Sant Boi de Llobregat

Province: Barcelona | Shire: Baix Llobregat | Inhabitants: 83.667 | Extension: 21,5 Km2 | Altitude: 30 m

Sant Boi de Llobregat, as its name indicates, is a town located in the Baix Llobregat region. The name Sant Boi comes from the titular saint of the municipality's church, Sant Baldiri.

Currently, this city is known for the sport of rugby. In 1921 the first team was created with the name Unió Esportiva Santboiana. In fact, it was the first team dedicated to this sport on the Iberian Peninsula. Despite this, he has another interest conditioned by an emblematic character in Catalan history who lived his last days in this municipality, Rafael Casanova.

As regards the first signs of the existence of inhabitants in this territory, these date back to the 6th centuries BC since some sites of Iberian origin have been found. Some later archaeological remains corresponding to the Romans were also discovered. Today, some Roman Baths that were for private use are still preserved, and were declared a cultural asset of national interest in 2016.

Since March 2011, the Museum has had different thematic spaces, which allow its visitors to get closer to different periods in the history of Sant Boi. These spaces are: Can Barraquer, Can Torrents, les Termes Romanes, the Torre de Benviure, and the Romanesque Church. Also, highlight a defense tower called Can Paulet or Joan I. This was part of the Benviure block. Add that in the parish church of Sant Baldiri there is the tomb of the aforementioned Rafael Casanova, where commemorative events are held every year for Catalonia Day.

In many corners of this town we can find sculptures of various styles. From different sculptures dedicated to Antoni Gaudí to works called Joc de Nens.

Finally, we would like to highlight the Purísima Fair, which has now been held for more than 70 years every December. It is one of the most deeply rooted festivals in the population. Initially, it had an agricultural and livestock aspect, although it has been modernized. The Purísima Fair has a 4.1km fair route that crosses the entire town from the old town to the Muntanyeta Park, with 12,000 m2 of exhibition area and 52,000 m2 of fairgrounds and in which more than 480 exhibitors.

The artichoke is the star agricultural product of the municipality that has already become one of the greatest symbols of the city, this has made one of the main popular festivals the Alcachofada and March is the month of the Artichoke.

The activity began in 1999 and was only interrupted during the three years of Covid.

Thus, throughout the month of March you can enjoy artichoke menus in the city's restaurants (carxomenús), the artichoke tapa route (carxotapa), children's activities in the Parc Agrari on weekends (carxokids), musical vermouths on Sundays at the Parc Agrari (carxosound), etc. All these activities culminate with the celebration of Carxofada, a popular meal for 1,600 diners, which is made up of a tasting menu made by the city's chefs, where the main protagonist is the artichoke.

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