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.
See you next Sant Jordi / St George’s Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 librariesMés 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.
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.
New on Barcelona LlibresMés 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.