SANT JORDI 2024 is here, one of Catalonia’s most beautiful festivals. Sant Jordi’s day is a time to hit the streets and enjoy the atmosphere of the stalls selling roses and books that pop up all over the city. This year, the best florists in Barcelona will set up their stalls in different areas of the city, offering their roses and books outdoors. Additionally, starting from the 22nd, Barcelona’s bookstores can set up their stalls outside their shops.

You can kick off this beautiful day by preparing Sant Jordi crafts with your children and telling them the Legend of Sant Jordi with our downloadable coloring sheets.

Check out the full schedule: Sant Jordi 2024


As you know, Sant Jordi is Catalonia’s most beautiful festival. If you’re still undecided about which book to gift, here’s a selection of children’s books to consider for this Sant Jordi.


This Sant Jordi 2024, the large pedestrian zone repeats between Diagonal, Gran Vía, Balmes, and Pau Claris streets, extending throughout La Rambla and Gran de Gràcia from the Salvador Espriu gardens to Travessera de Gràcia.

On April 23rd, both booksellers and florists will have exclusive spaces in various districts of the city, including the new addition of the Biblioteca Gabriel García Márquez space. Additionally, establishments can sell their products on the streets starting from April 22nd.

Check out the full schedule: Sant Jordi 2024



This year, Barcelona’s florists and bookstores can set up tables on the streets on April 22nd and 23rd to sell their products. There will be numerous sales points spread across all districts. For two days, you can buy books and roses at neighborhood stalls! Here are our recommended children’s bookstores in Barcelona for you to enjoy searching for this year’s book with your little ones.

Check out the full schedule: Sant Jordi 2024



SANT JORDI AT CASA BATLLÓ. From April 21st to 23rd, Casa Batlló’s façade will be adorned with roses. Casa Batlló has become the most photographed spot on Sant Jordi’s days in recent years. The façade is decorated with roses, turning this iconic Gaudí building into a fantastic space to visit. This Sant Jordi, they’re reviving a Catalan tradition: the “auca.” On April 23rd, for every purchase at the store, you’ll receive Casa Batlló’s “auca” as a gift, while supplies last. Also, take the opportunity to visit, as if you’re a resident of Spain, you can benefit from the 2×1 promotion and free admission for children. More information: Sant Jordi en Casa Batlló


SANT JORDI WORKSHOP AT LA PEDRERA. An activity where the little ones will paint a bookmark inspired by Casa Milà to showcase during Sant Jordi’s Day and then uncover the plant world references that Gaudí placed in every corner of La Pedrera, such as the Whale’s Attic or the Warriors’ Rooftop. A plastic activity accompanied by a guided tour perfect for the season. We await you! Age: 5 to 10 years old. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes. Activity in Catalan Dates: From April 1st to 20th. Time: at 10 am. More information: Sant Jordi workshops at La Pedrera:Talleres de Sant Jordi en la Pedrera


SANT JORDI AT GRANJA AVENTURA PARK. Special Sant Jordi workshop: make your magical little dragon. This weekend, in addition to all the usual activities, come and experience a very special and different Sant Jordi day with the magical little dragon workshop. Many years ago, in the forests where Granja d’Aventura Park is now, there was a dragon… We’ve been told a very funny story about princesses, knights, and roses; but the ending was even more surprising: a few years after that event, some children living nearby found some dragon eggs that ended up becoming very special amulets: the magical little dragons. Simon the explorer believes that there are still some hidden eggs in the park, and he wants the families visiting us on April 22nd and 23rd to help him find them! Workshop with prior reservation HERE 

SANT JORDI MUSICAL at l’Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm. A day full of live music, gastronomy, books, and roses with free admission! The Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm will host a new edition of the Sant Jordi Musical. It will be a day full of music, with over 40 live bands. Performances will be complemented by album signings, both by artists and bands performing and others coming expressly to sign. Roses and books will be available, as well as the sale of second-hand vinyl records and gastronomic proposals from various local food trucks, including vegan and gluten-free options. Date: April 23rd. Time: from 12 pm to 8 pm. There will be 22 artists and music groups + local food trucks. Price: free. Ages: all. More info: Sant Jordi Musical 2024


V SANT JORDI MEDIEVAL FAIR: Street market. You can enjoy shows and workshops while strolling through the various stalls. From April 19th to 21st, the fifth edition of the Sant Jordi Medieval Fair will take place on the Rambla de Guipúscoa, between Fluvià and Selva de Mar streets, in the Sant Martí de Provençals neighborhood. Craft and gastronomy stalls will be open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. There will also be medieval music, dance performances, children’s activities, and juggling. More information: Medieval Fair


The Sunday Book Market at Sant Antoni. It’s the event we eagerly await, the great book festival, where thousands of people go out to find a book to gift to a loved one. A tradition we celebrate on this Sant Jordi day, and this year at the Sant Antoni Sunday Book Market, you can also celebrate, with extended hours from 8 am in the morning to 8 pm in the evening. Like every Sunday of the year, we hope you come to visit! More informationt: Sant Jordi en el Mercado de Sant Antoni


