went in the city? Take a look at our social media and discover:
- The Opening Speech on Reading for Sant Jordi, by the writer Imma Monsó.
- The stories of ten important figures for this year’s Sant Jordi, from different spheres and perspectives.
- The celebrations in the neighbourhoods and the open day at the City Hall.
- The stall selling books and roses which filled the literary superblock in L’Eixample.
- A series of unforgettable images from an edition which saw a return to normality after the pandemic.
Damage to stalls because of bad weather
Our full support goes to all those who sustained light injuries and to the booksellers whose stalls were damaged by the rain, wind and hail. Those in charge of the Barcelona Institute of Culture will be meeting with the Cambra del Llibre, the Gremi d’Editors, the Gremi de Llibreters and the Gremi de Llibreters de Vell to analyse the damage and consider future action.
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22/04/2022 19:53 h