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El señor que combate al dragón...

Hola Guanche,

The man that fights the dragon is St George; the other one is Guifré el Pilós father, that defeated another dragon.
Legend has it the following way. The Saracens were not capable of defeating the Barcelona Counts. Thus they decide to retire, but they first sent an expedition to the northern African mountains. There they captured a young dragon that was set onboard a ship towards Barcelona. The dragon was unleashed in the Llobregat river mouth. Was taken inland, and released. The dragon found shelter in a place still known as the Cova del Drac (dragon cave).
At first the dragon ate lambs, but readily found pleasure in eating peasants and knights, whose armors would spit out like seeds. Nobody, not even Espes, a Catalan Knight with experience fighting against dragons in Africa, could kill the beast. Not even a squad of knightsmen could kill it. The dragon spat so much fire that they all fell off the Salt dels Cavalls (horse jump), a cliff still called this way today. At last the Catalans decided to burn the woods, but the dragon flew away taking shelter in Montserrat. Once the fire was off, the dragon came back to it’s cave in Sant Llorenç de Munt.
At last, Wilfredo’s father comes into scene. He walked towards the cave, got himself an oak stick, and attacked the dragon with all its might. Guifre’s father attacked the dragon several time with his spear, until he dove his spade into the dragon. The dragon flies away until it crushes at the La Creu mountain.
The Catalans then decide to skin it off, and stuff it with straw. On every feast, the dragon was taken around to celebrate its defeat, becoming one of our most important traditions.

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Is the places you do not pay much att...

Is the places you do not pay much attention at first visit, but again, if you stop there, to hear the music of the artist of the day, playing the violin or guitar, some classical music in general, but to sometimes a little more modern air some Catalan composer. The Plaza de Sant Iu is a very small square that is in one of the sides of the cathedral. Not on the side of the enclosure of the geese and the convent, but on the left side when you look at the cathedral. The door of the cathedral is decorated with images of saints, I guess is the Sant Iu, but not much is known, is a representation of a man fighting a dragon, and a text written in Latin below. But most of all, is a place where you hear music, you come to the museum of Federico Mares, because now you can not access the cathedral for this entry.

Es de los lugares a los que no prestas mucha atención en una primera visita, pero al volver, siempre paras por ahí, a escuchar la música del artista del día, tocando el violín o la guitarra, algo de música clásica en general, pero a veces un aire un poco más moderno de algún compositor catalán. La plaza de Sant Iu es una plaza muy pequeña que se encuentra en uno de los lados laterales de la catedral. No está del lado del recinto de las ocas y del convento, sino en la parte izquierda cuando miras la catedral.

La puerta de la catedral está decorada con imágenes de santos, me imagino que es el Sant Iu, pero no se sabe mucho, hay una representación de un hombre combatiendo un dragón, y un texto escrito en latín por debajo. Pero más que todo, es una plaza donde se escucha música, se llega al museo de Federico Mares, ya que ahora no se puede acceder a la catedral por esta entrada.
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This is one of those places that we d...

This is one of those places that we do not pay much attention at first sight, but when we go back, we always stop to listen to the music of the artist who stopped the date the to update the violin or guitar, usually an air of classical music, sometimes own work, or a more modern Catalan composer artist. Place de Sant Iu is a tiny place that is along one side of the Cathedral of Barcelona. Not the side of the patio with the geese from the cathedral and the convent, but the left side when looking at the cathedral front. The door of the cathedral is decorated with images of saints, I guess Saint Iu is among them, but we do not know too there against by a representation of a saint who fights a dragon is Sant Jordi , the patron saint of Catalonia, and a Latin text written below, which probably tells his epic. But this is mostly a quiet spot where you stop to listen to music, you can also go to Frederic Mares Museum here.

C’est l’un de ces endroits auxquels on ne fait pas trop attention a première vue, mais quand on y retourne, on s’y arrête toujours, pour écouter la musique de l’artiste qui s’est arrêté la ce jour la, pour jour du violon ou de la guitare, en général un air de musique classique, parfois une œuvre propre, ou d’un artiste compositeur catalan plus moderne. La place de Sant Iu est une toute petite place qui est le long d’un flanc de la cathédrale de Barcelone. Non pas du coté du patio avec les oies de la cathédrale et le couvent, mais du coté gauche quand on regarde la cathédrale de face.
La porte de la cathédrale est décorée avec des images de saints, j’imagine que Saint Iu est parmi eux, mais on ne sait pas trop, il y a par contre une représentation d’un saint qui combat un dragon, c’est Sant Jordi, le patron des catalans, et un texte en latin écrit en dessous, qui raconte probablement son épopée.
Mais cet endroit tranquille est surtout une place où l’on s’arrête pour écouter de la musique, on peut également rentrer au musée Frédéric Mares par ici.
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