Sant Jordi

Stalls and festival areas

This year’s Sant Jordi's Day will be a more local and crowd-free celebration than usual, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In Barcelona, booksellers and florists will be allowed to sell their products on the street between 21 and 23 April, and ten outdoor festival areas with controlled access will be set up all over the city on the day of Sant Jordi itself.

Stalls outside shops

On 21, 22 and 23 April, bookstores and florists will be allowed to set up tables on the street to sell their products. Where possible, tables should be placed right in front of the establishment, ensuring there is enough space for pedestrians, and adhering to social distancing rules with regard to nearby establishments.There will be 490 tables in all the districts. For three days, you’ll be able to buy books and roses from the stalls set up by your local shops!

Designated festival venues

In addition, there will also be ten outdoor exhibition stands put up all around the city on 23 April, run by book and flower guilds, with 180 stalls and 31 author book-signings points. The aim is to avoid non-essential journeys, and to ensure a safe and crowd-free Sant Jordi’s Day celebration close to home. These festival venues will be open until two hours before curfew. 

Capacity will be limited, there will be separate entrances and exits, and all the protocols stipulated by the health authorities will be adhered to. 

Professionals only will be permitted to set up stalls in order to avoid crowds, unlike in previous years. There will be no stalls for associations, organisations, political parties, or other organisations. 

Location of designated festival venues:

  • Passeig de Gràcia (From Ronda Sant Pere to Aragó; Eixample)
  • Plaça de la Universitat (Ciutat Vella)
  • Jardins d’Agustí Centelles (Eixample)
  • Jardinets de Gràcia (Gràcia)
  • Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia (Gràcia)
  • Passeig de Lluís Companys (Ciutat Vella)
  • Plaça Reial (Ciutat Vella)
  • Plaça de Valdivia (Les Corts)
  • Plaça de Sarrià (Sarrià - Sant Gervasi)
  • City-block interior in Poblenou (between Rambla del Poblenou and C/ Pallars, C/ Llacuna and C/ Pujades;  Sant Martí)

There will also be book and flower stalls at either end of Plaça d’Orfila (Sant Andreu), although the area will not be enclosed in this case.

A different Sant Jordi’s Day

Find out about the COVID-19 prevention measures planned for Barcelona so you can enjoy a local, crowd-free Sant Jordi’s Day.

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