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All set to celebrate Sant Jordi

One of the most cherished celebrations among the people of Barcelona is here. The city will be decked out for Sant Jordi on 23 April, with roses, books and lots of culture. As ever, you’ll find full information on the Sant Jordi website.

Sant Jordi 2024 gets under way with the Opening Speech on Reading on 22 April, to be read by the British writer and actor David Walliams and held for the first time at the Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria.

You can now enjoy the Sant Jordi Dialogues around the city’s libraries, with writers from different places engaging in conversation based on affinities in their latest works and meeting their readers.

There’s an open day at the City Hall on Sunday, 21 April, from 10 am to 8 pm. Admission is free and open to everybody (limited capacity), offering a chance to visit the Escala Negra, the Saló de Cròniques, the Sala Tàpies, the Mirador M. Aurèlia Capmany and many other corners of the building.

There will also be a large block in the heart of L’Eixample closed to traffic on 23 April, located between Av. Diagonal, Gran Via and the streets of Balmes and Pau Claris, and extending along La Rambla and Gran de Gràcia. As ever, all districts will have spaces set aside for the sale of books and roses, plus various activities such as storytelling, puppetry, literary competitions and workshops.

Enjoy the occasion!

Un home aixeca una rosa emmig d'un grup de gent per Sant Jordi.