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Sant Jordi 2017: Drac & Roses

  • Things to do, Quirky events

Time Out says

From April 21 to 23, the Casa Batlló celebrates Catalonia's patron saint with a layer of roses that cover its façade and petals raining down in the interior patio. And since the rose represents the blood from the dragon brave Sant Jordi slew, why not throw some blood into the mix – your own. Over the three days from 10am to 9pm you'll find a mobile blood donation unit in front of Casa Batlló, so you can give to the cause if you're so inclined.

The campaign 'Dracs & Roses' (Dragons & Roses) brings together cultural heritage and local architectural history with a good cause – donating blood to save lives. The legend of Saint George is represented on the façade and in the interior of Casa Batlló: the dragon and Saint George's cross, the princess's balcony on the rooftop, and columns and balconies that show off in celebration of the day. It's a contemporary interpretation of the legend, with a clear and memorable visual aim at a vertical garden on the façade made up of 1,300 roses, plus you get a magical and surreal experience inside with the rain of petals.


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