Both the days before and after April 23, Barcelona prepares various activities that fill the city with colors, magic, flowers and many surprises. It is to celebrate the feast of the patron saint of Catalonia and to remember this tradition based on love and culture. Take note and do not miss anything!
1.- Visit Casa Batlló:
Every year Gaudí's iconic Casa Batlló dresses up with beautiful red roses and becomes a must-see stop for all those who want to live Sant Jordi to the fullest. In addition, the facade of Casa Batlló hides an interesting legend about the celebration of this day. It is said that the four-armed cross located on the roof represents the sword of Sant Jordi, for its part the tiles of the facade would allude to the scales of a dragon, the main balcony or balcony of "The Princess'' in the form of flower as the only way out of the dragon, the rest of the balconies represent the skulls of the victims of the dragon, the entrance hall of the Batllo recreates the tail of the dragon. We invite you to visit it and be enchanted by this beautiful legend.
More information at: https://www.casabatllo.es/el-dia-de-sant-jordi/
2.- Literary route through Barcelona:
Every corner of Barcelona has a close relationship with literature and has inspired numerous writers to create their masterpieces. There are 115 books inspired by more than 900 places in Barcelona. In that line, Estudio34 creates a complete map with all the locations so you can enjoy a day full of culture and magic. More information at https://www.estudio34.com/ruta-literaria-barcelona/
3.- Open doors in Sant Jordi to emblematic buildings in Barcelona:
On this day many of the most emblematic and well-known buildings of the city open their doors to the public. Among them is the Casa Batlló, the Modernist Site of Sant Pau that will offer an open day on April 23 from 10:00 am to 17:00 hrs; Ateneu Barcelonès, you can visit the Palau Savassona between 11:00 and 20:00 hrs and enjoy its spectacular modernist library. You can also visit the Palau Güell which will open its doors to the public free of charge between 10:00 and 20:00 hrs. For lovers of literature and culture, the Museum of Catalonia and the Library of Catalonia will open its doors on Sunday April 23 and will offer guided tours.
4.- Sant Jordi at Casa SEAT:
Another year again, Casa SEAT joins the celebration of Literature and romance. This time they have organized various activities to enjoy a family day. For the little ones there will be workshops to create bookmarks and will be interpreted with the help of a storyteller "The Little Prince''. There will also be meetings with different authors, culminating with the signing of the Mallorcan writer Joana Marcús, author of the second best-selling children's book in Spain, behind Harry Potter.
More information at https://www.casa.seat/es/home
5.- Delight in the famous "Gelato de Sant Jordi'':
A must is to enjoy alone or accompanied by the exquisite "Gelato de Sant Jordi''. It is a giant ice cream with origins in Florence, created by the iconic Badiani ice cream parlor. This ice cream will be available only between April 21 and 23. It is made on a cream and egg base, accompanied by chocolate and caramel sauce, decorated with chocolate Sant Jordi roses, simply unmissable!
Source: Time Out