Sant Jordi 2022 in Barcelona

Sant Jordi's Day 2022 returned pre-pandemic normality with the creation of a literary superblock between Av. Diagonal and Gran Via, and the streets of Balmes and Pau Claris, with a section of stalls for professionals and another for organisations and associations. Booksellers and florists will also had exclusive spaces at different points around the city, with establishments allowed to sell their products in the streets between 21 and 23 April.

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    This website will be updated again for Sant Jordi / St George’s Day 2023. In the meantime, we offer you a video featuring the best images of Sant Jordi / St George’s Day 2022. The rain, wind and hail failed to deter Barcelona’s residents from filling the city’s streets once again.

  • Dracs de ceràmica
    The legend of Sant Jordi

    The dragon, the princess, the knight and the rose are at the centre of the legend of Sant Jordi, which dates back to the Middle Ages and is set in the town of Montblanc. The story was strongly revived during the Renaissance.

  • The tradition: roses and books
    The tradition

    Sant Jordi / St George’s Day is culture, flowers and love. And by the same token Barcelona is Sant Jordi. Few popular celebrations unite so many Barcelonians with their city as this day does. Discover its tradition!

  • The Sant Jordi / St George’s Day Poster

    Download the Sant Jordi / St George’s Day poster, a work illustrated by Josep Prat Sorolla, SEPE, and designed by Arauna131, or collect it from the City Hall’s Sala Ciutat. Se’n repartirà un per persona fins que se n’esgotin les existències.

  • Superilla literària
    Literary Superblock

    Barcelona celebrated this year’s Sant Jordi with a literary superblock in the city centre, regaining the pre-pandemic normality. Booksellers and florists also had their own spaces at different points around the city. People was recommended to get around on foot or on underground public transport.

  • Books in a stall
    Dialogues for Sant Jordi

    As a prelude to Sant Jordi’s Day, the city’s library network is offered three days of dialogues between authors and readers.

    Where: the Disseny Hub Barcelona auditorium and the CCCB
    When: 19 to 21 April

  • 2022 Reading Festival: Opening Speech

    This opening speech for this year's Sant Jordi Reading Festival was given by writer Imma Monsó.

    • Where: Saló de Cent, Barcelona City Hall
    • When: 22 April, at 6 pm

    Streamed broadcast

  • Actors in period costume greeting public visitors to the City Hall’s Saló de Cent
    Open day at City Hall

    To mark Sant Jordi's Day, Barcelona City Hall was open to the public on Saturday 23 April from 10 am to 8 pm. Open to the public, free of charge.

Recommendations from Barcelona’s libraries

Més informacio

This year, on the occasion of Sant Jordi Dialogues, Barcelona libraries suggest texts related to the authors taking part and the person giving the opening speech, Imma Monsó.

Monsó is a Catalan writer and teacher who mainly writes novels and short stories. She has won a variety of awards, including the 1998 Prudenci Bertrana Award, the 2004 City of Barcelona Award, the 2007 Maria Àngels Anglada Award, the 2012 Lletres Catalanes Ramon Llull Award and the 2013 National Culture Award.

Germanes
Germanes [Sisters]

Imma Monsó

Year after year, Rita regrets having agreed to organise the Christmas dinner. While most people set themselves ambitious New Year resolutions, with goals that will change their lives, she has to make do with her attempt to say no, which she always puts off.

Francesca Bonnemaison Library

Literary Superblock and other spaces with stalls

  • Literary superblock
  • Associations
  • Professionals
  • Pedestrian-only streets
  • Other spaces with stalls

Literary superblock and other spaces with stalls

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New on Barcelona Llibres

Més informacio

Here are the latest recommendations and news about books published and jointly published by Barcelona City Council, which you can find on Sant Jordi's Day at our book stall on Passeig de Gràcia (between Gran Via and Carrer de la Diputació), and the Sala Ciutat bookshop, from 10 am to 8 pm.

  • El més petit de tots

    El més petit de tots

    Lola Anglada i Sarriera

    Published in 1937 and now rediscovered on the author's 130th birthday, this is an exceptional example of the anti-fascist struggle and grassroots Catalan nationalism.

  • Un trajecte pels feminismes fílmics. 30 anys de la Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de Barcelona

    Un trajecte pels feminismes fílmics

    Marta Selva Masoliver and Anna Solà Arguimbau

    Thirty years of films that have made a decisive contribution to feminist debates. An innovative essay on cinema and feminism that’s essential reading.

  • Libro: 32 bèsties. Bestiari de Barcelona

    32 bèsties. Bestiari de Barcelona

    Laia Berloso (illustration) and Nico Alonso (text)

    Discover the history of the traditional beasts that are important elements of the popular culture of the city’s different neighbourhoods. 3D colouring book, featuring the 32 beasts that form part of the Seguici Popular or Communal Procession.

  • Llibre: Els camins antics de Barcelona

    Els camins antics de Barcelona

    Xavier Martínez i Edo

    21 urban walking routes that follow the of old paths through the Pla de Barcelona. Another way of walking in Barcelona.