DRAW YOUR DRAGON: Family workshop. With the cartoonist Lluïsot, we’ll learn to draw a dragon with all the details. There are many types of dragons: some are large, and others are small. Some are tall, and others are short and chubby. They come in green, brown, and all colors, like the rainbow. However, they all have common features we should know how to identify. Do you know how a dragon’s claws, scales, or wings look? In this workshop for the whole family, we will draw a dragon with the guidance of the cartoonist and caricaturist Lluïsot, an expert in all types of dragons and a great connoisseur of their anatomy and forms. Date: Sunday, April 21st. Time: from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Location: History Museum. Price: free. Reservation required. More information: Draw your dragon



OPEN DOORS AT THE PALACE OF THE GENERALITAT: On the occasion of Sant Jordi’s Day, the Palace of the Generalitat opens its doors. Visitors can explore the institutional and monumental spaces on the ground and noble floors of the Palace, including the Clavé Room, the press room, the Torres-García Room, the Kings Room, the Government Room, the Sant Jordi Chapel, the sacristy, the president’s office, and the deputies’ room. Dates: April 20th, 21st, and 23rd. Time: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Tuesday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Price: Free admission (mandatory registration). More information: Barcelona City Council: Ayuntamiento de Barcelona

OPEN DOORS AT L’ATENEU. Take advantage of Sant Jordi’s Day to visit l’Ateneu Barcelonès on an open doors day and enjoy a public reading. L’Ateneu Barcelonès celebrates Sant Jordi with a special program of cultural activities: Open doors day, visit to the Savassona Palace, headquarters of the Ateneu Barcelonès, where visitors can tour the library, the Pompeu Fabra room, the Oriol Bohigas auditorium, conversation rooms, and more. Date: April 23rd. Time: from 11 am to 8 pm. More information: L’Ateneu Barcelonès (nuestro artículo)


OPEN DOORS AT PALAU GÜELL: On the occasion of Sant Jordi, Palau Güell opens its doors to the public. Palau Güell was declared a historic-artistic monument by the Spanish state in 1969, and also a national cultural asset and world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984. The building, as a youthful work, contains the essence of Gaudí’s later work and is essential for understanding his architecture. Date: April 23rd. Time: from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Price: Tickets must be purchased exclusively online starting from April 19th. More info: Palau Güell


OPEN DOORS AT THE MUSEUM OF CATALAN HISTORY: On Sant Jordi’s day, you can also take the opportunity to visit the Museum of Catalan History. Specifically, on April 23rd, the Museum of Catalan History will have an open doors day. From 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, you can access the museum for free and see the exhibitions “La memoria de un país” and “Otra historia.” It’s an opportunity for families to enjoy this city museum. More information: Museum of Catalan History 


OPEN DOORS AT THE SANT PAU MODERNIST COMPLEX. Enjoy an open doors day at the Sant Pau Modernist Complex with all kinds of activities to celebrate Sant Jordi’s Day. Different activities will be organized, including concerts, music and image screenings, discovering Sant Pau’s dragons and roses with an interactive map, and book stalls. Date: Sunday, April 23rd. Our article on the Sant Pau Modernist Complex. Nuestro artículo del Recinto Modernista de Sant Pau.



THEATER. ‘The Legend of Sant Jordi’. Children. An original adaptation in a humorous tone of the legend of Sant Jordi. Georgina, whom everyone calls Sant Jordi because she has always wanted to be a knight, learns that there is a village terrorized by a dragon and decides to go fight him to free the neighbors from his threat. An adaptation full of surprises, humor, and emotions. After the morning performances, the little ones can do a craft workshop and meet a character from the show. Children under 2 years old enter for free. Dates: Until April 23rd. Time: 12 pm. Location: Aquitania Teatre. Price: from €10. More info: La llegenda de Sant Jordi


THE LEGEND OF SANT JORDI: Musical theater. A show full of overcoming, courage, and humor, which promotes the pleasure of reading and all the benefits that a book has for our cognitive abilities. Sergi is a young man who works intensively in a large library. One day, by chance, a book talks to him. It’s the Book of a Thousand Legends. This book, magically, will come to life out of nowhere and will tell our librarian about the big problem it has: the characters from the legend of Sant Jordi have lost part of their memory and don’t remember their role well because no one has opened the book to read it for a long time. So we will need the audience’s help to guide the princess, the knight, and the dragon. Dates: April 20th and 21st. Time: 5:30 pm. Location: Teatre Regina. Price from €12. Ages: +4. More information:  La llegenda de Sant Jordi

SANT JORDI THEATER THE PRINCESS AND THE DRAGON. Puppet show by Cia. La Puntual about the legend of Saint George. Rinaldo travels through time to tell us the story of the knight Saint George and how he saved the princess from being eaten by a dragon. We will meet numerous characters who were present in the development of this story, full of emotions, surprises, humor, and action. Cia. La Puntual. Dates: from April 5th to April 28th. Time: different schedules. Price from €11. Ages: +3. More information: Sant Jordi la princesa i el drac

THE LEGEND OF SANT JORDI’ AT THE ARS HALL: Show. A new version of the traditional legend of Sant Jordi for the whole family. In a small village in Catalonia, a long time ago, sheep began to disappear. Among the good people of the town, rumors circulated: it was said that there was a fierce dragon that devoured one sheep a week. Dates: From April 20th to April 23rd. Time: From 11 am. Price from €14. All ages. More information:La llegenda de Sant 




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