Sant Jordi 2024 in Barcelona

On Tuesday 23 April, Barcelona will once again be celebrating Sant Jordi. Like last year, there will be a pedestrians area at the heart of the city, delimited by Diagonal, Gran Via and the streets of Balmes and Pau Claris. This area extends along the whole of La Rambla and Gran de Gràcia again this year. Furthermore, there will also be reserved areas for selling books and roses in each city district, and shops can set up stalls in the street from 22 April onwards.

  • See you next Sant Jordi / St George’s Day

    This website will be updated again for Sant Jordi / St George’s Day 2025. In the meantime, we leave you a collection of images for this Sant Jordi 2024 in Barcelona.

  • Sant Jordi 2024 poster
    Sant Jordi 2024 poster

    Download the Sant Jordi 2024 poster, a work overflowing with colour and life created by the artist Pau Gasol and made by Arauna131, which transports us to the celebration of this festival in the city. You can also pick it up at the Sala Ciutat or at the Palau de la Virreina. One will be handed out per person while stock lasts.

  • 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!

  • Diàlegs 2023
    Dialogues for Sant Jordi

    In the lead up to Sant Jordi's Day [St. George], Barcelona Libraries are organising eight conversation sessions between writers from all over the world, based on affinities in their latest works.

    Where: the Jaume Fuster, Gabriel García Márquez, Esquerra de l’Eixample - Agustí Centelles and Francesca Bonnemaison libraries
    When: 15 to 23 April

    Prior registration is required

  • Superilla2023
    Roses and books

    Barcelona is celebrating this year’s Sant Jordi with a large pedestrians block in the city centre closed and extending along the whole of La Rambla and Gran de Gràcia. Booksellers and florists will also have their own areas in the various districts, with the space at the Biblioteca Gabriel García Márquez as the main new feature.

  • Reading 2024 Opening Speech

    This year’s Sant Jordi opening speech on reading, which marks the start of the Sant Jordi's Day celebrations, was given delivered by British writer and actor, David Walliams. Prior booking was required to attend the Opening Speech.

    • Where: Sala Moragues - El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria
    • When: 22 April, at 6 pm

    Delayed broadcast

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

    As has become a tradition, there was an open day at Barcelona City Hall to celebrate the Sant Jordi holiday. This year, it was held on Sunday, 21 April.

    • Where: Barcelona City Council
    • When:  Sunday, 21 April

Recommendations from Barcelona’s libraries

Més informacio

Once again, Barcelona Libraries are recommending books by the author of the Opening Speech on Reading and the authors who will be speaking at the Sant Jordi Dialogues, along with the work of Barcelona poet Joan Salvat-Papasseit, on the centenary of his death.

Portada del llibre "El noi del vestit"
The Boy in the Dress

David Walliams

This is the story of Dennis, a boy who has two virtues or talents. Everyone knows the first: when he plays football, his school team always wins. You can discover the other talent when you read the book!

Library: Biblioteca Gabriel García Márquez

Roses and books

  • Sant Jordi Block
  • Associations
  • Professionals
  • Pedestrian-only streets
  • Other spaces with stalls

Areas with stalls

Find out more

New on Barcelona Llibres

Més informacio

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

  • Barcelona. La meva ciutat

    Barcelona. La meva ciutat

    Marina Luz García (author) and Neus Caamaño (illustration)

    Laia, a very curious 11-year-old girl, will give you an in-depth look at Barcelona and its neighbourhoods in a highly visual way through illustrations and graphics.

  • Estimada Collserola. Barcelona Carnet de Voyage

    Estimada Collserola. Barcelona Carnet de Voyage

    Raúl Deamo

    Walking, stopping, listening and observing. That’s what this book invites you to do, calmly created by strolling around Collserola. A mountain range that needs to be rediscovered.

  • Gegants i gegantes de Barcelona. 52 retallables

    Gegants i gegantes de Barcelona. 52 retallables

    Nico Alonso (text), Laia Berloso (illustration) and La Japonesa (design)

    52 giants from our city, designed for playing with and getting to know them well. You’ll find curious aspects, anecdotes and lots of details about the figures.

  • Sketching Barcelona

    Sketching Barcelona


    A great illustrated book for strolling around Barcelona and taking inspiration from the city through one of the most renowned sketchers.