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Sant Jordi’s day – Roses, Books and Love

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Legend has it that a brave Sant Jordi killed the dragon and saved the city from its wrath. The dragon shed its blood and magically grew a rosebush. From this shrub, Sant Jordi ripped the most beautiful flower for the princess and thus be able to win over.

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Sant Jordi’s Day – red roses

Sant Jordi can be seen in many of the corners of the city with and without the dragon, but you have to be very attentive when you visit Barcelona. He is represented in stone or steel in many monuments in Barcelona and the terrible dragon coiled around lamps and iron fences. While the legend with the dragon does not seem to be very romantic, it has become the symbol of the day of lovers in Catalonia: Sant Jordi day, celebrated each year on April 23rd, just when the city is wrapped in full spring, The day of Sant Jordi is the Catalan version of the day of lovers. On April 23rd, in all corners of the city, the sellers of roses begin to offer a red rose with long stem accompanied by a spike of wheat and a golden bow, which represents the colors of the Catalan flag.

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Sant Jordi’s Day – Choosing the right rose

Men buy roses for women, but not bouquets if not just a single red rose, while women give books to the men they buy along Las ramblas, or Passeig de Gracia, or in many bookshops. On April 23 many writers have stands and sign next to the Paseo de Gracia, meaning many books that are given go with dedications.

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Did you know that the legend of Sant Jordi has been inspired by the architecture of the Casa Batlló, Gaudí’s masterpiece?

1. If you look at the Batlló house for the front, you will see that it has a cross with four points, that represents the sword with which he killed the dragon.

2. The roof has the shape of the dragon’s scales.

3. A small balcony that is in the highest part and in the middle is the balcony of the Princess.

4. In the interior of the Batlló house, there is a room shape arches that represents the rib cage of the dragon.

5. The balconies with mask forms, are the skulls of the victims of the dragon.

6. The columns of the outer window look like the bones of the victims of the dragon

7. In the lobby there is a ladder which resembles the dragon-tail form.

 

HAPPY SANT JORDI’S DAY!!!!.

How to get to Circuit de Barcelona from Hotel Lloret Ramblas (easy way)

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We show you how to get to the Grand Prix of Spain, the most important event of F1 and is only an hour and a half by public transport from Hotel Lloret Ramblas the most central and picturesque Barcelona. You’ll see how quick and easy it is effortlessly from our hotel.

Let’s go!!.

We left the hotel after a good breakfast (free booking in our official website Barcelona Hotel Ramblas) and just 1 minute walk you found the Metro L3 towards Trinitat Nova.

We started in Catalunya L3 1 stop (1 min) off at Paseo de Gracia, switch to Renfe – R2 (Railways) direction Granollers Centre about 27 min to Montmelo.

Remember: The frequency of trains is about 15 min

Once you get there 3 min walk to the Estació Vella, from here bus 510 and 4 min off at P. I. The Pedregar – Verneda Congost, then change to bus 370 in 4 min until Circuit de Barcelona. We have already arrived … and now enjoy the race !!!.

Well I hope you have been helpful.

Useful event information

Race day: Sunday 15 of may 2016
Schedule: 14:00
Place: Circuit de Barcelona (Montmeló)
More info: Barcelona Fórmula 1

Light festival in Barcelona

In february main festival in Barcelona Festa de Santa Eulalia co-patron saint, at the same time Llum BCN (light festival), with installations in public places as well as projections on the facades of the most emblematic buildings.

Since 7 years before, when the mapping was popular on facades, now the LLUM BCN festival is more ambitious and will spread throughout the Poblenou from the Agbar tower and Design Museum until de sea with 47 shows and 26 installations and spcetacles, 14 transfromed spaces. All this work has been carried out by professionals and students from various schools of art, design, lighting and architecture that will transform a part of the city with light during the next 3 days.

Timetable of the lighting festival

Friday 16th Feb. from 19:00 til 24:00
Saturday 17th Feb. from 19:00 til 24:00
Sunday 18th Feb. from 19:00 til 23:00

Map of the urban light festival in Barcelona

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