Feast of Sant Jordi Barcelona IApril 12, 2017
no day 23 April is celebrated one of the biggest parties of Barcelona and Catalonia, celebration of St. George.
Known primarily as the party in which men give gift flowers for women, and women presenteiam men with books.
Sant Jordi is the patron saint of Catalonia. On that day and in the days before the cities, vilas, They are filled with stalls of flowers and books, in Barcelona a place you have to visit is Las Ramblas, which is beautiful with all the flowers scattered on the street.
If you are in Catalonia (I Barcelona) no St George's Day, here are some tips to help you enjoy the day as a local.
Buy a pink to give away to your love. This because, according to the legend of St. George ( “George” in Catalan) He killed the dragon and saved a princess, and dragon's blood grew a flower.
2. Buy a book
According to tradition women should buy a book for your love. The city will be full banking books with different themes and values.
3. Palau de la Generalitat
Normally closed to the public, the neo-classical building (with gothic, Renaissance and baroque elements) which houses the Catalan government. On the day of Sant Jordi it will be open to the public. Take the opportunity to come and enjoy the beauty of Marc Safont staircase, the Gothic chapel on the first floor, the Salón de Sant Jordi and the beautiful Patio de los Naranjos.
Do not miss the traditional folk music concert and hear the chime (but shakes).
4. Ramblas and Paseo de Gracia
Wander through this streets, which will be the centers of the city's attractions.