About Setmana Medieval Festival and St. Jordi
This festival was created to promote the cultural activities relating to the Middle Ages legend of St. Jordi (San Jorge, Saint George) and the dragon.
St. Jordi is the patron saint of Catalonia and legend has it that he battled the fire-breathing dragon to set a princess free.
The battle purportedly took place outside the walls of Montblanc.
Where the dragon’s blood spilled, red roses now grow.
While celebrating the feast of St. Jordi on 23 April, it’s traditional for men to hand red roses to the women they love.
It’s an amazing sight to see the streets strewn with red roses.
The Medieval Week coincides with this day.
The whole town is festooned with ancestral standards and coats of arms, while medieval soldiers and noble knights stroll the streets.
Festival highlights include a re-enactment of the fight between the saint and the dragon.
And then there’s a medieval supper to enjoy, minstrels to hear and medieval markets to explore.