Sant Jordi

Lobby of the City Hall (access through Plaça Sant Jaume)

Sculptor: Josep Llimona, signed
Architect: Adolf Florensa
Materials: Bronze on limestone base from San Vicente, polished
Inauguration: April 27, 1929

San Miguel, El Doncel, El Gitano, the young hero

When Adolf Florensa concluded the reform of the House of the City, which mainly affected the lobby, the Hall of hundred, and the office of mayor, he decided to put a sculpture by Josep Llimona on the ground floor that, according to some represents a St George and according to others a san Miguel, in memory of the church that had once existed in that place. Lemon chosen as a gypsy handsome model and modeled sculpture with a sword in an attitude of vigilance. Shortly thereafter, the boy turned to the local police chief, Manuel Ribé, to intervene asylum serves his mother and brothers, arrested in the street by begging. Ribé refused because it only took a few hours to asylum.

Gypsy left the office enraged and, going ahead of sculpture for which had complained loudly to have a monument not worth it to free his family. The sculpture was renamed during the Civil War as the young hero to avoid the iconoclastic furies of the anticlerical. There are versions that say that represents San Jorge and San Miguel no.

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