Every April 23rd, Sant Jordi Day is celebrated in Barcelona! It is the combination of roses, books and lovers. The International Book Day is a particularly romantic day in Catalonia. It is when the Catalans celebrate their patron, Sant Jordi, going out into the street to celebrate this fabulous tradition.
On this day couples exchange gifts: men receive a book and women get roses. Nowadays it’s an exchange of gifts that is not only between couples, but also between friends, families and co-workers. Many people wonder where to go on this special day. In this blog post we will give you some ideas.
Opportunity to visit Sagrada Familia and Casa Museo de Gaudí
During the Day of Sant Jordi, the Sagrada Familia and the Gaudí House Museum will offer free access, and without prior reservation, to all Jordis, Jorges, Jordines and Georginas. (from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.) It is a way to commemorate the feast of the city and Catalonia, honoring those who celebrate their saint on such a special date. In addition, as is being done in recent years, visitors visiting the Temple on the 23rd will be able to see the statue of Sant Jordi, by Josep Maria Subirachs, surrounded by red roses, located on the balcony of Juvé.
Today the most sold books will be those of the authors like Javier Castillo, Blue Jeans, Carmen Sereno, Juan José Millás or María Dueñas. In addition, many writers will be on the street to sign their books. Don’t miss this special occasion!
Sant Jordi Musical
Once again, the
Sant Jordi Musical returns to Barcelona. L’Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm brings
out the best to create a multipurpose space that will host a market of books,
vinyls, roses, food trucks, a space for signatures for writers and musicians
and a complete concert program. There are up to 30 musical proposals spread
over 4 stages that will happen on Tuesday 23rd (11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.).
Cena en verdadero
Día de San Valentín
Many say that the true day of the lovers is today, the Day of Sant Jordi. We suggest you to book at one of the restaurants in Barcelona that has a menu and space prepared especially for this day. Some recommendations are: El Nacional, the Fairmont Hotel or take a cocktail in Bobby Gin, with offers of a 2 × 1 for the first drink.
Ayuntamiento de Barcelona
As is tradition, on April 23, Sant Jordi day, between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Barcelona City Council opens the doors to everyone. The tour will start at the door of Ciutat Street (Gothic facade).
On this day there are many funny activities, take the opportunity to learn more about our beloved Barcelona and enjoy this event that unites its inhabitants! HAPPY SANT JORDI!